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Five Ways Design Is Changing The Way We Drive

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Date: July 5, 2016 Comments: Comments Off on Five Ways Design Is Changing The Way We Drive Share:

Shifts in consumer preferences, tightening regulation, and technological breakthroughs combine to direct new trends in automotive design. Auto-manufacturers are now designing for a tech-savvy audience with a rising degree of social and environmental awareness. An increasingly urban consumer is also concerned about safety and security as well [...]

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NZ’s first virtual reality movie

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Date: July 5, 2016 Comments: Comments Off on NZ’s first virtual reality movie Share:

“We’re beating Weta…how cool is that?”: NZ’s first virtual reality movie A bright idea has led the way in virtual reality (VR) storytelling that is like Disneyland for developers and children alike. Alejandro Davila failed his driver license because he was distracted by the traffic lights while studying for his test. Why do they [...]

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6 Ways Street Art Is Influencing Design

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Date: June 9, 2016 Comments: Comments Off on 6 Ways Street Art Is Influencing Design Share:

6 ways street art is influencing design   From inner city walls to galleries, street art is steadily conquering the globe. We examine the inroads it’s been making into the design world. The history of graffiti and street art is a long one – arguably dating back to cave paintings, and certainly as a recognised feature of Roman civilisation. [...]

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Edible Beer Packaging

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Date: June 9, 2016 Comments: Comments Off on Edible Beer Packaging Share:

This edible beer packaging has been designed to protect marine wildlife Consultancy We Believers has worked with Saltwater Brewery to create edible beer packaging, which prevents sea turtles and birds from ingesting toxic plastic. Saltwater Brewery has launched edible, biodegradable beer packaging designed to protect marine wildlife from harmful [...]

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The Photography Trends Designers Need to Know

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Date: April 26, 2016 Comments: Comments Off on The Photography Trends Designers Need to Know Share:

Pchyburrs, Getty Images – silence vs noise trend The biggest recent influence on commercial photography has been the increasing take-up of social media and new technologies, which affect the way we share and consume. However there are more nuanced changes at play, as Getty Images senior director of creative content Paul Foster has found [...]

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Lumojo Looks to Make a Buzz in the Honey Market with Elegant Design

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Date: March 15, 2016 Comments: Comments Off on Lumojo Looks to Make a Buzz in the Honey Market with Elegant Design Share:

Every summer, between 50,000 and 80,000 bees buzz around a single hive, contributing to the tedious process of producing honey. The collaboration and attention to detail required to produce even a teaspoon of the golden substance undoubtedly makes this one of the most intricate examples of design in the natural world. And this is something [...]

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Chocolatexture Bar, by Nendo

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Date: February 10, 2016 Comments: Comments Off on Chocolatexture Bar, by Nendo Share:

Nendo has designed a textured chocolate bar which aims to provide a varied eating experience. The chocolatexture bar is made of the same “raw material” but uses “diverse textures”, says the consultancy, which aims to create different tastes. The bar of chocolate is divided into 12 different textures, which allow eaters to enjoy “a [...]

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Pentagram’s DJ Stout: There Needs To Be More Storytelling In Graphic Design

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Date: January 27, 2016 Comments: Comments Off on Pentagram’s DJ Stout: There Needs To Be More Storytelling In Graphic Design Share:

The cover of Texas Monthly‘s July 1992 issue features an portrait of then governor Ann Richards sitting on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle. She’s dressed head to toe white leather, her hair is coiffed in her signature gray bouffant, and she stares confidently at the camera. To DJ Stout, the cover’s designer, this portrait [...]

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DA 2017 Auckland workshops

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Date: January 18, 2016 Comments: Comments Off on DA 2017 Auckland workshops Share:

Design Assembly is delighted to present our first semester Auckland workshops line up for 2017. These feature a range of professional, business-focussed, half-day workshops that help you to develop and refine your design business in 2017, along with a wide range of full-day, hands-on, skills-based workshops.Get yourselves organised, get [...]

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Pentagram Gives Tea A Sophisticated, New Look

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Date: January 13, 2016 Comments: Comments Off on Pentagram Gives Tea A Sophisticated, New Look Share:

Bringing tea leaves to market involves a drawn-out process of auctioneers, agents, and wholesalers. But Teabox, an Indian company backed by a Texas billionaire, strips out the middlemen to ship its premium leaves to consumers within 48 hours of production—light years faster than the traditional three to six months. To communicate its innovative [...]

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