Semigood and Mike Perry

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Boutique furniture company Semigood Design, based in beautiful Seattle, boasts an impressive lineup of products. I’d previously seen (and sat on) the made for Dwell magazine Rian stool, but was unaware of the rest of Semigood’s line. With a nod to the past and to Danish styling, the furniture is functional, locally-sourced and sturdy. And with the new flat pack ready-to-assemble line, it’s put together in about 5 minutes.


Design For You: A Herman Miller Contest

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Herman Miller has just launched Design For You: an exciting contest powered by collective participation. Each prize requires a certain number of people to unlock it. As more people enter the contest, more prizes will be unlocked. For the grand prize, you could win one of five hand-painted Eames Rockers created by Andrew Holder, Philip Lumbang, Christopher Lee, Mark Giglio, and Josh Cochran. Each chair is one-of-a-kind.

In addition to the weekly prizes, the person who gets the most people to enter the contest will win an Aeron chair.

For more information, including a full list of prizes, visit the Design For You home page.


Wojciech Kolacz

otecki, illustration, sculpture, art, Poland

Poland based artist and illustrator, Wojciech Kolacz (aka Otecki), has an eclectic mix of work that ranges from colorfully patterned sculptures to colossal murals and vibrant illustrations. His sculptures, as seen above, are hidden amongst the urban environments we inhabit, adding a playful imaginative element to an often mundane world.


Ferocious Quarterly

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Fantastic new work in the form of Ferocious Quarterly, a curated publication featuring art, illustration, design, short fiction and writing. In the words of publisher Nate Utesch, FQ is “somewhere between an art and culture magazine, a coffee table art book, and an art journal.”


Scott Albrecht

scott albrecht, art, design, wood, typography, brooklyn, new york

Brooklyn based artist and designer, Scott Albrecht, creates incredible work using my favorite material: wood.  Creating objects ranging from wooden sculptures to typography, Scott’s work is conceptually and visually striking.

This piece, titled Heart Hands, is featured in his solo show “SOMETHINGMISTAKENFORNOTHING” at San Francisco’s The Curiosity Shoppe. The show opened last weekend, and is up until the 26th of September. If you’re in or around the Bay Area, definitely check it out.


Ingela’s Nesting Dolls

ingela Arrhenius nesting dolls

I love these nesting dolls by Swedish Illustrator Ingela Arrhenius. You can choose from an animal set or circus set, both of which are available for purchase at Swedishness.


Job Wouters

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Job Wouters is a designer, illustrator, typographer and massive doodler based in Amsterdam. The sheer range of his work is astounding; it’s been a long time since I’ve seen this kind of variety put out by a designer.


Jacques Charette

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Booklet cover for Librax Roche Recipe

Jacques Charette attended schools in Ottawa and Brussels (Belgium) as well as the Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Montreal. Before establishing his own firm in 1970, he worked on various materials for Expo 67. He is also responsible for designing the logo for the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada (GDC).


Justin Fuller

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Justin Fuller (aka Pencil + Paper) has been dishing out some pretty sweet work. He has a fun, comfortable and easy way with typography — blending it well with illustration, identity, and corporate design.


Blue Note Album Covers in Motion

I really enjoyed this video tribute to the legacy of Reid Miles. The piece was conceived to promote a series of summer jazz concerts at the Bella Vista Social Pub in Siena, Tuscany. If you are unfamiliar with Reid’s design work for Blue Note, Graphicology offers a side by side comparison of the reimagined covers with the original album art.

(via Swiss Legacy)