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Periodic typography lust.

Thanks, Squidspot and Cam Wilde, for the totally cool “Periodic Table of Typefaces.” This thing has gotten so popular that various vendors are now selling it as a poster, moleskin cover, and more… so we’re sharing it here too, just for fun:

September 9’s daily design idea is consider curating a non-physical collection of something beautiful. The digital form of Wilde’s table makes it instantly more sharable.

September 9, 2010 at 10:37 am Leave a comment

Play them – they’re yours.

via the New York Times (June 21, 2010):

“Monday was the first day on which 60 pianos could be played on street corners and in parks around the city as part of a public art project called “Play Me, I’m Yours.” There were double-takes as people walked by: A piano? Anyone can sit down and play anything?”

“[Luke Jerram] said the brainstorm for “Play Me, I’m Yours” had hit while he was in a launderette in his hometown, Bristol, England. “I was going there with my underwear every week,” he said. “No one was talking to each other. I thought, put a piano in there, it can act as a catalyst for conversation.””

All images from Luke Jerram’s website.

June 25′s daily design idea is be generous with your ideas; share them with the public.

June 25, 2010 at 3:37 pm Leave a comment

Artists, environmentalists, and sharing.

The Whitney Museum just kicked off an exciting new exhibit entitled “UNDERCURRENTS: Experimental Ecosystems in Recent Art” that will be occurring in various locations throughout the western shore of Manhattan, including The Kitchen, the High Line, the Little Red Lighthouse, and the North River Wastewater Treatment Plant, from May 27 until June 19.

via the Whitney Museum:

“Ethical cohabitation—how to live together and how to be in the shared environment—is the problem that brings together the sociopolitical, cultural, and ecological within this exhibition. While ostensibly aiming to achieve harmonious balance, such relations are nevertheless inherently antagonistic and always unstable. In this context, how does one choose to act?”


Large Frog and Bee by Tom Otterness is not part of this exhibit, but can be seen at Montefiore Children’s Hospital in the Bronx. Photo by Adam Reich.

June 3’s daily design idea is any design that you execute will have to share resources with its users, you, and the rest of the world. How can you use this awareness to bring a new ethical sensitivity to your design process?

One of UNDERCURRENT’s many upcoming events is This Picnic Stinks! on Saturday from noon-3pm, co-sponsored with my friends at the Design Trust for Public Space. Hope to see you there!

June 3, 2010 at 8:13 pm Leave a comment

The ugly duckling of bike sharing.

GOOD recently reported on the early successes of Dublin’s bike sharing program, Dublin Bikes. Only 2 of the 450 were “pilfered” in the first six months of the program, which is impressive relative to some of the other less fortunate bike sharing programs worldwide.

Why haven’t more bikes been stolen? “It helps that the bicycle is ugly,” writes the Global Post, among other reasons.

April 19’s daily design idea is smart design isn’t always beautiful design.

April 19, 2010 at 1:05 pm 1 comment

Design for sharing.

Neal Gorenflo, publisher of online magazine Shareable, recently posted a great article called “Ten Ways Our World Is Becoming More Shareable.” He points out trends like increased urban development (over half the world lives in cities) and the pervasiveness of social media (which Lee LeFever has explained “in plain english”), and has realistic examples to back them up. I was especially intrigued by his mention of Generation G, a term explained by TrendWatching.com about a year ago. This cultural group is pushing more and more for sharing, especially in times when resources seem tight. And as TrendWatching points out, “the need for more generosity beautifully coincides with the ongoing (and pre-recession) emergence of an online-fueled culture of individuals who share, give, engage, create and collaborate in large numbers.”

April 5’s daily design idea is design something that shares extremely easily. How does this change your creative process?

April 5, 2010 at 9:14 am 2 comments

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