A 12-year plan to move hundreds of millions of rural residents into cities is intended to spur economic growth, but could have unintended consequences, skeptics warn.
Thorbjørn Gudnason | http://thorbjoerngudnason.com
“This redesign / rebranding is based on the target group’s lack of overview of Union Squares opportunities, offers and businesses. Solved with an optimization of their information dissemination, through a new infographic visual identity.”
Thorbjørn Gudnason, born in 1990. Currently studying Graphic Communication (BA) at School of Visual Communication, in Denmark. I like to translate values into strong visual concepts that communicate and support the clients strategic goals. In my belief successful design consist of an interesting idea which is visually exciting and well executed.
Love the bold, mapped-based design of this small-scale branding effort.
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Barcelona is always at the top of the list when it comes to finding precedents for street trees and boulevard design. What I appreciate most about these streets are the expansive space left for pedestrians, which is almost as much as the street itself. It would be incredible if more designers took this image into perspective when they began to think of their ideal “town centre boulevard”. I wish us all to stop designing 3ft wide medians that can’t even hold enough soil for trees, and start making more spaces for people to occupy the streets (safely).
One Million Bones DC
Led by artist Naomi Natale as part of the One Million Bones Project, this mass grave assembled at the National Mall in Washington, DC is composed of bones made of paper and plaster, but symbolizes the very real number of people killed in places like Sudan, Germany, and the former Yugoslavi. Each bone created by students and volunteers was matched with $1 sent to CARE, which helps send aid to Somalia and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
BY: CHRISTINA CHAEY
A new intelligent, rotating street sign parses tweets, check-ins, RSS feeds, and other online data sources to point you to the most interesting things happening around you.
There was a time when every street sign, every billboard, and every window display was made by a sign artist with a paint kit and an arsenal of squirrel- or camel-hair brushes. Some lived an itinerant lifestyle, traveling from town to town, knocking on the doors of local shops, asking if they could paint their signs.
This was the way things were until as recently as the 1980s, when everything was upended by the vinyl plotter. Now, sign-making was faster, easier, and cheaper than ever before. Moreover, vinyl signs didn’t require any skill to make. But over time, they created an environment of anonymity and impermanence. Hand painted signs began to disappear. But not completely.
Our contributor Benjamen Walker spoke with Faythe Levine and Sam Macon about their new book and documentary film, Sign Painters, which profiles more than two dozen contemporary sign painters keeping the tradition alive. Benjamen also spoke with sign painter and cartoonist Justin Green, who draws the comic series Sign Game (among others).
Sam Greenspan also visited New Bohemia Signs in San Francisco to get their take on the sign painting scene.