This Clever Newspaper Ad Hides a 3D Kitchen in the Classifieds

As far as newspaper ads go, the classifieds are an especially boring section of tiny text and identically spaced columns. But it doesn't always have to be so! This ingenious little ad for Corona's kitchens by Colombia-based designer Felipe Salazar plays with the geometry of classified ads. An entire kitchen, complete… » 4/08/14 2:40pm 4/08/14 2:40pm

These Gorgeous Screenprints Showcase a City's Most Famous Structures

As part of a project called "Shapes of Cities," London-based designer Yoni Alter takes a handful of iconic buildings from various metropolitan areas and silhouettes their shapes in a range of colors, overlapping the forms to create a single abstracted, impossible skyline. » 3/10/14 5:00pm 3/10/14 5:00pm

11 Creative Interpretations Of The Golden Ratio's Perfect Proportions

Although the Golden Ratio was devised way, way back by ancient Greek mathematicians, you might remember it from such modern implementations as the Apple logo and an early incarnation of Twitter. But, honestly, it can be a total mind-fuck for non-designers to wrap their heads around. » 3/03/14 9:00am 3/03/14 9:00am

An Interview with Geoff McFetridge on the Interfaces from Her

Not even those who worked on the Oscar-nominated film Her are sure exactly how near we are to the near-future depicted in the movie. "I think the idea of the near-future is that you can't predict the pace of technology," says graphic designer Geoff McFetridge, who designed the interfaces for the film. » 3/01/14 2:00pm 3/01/14 2:00pm

This Spindly Font Was Inspired By Crisscrossing Tram Wires

Lisbon is beautiful: buildings fronted in colorful tiles, cobbled roads, and incredible street art. The Portuguese capital also has hills—lots and lots of steep hills—and a robust tram system that weaves around the highs and lows, complete with a whole tapestry of wires that crisscross above the tracks. » 1/30/14 2:40pm 1/30/14 2:40pm

Airlines, Listen Up: Here's the Boarding Pass You Should Be Using

It hasn't been a great decade for air travel. And while crappily designed boarding passes aren't at the very top of my list of axes to grind with the airline industry, they're more important than you might think. Just take a look at this great version by UK designer Peter Smart for proof. » 1/17/14 3:20pm 1/17/14 3:20pm

11 Sleek Posters Celebrating The Design Genius Of Dieter Rams

Dieter Rams is the undisputed granddaddy of modern industrial design. The German legend's ten commandments for good design are considered gospel in the field, and his impeccable collections for Braun elevated home appliances to mass-produced art. » 12/09/13 9:00am 12/09/13 9:00am

Can Good Design Make Even Conspiracy Theories Seem Believable?

Grab your tinfoil hats, sheeple. It's been fifty years since President John F. Kennedy was assassinated on that fateful day in Dallas, and it's still nearly impossible to discuss the event without some mention of conspiracy, cover-ups, government intrigue, multiple shooters, UFO affiliations, and more. » 11/12/13 12:00pm 11/12/13 12:00pm

What happens when you swap the colors of famous logos?

Graphic designer Paula Rupolo came up with the clever idea to see just how far famous brands and logos have penetrated our brains: she swapped the colors of brands with their closest competitor. The results are so weird: coke is blue, Pepsi is red, Google is purple and Yahoo is colorful. It's like living in some… » 11/07/13 10:22pm 11/07/13 10:22pm

13 Wonderful Posters That Capture San Francisco In a Single Image

San Francisco is not large, but it does contain multitudes. Though many have left their hearts in the seven-by-seven mile spot at the tippy-top of this Pacific Ocean-lined peninsula, each and every loyal local and on-the-road vagabond who’s made his way through the beautiful Bay Area hub forms a highly personal take on … » 10/31/13 9:00am 10/31/13 9:00am