IRL Glasses are the answer to screen overload and digital fatigue, putting people back in the driver’s seat to control when and how they interact with screens. Wearing IRL Glasses makes screens that are “on” look like they are “off.”
Kickstarter launched a new service called drip that allows you to directly support a creator you like, similar to Patreon. My first drip support goes to Debbie Millman for her wonderful DesignMatters podcast. I love everything about this.
Closca is launching a highly functional water bottle that is easy to clean, easy to attach to your bag, bike, scooter.. and comes with an app that shows you where you can refill your bottle. LOVE! I totally just backed their Kickstarter.
Lucien, the force behind The Invisible Dog Art Center is one of my favorite humans, ever. I love the creative community he has built here on Bergen street, and let me be part of. He gets my support for Season 9 of The Invisible Dog. Does he get yours?
The video is by the super talented team of Mac Premo. Definitely my favorite Kickstarter video to date!
You are looking at a mighty adorably looking toothbrush that comes with an integrated speaker and music store. Choose a song, and it’ll play for two minutes- the recommended amount of time to get those teeth clean. My kids would approve of Benjamin Brush. Get one by pledging over on Kickstarter.
Graphic designer Marina Poropat Joyce wrote Designing for Print after advising and teaching designers, print buyers, students and business owners for almost 20 years. It includes cost comparisons for different printing methods, decision trees that answer questions, an extensive glossary, helpful checklists, a comprehensive section on printing and the environment and tips to help you work with printers.
The Habit Calendar gives you the satisfaction of crossing something off your to do list while tracking the small habits that make a huge difference. (If you like this idea, you might also like my to-do app, TeuxDeux!)
In 1927, the Italian Futurist artist and designer Fortunato Depero created a monograph of his work unlike anything that had been seen before. Called Depero Futurista, or “Depero the Futurist,” it is also known as The Bolted Book, because it is famously bound together by two large industrial aluminum bolts.
Filled with bold typographic experimentation, daring layouts, and featuring work in nearly every artistic and design medium, it is universally recognized as a landmark avant-garde example of the “book as object.”
Long unavailable, The Bolted Book is now coming back to print. Designers & Books, the Center for Italian Modern Art in New York (CIMA), and the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Trento and Rovereto, Italy (Mart), which houses the Depero archives, are collaborating to publish a new facsimile edition, which will be the first exact copy of Depero Futurista ever produced since its original publication 90 years ago.
You can help reissue The Bolted Book as it appeared in its original form and return this resonant piece of design history to the present.