My granddad wanted to become a sign painter and designer, but was stopped; my dad would have had a real talent for language, but was stopped. When I expressed a desire to become a graphic designer, I was not stopped.
Dhaka is the capital of Bangladesh and home to millions, but the megacity doesn’t have a bus map. This project enlists local volunteers to help chart the city’s complex transit system and makes the map freely available to the public. This civic-minded urban intervention is our Project of the Day.
The National Poster Restrospecticus began life as a small, local affair at the arts center in Waltham, MA. It featured a collection of hand printed event posters from artists and designers based all over the country, and it attracted hundreds of fans. Almost immediately, organizers realized they wanted to do it again… and again… and again. A tour was born.
This coming summer, they’ll head out on a seven-city tour with their biggest collection of poster work ever — 300 posters from over 75 artists, including former Kickstarter creators Aesthetic Apparatus.
The title kind of says it all with this one: print on fabric with sunlight. That’s right! Brought to us by the design studio Lumi, this is a totally new kind of photographic print process for textiles, which uses light-sensitive, water-based dyes that develop their color in sunlight — creating gorgeous, color-saturated prints on (pick one) your favorite t-shirt, a scarf, a wallet, the back pocket of those old jeans, etc. Hell, pick ‘em all! Backers can snag the basic starter kit for a $35 pledge. We snagged ‘em as our Project of the Day.
This is how graphic designer Bonnie Kate Wolf explains to us how she’ll knit a map of the world. We don’t know any other details yet, because we basically blacked out while watching the video. (With happiness.) (We’ll watch it again now.) Check it out for yourself by going here.
Gift Couture make themed wrapping paper sets. The Cheeseburger (above) includes five different wrapping paper designs: a bun, hamburger patty, cheese, lettuce, and tomatoes. Come Christmas-time, you won’t even want to unwrap your presents!
The fine folks behind GLI.TC/H 20111!? have been rapidly updating backers on the progress of their project. Unsurprisingly, much of this comes in the form of glitch’d out graphics and all sort of other digital tomfoolery, like their signature —