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Meet the world's first drone costume designer
Before industrial designer, Léa Pereyre, started working at Verity Studios the job description of "drone costume designer" did not exist.
Researchers in Zurich have created fibre from slaughterhouse waste
The yarn is made of gelatine and it has a similar quality to merino wool fibres.
Top 10 Creative Crowdfunding Projects | February 2018
We've scoured the web for compelling creative campaigns around the globe that you might want to support in their quest for funding. Have a look!
Direct air capture plant aims to filter carbon dioxide from the atmosphere
A Zurich-based removal company have presented a way to extract carbon dioxide directly from the air.
Julia Hasting: The unusual book designer
Julia Hasting, creative director of Phaidon Press, has designed books that come vacuum packed like ham and doodled all over like a student notebook.
Todd St. John: HunterGather and primitive design practices
Simple visuals bring complex ideas to life at Todd St. John’s studio, HunterGatherer.
Julien Vallée: Art in motion (Part 2)
The cofounder of animation studio Vallée Duhamel talks us through a surreal personal project about a girl dressed in yellow.
Julien Vallée: Art in motion (Part 1)
Canadian graphic designer and art director Julien Vallée is known for creating lo-fi, humorous animations.
Simon Esterson: Designing the pages of Eye Magazine
We talk to the art director of graphic design quarterly Eye Magazine on keeping the page size the same in the time of great change for print.
Love and electricity in "Plug & Play" game
Michael Frei’s award-winning bizarre short animation “Plug & Play” is now an interactive game.
The first solar-powered flight around the world
Two intrepid pilots are halfway through a round-the-world trip in a lightweight aeroplane powered only by the sun.
ECAL Master’s graduate Hongchao Wang creates a series of abstract store window displays for luxury French brand Hermés.
Urban-Think Tank develops a housing prototype for South African informal settlements that empowers residents to engage in changing their living conditions.
Urban-Think Tank (U-TT) is an interdisciplinary design practice dedicated to high-level research and design related to contemporary architecture and urbanism.
Christoph Zellweger is one of the most thought provoking contemporary jewellery designers in Europe.
With science fiction turning into reality on a daily basis, what will our bodies look like in the future, asks Christoph Zellweger.
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First ever Ghana Pavilion at Venice Art Biennale designed by David Adjaye
• Duration: 00:43:07
9 May 19
The historic event is a celebration of Ghana's untapped cultural capital.
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Six creative crowdfunding projects worth supporting this April
12 Apr 18
Five examples of great design from Singapore
17 Sep 18
Designer Thebe Magugu explores escapism in his latest collection
1 Feb 18
This short film is a meditation on the joys girlhood
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