Entries Tagged as 'Design'

Monday, March 17th, 2008

A Legacy with cut roots

Among the inmates of Theresienstadt concentration camp, there was an architect named Alexander Beer. He was one out of a number of Jewish architects that had shaped the look of an era. Some of the buildings can still be found around Berlin, other parts of Germany and Poland, others never made it past the drawing […]

Wednesday, February 27th, 2008

Featuring: Marcel Eichner

Surely, there are talents closer to home than the previously featured ones from Israel and Portugal. One example of them, Berlin-based illustrator / designer / VJ / coder / artist Marcel Eichner stuck out from the mass of great designers not because of his style – which can be refered to as 2008ish Mitte-Prenzlauer Berg […]

Sunday, February 24th, 2008

From the Land of Great Type

While searching the widths, lengths and depths of European type producers, I found yet another high quality type foundry coming out of a single-person-enterprise from Portugal: Dino dos Santos’ DSType, located close to the second largest city, Porto. His classical modern typefaces have a certain twist to their appearance making any piece of text they […]

Wednesday, February 13th, 2008

The Battle of The Phones

What’s Germany’s next top model? That is, phone model. Since the old days of phones being a sober communication tool with no extras and definitely no entertainment the concept of “phone” changed dramatically. We’ve grown accustomed to some of the nice new features that help organize your day, listen to your favorite radio show on […]

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008

Como excelente!

What do you do when you want a new typeface for your designs? See if Courier New still suits your makeshift style? Go to the infamous halls of DaFont? Or invest in a corporate typeface from FontShop where you don’t know if it ever pays back? If you are looking for a high-quality font family […]

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008

Typo, Take 13

Unite, all you typophiles!
The world’s most prestigious are coming to town for the 13th TYPO Berlin Conference – an event that will bring such famous speakers as Jonathan Barnbrook, Oded Ezer, Erik Spiekermann and Stefan Sagmeister to the capital’s Haus der Kulturen der Welt (”House of World Cultures” in Mitte’s Tiergarten district). There will be […]

Monday, December 10th, 2007

Holiday Shopping Frenzy

T’is the season to be jolly – and to give to the ones you love!
But what to get your naughty daughter that has it all? Or your husband that can only be satisfied by a paid-for BMW X5? Do your friends already have the movies and soundtracks you can think of? Well maybe it’s time […]

Tuesday, November 20th, 2007

This is not America. A Luftbruecke Contest

A little piece of you
The little piece in me
Will die
For this is not america
David Bowie
Welcome to the next big Luftbruecke contest. We want you to interpret “this is not america” into a photo or composition.
One JPEG File of your work in 10 x 15 centimeters at a resolution of 300 dpi in RGB […]

Wednesday, October 24th, 2007

Local Web Grabs 1.0

If Hamburg is the capital of print media, Berlin definitely earned to be called the capital of online and interactive media. Eboy, for example was one of the homegrown digital design factories that made their pixel style big in Japan and around the world. Needless to say, we could fill a whole blog just with […]