Today we launched our annual Verge 50 list, which features the most important, exciting, and innovative people on the planet as chosen by the staff here at The Verge. It’s our way to call out to highlight people who changed our lives this year. These are the designers and hackers, musicians and scientists, artists and activists, and so much more that you should be watching.
I must also add the site itself is beautifully designed. Love the art and minimal animations. Very nicely made!
I’ve been sharing more music and articles on this blog so I thought it was necessary to create icons specifically for those types of posts. Also finally updated audio posts with the new player. it’s been nice doing some minimal html/css coding again even if I barely wrote 5 more lines of code.
Thought I’d hit record and make a wee video of some of the process behind my Melbourne piece.
I know it’s too quick to be of any real assistance to anyone, but I am really excited about the rebrand that Laura and I are planning for our design studio, and the tutorials and design resources that will come with it! We are really keen on sharing as much of what we do as possible.
E is for Emboss
Elbert Niezen’s personal project to create a letter set with a embossed look in a 4x4 grid.
Tomás Saraceno: Solar Bell
What if a building was so light that on a windy day it could take off and elevate in the air? This is the question that Tomás Saraceno asked himself when developing Solar Bell.
With this body of work the visionary artist shares his dreams of a utopian new land, not reclaimed from the sea, but from gravity itself. Solar Bell is a flying sculpture, a vision of a flying plaza, a hovering observation tower. The sculpture, fully lifted by the wind, is built using the latest technologies in the field of lightweight materials and sustainable energy technologies.
To optimize the realization of his design, Saraceno and his team worked closely with the Aerospace Engineering Faculty at TU Delft, The Netherlands. The design uses light and extremely robust carbon fiber tubing and flexible, paper-thin solar panels to make it lighter than air.
Digital illustration of the 50 state birds, ordered by their state’s admittance into the Union.
A super quick typography sketch. Lately I’ve been really inspired from all these hand-drawn types, which include the signs at the YakiniQ Cafe*.
*Pictured above: green tea shaved ice from YakiniQ Cafe!
Especially liking the simple yet creative “carrot” typography. I’m also digging the “mango” font.
Legion of Honor (San Francisco, CA)
Since my main blog is still in the works, I had to find someplace else to share a few of my favorite photos while viewing this elegant architecture.