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SEED CATHEDRAL ///

I was blown away when I saw these images of the Seed Cathedral currently under construction in Shanghai. The building will be the centerpiece of the UK Pavilion for the Shanghai Expo, starting May 1, 2010. 60,000 long clear acrylic rods form the outside of the building; at the end of each of the rods...

FLYFIRE ///

I’m always watching out for projects that are being done by MIT’s Media Lab. Flyfire is one that caught my eye recently. From their site: “Flyfire, a project initiated by the SENSEable City Laboratory in collaboration with ARES Lab (Aerospace Robotics and Embedded Systems Laboratory) aims to transform any ordinary space into a highly immersive...

STEFAN KANCHEV ///

Last fall I started teaching. My first class was History of Visual Communications, one of my favorites as a student. When I was in school I loved learning about the rich visual history of graphic design, feeling as though maybe there was some way my own career could contribute to the great succession of work...

CANDY CHANG ///

“Candy Chang is a designer, urban planner and artist in Helsinki. She likes to make the city more accessible and engaging through research, design, and the creative use of public space.” There are some really interesting projects over at her site that cross disciplines between community awareness/advocacy, technology, urban planning and design/art. I wish more...

TFAL RELAUNCH ///

Our good friends over at Thinking For a Living™ have just re-launched their site! The new site makes good use of some innovative navigational techniques and has a slew of great resources, articles, links and more. Make sure to check them out and visit often.

SABER ON MSNBC ///

grafitti artist Saber recently was on MSNBC to talk about a piece he did that expressed his view on healthcare. There was a lot of people upset or angered by the piece because they felt it was defacing the flag. This in it self shows how narrow minded politicians and a lot of conservative americans...

LEFT ME SPEECHLESS ///

Friend of The Takeover, Andy Chen, has a new article up on Design Observer. You must head over there and read it for yourself. Andy has been keeping us up to date with the research he’s been doing at the Royal College of Art’s Helen Hamlyn Centre. He’s currently working on some very exciting things...

KNOCKOUT ///

Knockout is a tremendously talented (capable, innovative, results-driven, professional) brand communications firm in Asbury Park, NJ. Believe me, I’d know. This past Wednesday night I was lucky enough to welcome Jason Watt (partner) and Alex Rosenkranz (designer) to my class to share with my students about Knockout’s own creative/communication process, something they refer to as...

APPLE iPad ///

I’m going to be completely honest, I think the iPad is the stupidest name for a device that seems to be pretty cool. Then again, I doubt the name matters all that much, just look at the iPod right? I don’t have a full review of it yet, I’m still trying to “digest” all the...

FUCT “THE DOCTRINE” ///

FUCT is one of my favorite brands, with a defiant stance like no other, their presence and message is refreshing. recently FUCT dropped the first of 3 installments from “the doctrine” a film that embodies the brand. This really feels like some fight club type of shit.. Always great to see what their doing but...

MAG+ ///

As a book designer I can’t help but feel drawn to the ideas concerning digital reading devices and the future implications for digital publishing. The naturally-occurring tension between the current print-based domain that we’ve been under for so long and the endless opportunity (read: challenges) that the digital realm of the future holds for us...

STEVE HASLIP ///

Steve Haslip is a designer from the UK that recently finished his MFA at the School of Visual Arts. I love his portfolio, especially the work he did for the Dirty Weekend series of workshops, his thesis project.