Recent years have seen a revival of interest in modernist graphic design, but little agreement about what, in practical terms, this might mean or what is ultimately at stake in it. Thirty-four leading graphic designers and studios were invited to produce a poster design on the theme of Braun systems design. From repetition and development to nostalgia and critique, the diversity of response to the systems brief offers a snapshot of the international graphic design scene in this moment of uncertain possibility. At the same time, systems samples some of the best and most challenging work currently being produced.
Moving story, great cinematography, astonishing old photographs and a 273-year-old farmhouse.
You can also check out the book by J. Roderick himself.
A film about place and memory, a farmhouse in Japan, and the lives of the people who called it home.
Check out the book as well
Toward Resilient Architectures
DIN takes the form of shelving and a table. Separately, the shelving is reduced to a grid structure, and the table is an incomplete, narrow surface with only two legs. Fitted together, the two elements mutually stabilize and the furniture becomes complete. DIN stands freely in space, accessible from all sides, it can combine or divide spaces.
The Overview Effect, first described by author Frank White in 1987, is an experience that transforms astronauts’ perspective of the planet and mankind’s place upon it. Common features of the experience are a feeling of awe for the planet, a profound understanding of the interconnection of all life, and a renewed sense of responsibility for taking care of the environment.
While I was on the space station, I used Twitter to ask hundreds of thousands of people what they would like me to take a picture of. Resoundingly, the answer was “home.” Everyone, from all around the world, wanted to see their hometowns. I found that thought-provoking. After millennia of wandering and settling, we are still most curious about how we fit in and how our community looks in the context of the rest of the world. A curiosity of self-awareness, now answerable by technology.
This is where the answers to our problems will start. People across the planet need to see and internalize an accurate global vision of place and individual accountability—to recognize the problems that face us all and the technologies that exist to combat them. Our young people need to be able to look up, to look beyond the horizons of their forebears, and see the wisdom and opportunity that comes from a more universal sense of responsibility.
The International Space Station is a phenomenal laboratory, an unparalleled test bed for new invention and discovery. Yet I often thought, while silently gazing out the window at Earth, that the actual legacy of humanity’s attempts to step into space will be a better understanding of our current planet and how to take care of it.
It is not a perfect world, but it is ours. Sometimes you have to leave home to truly see it.
Chris Hadfield, quoted from his article We Should Treat Earth as Kindly as We Treat Spacecraft.
I find the trihedral joint particularly interesting.
The designs are Open Source, you can download them and play with them here.