IKEA’s Better Shelter

IKEA foundation collaborate with several designers to make this easy-to-build shelter that can be used to help with people who are displaced by armed conflict or natural disaster. It’s amazing to see that designers are working with organizations like the UN to come up with solutions to global issues.

Futuristic Library (Tianjin)

I love the design of endless bookshelves with natural curves and waves. Being in that library must feel like you’re in an alternate dimension, as if you’re diving into the fictional world of the book. I think the color scheme and the structural designs work really well together to highlight the book covers while achieving…

AR 3D Typography

Augmented Reality (AR) has been a trend in recent years. This is a super cool app where you can draw and play with typography in AR. It’s interesting how design and typography has evolved from a 2D art towards a more complex dimension.

Benches by Pablo Reinoso

I love Reinoso’s spaghetti-style works. It feels magical and surreal, almost like something you would see in a Disney movie when objects are being transformed. There is such a strong sense of movement and energy in his pieces, and each strand feels airy in space.

Mindful CVs

When we were talking about one of the data portrait works by a classmate, who tracked the number of job updates she sees on LinkedIn each day, we talked about how LinkedIn and other social media can feel very overwhelming with bombarding ads and information. I came across this web project made by Andy Chung,…

Data Visualization Art

One of my favorite artists to follow online is Federica Fragapane. She is an Information Designer that create super creative and aesthetically-pleasing data visualizations on current event issues around the world. I love her work because it walks the line between data and art, where at one glance it may just look like any other…

Voting Art

I came across this post on Behance. It’s a collection of voting-related GIFs that different artists made so that people can share them as stickers on Instagram and Snapchat. With voting going on right now, I have seen more and more artists use their platform and skills towards the cause of encouraging political activism. Here…

Yi-Fei Chen designs a gun for firing her tears

This design was on display at the Dutch Design Week. The designer was influenced by her experiences growing up in a strict and authoritative education system, in which she felt like she was unable to resist her teachers and other higher-ups. She was taught that disagreeing with authority was rude. Then, when she moved to…

UNICEF Report Cards 16

I came across this UNICEF infographic on Behance, as I was browsing through its “Best of Behance” section. It caught my attention because I really loved how the three tiers (“the world of the child”, “the world around the child”, and “the world at large”) seemed to stack on top of each other, as a…

Fragments by Kumi Yamashita

I was scrolling through my favorite design Instagram account, designmilk, when I saw this artwork by Kumi Yamashita. It caught my eye immediately, because upon first glance it’s easy to miss the shadows next to the squares, each in the shape of a different person’s side profile. Like the artworks that we analyzed in class,…