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There is no shortage of Olympic related design news this month. The event captures the world’s attention also captures that of many great designers’. Where else can design work reach millions of people in a two-week period?
Branding agency BEAR found a way to make their mark on the Olympic design collection with their identity for British Gymnastics, based on the movement of the athletes themselves. The result is pretty spectacular and stands out as an example of cool and creative design in the Olympic tradition.
Wacom’s latest product brings tablets to us in a big way — both in size and in cost. The tablet specialists are debuting the Cintiq 22HD and Cintiq 24HDtouch. The former is a 22 inch pen-based tablet, while the latter adds two inches and the ability to use both pen and your own touch to create your designs. More specifics on the models can be found in the press release.
The Cintiq22HD is on sale now for $1999, while the Cintiq 24HD touch is expected to be available this month, for a modest $3699.
via Cool Hunting
The Brno Biennial is one of the oldest events formally highlighting visual design achievements. This year, the 25th anniversary, they’ve redesigned and reconfigured the show to bring viewers the best of contemporary visual communication.
The show was curated by Czech designers Adam Macháček, Radim Pešk, and Tomáš Celizna, and is presented by the Moravian Gallery in Brno, Czech Republic — it’s open through October 28, 2012. If any of our Czech designers get the chance to attend – let us know! We want to hear all about it :)
via Brand New
Website Brand New specializes in showing off and critiquing the work of some of the biggest design firms around. The blog highlights some of the most newsworthy rebranding going on in contemporary design, giving readers a great way of getting to know what’s going on in the design world, as well as an insider’s view to how the designs are supposed to function on a technical level.
This month, one of the highlights is the redesign of the New York City Center, a performing arts venue located in – you guessed it – NYC. The branding practice is pretty comprehensive and you can take a look at the center’s new logo and promotional materials.
via It’s Nice That
Do you ever wonder what kind of strangers are looking at the photos you’ve framed and filtered so carefully on your Instagram?
Well, it’s all of us. At least if you live in New York, Sao Paulo, London, Tokyo or Sydney. Project “This is Now” uses geolocation tags automatically assigned to Instagram photos to create live feeds of each city. Tune into any one of them and you can see what people are doing at that moment – live streaming photographs from the phones of the people.
Stalkerish? A little. Addictive? Definitely.
Anything exciting going on in your design neighborhood? Let us know in the comments.
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