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Entries from the Design Blog in the italy category.

  • By day, Phoenix-based Dwight Knowlton is the Visual Director at Bulbstorm, but during his off-time, he focuses on family and his new labor of love, The Litte Red Racing Car. His children's book is an ever-evolving, illustrated project created with an openness to social feedback and ultimately social funding for production.

    Dwight agreed to speak with me about the creative project and answer some questions on his goals, aesthetic and the leverage of social media during the design and illustration process.

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    by Steve Tansley
    October 2, 2012
  • Ucy—Ucycles—sprung forth from their "less is best" mentality and a combined passion for cycling and design. And so, they began crafting minimalistic and elegant forms for urban streets. The sleek frames are handmade in Italy, and Ucy takes pride in their craftsmanship, uniting style and function in a durable machine.

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    by Ward Andrews
    July 23, 2012
  • Verona-based Happy Centro produced and directed this stop motion video as a digital magazine cover for Il Sole 24 Ore's La Vita Nòva, designed and drawn by the editors of Nòva24 iPad. The Domo Sapiens animation for its 2.2 June issue introduces the concept of Smart cities, demonstrating the building blocks that form the core of a successful city. The issue's content then goes on to demonstrate how cities evolve into Smart cities through conceptual steps.

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    by Jessica Patterson
    July 17, 2012
  • 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
  • Italy-based designer, Viktor Matic creates these type and shape-centric fliers for wupwup, an interdisciplinary artist collective. The event fliers are eye-catching without blaring their messages through grandiose type and imagery. Instead, they draw viewers' attention with tight color palettes and well-edited content in great typography.

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    by Jessica Patterson
    May 28, 2012
  • According to Italian advertising and design agency H-57 Creative Station, "Creativity has no rules. Well, almost no rules." They identified their personal axioms, drew them on paper, cut out the pieces and arranged them on a big piece of cardboard. When they completed the project, they realized that the rules they chose were in fact principles that guide them daily during creative endeavors. Designing this poster was a way to abide by the very first rule: have fun in what you do.

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    by Ward Andrews
    March 14, 2012
  • Italian designer Ruggero Asnago's Neritagli collection shows how flat 2D objects can be used to create unique 3D stories. As design often does, the project naturally evolved from its original intent. He started crafting the creatures simply with scissors and paper, creating small imaginary animals for fun. He saw the potential in the objects, and referenced Munari's idea of "sculture da viaggio" (portable design) as inspiration.

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    by Ward Andrews
    March 1, 2012
  • N9ve, a multidisciplinary design studio in Italy, created these fun type exploration videos. The number one study traverses the alphabet through a variety of iconic typefaces, and number two is a delightful walk through the alphabet using three dimensional models and entertaining stop-motion animation.

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    by Jessica Patterson
    October 28, 2011
  • Design, yoann, furniture

    Design, yoann, furniture

    Yoann Henry Yvon, a multitasking industrial designer in Milan, Italy, created this outdoor multifunctional furniture concept design called Codex. The lounge benches seem like they could fit well into many landscapes, from resorts to parks to lobbies.

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    by Jessica Patterson
    May 27, 2011
  • Design, typografly, happycentro
    by Jessica Patterson
    May 13, 2011
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