Designer Jamie McMahon has created a functional concept for an acoustic alarm. After tuning the strings with pegs similar to a violin, a single chord is strummed by an internal mechanism at the designated time. Listening to the video it actually makes a lovely sound.
Posting will be regrettably light as I go have a birthday. Enjoy this boring cat while I’m away. (uncredited photo via mashkulture)
Russian designer Ruslan Khasanov made this liquid font, au revoir, by pouring wet ink on wet paper to form each letter and then shot nearly 600 digital photos. After selecting the best images he made a few color corrections in Photoshop and the typeface was born. See the entire project here. (via ad week)
Whoa! In this short clip by Kim Pimmel, “ferrous printer toner particles floating on the surface of water are attracted by a magnet and align to the invisible magnetic field around them.” The resulting patterns and textures are incredible. Yay science!
It’s been a long, long time since I’ve posted any identity projects and I’m happy to break that drought with this clever identity work by The Consult for communications firm Bang Your Own Drum. The business cards are embedded with a taught surface suitable for drumming with a dual-purpose drum stick pencil. (via designspiration)
I’m really enjoying the sculptural works of Brooklyn artist Matthew Day Jackson that confronts ideas of death and mortality. Images are linked to their sources. (via lustik — how do I get in touch with you? can you please shoot me an email?)
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