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RFRM

Reform

Reform

Reform

Reform RFRM is an online shop from the folks at Sans Form that fea­tures a col­lec­tion of min­i­mal poster designs by select design­ers. So far the shop has posters designed by Aesse, Duane Dal­ton, Saw­dust, Mash and more.

Want.

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World Cup Stamps 2014

World Cup Stamps

World Cup Stamps

World Cup Stamps

I freakin’ love these World Cup Stamps designed by Por­tuguese stu­dio, Maan. Unfor­tu­nately, it’s just a self-project. I’d buy the entire set if they were for sale. They also design some pack­ag­ing around it, and they put together a Tum­blr to show­case all the stamps.

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Fridolin Müller

Fridolin Müller

Fridolin Müller (1926 – 2006) was a Swiss graphic designer, edi­tor, and teacher who stud­ied at The Basel School of Design. He designed the poster pic­tured above in 1963 for the Eidg. Schützen­fest Zürich (Swiss Fed­eral Marks­man Fes­ti­val). One of my favorites. Saw one in per­son once, it’s huge.

You can seem more of his work here, here, and here.

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Studio Iknoki

Studio Iknoki

Studio Iknoki

Studio Iknoki

Stu­dio Iknoki is an Italy based design stu­dio by Chris­t­ian Jugo­vac and Francesco Greguol. They’ve done some great work, but I’m nuts for the work they did for “Acqua e Ter­ri­to­rio”, an exhi­bi­tion and the con­fer­ence curated by Lat­i­tude Plat­form. I love this very stripped-down style.

They have more of their work on Behance.

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P.A.R

P.A.R.

P.A.R.

P.A.R.

P.A.R.

P.A.R is a design stu­dio based in Barcelona made up of Iris Tar­raga & Lucía Cas­tro. I love their work, and their aes­thetic. I really really love the brand­ing work they did for the Insti­tuto Lati­noamer­i­cano de Estu­dios Uni­ver­si­tar­ios a Dis­tan­cia. So perfect.

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My goal is to omit every­thing super­flu­ous so that the essen­tial is shown to best pos­si­ble advantage.

– Dieter Rams
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Leica T

Leica T

Leica T

The Leica T is a new mirror-less cam­era sys­tem which fea­tures a super min­i­mal design, and a body made com­pletely out of a sin­gle block of alu­minum. Aes­thet­i­cally, it’s beau­ti­ful. There are only a few but­tons on the top, and the every­thing else is han­dled through the touch­screen on the back.

The level of engi­neer­ing and crafts­man­ship that goes into mak­ing a Leica T is impres­sive as expected. The way the strap con­nects to the cam­era seems bril­liant, and the body is pol­ished by hand for 45 min­utes. The video above shows the entire 45 minute pol­ish­ing process.

A lot of prod­ucts today don’t offer this kind of crafts­man­ship. Good to see some com­pa­nies that still care.

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Naoto Fukasawa: Hiroshima Chair

Here’s a great video of Naoto Fuka­sawa speak­ing about the ele­gant Hiroshima chair that he designed for Maruni. The video also gives a glimpse into the crafts­man­ship that goes into mak­ing the chair.

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Network Osaka

Network Osaka

Derek Kim AKA Net­work Osaka recently launched a new site with a some great new work. I’m a big fan.

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AG Fronzoni

AG Fronzoni

AG Fronzoni

The unof­fi­cial site of Ital­ian designer and archi­tect, AG Fron­zoni, recently launched. A lot of great con­tent on here includ­ing his work, arti­cles, phi­los­o­phy and quotes.

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Why do we assume that sim­ple is good? Because with phys­i­cal prod­ucts, we have to feel we can dom­i­nate them. As you bring order to com­plex­ity, you find a way to make the prod­uct defer to you. Sim­plic­ity isn’t just a visual style. It’s not just min­i­mal­ism or the absence of clut­ter. It involves dig­ging through the depth of the com­plex­ity. To be truly sim­ple, you have to go really deep. For exam­ple, to have no screws on some­thing, you can end up hav­ing a prod­uct that is so con­vo­luted and so com­plex. The bet­ter way is to go deeper with the sim­plic­ity, to under­stand every­thing about it and how it’s man­u­fac­tured. You have to deeply under­stand the essence of a prod­uct in order to be able to get rid of the parts that are not essential.

– Jonathan Ive
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Oscar Niemeyer

Marcel Gautherot

Marcel Gautherot

Marcel Gautherot

Oscar Niemeyer was a Brazil­ian mod­ernist archi­tect known for his design of Brasília, and his work on the United Nations build­ing in NYC. His design for Brasília is always an inspi­ra­tion for me. The way he worked with the lines and space really make it a beau­ti­ful and func­tional construction.

These won­der­ful pho­tos taken by Mar­cel Gau­therot bring out the beauty in the archi­tec­ture. You can see more of them, and read more about Brasília, in this arti­cle.