these wooden blocks by brighton-based miller goodman look great. consiting of 25 rubberwood cubes that have been hand screen-printed, you can create countless different faces with them.
available for £32 from shhhop.
i really enjoyed this animation, shown before track cycling events during london 2012. the velodrome, designed by hopkins architects, was by far my favourite venue designed for the olympics, and i imagine this animation really got the crowd going before events.
the animation is by crystal cg, and the music is by the chemical brothers.
continuing the sports theme, i like these football stadiums from postler-ferguson (the guys behind these great model ships). the die-cut card stadiums are designed to go on your wall, and feature the giuseppe meazza in milan, emirates in london and westfalenstadion in dortmund.
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Designing anything linked to the games is very restrictive, so I opted not to include any official branding
the prints are available from fab.
these furniture pieces use bright graphic patterns and two-way mirrored glass to create optical illusions, by kim thome.
Such a semi-transparent and reflective material is manipulated by naturally illuminated shapes in the fore and background of the piece in such a way that the graphic aesthetic becomes something of a relational experience with the viewer.
The objects change at the viewer’s discretion, as perspective, movement and light affect the experience every element.
with euro 2012 now in full swing, illustrator lee‘s ongoing ’15 nations fall’ project deconstructs each nations badge as they are knocked out of the competition. it’s a great collection, and highlights how well designed some nations badges are in the first place.
head to the site to see the rest of the collection as it grows, and let’s hope england stay off it for as long as possible!
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i really like these crumpled city maps from palomar. i enjoy using physical maps (rather than digital ones), but they can often be cumbersome to carry around. these ones are super-light, waterproof, and can be scrunched up and crammed in your pocket with ease.
these geometric patterns look stunning. artist andy gilmore creates them using adobe photoshop and illustrator, he says he uses “just the basic tools and a lot of time”. a lot of time indeed i would have thought, but well worth it!
prints are available from his online store.
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