The collection of ideas, news, stories, etc., we think it’s good to share. The page will be updated whenever we find something interesting.

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2019.01.21
Interesting concept from Nike. Their New Dubai shop weaves Arabic script into store design. A new Nike store has launched at the Dubai Mall in Dubai, centered around the concept of using Arabic script to convey Nike’s brand motto throughout the store design. Interesting way to use typography as a part of store interior design.

You can read more about the New Dubai Nike shop concept from Design Week’s website.

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2018.12.24
The end of the year brings no greater joy than the opportunity to express to you season’s greetings and good wishes. Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year!
聖誕快樂,新年快樂!

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year 2019

2018.11.30
This is interesting and promising. Microsoft is modernizing its Office icons as part of a broader focus on design for its various Office apps. It’s the first time the Office icons have changed in five years, and they’re designed to be more simple and modern to span across multiple devices and platforms.

We are looking forward to seeing this new icon design of Microsoft’s in use and how well their new visual identity will reflect the simple, powerful, and intelligent experiences of Office.

You can read more about this project on The Verge’s and Medium’s websites.

New Microsoft Office Icons

2018.07.30
This is like the coolest thing for a little while:
Creative content marketing firm neomam, has released seven 8-bit gifs from classic 1980s films. Intelligently, neomam & angie’s list, a home design firm, utilizes the iconic brands of these 7 films as portal to inspire an audience for retro aesthetics and pop-culture products to engage a market base that associates with those films in some capacity.

8-bit Star Wars

Read more about this awesome project:
https://www.designboom.com/art/neomam-angies-list-07-29-18


2018.04.25
Colo(u)rs play an important role in design process. Finding good color combinations are not as easy as it may look. Below you can find a couple websites that gives you nice ideas and inspiration finding a perfect color combination for yourself.

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Adobe Color Wheel ]


2018.04.18
Interesting rebranding of Battersea Dogs & Cats Home by Pentagram. You can find more in the article about their rebranding.

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Battersea rebrand

2018.03.28
What comes to typography, it’s one of the most crucial element in design and design process. The hard work of choosing the right typeface especially comes out when you are creating bilingual project. A good example is Chinese language. Chinese typefaces usually include Western fonts but, to be honest, their style is not so visually appealing. Hereby, you end up having too different typefaces in your design and even in a paragraph: Chinese and Western in order to make your design look balanced.

A New-York-based designer and typographer TienMin Liao tries to change this bilingual obstacle. Her “Bilingual Lettering” project is a series of Latin-Kanji pairing studies for use in bilingual lettering and logotype. The project is a great example how to approach design/typography and create bilingual lettering in order to make visually balanced design.

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2017.12.18
Business cards don’t always need to be made of paper. You need to be able to stand out from the crowd like this Finnish gentleman and a good friend of ours, Petri Hurme. An excellent example of use of different material on business card design.

In his words: “Burned with laser to birch. Various types of varnishes gives different contrast and colors to wood.”

Vinkeä Design Oy business card
Vinkeä Design Oy business card