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  • Yes, you did read that right, and no, this is not an amazing, unattainable and loftily aspired-to concept product. The Scanomat TopBrewer is a living, breathing, milk-frothing, espresso-dripping piece of fully-automatic and stainless steel genius. The elegant, cleanly arching faucet and sculptural bean supply are the only visible parts of the quality beverage machine. The rest of the complicated parts are neatly tucked away beneath the counter.

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    by Jessica Patterson
    June 20, 2012
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  • This video cleverly celebrates Pentagram's 40th anniversary and also functions as a unique—no to mention impressive—portfolio reel. Told as the story of boy born and maturing (rather quickly) over the corse of the design consultancy's existence, it shows "how his life has been tracked (and kerned) by forty years of Pentagram design," typography and branding.

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    by Jessica Patterson
    June 18, 2012
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  • Berlin-based FELD, a "studio for digital crafts," in collaboration with ATMO Design Studio, built and designed a custom software application for PIGMENTPOL, a digital printing company. In conjunction with a new identity, the software is used to create an infinite number of visual alternatives based on the hexagon form.

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    by Jessica Patterson
    June 7, 2012
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  • Empty Memory from Logical Art visualizes the abstract space of electronic memory, allowing its owner to fill the voided space with their invisible data. Since flash drives have continually decreased in size while adding space, the hollow area poetically implies the "invisible technology."

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    by Jessica Patterson
    June 5, 2012
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  • "It's a movie inside of a movie."
    A well-written, designed and edited opening credit scene can excite viewers for what follows—it's like a teaser of sorts and a promise of quality, for better or for worse.

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    by Ward Andrews
    June 2, 2012
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  • Many of Emo's projects are ultra-modern and hewn predominantly from glossy plastics and metals. The Italian, industrial design consultancy often works in sports equipment, electronics and modern furnishings. Their recent design project, Hug, shown at the Salone del Mobile, finds an interesting middle ground—the form is smooth and modern but with a distinct sense of craftsmanship created through the uneven and hand-sawed surfaces.

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    by Jessica Patterson
    June 1, 2012
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  • Another successful Kickstarter project in its funding infancy, Scanbox has already achieved full funding with almost $70 thousand raised of its $12,500 goal. With 38 days left, it's clear that backers think this product will be a useful tool.

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    by Ward Andrews
    May 30, 2012
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  • San Francisco-based designer and illustrator Brent Couchman has a portfolio packed with beautiful work, including a hearty collection of designs done for Fossil. Here I'd like to share some of his typography work, both experimental studies and samples done for Friends of Type. What I love most about his type pieces is the variety in style and the care in their execution.

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    by Jessica Patterson
    May 29, 2012
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