Complex, Foldable 3D Prints

Let me be honest, I would basically kill someone to play with a 3D printer at this point. I keep reading about all the awesome things that are coming from them and this is no different. Apparently, Nervous System has been blazing the trial in 3D printing. They just released Kinematics, a 3D printed jewelry collection that comes with a customization app. “Kinematics is a system that allows you to turn any three-dimensional shape into a flexible structure by way of 3D printing. As always, you can select from their beautiful collection already available or dive in and create your own! If you’re lucky enough to have access to a desktop 3D printer, you can are free to use their app to design your own to print yourself.” Ohmygod I want one so bad.

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Original Article: http://design-milk.com/kinematics-complex-foldable-3d-prints-nervous-system/

Corporate Identity by Stout

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Here is another example of Identity, this one is specifically for a business. Although it doesn’t have very many examples, you can certainly get the feel of the branding. “Revl is a website where people can find a suitable job. The site uses aspects of social media, which helps people to present themselves perfectly. Stout designed the logo, some tees and the website. The visual identity reflects a professional and modern image with the abilities of a social network.”

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Original Article: http://weandthecolor.com/revl-brand-identity-stout/32883

30 Type & Image Explorations

These are my type and image explorations. I used some photographs, some vectors, while others use simple shapes meant to mimic parts of the paper parasol. With some I avoided color and with some I used it to my advantage. Please comment and tell me your favorites and why. What is or is not working. etc. Thank you in advance!

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“Maker” Documentary

The people who made “Design & Thinking” are said to be working on “Maker” about the making movement right now. There is a video I really recommend watching about this very thing. They had a fundraising event on Kickstarter that ended recently.Project to launch May 2014!

“”Maker” delves deep into [the] ecosystem of design and manufacturing in the Internet era. The film explores the ideas, tools, and personalities that are driving the Maker Movement – and returns with a timely snapshot of one of the transforming influences of the current age.”

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Original Article: http://www.core77.com/blog/digital_fabrication/design_thinking_team_to_release_maker_full-length_doc_charting_the_maker_movement_25842.asp

30 Typographic Explorations

These are my type explorations for my object. I used large type families including Avenir, Amplitude, Bondoni, Frutiger, and Garamond Premier Pro. I also explored different words of the business including Umbrella, umb, Parasol, Sol, Sunshine, Paper Umbrella, and Paper Parasol.

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Brain = Universe

So I found this article about the striking similarities between our brain structure and the structure of the universe. I could try my best to read this article and explain it here but I really don’t think I can explain it as well as they do so here is the link to the article. It has nothing to do with design or the design process but I remember Jacob talking to my group yesterday (parallel universe) about this very same topic and I mentioned this article, so I thought I should post it on the WordPress.

Pictures- one is the brain and one is the universe, can you tell which is which?

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Original Article: http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/334200-how-brain-cells-are-like-little-universes/

Nick’s Code Classwork Assignment

1. cracked.com
<h1>Editor’s Picks</h1>
<h3>BROWSE BY</h3>
<h5><a href=”http://www.cracked.com/article_20661_6-insane-schemes-attempted-at-dawn-space-travel.html&#8221; title=””>6 Insane Schemes Attempted at the Dawn of Space Travel</a></h5>
2. kuler.com
<ul><li>Chrome</li><li>Firefox</li><li>Safari</li><li>Internet Explorer</li></ul>
3. htmlsource.com
<ol>
<li type=”A”><code>type=”A”</code></li>
<li type=”a”><code>type=”a”</code></li>
<li type=”I”><code>type=”I”</code></li>
<li type=”i”><code>type=”i”</code></li>
</ol>
4. wordpress.com
<img id=”wpcom-stats” src=”//stats.wordpress.com/g.gif host=wordpress.com&amp;rand=0.20367029239423573&amp;blog=1&amp;v=wpcom&amp;tz=0&amp;user_id=0&amp;subd=wordpress.com”>
5.barnesandnoble.com
<style type=”text/css”>
6. typophile.com
.ftr-text {
  clear: left;
  display: inline-block;
  margin: 0;
  padding: 15px 0 0;
  width:230px;
}
7.brandnew.com
<footer>
    <div id=”footer-1″ data-bn-widget-name=”footer” data-bntrack-pageaware=”true” data-bntrack=”Footer”><!– PID:37877 Start page:1 Date built:10/18/2013 4:14:37 PM –><div id=”bnf-footer”>
8. dailydropcap.com
<nav id=”access” role=”navigation”>
<h1>Main menu</h1>
<div><a href=”#content” title=”Skip to content”>Skip to content</a>
</div>
</nav>
9. underconsideration.com
<div id=”logo”>
<a href=”http://www.underconsideration.com/brandnew/”><img src=”http://www.underconsideration.com/ brandnew/_images/brand_new_logo.png” alt=”Brand New” /></a>
</div>
10. listverse.com
Bonus-
</li>
<li>
<a class=’featured-more’ href=’/us/en/events’>See all Red Bull events</a>
</li>
</ol>