*notcot - 07.25.05 , 21:28 - 1 Notes

BrainScan Quilts

branfabric.pngArt comes from all types of inspiration, in this case it’s replicating brain imaging. This is an interesting interpretation of making art from scientific visualizations. A different take from the DNA visualizations below, this one implements a nice blend of the tradition of quilting and modern brain scanning imagery. [via mindhacks]

*notcot - 07.20.05 , 19:22 - 0 Notes

“T-shirts are a really cheap blank slate”

nyttees.pngquote from the Editor of Cargo, Ariel Foxman. GUEST POST by RUGENIUS…

ok, here we go. so…as if to celebrate the release of NOTCOTs gorgeous new t-shirt design, the new york times is publishing an article in tomorrow’s style section on a hot new trend, limited edition t-shirts! talk about impeccable timing. the article has a handful of links to some old familiars like threadless.com…and some crap you might really regret clicking (avoid justdumped.com at all costs!). so maybe the times haven’t got all the hottest up…see old notcot posts for tshirts with more aesthetically pleasing designs…but still…pretty awesome article nonethless. and in case you haven’t already, send notcot your t-requests…and money. did you kids see the donate button yet? use it. out.

Hehe, thanks for the post. I leave you with this… Threadless is the new Gap? NYTs article here.


*notcot - 07.17.05 , 05:26 - 0 Notes

RFP searching 4SoulFont

fontpersonal.pngYes, thats a Round Firm and Pointy’s personal ad. Amazing whats attractive in a font isn’t it? And how you know what you want when you see it? So meeting the font of your dreams isn’t impossible? Here’s a cute little “Typographic Dating Game” for you… Also take a look at Thinking with Type, apparently it is THE book you all need to read on type if you haven’t already done so… gorgeous book. Fun game. Happy Sunday to you.

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Support Designers!

Joakim Harneborn, now one of Wallpapers Design Issue’s TOP 10 Designers to watch! … not to mention my best friend from my Master’s program in interaction/experience design Seriously, this one goes out to him, and how amazing it is to make Wallpaper. Congrats! And if any of you readers need some brilliant minds with clean design aesthetics and forward thinking ideas when it comes to usability/technology/ecology/design drop us a line here at notcot and we can get you in contact with up and come-ers in this new evolving field. Stateside or Euro we’ve got you covered. {or for people who don’t need our services, but like what we do… notcot is now taking donations… b/c its late at night and i was playing with paypal… and well, i guess we could use the help paying off all the maddness it takes to run this little bundle of fun? so check out my wee button on the left in the Hot-Linx!}

*notcot - 07.15.05 , 01:25 - 0 Notes

Must — Make — Art.

Truly inspirational. And so much fun! Can’t stop viewing these pages over and over… the first one with the foam core collage on the wall, and the one shown above on plywood… watching it evolve through the steps is just mesmerizing. CLICK THE PICTURE, and watch how the creations unfold before your eyes. Nice, PlasticKid.


*notcot - 07.14.05 , 12:40 - 0 Notes

Glaser - Design Inspiration

glaser.pngThis is a must see for any designer… The folks of idgrid found this great little video interviewing Milton Glaser, graphic design legend. And it is truly an inspiration to listen to his views on design as a balance between art and business… the role of art in culture to pacify and help create common ground… to “prevent people from killing one another”… And the importance of passion to sustain throughout your lifetime to keep you young and enthusiastic about all the world has to offer… and most importantly to understand the importance of design in our world, and the impact you can have on people… that turning point when a person changes from a blank stare to waking up to an incredible image or sound. Just go watch it. Here.

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*notcot - 07.13.05 , 17:06 - 0 Notes


IKER.jpgLove the use of type and color. via Drawn.

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Black Hole in LA

above01.jpgWOW. WOW. and well, WOW. I need to go find this and take pics soon.

The new vortex—shaped installation by architects Benjamin Ball and Gaston Nogues warps the flow of space with a featherweight rendition of a celestial black hole; “the deadliest force in the Universe.” Hovering over M&A’s courtyard, “Maximilian’s Shell” is the size of an apartment building and is a spectacle that has been stopping traffic along Silver Lake Boulevard since its unveiling. Constructed in tinted Mylar resembling stained glass, the vortex functions as a shade structure, swirling above the outdoor gallery through November 26th 2005.
The interior of the immersive installation creates an environment for enhanced social interaction and contemplation by changing the space, color, and sound of the M&A courtyard gallery. During the day as the sun passes overhead, the canopy casts colored fractal light patterns onto the ground while a tranquil subsonic drone from an integrated ambient sound installation by composer James Lumb (Electric Skychurch) entitled “Resonant Amplified Vortex Emitter,” lightly rumbles below the feet of visitors.

Truly beautiful and quite the architectural + artistic feat… at a complete loss for words. via Inhabitat.


*notcot - 07.12.05 , 02:43 - 0 Notes

Flies + Chopsticks?

flies.pngThis game is like my own personal hell. But its so pretty. And i found it (and that key holder) on ProductDose. So how skilled is YOUR clicking? Think you can really click and get flies?

*notcot - 07.11.05 , 23:30 - 0 Notes

Why, why are they following me?

square.pngIt’s so silly its funny. So apparently Wendy’s has a new ad campaign… This line drawn mope-y droopy superhero of sorts is so simply square, and gaining many a round followers.

Watch it here.
p.s. the outtakes are a trip… and you can even get them as emoticon sets.

*notcot - 07.03.05 , 13:19 - 1 Notes

A manifesto for YOU

It’s the Tom Peter’s Manifesto. It’s successful in reviving that dreamer, challenge overcomer, innovative designer, meaningful thinker, bull fighter within. In essence you need to read it, just to refresh your memory on possibly why you are here, and what you intend to do about it. Kudos to cph127.

*notcot - 06.30.05 , 14:25 - 0 Notes

Worldy Flags

flagging.pngVia Spear and CPH127 More…

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Mini webicons


*notcot - 06.10.05 , 14:38 - 1 Notes


BABEL_04.jpgBabel on… If you recall, not that long ago i posted about the imagery in the new Hitchiker’s Guide flick. Well Ektopia found these great images from Ron Lord in the original film. Not much to say, other than check out more below the jump. Fun eyecandy.

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*notcot - 06.09.05 , 20:28 - 3 Notes


kguys.jpgThe new trailer is out! Well more like an insane advert that everyone needs to see… and ShadeElaine and i also went through all the Katamari Offical site downloads, and were quite amused/impressed by the various artsy desktops, as well as the more random pdf files where you can print your own chopstick covers (think chinese restaurant style folded paper)… So a few goodies below… In anticipation for the new game. Looks far too silly and bizarre not to be good. Bizarre pic after…

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