Known for its eclectic font collections, House Industries has been around the design world for more than 25 years. Apart from the beautiful mid-century style fonts, they have also designed everything from books, home decor, toys, stationery, t-shirts and apparel for women and men. They are now releasing a new book titled The Process is the Inspiration on May 30.
In their words: “With topics ranging from fonts and fashion to ceramics and space technology, this beautifully-useful volume offers a personal perspective on the origin of ideas for creative people in any field. Presented in the honest, authentic, and often irreverent style that you’ve come to expect from House Industries, The Process is the Inspiration is a collection of helpful lessons, stories and case studies that demonstrate how you can transform obsessive curiosity into personally satisfying and successful work … Most importantly, this book shows that there’s no sense in waiting for inspiration because inspiration is already waiting for you.”
Joe Coleman is a British freelance copywriter. He thought of this brilliant concept for a website, where you can scroll left or right according to what you want: Less Hard Sell or More Hard Sell. Check the website here.
To bring the world closer to the live action at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships that took place in St. Moritz, Switzerland, UNIT9 programmed autonomous robots to craft messages from fans in the snow. The result was an alpine artwork masterpiece – the size of 16 soccer fields. See the video of the amazing process!
An amazing installation called Forest of Numbers for the 10th anniversary of the National Art Center in Tokyo by the French architect Emmanuelle Moureaux. It consists of 60,000 suspended numbers in 100 colors!
A Swedish pharmacy chain came up with an original idea to encourage smokers to give up smoking as a New Year resolution. Agency Akestam Holst created an outdoor innovation – a billboard that “coughs” when you smoke near it. The poster has built-in alarms that sense cigarette smoke. When smokers light up and smoke a cigarette anywhere near the billboard, it reacts making the man in the video-poster suddenly cough. Smokers are then given advice on nicotine replacement products available from the pharmacy. Brilliant!
A very cool tribute to calligraphy: The world of contemporary calligraphy inspires the new Persol Calligrapher Edition for eyewear. The featured artist in the company’s latest communication campaign is Paul Antonio, Persol’s official calligrapher and also one of the official Royal calligraphers in London. You can see some more of his excellent calligraphy demonstrations in Persol’s Vimeo channel.
Making Weather is an amazing project by Richard Clarkson in collaboration with Crealev. A floating thunder cloud that levitates with the help of magnetic components embedded into the base and into the cloud itself. It also has an inbuilt bluetooth speaker and sound reactive LED lights for realistic thunder effects! Not yet available as a commercial product, but they are working on it…