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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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Forrest Grand Father

mascot01.gif5.gifThink green! Meet the mascots of Japan’s 2005 World Expo focused on “Nature’s Wisdom”.

“Kiccoro ( Forest Child )” The Forest Child has only just been born. Jumping around everywhere, he’s (she’s) full of energy! The Forest Child wants to see and do everything! He’s (she’s) looking forward to making lots of friends at the Expo.
“Morizo ( Forest Grand Father )”The Forest Grandfather has been living in the forest since long ago. He’s an easy-going and kind old man, he has seen many things and knows everything, but he hasn’t lost his curiosity. Hearing about the Expo, he’s enthusiastic about lending a hand.

They aren’t new, but they are just cute simple characters had to share them… Saw these guys at GiantRobot, but didn’t know what they were… now its all coming together.

*notcot - 06.08.05 , 14:35 - 2 Notes

Island Logoing

art_duffy_swt.jpgBahama-mama… Ok i don’t know, just felt like having that in type. As you’ve probably noticed i peruse the internet in spurts of inspiration, following bizarre threads that catch my brain… today so far is logo/graphic design. And it brought me back to the Bahamas redesign… its amazing, happy, vibrantly exciting… but to read about its design is also! [logolounge.com] and the SITE is gorgeous…

I’m archiving the article and a bunch of pics below… for my future reference and for you to check out.

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*notcot - 06.06.05 , 11:13 - 1 Notes

Stretch Daily

digitools.pngDaily photography, doodles, digital scribbles… Mark of Stretch Daily has accomplished what i always try but haven’t yet had the guts to post online. Daily brain bursts of creativity in some visual/auditory form. Some fun ideas… definite eye-candy when in need of some inspiration, a quick laugh, an unexpected thought. Via email from Gnash.

i am really enjoying this linking between photoshop and physical tools. See, you photoshop fearing lay men and women, it really is JUST like real life… only through your computer.

March 20, 2005. nice.

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