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  • Multidisciplinary design agency Biegert & Funk—based in Germany—are the minds behind the modern and sleek Qlock2 clock design. The QlockTwo and QlockTwo Touch use typography instead of numerals to display the time within a perfect square, and white LED lights highlight the current hour by backlighting the corresponding words, creating a statement of time rather than just a numerical marker.

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    by Lisa Andrews
    January 8, 2012
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  • They say a picture is worth a thousand words. If that's the case, a well-designed logo must be worth a million. It's something so simple, yet so loaded, it can make or break a business; instill trust and inspire respect from your patrons, or seriously rub them the wrong way. (Anyone remember the Gap logo redesign fiasco just a few months ago?) For the corporate behemoths, it's a universally recognized symbol synonymous with their products or services.

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    by Lindsey Burrows
    January 7, 2012
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  • Blackfield, an installation by London-based artist Zadok Ben David, brings together 2-dimensional illustration and a 3-dimensional display and experience. Each one of these 12,000 cut and painted stainless steel botanical specimens were "planted" in a layer of sand on the gallery floor. The designs were modeled after old textbook illustrations with one side painted a solid black and the reverse in bright hues.

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    by Jessica Patterson
    January 5, 2012
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  • Are you a geeky gal and proud of it? Or maybe you know a lady who doesn't hide her nerdy pride. Either way, these rings jewelry designs from Techno Chic are a fun and funky way to flaunt your love of tech and gadgetry.

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    by Jessica Patterson
    January 5, 2012
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  • There's no denying it, 2011 was a rather eventful year. From the tragedy of Japan's earthquake and tsunami, to the pomp and circumstance of a British royal wedding; from Osama bin Laden's assassination to the sunsetting of NASA's space shuttle program. The human race experienced myriad groundbreaking and earthshaking events that rocked every corner, none perhaps so important as what is collectively known as the Arab Spring.

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    by Lindsey Burrows
    January 5, 2012
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  • This album cover design comes to us from Martin Kvamme of Snøhetta Design. The packaging was designed for Mike Patton's score for Costanzo's film adaption of La Solitudine Dei Numberi, aka The Solitude of Prime Numbers.

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    by Jessica Patterson
    January 4, 2012
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  • Maricor/Maricar are twin sisters and co-designers, illustrators and animators from Australia. They craft intricate and beautiful hand-embroidered and paper-cut typography. Their embroidered letterforms are full of texture, pattern, color and character. See a sampling of some of their embroidered type below.

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    by Jessica Patterson
    January 4, 2012
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  • Karen To is a recent design graduate from CalARTS. For an advanced motion class she created this storyboard to explore a more creative approach to battery advertising. Instead of the quintessential chromic, speedy and streamlined commercial, she chose to pursue a more colorful and playful angle.

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    by Ward Andrews
    January 3, 2012
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