RAMS: A Documentary About Dieter Rams

Gary Hustwit, the director of the documentaries Helvetica, Objectified, and Urbanized, is directing the first feature-length documentary about the life of legendary product designer, Dieter Rams. He has put together a Kickstarter to fund the rest of the filming and production. The backer rewards are great, including posters designed by Michael C. Place of Build. This is a great project that will preserve Rams’ life and work. I’ve backed it.

The documentary will include in-depth conversations with Dieter, and detail the process behind some of his most iconic designs. We want to get past the legend of Dieter, and get into his philosophy, process, inspirations, and even his regrets.

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Build: Nike – Track and Field

Beautiful new graphic system by Build for Nike’s Track and Field brand.

This comprehensive graphic system includes — Typography, typographic messaging, graphic marks, and patterns, including bespoke numerals. Culminating in a fresh and bold visual centre for use in all Track and Field branded applications, from press advertising, billboards, wild posting, OOH, apparel and event branding.

Athlete photography by Carlos Serrao. Art Direction by Rebecca Parker (Nike).

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Geometry Club

Geometry Club is an Instagram based project by Dave Mullen that collects architectural photographs taken using two specific guidelines:

– Your apex needs to be aligned centrally on both the X and Y axis.
– Edges should fall off the image at the same point, symmetrically.

Just follow these two rules, and tag your image with #geometryclub to be featured. The results are beautiful.

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Sebastian Weiss

Sebastian Weiss

Sebastian Weiss

Sebastian Weiss

Sebastian Weiss

Sebastian Weiss

Sebastian Weiss is a photographer, and a photo columnist at Architectural Digest Germany, based in Hamburg, Germany. His architectural photos are stunning, and I love how he really captures the essence of a building, and does it in a very minimal way.

Wonder which camera he’s using. My guess is he’s using an iPhone, but can’t confirm.

For his most update-to-date photos, follow him on Instagram.

Verena Hennig

Verena Hennig

Verena Hennig

Verena Hennig

Verena Hennig

Verena Hennig is a German designer who started her career at Sagmeister Inc., and is now the founder and creative director of Studio Verena Hennig.

The studio specializes in industrial design, installations, print, digital, film, and has done work for brands such as Mini/BMW, Vitra, and New Museum Nbg.

I personally love her poster series for Bar Loft.

Minimalissimo Nº1

Minimalissimo Nº1

Minimalissimo Nº1

Minimalissimo Nº1

Have you heard of the site Minimalissimo? If not, go check it out. It’s an excellent online magazine for minimal design. They now have a printed magazine, and Issue Nº1 is available. The printed edition highlights the best features from the website, as well as exploring the minimalist design ethos and its influence on creativity.

More about the issue:

We have outlined five wide ranging disciplines—architecture, art, fashion, graphic & package design, and industrial design—to showcase what we feel is outstanding minimalism. We gain fascinating insights into the working lives of some of the most renowned artists, architects and designers of today. We interview Danish multidisciplinary studio Norm Architects, Swiss artist Zimoun, unisex fashion designer Rad Hourani, and Vitsœ managing director Mark Adams, who worked alongside the great Dieter Rams for more than twenty years.

The magazine consists of 160 pages on 120gsm uncoated paper, with a 300gsm soft-touch laminate uncoated cover.

Grab a copy on the website or from a stockist.