Garden of Galaxy personalised flower wins the Samsung Mobile Design Competition wallpaper category

Dezeen promotion: a personalised flower generated by an algorithm has won the wallpaper category in the Samsung Mobile Design Competition. Created by Finnish designer Kalle Järvenpää and titled Garden of Galaxy, the work would give every Samsung Galaxy user the chance to grow a virtual flower, unique to their device, on their screen. The look The post Garden of Galaxy...

Oli Grotesk is a modern typeface that can be used to write traditional Indian scripts

Indian graphic designer Shiva Nallaperumal has developed a versatile neo-grotesque typeface family that includes nine Indic scripts alongside Greek, Cyrillic, Armenian and Latin versions. Oli Grotesk is intended as a warm, detailed and characterful alternative to the typically neutral neo-grotesque typefaces, which include familiar sans-serif fonts such as Arial, Helvetica and Univers. Nallaperumal spoke about The post Oli Grotesk is...

Top three wallpaper designs announced in Samsung and Dezeen’s mobile design competition

Dezeen promotion: the top three wallpaper designs in the Samsung Mobile Design Competition have been revealed, and their designers have shared the thinking behind their work in interviews with Dezeen. From a longlist of five entries in the Next Mobile Wallpaper Paradigm category, the judges chose Kalle Järvenpää’s Garden of Galaxy, Guan Hong Yeoh’s Blossom The post Top three wallpaper...

OlssønBarbieri designs Snåsa water bottle and visual identity

Oslo-based design studio OlssønBarbieri has created the visual identity and bottle for water brand Snåsa, which is made from materials that are easy to recycle. The Norwegian mineral water company asked the studio to «reflect a new idea of luxury» in both the bottle and visual identity. In response, OlssønBarbieri has designed a glass water bottle The post OlssønBarbieri designs Snåsa...

Re-public designs visual identity for restored Hafnia-Hallen sports centre

Local design agency Re-public used the lines that mark out various sports pitches as the basis for a visual identity and wayfinding at Denmark’s largest sports centre – the Hafnia-Hallen in Copenhagen. Re-public was asked to come up with a new name and visual identity for the Hafnia-Hallen sports facility, which was built in 1996 The post Re-public designs visual...

ArtCenter Viewbook features 40,500 unique modernist-inspired covers

US designer Brad Bartlett used an algorithm to give each copy of design school the ArtCenter’s prospectus a different cover, playing on the modernist graphics of alumnus Alvin Lustig. The Viewbook is a publication that the ArtCenter College of Design puts out every two years for the benefit of prospective students. It profiles the work The post ArtCenter Viewbook features...

Britain’s new £20 note features David Chipperfield’s Turner Contemporary

The Bank of England has revealed its «most secure» banknote to date – a £20 polymer note featuring David Chipperfield’s Turner Contemporary gallery, and a portrait of the artist it’s named after. A large see-through window with a blue and gold foil is printed on the front of the note, depicting the Turner Contemporary gallery The post Britain’s new £20...

Emerging London studio Gruff Architects wins award for best architect’s website

UNStudio, Zaha Hadid Architects, White Arkitekter and Gruff Architects, were named among the winners of the Archiboo Web Awards 2019, which spotlight the best websites belonging to architects and architecture companies. Gruff Architects picked up the award for best overall website, with judges praising the emerging studio «for using the website to make the practice The post Emerging London studio...

Simone Post combines hypnotic patterns with bubbles in wax-printed fabric

Dutch textile designer Simone Post has adapted a traditional wax printing technique to create a colourful fabric that combines 3D geometries with bubble patterns. Post, who is also a founder of design studio Envisions, designed the Bubble Block Wax for Vlisco, a Dutch fabric manufacturer that produces textiles for the African market. The brand, which has The post Simone Post combines...