Designing a Phenomenon: Student Designs Inspire a New Approach to Voting - by Matt Luckhurst
Our class “Designing a Phenomenon,” taught by Brian Collins and me, is an intensive fourth-year honors class at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. It is solely focused on a designers’ ability to influence and change behavior.
Inspired by the GOOD community’s Take Back Tuesday challenge, we asked our students to create a new phenomenon around the act of voting. The election of the president should be cause for a celebration around the most important act every American can do: get out and vote. Every four years we debate the reasons for the deep interest in the election on one hand, but the apathy people exhibit around voting on the other.
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Featured design by student HeeSang Lee: For election day “We’re Closed”
I like simple things, I like to simplify things, I always have.
Behind the build of the new Element site -
A new creative shop called Element based in Austin, Texas made a new site for clients and others to view.
Phil Coffman, the creative director, had this to say initially on Dribbble:
… essentially our first site was never meant to be a long-term site for us. It didn’t go into enough detail on who we are and what we offer. This new site offers much more content and gives us room to add our portfolio (which is coming soon) and discuss our services in more length. The brand evolution happened naturally over the course of the past year and this site reflects it.
So clever – the human body visualized as a subway map by designer Sam Loman, a fine addition to these visual metaphors using he London Tube map.
Also see these vintage illustrations envisioning the body as a machine.
Look at other types of art, as much as possible. — Jonas of 37signals
This is the new SB Nation. It is more beautiful than you could possibly imagine.