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A Joyful Home for the Littlest Patients

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics
A Joyful Home for the Littlest Patients

Anyone confused by the term ‘environmental graphics’ need only pay a visit to England’s Royal London Hospital’s Children’s Trauma Center where the creative team at Studio Myerscough has created a graphically joyful environment as a welcome counterpoint to the dreary business of pain and sickness. The British designer Morag Myerscough’s — Continue reading

Graphic Lights: LZF Launches Stereovision

Categories: Art + Graphics, Furniture + Lighting
Graphic Lights: LZF Launches Stereovision

“Wood is in our DNA,” says Spanish lighting company LZF. So, too, it seems, is artful communication. Known for their technologically innovative and visually expressive use of wood, LZF has just launched the second of two impressive communication campaigns which leverage original music, video, and print graphics to support their — Continue reading

Bedazzled: Calico Wallpaper

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects
Bedazzled: Calico Wallpaper

Calico may evoke images of homespun goodness and demure florals, but Rachel Mosler and Nick Cope, the founders of the bespoke wallpaper company Calico Wallpaper have something considerably more glamorous in mind. Their Brooklyn-based design studio (named, with no trace of irony, for the couple’s enviably photogenic calico cat) has — Continue reading

Federico Babina Remakes Art as Architecture

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics
Federico Babina Remakes Art as Architecture

  Does an architect always view the world through the lens of a built structure? It may be safe to assume some do—like Italian architect and illustrator Federico Babina, who has conceived of a series of illustrations in which iconic two-dimensional works by famous artists morph into 3-dimensional works of — Continue reading

In New York, Maya Hayuk’s Answer to the Winter Blues

Categories: Art + Graphics
In New York, Maya Hayuk’s Answer to the Winter Blues

New Yorkers weary of an endless winter and its accompanying bone-chilling temperatures may be forgiven for finding a bright spot wherever possible—even on the traffic-clogged corner of Bowery and Houston Streets. There, the Brooklyn-based artist Maya Hayuk has created a blindingly color-saturated mural using her signature cross-hatch geometric strokes. The — Continue reading

Arkansas Loves Jeff Koons

Categories: Art + Graphics
Arkansas Loves Jeff Koons

No one ever accused Jeff Koons of thinking small. His outsized sculptures, their matching price tags (and, some say, his weighty ego) have made him the art world’s most prominent name (see more on that here). And this week, Arkansas’ Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, scored big, too, when — Continue reading

A New Visual Identity for Carl Hansen & Søn

Categories: Art + Graphics
A New Visual Identity for Carl Hansen & Søn

Carl Hansen & Søn, the Danish manufacturer of exalted Mid-Century furniture designs by Hans J. Wegner, has a adopted a new visual identity to mark the 100th birthday of Wegner’s birth, and, fittingly, it leads back to Wegner himself. Turns out Wegner designed the company’s logo back in 1950, a — Continue reading

Indiana’s Letter-Perfect Bicycle Racks

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics, Local + Travel
Indiana’s Letter-Perfect Bicycle Racks

Suffice it to say that when the great graphic designer, Paul Rand, created a visual identity for the city of Columbus, Indiana, back in 1973, he wasn’t imagining how terrific his ‘dancing C’ would look as a public bicycle rack. But kudos to Columbus for its practical and symbolic application — Continue reading

‘Stay Warm’ Fabric Stationery Designs by SUPERMODULE

Categories: Art + Graphics
‘Stay Warm’ Fabric Stationery Designs by SUPERMODULE

Winter’s frigid hold is not the only reason we’ve cozied up to these uncannily tactile note cards from SUPERMODULE, the San Francisco stationery brand founded by graphic designer David Riofrio. It’s true that his Stay Warm series of plaid and houndstooth motifs are particularly evocative this time of year, but — Continue reading

Seattle’s JCOCO ‘Couture’ Chocolates

Categories: Art + Graphics, Sustainability
Seattle’s JCOCO ‘Couture’ Chocolates

‘Artisan’ chocolates are so yesterday; it’s time to move on to ‘couture’ indulgences. Enter Seattle’s JCOCO chocolates, which, in addition to super smart recycled packaging in a range of vibrant monochromes, has adopted a fashion-centric hook as its visual identity. Owner Jean Thompson has imbued her chocolates with the kind — Continue reading

Peek Performance: A Smart New Digital Calendar

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects
Peek Performance: A Smart New Digital Calendar

Seeking to “create an alternative option that could bring new values to everyday lives,” designers Amid Moradganjeh and Patryk Zoltowski have arrived at Peek, a new smartphone calendar that has both technology and design enthusiasts atwitter. Whether or not it turns out to be the revolutionary time management device to — Continue reading

2Modern’s January Instagram Stream

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects
2Modern’s January Instagram Stream

Amongst the Instagram-worthy things that caught our attention this past month? A winter beach scene; illuminated hexagons; a star-studded street corner, a dozen yellow roses that refused to wilt. If you’re not following 2Modern on Instagram, you’ve no way of knowing what you missed during the month of January. Here, — Continue reading

Valentine Alert: Romantic Aphorisms Stitched In Cloth

Categories: Art + Graphics
Valentine Alert: Romantic Aphorisms Stitched In Cloth

Framed aphorisms are all the rage these days, but few are stitched in cloth, let alone this appealingly. For a hand crafted show of affection, it’s hard to beat these typographical compositions by Australian design studio Castle. Hand stitched using a range of new and vintage fabrics by Castle shop — Continue reading

Tropical Prints That Pay Homage to the Beverly Hills Hotel

Categories: Art + Graphics
Tropical Prints That Pay Homage to the Beverly Hills Hotel

Those with neither the proximity nor the means to stay at the Beverly Hills Hotel can take solace in these beautiful prints by Jessica Rowe. Rowe pays homage to the famous hotel’s equally famous Martinique wallpaper with Beverly, a suite of four watercolor compositions that, while highly evocative, are a — Continue reading

Heart-full City Prints by Franny & Franky

Categories: Art + Graphics
Heart-full City Prints by Franny & Franky

We love these heart-y prints from Franny & Franky Designs, which make sweet Valentine’s Day presents, but can also be applied to most any occasion. Franny & Franky founder Christina Lembo has created whimsical digital map illustrations of cities (both domestic and foreign) using a pattern of repeated hearts, imbuing — Continue reading

Hershey’s Chocolate, the Printed Kind

Categories: Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends
Hershey’s Chocolate, the Printed Kind

What’s better than buying chocolates? Printing them at home, presumably. That’s what Hershey’s hopes, anyway, as it teams up with a manufacturer of 3D printers to devise a printer capable of churning out chocolate treats. Both 3D Systems and Hershey’s have a vested interest in making printed chocolate a reality: — Continue reading

Striking Matchboxes from HAY

Categories: Art + Graphics
Striking Matchboxes from HAY

Why pay for matches when they can easily be had for free? Because matchboxes this pretty don’t come for free. Strike matches by Danish brand HAY—which feature repeat patterns of phosphorous on the whole surface area of each matchbox—are striking little jewels, made as much for display as for use. — Continue reading

Mikkel Frost’s Architectural “Toons”

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics
Mikkel Frost’s Architectural “Toons”

Danish architect Mikkel Frost doesn’t believe in resting on his laurels. In the aftermath of a completed project, Frost, who heads the architectural firm CEBRA, has created a post-project ritual which itself has turned into a project. “Sometimes when we’ve finished a project I sit down and draw a cartoonish — Continue reading

Graphic Signage For Sweden’s Kalmar Kunstmuseum

Categories: Art + Graphics
Graphic Signage For Sweden’s Kalmar Kunstmuseum

We can’t vouch for their art collection, but the contemporary art museum Kalmar Kunstmuseum, located in Kalmar, Sweden, certainly has graphic signage that’s fittingly inventive. Creative agency Sweden Graphics was tasked with creating the museum’s visual identity back in 2008, and created a logo comprised of a bespoke typeface, Kalmar — Continue reading

Victor Enrich’s Photographic Mind

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics
Victor Enrich’s Photographic Mind

For a dose of architectural Surrealism, one need go no further than the image manipulations of Barcelona-born photographer Victor Enrich. Here, Enrich, who has a wickedly sharp mind for visual trickery, turns his camera on the NH Deutscher Kaiser Hotel in Munich, a relatively ordinary-looking hotel, which, via Enrich’s brand — Continue reading