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@rulesbased

To avoid lots of nice examples getting unpublished, mainly because not always there’s time to do a bit of extra research and those links got lost on our bookmarks, we’re now on twitter.

Of course we will continue publishing extended reviews here, but in the meantime, follow us @rulesbased


eddie opara

Another inspiring talk at the Walker Art Center.

Eddie Opara is a former designer of Art Technology Group, Imaginary Forces and New York based 2×4. He is a founder partner of the Map Office, defined in their own words as:

A contemporary design agency striving to build compelling visual brands through strategy, design and technology.


generative gestaltung

Reading old posts of Serial Consign, a blog about digital culture and information design, I came across this interesting generative layouts project.

The author is Benedikt Groß, at his website you get more information about generative strategies applied to graphic design and also find some InDesign scripting to play with.

He is also author, with Hartmut Bohnacker, Julia Laub and Claudius Lazzeroni, of Generative Gestaltung, a book published just in German at the moment. My German level is very very basic so I can’t wait for the English version.

Until now, designers used the tools developed for them by programmers, meaning that the persons doing the designing adapted themselves to the system. Generative design transforms design-schooled users of digital tools into programmers of their own individual digital toolbox. This opens up new visual vistas and fundamentally alters the design process.

Quoted from the publisher website (Verlag Hermann Schmidt), where you can sign in for the English version.


field

We have already published their work for AOL a few months ago.

All their work is truly generative with really engaging outcomes. Among their updates since last time we visit their website, Dokfest Lounge project catch my attention especially. Check their website.

They are giving a talk in London at the Glug BBQ at Cargo next Thursday, 22 May. Line up also includes Moving Brands, Mickey Stretton and Maverick Media. More info and tickets here.


8vo on the outside

Via Swiss Legacy, I found out that some chapters from the 8vo on the outside book are available at Google Books. Unfortunately, those showcasing their flexible identities are not. The book is published by Lars Müller.

Recommended reading with interesting inputs about the importance of the design of the system, as opposed to the design of the outcome.

Image from the Hamish Muir website.