Both movie nerds and architecture nerds should like this one. In a series beautifully executed and called Archilife, Federico Bambina’s illustrations are both clever and iconic. Hepburn & Eames? Hitchcock & Le Corbusier? Maybe we’ll have to wait to see Gere & Gehry. Via MyModernMet:
Painstakingly researched and delivered in adorable fashion, Lili Chin has created an impressive series called Dogs of the World. Broken down by their country of origin, here is Part One of the Dogs of the World poster series. Never has learning about new breeds been so cute. Stay tuned for Part Two!
The Y40, also known as the Deep Joy, in Italy, makes all other pool’s deep ends seem like a joke. At a whopping 137 feet deep, it has a phenomenally deep ‘silo’ for divers and underwater photo shoots. It also boasts a glass viewing tunnel and plenty of room for the casual swimmer as well.
We see a lot of icons throughout our days, without even noticing them. They point to places and things that we need or reference, and they’re super quick and helpful. These flat and minimal icons by Portuguese designer Filipe Carvalho are just detailed enough to show you all you need to know about the iconic (pun intended) space movies. I love Yoda’s simplicity, and the R2D2 head. Via Fubiz:
This bright and pop-art set of pictograms from artist Aldo Crusher is notable not just for the fun and inviting style, but also for the originality of place. Often we see art depicting Paris, New York, London. Been there. This art takes place in far off lands like Tanzania, Vienna and Banff, Canada. Via Behance:
The American flag can be polarizing these days, having become a code or divisive symbol rather than an always loved icon of the United States. To some, it’s a visual reminder of arrogance and chest-thumping. To others, it’s a glimmer of light and freedom. One thing is for sure, the flag has gone through a myriad of permutations, morphing and evolving like life itself.
Those clever folks at PopChart Labs have a new poster immortalizing the many forms of the American Flag, including lesser known versions, like 1779 Serapis and the 1837 Great Star. As we’ve grown to be a 50 state nation, so have the stars grown. If we ever pass the nice, even 50-star number, how will the flag continue to evolve? Via FastCo Design:
If you averaged the world’s handwriting into a single typeface, what would it look like? BIC took on the challenge, combining hundreds of thousands of hand written letterforms from various demographics into a unified form. You can see the difference between different countries, ages, genders and professions, blended into one. Via DesignBoom: