CCRZ is a Swiss multidiciplinary design consultancy with a great collection of work.
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.
Back in 2007, the creators of the motorcycle magazine DicE included a 16 page skate magazine called BosH in the middle of it. The magazine features images that spanned the early days of skating, and also interviews with skate legends like Steve Olson and Duane Peters. BosH only lasted 3 years, but it seems to me like it was one of the best skate publications produced in a while. I really love the cover designs and the use of minimal photography, and the type is perfect.
As you may already know, photography is something that I have a passion for. I just don’t do enough of it, so I went ahead and created a blog called Millimetr where I’ll be posting my photos. It should be a nice motivator and hopefully it will get me to take more photos. Most of what will be featured will be taken with an iPhone 4S using a wonderful app called Mattebox. I’ll also feature photos taken with my Canon T2i, but I expect a majority of the photos to come from my iPhone since it’s always with me. There is a known quote, not sure who said it, that I believe to be true:
“The best camera is the one that’s with you.”
People stress about which camera to buy, but at the end of the day it’s about taking pictures. I’m hoping this works out to be true for me.
I’ve also whipped up a logo for the blog using the typeface Proxima Nova Extra Condensed by Mark Simonson.
AisleOne reader, René, was kind enough to write in to share his collection of photos taken by Hans G. Conrad, the first student at the Ulm School of Design / Hochschule für Gestaltung HfG Ulm. Conrad passed away several years ago, but before he did he gave René over 12,000 photos. About two years ago René began to upload the images to Flickr. A lot of really great photos already up there, like the one pictured here of Otl Aicher teaching a typography class. You’ll find a lot of other great design legends in the photos like Bayer, Eames and Bill.
What a great way of remembering such a historic school and influential designers.