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Getting to know; Elana Schlenker It’s no easy job finding someone who publishes great work under the description of ‘typographic smut’. But lucky for us, we managed to find someone who does – introducing, graphic design extraordinaire; Elana Schlenker. Aside from the smut, entitled ‘Gratuitous Type‘ Schlenker owns an outstanding book of work ranging from print to identity with pieces for digital also. As if that wasn’t enough already, way back when in 2013 Elana was added to Print magazine’s New Visual Artist list, a prestigious annual distinction that recognizes the industry’s top 20 creative talents under the age of 30. We sat down, over the internet mind to find out a little more on where it all began, and what’s coming up next.
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Redesigned: 3-Prong Power Cords into Flat & Portable Plugs | Designs &Ideas on Dornob - StumbleUpon Sometimes, companies spend fortunes on industrial design teams for decades only to be outdone by a simple student project like this one: a flat fold-out version of the traditional three-prong power cord as thin and mobile as the Apple MacBook Air. In the United States we are familiar with the slightly-fattening third prong but in the United Kingdom the typical cord tip is even bigger, turning electrical cord ends into something that looks downright archaic next to our streamlined and thin modern gadgetry. Better yet, the design idea by Royal College of Art student Min Kyu Choi does not stop with a single cord – multi-plug cords were naturally factored into the mix as well. These ingenious extensions do not even require the simple 90-degree spin to fold out into full shape and thus save even more space despite being perfectly compatible with standard sockets.
Cube maze, designed by Lee-Kuo « DIY family This beautiful maze was completely designed by Lee-Kuo. He began with a few sketches on graph paper and then decided to use a 20 mm cube grid system with 5 mm thick walls. He drew the maze on 4 separate floors until he had a great pathway to the end. After he had finished the drawings he wanted to make it with matchsticks, we glued about 500 together and decided it would take to long, so I drew everything in Illustrator and printed it onto 120g paper. The result is a wonderfully strong cube maze which gives people hours of fun trying to get the ball through the maze.
These quotes will surely inspire, assist, motivate, and help every one about Design. Design is a plan for arranging elements in such a way as best to accomplish a particular purpose. â€” Charles Eames