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Fontstand Makes Choosing And Using Fonts Simpler

Fontstand Makes Choosing And Using Fonts Simpler

Producing a well designed font family is an extremely time-intensive task that demands artistic skill, technical knowledge and fanatical attention to detail. This makes high-quality fonts with advanced typographic features and broad language support expensive. And although free fonts are widely available on the web, they generally lack the refined details, diversity of styles and …

A Powerful Battery With You

A Powerful Battery With You

Loosing a very important call due to low power on your smartphone, can be very frustrating. Getting a portable battery pack or charger means you will be carrying a clunky extra device on your pocket and you will spend a lot of time waiting to charge your phone back to life. The Knot (early birds …


Business Cards Made From Melted Crayons

Business Cards Made From Melted Crayons

24-year-old artist Dorota Pankowska is living in Toronto, Canada. She usually strives to create unique and original ideas that haven't been done before. Her business cards made from melted crayons made us look. "I started by getting the exact shape I wanted laser cut from acrylic, and then I created a rubber silicone mold from …

London Tableaux By Allan Grainger

London Tableaux By Allan Grainger

London Tableaux is an ongoing project by photographic artist Allan Grainger (b.1951 Douglas, Isle of Man) that considers events that take place within significant cultural areas of the city. "Using current technologies; the constructed tableaux create imaginary scenes that would be impossible to coexist within a single instantaneous moment - the pictures are a kind …

The Lil Trucker Multi-Tool

The Lil Trucker Multi-Tool

The Lil Trucker by Philadelphia-based Innovation Factory is a multi-tool that is the ultimate instrument for rugged outdoorsman and survivalist adventurers alike – all while fitting in your glove compartment. Originally developed for rescue workers, the tool uses no bounds. Crafted out of hardened 1055 carbon steel with polymer scales, the multi-tool is designed by …


Postdigital Artisans In Fashion, Art, Design And Architecture

Postdigital Artisans In Fashion, Art, Design And Architecture

The book Postdigital Artisans (Frame Publishers, ISBN 978-94-91727-61-0, $45, order the book directly from Frame Publishers or at Amazon), compiled by LS:N Global editor Jonathan Openshaw, sports craftsmanship with a new aesthetic in Fashion, Art, Design and Architecture on 296 pages. Digital technology has irreversibly changed how we see, think and act. A staggering number of us …

The Phone Pocket Plus Fits Larger Phones

The Phone Pocket Plus Fits Larger Phones

You know those things you didn’t realise you needed until you had them - like GPS or a charger that doesn’t need a plug – Bellroy’s Phone Pocket Plus (available via Bellroy or at Amazon) is one of those. Here’s a wallet that holds your cash, cards, phone and key, so leaving the house becomes …

Toy Soldiers By Simon Brann Thorpe

Toy Soldiers By Simon Brann Thorpe

October 2015 marks the 40th anniversary of the outbreak of conflict in Western Sahara. It is a conflict that remains unresolved and has resulted in an estimated 160,000 people being made refugees, many of whom are now 2nd or 3rd generation. In the upciming book Toy Soldiers – published by Dewi Lewis Publishing as a …


3 Ways To Turn Your Portfolio Into A Story

3 Ways To Turn Your Portfolio Into A Story

You've got some beautiful studio portraits in your portfolio, and you've done some street photography and a bar mitzvah. And while these subjects are important, every photographer out there will have something similar. To stand out, a little storytelling can go a long way. Show potential clients what you have to offer with some creativity …

Concrete Passages About Closeness And Coldness

Concrete Passages About Closeness And Coldness

… and a couple of songs is a poetic photo series about relationships by Hungarian and Budapest based photographer Gabor Kasza. "The story is taking place in a grey concrete space and it is like strolling amongst the pieces of an contemporary opera set. Interludes span between the main scenes, in this case they are …

Knifven: Swedish Punk Embraces Life And Its Hardships

Knifven: Swedish Punk Embraces Life And Its Hardships

Swedish Punk Rock and Indie band Knifven puts out their debut album Skuggfigurer. The 12 songs on the album revolve thematically around the political situation in Sweden, combining feelings of general despair with personal stories of life and its hardships. There is anger, there is hope and there is love. This is punk rock touched …


Understanding Is King Or The End Of Online Life

Understanding Is King Or The End Of Online Life

It happened gradually, the Web has already turned 25. But the first generation of digital natives is growing up fast. For them, the Internet is no big deal – it has always been there.  And they even create parallel worlds of social media and gaming where they can create perfect parallel lives or be their …

4 Technologies You Will Soon Have To Live Without

4 Technologies You Will Soon Have To Live Without

Remember the last time you used a pay phone? You don’t? You're not the only one. Pay phones and phone booths used to be on every corner and lined up at every gas station and grocery store. What about 8-tracks? Cassette tapes? VCRs? It wasn't but 15 years ago that we all had VHS tapes, …


(PHOTO)graphy By Sheung Yiu

(PHOTO)graphy By Sheung Yiu

In 1939, when Sir John Herschel coined the term 'photography' and announced the innovation of ‘painting with light’ to the public, people almost instantly started exploring its use in science and fine art. Nobody seemed to be stunned by the idea nor the perfect replication of ‘reality’ using light. Today, in the omnipresence of digital …

Ajust: How To Find The Perfect Shoe Online

Ajust: How To Find The Perfect Shoe Online

One of the largest pain points is the fact there is as of yet, no standardized shoe sizing scale. A size 9 in a adidas, may be a size 10 in Nike. The online shoe sales industry is a fast-growing market as consumers increasingly shift purchases online. However the user experience can still to be …

The Art Of Ruin By Robert Stivers

The Art Of Ruin By Robert Stivers

In his new monograph, The Art of Ruin (Twin Palms, ISBN 978-1-936611-08-9, $95 at Amazon), Robert Stivers explores the distances that keep memory strange and uninhabitable. The objects presented in this series are, to some extent, recognizable. But the psychic experience that Stivers infuses seamlessly into these photographs, transforms them—evoking both a sense of loss …


The Unbearable Lightness Of Being

The Unbearable Lightness Of Being

Love Thoughts is a very personal video art interpretation of Milan Kundera’s novel „The Unbearable Lightness of Being" by German Video Artist and our friend Felix Hörhager, which took him more than two years of work to finish the video. The creation of Love Thoughts was also inspired by the American video artist Matthew Barney …

Virtual Reality Headsets For Smartphones: Advances And Uses

Virtual Reality Headsets For Smartphones: Advances And Uses

Immersion is the goal of any good video game, whether it's an early arcade cabinet or the latest and greatest first-person shooter game. Developers have been working to bring you as close to the action as possible, and the latest designs of virtual reality headsets are starting to make that a reality. Oculus Rift The …

The Finest Details In True 4k With Action Cam By Sony

The Finest Details In True 4k With Action Cam By Sony

Grab pro-level footage in gorgeous 4K resolution (3840 x 2160) video with Sony's new FDR-X1000V 4k ($499.99, available through Amazon or Sony) action cam. The FDR-X1000V 30p/24p allows incredibly high resolution, to produce vibrant and realistic images, sitting within a splash proof body. The Action Cam is capable of shooting in 10 different shooting modes …


GoPro Flashlight Brings ‘True Colour’ To Underwater Video

GoPro Flashlight Brings ‘True Colour’ To Underwater Video

Australian founded startup SeaLantern is making a spectacular entrance into the dive, bike & video market with the release of the Flame Angel flashlight; a GoPro mount capable light bringing ‘true colour’ to footage shot at depths of up to 300m as well as on land. Machined from marine grade alloys the Flame Angel has …

A Collection Of 50 Logotypes By SilkEight

A Collection Of 50 Logotypes By SilkEight

This nice black, white and silver limited edition book (ISBN 978–973–0–18335–1, 25 €) is a collection of fifty logotypes and marks Bucharest-based design studio studio SilkEight created over the last years. The majority of the logos were made for clients and some for friends. Regardless of their purpose, all of them were designed to best …

Graphic Design Under The Gun

Graphic Design Under The Gun

Imagine if you worked at a place without deadlines. A company that allowed you to work at your own pace and finish your layout whenever you like. Doesn’t that sound good? Every (graphic design) job has deadlines, otherwise nothing would get accomplished. And often the best things in design happen under great time pressure. But …