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Delicious Portraits by German Gonzalez

L’illustrateur colombien German Gonzalez réalise depuis plusieurs mois des séries de portraits allant de Van Gogh à Mathilda joué par Natalie Portman dans le célèbre film Léon, en passant par Eleven de la série Stranger Things. Chaque portrait est accompagné d’un univers personnalisé.

Wooden Surrealist Sculptures with Geometric Shapes

Le sculpteur Willy Veginer, vient de réaliser une série de sculptures en bois. Visuellement ses oeuvres donnent la sensation de pierres taillées. Lorsque la sculpture est finie, l’artiste italien ajoute à ses oeuvres des blocs de couleurs géométriques. L’artiste expose jusqu’en avril 2017 à la galerie Wasserman Projects de Detroit.

Pentagram draws on Pink Floyd history to create visual identity for new label

New York agency Pentagram has expanded on iconic album artwork by design duo Hipgnosis to create the visual identity for Pink Floyd Records.

Alphabet for Pink Floyd by Pentagram
The new alphabet was created in both solid and outline versions

The original stencilled lettering used for the band’s 1977 Animals album has been extended into a full alphabet and used in a logotype for the group’s record label.

Pentagram‘s creative team, led by partner Harry Pearce, worked closely with Hipgnosis‘ Aubrey Powell to create the alphabet, which includes solid and outline versions of letters.

Alphabet for Pink Floyd by Pentagram
It is based on the iconic typography on the album Animals, designed by Hipgnosis in 1977

“I loved the idiosyncratic nature of the typography and we immediately saw the potential of expanding the font to a complete alphabet,” Pearce told Dezeen.

Alphabet for Pink Floyd by Pentagram
The typeface is also used for edition numbering for the record label’s releases

“Finding a structure and rhythm to the typography beyond a few letterforms was complex, as each original character was full of wonderful inconsistencies,” added Pearce, who worked with designer Johannes Grimmond to perfect the finer details of the alphabet.

Alphabet for Pink Floyd by Pentagram
Pentagram established a set of rules to extend the Animals typography to an entire alphabet

The lettering makes reference to the stencil typography used on the band’s tour boxes. It has been used on the label’s first release – a 27-disc box set of material from the Pink Floyd archive, which includes unreleased recordings.

Alphabet for Pink Floyd by Pentagram
The Early Years 1965-1972 boxset is designed in an “archival style”

In a further reference to the band’s history, the packaging nods to the Bedford van the group used to transport their equipment. The van was painted black with a white vertical stripe down the side – a visual that is now recreated in the packaging.

Alphabet for Pink Floyd by Pentagram
It is based on the black and white Bedford van the band toured in

Abstract oil paintings – created by British artist John Whiteley in the band’s early days – also feature within the box set.

Pentagram’s alphabet has been teamed with a typewriter-style font, to emphasise the “archival aesthetic”, and is shown alongside historic photos of Pink Floyd.

Alphabet for Pink Floyd by Pentagram
Each set features abstract artwork by John Whiteley, who works with oils on paper

Pentagram is unusual in that it is run by 21 equal partners who come from disparate areas of design. The agency was established in 1972 in London’s Notting Hill, and now also has offices in New York, San Francisco, Berlin and Austin

Graphic design and packaging are specialties of the agency, which has worked on several major branding projects including a pared-back redesign of Mastercard’s logo and gold embossed packaging for a line of marijuana edibles released by rapper Snoop Dogg.

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Job of the day: architect/interior designer at Imaad Rahmouni

Our job of the day from Dezeen Jobs is for architects and interior designers to join Moroccan studio Imaad Rahmouni, which designed this villa in Marrakech (pictured). More ›

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Xavier Delory imagines Gerrit Rietveld's Schröder House covered in primary-coloured paintwork

These fictional images created by Belgian photographer Xavier Delory imagine Gerrit Rietveld‘s Schröder House covered in De Stijl-style blocks of yellow, red and blue paintwork.

Brussels-based Delory created four exterior views of Rietveld’s iconic 20th-century house, covering its grey and white volumes with a primary-coloured pattern of lines and blocks in the style of artist Theo van Doesburg.

The image series named Rietveld van Doesburg marks the 100th anniversary of the Dutch art movement De Stijl, of which Rietveld and Van Doesburg were key members.

The group of artists, designers and architects created abstract work based on a strict geometry of horizontals and verticals in bold colours.

Schroder house by Rietveld Van Doesburg

Rietveld designed Schröder House in accordance with the principles of De Stijl, using intersecting planes and paint to define areas with different functions.

“This fiction depicts a dialogue between the elementary, dynamic and asymmetrical architecture of Gerrit Rietveld and the oblique surfaces of Theo van Doesburg’s simultaneous counter-composition painting, ” explained Delory.

Schroder house by Rietveld Van Doesburg

“This work by Rietveld is considered as a brilliant spatial translation of the principles of neoplastic art elaborated by the founders of the De Stijl group,” added the photographer, who has also reimagined Le Corbusier’s Ronchamp chapel covered with graffiti.

It is one in a series of installations that will take place across the Netherlands in 2017. Also marking the 100th anniversary, Richard Meier’s City Hall in The Hague has been painted in the style of artist Piet Mondrian, another member of De Stijl.

The two-storey residence, which was built in 1924 for Truus Schröder-Schräder following the death of her husband, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and recognised as one of the key examples of modern architecture.

Schroder house by Rietveld Van Doesburg

On the ground floor, Rietveld created a kitchen, living and dining room, while the first floor features bedrooms, a lounge and storage space separated by moveable walls. These can be retracted to create one open-planned space.

The architect lived in the Schröder House alongside Truus Schröder-Schräder until his death in 1964 aged 76.

The house is often as a reference to 20th-century architecture. Italian architect and illustrator Federico Babina imagined James Dean living inside Rietveld’s design and used the house to form the R in an alphabet of illustrations of famous architects.

It also featured in a short animation by Italian designer Matteo Muci that brought five iconic 20th-century houses to life and an exhibition of architectural models by students at Columbia.

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Competition: win a book showcasing 22 apartments inside the brutalist Barbican estate

Dezeen is giving five readers the chance to win a copy of Residents: Inside the Iconic Barbican Estate, which features photographs of apartments inside the brutalist complex.

Residents: Inside the Iconic Barbican Estate is filled with photographs by Anton Rodriguez, who shot over 22 apartment interiors located within the brutalist complex.

Inside, an essay by design journalist Katie Treggiden introduces the iconic estate by focusing on the history and fascination with the complex, which is home to over 4,000 people.

“Anton’s work shines a light on the incredible interiors and creative people who live in the iconic Brutalist estate,” says Treggiden.

Described as a “photographic study”, the hardcover book comes wrapped in a removable sleeve that lists the names of the featured residents.

Earlier this year, Dezeen featured several of the apartments in a photography essay, including vibrant spaces filled with books as well as minimal apartments with mid-century furniture.

Many architects and designers have overhauled apartments within the Barbican, including a triplex apartment by Emulsion, and a one-bedroom with Missoni-inspired carpet and custom-made furniture by Azman Architects.

Residents: Inside the Iconic Barbican Estate is also available to purchase online for £30.

Competition closes 18 April 2017. Winners will be selected at random and notified by email, and their names will be published at the top of this page.


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The future of 3D printed transportation


Five Students… three months… one drill. I know what you’re thinking – a drill?! Yep. The goal behind the TOXIC racer was to create an almost entirely 3D printed vehicle powered only by a cordless electric drill.

Designed for the for the annual “Akkuschrauberrennen” drill race in Germany, the team name “TOXIC” refers to a stinging scorpion which the form of the vehicle mimics. As for steering, its been developed to be easily controlled by shifting the drivers weight to one side or the other. With a fully loaded Battery, the vehicle runs for just under a mile with a top speed up to 12 MPH!

By far, the most interesting detail on the TOXIC racer is its framework. While traditional vehicles have fabricated metal frames, the TOXIC pushes both manufacturing as well as design boundaries with its 3D printed framework. The 3D printed frame automatically gives the car a style that will draw eyes to it. Its triangle-based frame is a lot similar in aesthetic and function to Under Armour’s Architech 3D printed shoes that won the A’ Design Award last year. This only goes to prove that the future has a lot of incredible 3D printed products in store with iterations of this triangular framework that isn’t just incredibly appealing, but durable too!

P.S. On an unrelated note, raise your hands if you’d like to see a Batman symbol on the TOXIC racer, ‘cuz I definitely would!

Designer: Achim Staude, Bastian Reichhardt, Christian Kornfeld, & Christoph Uebel











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Bond Sunglasses

Blending an architecturally-framed shape with the classic aviator, these rose gold and blue Bond sunglasses by Haze will make your surroundings look extra vibey. Crafted from metal and titanium, and with mirror lenses, they offer 100% UV protection……

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The Jet Lag Eliminator

If you manipulated your sleep cycle just right, you might be able to avoid jet lag… but who has time for all that math and preplanning?! The E-Sleeping pillow takes the guess work out of combating jet lag and long flights with physiological sensors and a smart connected application.

When you open the E-Sleeping pillow on an airplane, it will inflate automatically. Then, simply connect to the application via Bluetooth and enter the flight information (such as location and time). The application will analyze the ideal sleeping time and duration on the plane that will allow users to start adjusting to the destination’s time even before they have arrived at their destination.

During the flight, the pillow also helps users achieve better sleep quality through sound waves and simultaneously analyzes the sleeping conditions with the physiological sensors. When the plane is about to arrive, the E-Sleeping application will follow up by provide sleep suggestions based on the sleeping data tracked on the plane.

Designer: Yeh Chia-Yu & Lin Yi-Xiang