Disparity—Christopher Boffoli

Christopher Boffoli is a writer, photographer, filmmaker and artist. His work has appeared in newspapers, magazines and online publications around the world. We love his Disparity series — check it out and his other work Here

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Works in paper

80gsm paper, a sharp scalpel and endless patience. Bianca Chang works in paper and produces these amazing 3D letterforms — turning the disposable into beautiful art pieces.


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Is it you we’re looking for…

DETAIL is looking for an enthusiastic, insightful and highly creative visual communications designer with a real passion for print, digital and brand design to add to our team. You should have at least 3 years experience, can direct projects, work well independently and collaboratively, and have excellent written and verbal communication skills. A high level of proficiency in standard creative software with a strong knowledge of interactive and digital design is essential.

Please email us in confidence your PDF portfolio along with a personal overview (we are interested in you and your point of view as well as your talent) and cv before June 15th to [email protected] [maximum file size 5MB]. The position is for a 3-6 month contract with a view to extending this. We can only contact successful applicants. Looking forward to hearing from you!

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Designing Together

We are working on a series of workshops — along with Taka Architects — with the kids from Presentation Convent Primary School, Dublin 8 as part of the Designing Together project initiated by Dublin City Libraries in association with Dublin City Architects.

The idea is to develop proposals for better connecting the library with other places of learning in the local community, whether this is the school, the study place in the home or otherwise. Our partner library is Kevin Street which is a really interesting space with amazing potential — we will keep you posted on the outcome and proposed exhibition.

Taka Architects: www.taka.ie

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Oh Beautiful Beer

Oh Beautiful Beer celebrates remarkable graphic design from the world of beer. Loving curated by Harvey Shepard — Graphic Designer and Bacon Enthusiast.

Harvey Shepard

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The Art of Cooking

Back in September IKEA released a really beautiful ingredients cookbook — “Hembakat är Bäst” (Homemade is Best). Filled with 30 recipes for baked goodies broken down by ingredients. The photos by Carl Kleiner are absolutely amazing. He has just produced 10 videos to accompany the book.

Check them out (and his other work) here: www.carlkleiner.com

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Isotype / Statistics / Activism

Gerd Arntz (1900—1988) was a socially inspired and politically committed artist. While working with Otto Neurath, a social scientist, he developed what became known as ‘ISOTYPE — International System Of TYpographic Picture Education. During his career, Arntz designed around 4000 different pictograms and abstracted illustrations for the system. Alongside this body of work he also produced an ‘atlas’ of visual charts which provide an overview of the essential empirical data of the world at that time. Perhaps one of the most Influential information designer of his day his work is now available as an iPhone app from Ontwerpwerk.

Get yours here : itunes

Find out more about Mr. Arntz here : www.gerdarntz.org

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Robo-Rainbow makes you smile. Instrument of mass destruction—complicated technical solution to aide in simple acts of vandalism from Mudlevel.

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Atelier David Smith goes global

We would like to congratulate our good friend and colleague David Smith on the recent announcement of his election as a member of the Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI). This is big… David and his partner in design Oran Day have consistently raised the bar in Irish graphic design, and their work has regularly been awarded nationally and internationally.

David is the first Irish person to receive this prestigious accolade. Membership of AGI is global, currently comprising 390 members from 32 countries, and requires reputation and achievement of the highest order and commitment. The list of past and present members is truly a ‘Who’s Who’ of graphic design, including: Saul Bass, Michael Bierut, Irma Boom, Angus Hyland, Vince Frost, Bruno Monguzzi, Josef Muller-Brockmann, Paul Rand, and Paula Scher to name but a few.

Project: House Projects Books, 2007. Client: Gavin Murphy / House Projects

David was nominated by members of the UK chapter, in recognition of his critically acclaimed studio practice, influence within design education and his commitment to advocacy and the promotion of Irish graphic design here and abroad. He will be expected to grow the Irish chapter of the AGI and identify and develop opportunities with international members in the realms of professional practice, design education and design criticism.

The AGI was established in 1952 as a representative organisation for the world’s leading graphic designers and artists. Its members have been collectively responsible for the identity design of most of the world’s top corporations and institutions as well as for countless examples of globally known communications design. The AGI promotes graphic design in lectures, education and publishing. It encourages knowledge and understanding among young practitioners and fosters contacts with other institutions, organisations and companies involved in graphic design.

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Vivian Maier—street photographer and nanny

We have just been introduced to the amazing work of Vivian Maier, a street photographer from the 1950s – 1990s. Vivian’s work was discovered at an auction in chicago where she resided most of her life. It includes over 100,000 mostly medium format negatives, thousands of prints, and countless undeveloped rolls of film. Check out the story HERE

Via Beel Ó Brádaigh

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