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A digital editorial unpacking the role of the Type Directors Club medalists and the award itself in the global design and typography community. Produced by Readymag.
Italian artist Massimiliano Pelletti (previously) gravitates toward imperfection, and his practice revolves around transforming presumed defects like impurities, cracks, or chips into elegantly carved figures. Pink marble sliced to reveal the stone’s pillowy, crystalline insides bisects the artist’s interpretation of Venus de Medici, while in “Blue Venus,” marbled sodalite and Mexican white onyx are spliced together into a fully formed bust. Contrasting smooth segments with the rough texture of unpolished stone, Pelletti evokes art history and ancient sculpture traditions through the lens of flaw and fallibility.
Philadelphia-based ceramicist Brian Giniewski (previously) is behind the playfully textured vessels known as Drippy Pots. Referencing a melty summertime ice cream cone or icing on a cake, the glossy material in mottled pastels, speckles, or single colors trickle down the exterior of mugs and cups.
The photographer Rankin’s new photography fair, Visual Noise, celebrates the talent of graduates whose final shows were disrupted by Covid. It takes place at Maryland Studio in east London on 9-10 April. Tickets are available from the studio’s website. All profits go to @legacyofwarfoundation
It would be neat if every ID school had one of these. Switzerland's ECAL has an online Digital Market where they sell the .stl files of objects designed by Master Product Design students, alumni and faculty. The nature of most of the objects is functional but designey. Some examples: