gurus: Stefan Sagmeister

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@lheretakis writes: A glass of tea. ⠀ For an upcoming S&W project on beauty, please do send us the most beautiful thing you can think of. It should be human made, ⠀ - like an object,...

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@einheinser writes: The Lamy 2000 is the most beautiful ball-point pen I could even imagine. It's plain and classy — and still you're able to hold it and write with it. I got this...

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@lheretakis writes: An entrance of a Victorian house in Bath, UK⠀ ⠀ For an upcoming S&W project on beauty, please do send us the most beautiful thing you can think of. It should...

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@yonatan_p writes: I made 60x60 objects from Styrofoam which reflect places or objects from a story by Nissim Aloni. Everytime I organize the objects in a different position it gives...

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@spencercbailey writes: The Shōkin-tei tea pavilion at the Katsura Imperial Villa in Kyoto. Its thatched roof, its roughness, the timeworn materials, the blue-and-white checkered pattern...

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Matthew Barley thinks this is a beautiful chair. ⠀ I agree.

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Erica Flavio writes: The ironical beauty of archaic Jogjakarta Dynasty relief. It was slanted purposedly with satirical towards the declining morale of the teenager, yet it reminds...

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@camilopezpa writes: I took this picture in Peru, there's a road full with sand and poor towns and in the middle rises a billboard of Inka Kola, the famous Peruvian Soda.⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ For...

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@dani_by_design writes: This past weekend my friends and I stopped to gaze in awe upon a unique desert sculpture on the way to Las Vegas. They're called the 7 magic mountains.⠀ ⠀ ⠀ For...

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@toddbracher writes: The hand axe, typically made from flint, is the longest used tool in human history. Beautiful in its truth; created purely for purpose. Beautiful in its marriage...

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Rafael Martínez writes: Torres de Satélite by Luis Barragán and Mathias Goeritz represents a huge, slow and beautiful kinetic sculpture.⠀ ⠀ For an upcoming S&W project on beauty,...

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@shuchita_grover writes: Sometimes I come across things that leave me in awe of huaman creation. For me it has been this wall at the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi. This marble...

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@evazeta writes: My little treasure was made on the island of Tanegashima, Japan, following the local craftsmanship tradition that goes back to the katana sword makers of the twelfth...

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@irenegalsan writes: ⠀ I find beauty in simplicity. ⠀ I find beauty in people.⠀ I find beauty in Frederic Forest pieces ⠀ @fredericforest⠀ ⠀ ⠀ For an upcoming S&W project...

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Joseph Abi Saab writes: The most beautiful thing I can think of is not a specific object or place. It’s repetition and patterns.⠀ The image is taken inside Hassan II mosque, the...

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@sameerssojwal writes: The oddness of iron rod coming out of a building is beautiful. ⠀ ⠀ For an upcoming S&W project on beauty, please do send us the most beautiful thing you can...

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@lescoups writes: This poster was influenced by the concern of how much plastic we use daily. The phrase not only means disgust with careless consuming and producing of the material,...

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Here is a little film about the promotion Eva Villar organized for the Happy Film in San Sebastián, Spain @evavillarestudio @club_de_creativos @donostiakultura

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@leyathelunar writes: I fell in love with these windows in New York City west village.⠀ My comment: I run by it most mornings on the high line. The colors match the colors of...

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@_silentlines writes: ⠀ I recently began an illustration collection, telling stories through incomplete lines within the negative space. ⠀ ⠀ For an upcoming S&W project on...

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@claudia.kolb writes: Gramastettner Krapferl are beautiful, because they are made with so much love. For me the beauty is caused in the sweet memory of my wonderful childhood too. ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ For...

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@hinkeweikamp writes: The most beautiful object I can think of is my heavy etching-press, where I can make monoprints of natural objects.⠀ ⠀ ⠀ For an upcoming S&W project on beauty,...

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A promotion for the Happy Film in Spain, organized and by the wonderful Eva Villar, basically out of the goodness of her heart and because she liked the film...amazing. This is not...

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Kathrin Ulanicki writes: One of my works in this picture is covered by paper, which is the real star of the photo. Its not only about the feeling of unboxing presents, it's about the...

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@juanjoegusquiza writes: A view of a street light from below.⠀

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@lina.jot writes: I am so forever thankful for the invention of such a simple solution to such a common problem. Having severe short-sightedness this tiny fragile thing makes my life...

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@matildemattiuzzo writes: The beauty and perfection of the ordinary: The London tube.⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀

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@georg_brennwald writes: I'm still inspired and amazed by air travel in general and especially the beautifully efficient design of airplanes.⠀ ⠀ My comments: mine looks just...

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@peligropictures writes: Artist Ai Weiwei seems to dwarf the creator.⠀

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@_aakritikhurana writes: I live in Hyderabad, India and I collect dead flowers & leaves to preserve them. ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ For an upcoming S&W project on beauty, please do send us the most...

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@Irasak writes: As a kid, I admired this soviet lustre for many years. ⠀ Now, I look at it and nothing has changed - not my admiration and not the ceiling, that still needs renovation......

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Peter Siklossy writes: I use these spoons designed by Gabi Veit for various sugars and salts. They make me smile.

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@wandawriter writes: The most beautiful thing I can think of is my Junghans Max Bill Watch with hand-widing. I love the combination of bauhaus simplicity, technical perfection and understatement....

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@gus_nobel writes: ⠀ An espresso mug, even after breaking, is still beautiful. ⠀ I marked the point of rupture.⠀ And: if you need to put your life together, my friend @aysebirselseck...

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@t1mbeck writes: This is the view of a staircase, looking down from the top of the tower at the Gaddafi Mosque in Kampala, Uganda.

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@adrian.mok writes: I've always been intrigued how the Japanese art of Kintsugi repairs broken pottery with gold and lacquer. Where the end result of these 'gold scars' is so much more...

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Still my favorite piece by them, Surrounded Islands, Christo and Jeanne Claude, @christojeanneclaude

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@robertocampos1969 writes: Beautiful, simple, agile, light, accurate, cheap and unpretentious, the Citroen 2cv from⠀ 1948, designed by Flaminio Bertoni and Pierre J. Boulanger

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@tomtribus writes: I really like the symmetry of the Viennese subway stations. ⠀⠀

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@ccsarrettedesigns writes: During a trip to the Grand Canyon I came across this tiny little pottery in the window of a museums' store. It grabbed my attention straight away. I researched...

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@shantanu.sharma writes: I am 18 years old, from New Delhi, India. I made a series of self portraits reflecting my current state of mind, battles with stress, anxiety, homesickness...

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@mortenduemose writes: Villa Carlotta in Tremezzo is one of the most beautiful buildings in Italy.⠀ ⠀ my comments: These grotesque Illustrations have always been among my very favorite...

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At Sagmeister & Walsh we are working on a new large-scale exhibition and looking for a production intern. This is a paid position. ⠀ ⠀ Please email info@sagmeisterwalsh.com with...

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@alec_tear writes: Inspired by Paul Rand’s beautifully simple pictogram for IBM, I designed this Valentine’s Day card to put a smilie on my girlfriends face.⠀ ⠀ my comments:...

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@olga_protasova_illustration writes: I've made a pattern based on a historical pattern my friend found on the wall in Milano. It was so amazingly beautiful, I wanted to make it part...

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@sigaojoao writes: The ceiling of Charles de Gaulle airport is gorgeous. ⠀ ⠀ my comment: I always hated that airport. I should have looked up more.

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@cedric.thevenot writes: This is what I saw for a few minutes, when I was crossing the french countryside in an empty train: the sunlight through the painted glass. When the trip was...

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@dorobot writes: My favourite „trashure“: somebody dropped this at sea as garbage, sea improved and later returned it for me to find it. ⠀

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Which of these things do you think smells the most beautiful? Please reply by commenting with a number from 1-6.

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@leo_kauntz_moderini writes: This picture was taken in Maastricht, the Netherlands and features an indoor pool. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ For an upcoming S&W project on beauty, please...

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@indianstreetsigns writes: I am a Mexican living in Mumbai for the past 2 years. Beauty is one of the most powerful tools that people use to make their daily life bearable. From colourful...

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We went to see it last summer, maybe the most beautiful recent piece of architecture I have seen anywhere in the world, the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg by Swiss architects Herzog and...

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Who would have thought it: Jlo in Minneapolis doing Prince last night, an absolute thing of beauty...thank you @mauroporcini for taking us...

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Stephanie Sizemore writes: The shavings of this white pencil were better than any of the drawings I made with it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ For an upcoming S&W project on beauty,...

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@tati_schuss writes: Even though it looks like as delicate part of female underwear, it is enormous. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ For an upcoming S&W project on beauty, please do send...

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@pauuel writes: I made this short animation to show the very moment of absolute presence and not being distracted by inner dialogue when meditating.⠀ ⠀ my comment: Pretty and perfect.

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Stefan Liske writes: Being fascinated by the beauty of caustic reflections in nature, we were intrigued to find a way of controlling these natural phenomena. We were able to create...

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@archita_b writes: The Devnagari font project is inspired by Pistilli Roman which according to me is a beautiful font. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ my comment: Ahh, looks like Didot...

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@alex.huban writes: Taken from plane, these beautiful energy producing monsters always impact me through their design simplicity and sustainable functionality. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ For...

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@The_last_dodo writes: This wall of a London house is beautiful in it's minimalistic lines, colour and symmetry. It also contains a historical trace, bricked up windows as a result...

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We find round things more pleasing than sharp cornered things From @oleg.pashkovsky #code #lucidartist

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Muriel Pedrazzini writes: An Oloid is good for nothing, it just exists to be beautiful. L’art pour l'art! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ my comment: That sounds like a fantastic reason...

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A nice person sent this, but I lost the mail, please get in touch: The most beautiful thing I can think of is patina, how all these small traces of use make this object (Here the original...

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Vanessa Baish writes: This glass was made from a beer bottle by a small company in Mexico. ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀

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At Sagmeister & Walsh we are working on a new large-scale exhibition and looking for in-house freelance help for a few months. We are looking for two roles: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀...

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@ram73 writes: I came across this beauty in the back of my friend’s closet, even though it’s a thing of the past the design of the videosphere tv is so beautiful, modern and very...

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@vxvalerie writes: In the picture you can see a sleeve of a big, chunky sweater I hand-knitted, merging toghether different sized yarns. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ For an upcoming...

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@robabeni writes: I love fragments. I love all those little piaces of paper and tiny parts of objects. I found this lonely piece of paper: It looks like a face ready to tell us the...

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@jewfrotull writes: A decor detail from a restaurant in the Zurich airport. I was loopy from an overnight flight, but was struck by the recessed lighting in a wall by the bathroom. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ For...

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@DENIZ.UNER writes: I feel that this is the most beautiful thing I've ever seen. Contrary to what we know of Breuer's pragmatic and rational modernist designs out of metal pipe structures,...

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Nuno Acosta writes: This is a Virgin Mary giant statue on a natural viewer in Bucay, a small town near the highlands on Ecuador. The darkest background is the sky itself, it’s always...

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@mijahu writes: 
Brendan Ravenhill’s “bent-nail bottle opener” is the most trusty thing I’ve ever owned. It looks like a Dadaist sculpture, only its sturdiness and ease of...

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@lara_hanlon writes: Built between 1712 and 1732, the Long Room at The Old Library, Trinity College Dublin, is filled with 200,000 of the oldest books and is one of the most impressive...

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@jonasdesign writes: The Welbeck Street carpark in London. This beautiful, brutalist-era car park designed by Michael Blampied and Partners in 1971 is epic. It's about to be knocked...

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Jenny Hartman writes: I love the innocent beauty of that little sheep. My daughter made it all by herself when she was 5. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ For an upcoming S&W project on...

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@2ngrams writes: Is beauty just an aesthetic quality? What's fascinating about Mark Lombardi's Network Graphs is, they are beautiful on so many levels: yes - of course they have been...

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@bachcarlo writes: Sometimes you find beauty in ordinary things...like this sparkling water in a plastic glass. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ For an upcoming S&W project on beauty, please...

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This is where the NYC Department of Sanitation stores the salt for the streets, a salt shack. It’s also a significantly more beautiful building than the Whitney Museum, a couple of...

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@felice_frankel writes: This is a small sensor that monitors the human skin. It was created by the John Rogers lab at Northwestern University. The personality in the squiggles sparkle,...

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New Jersey, as seen from Manhattan over the Hudson, yesterday. Such a beautiful day, yesterday.

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As people settled in Matera 7000 years ago, the fabulous church shows a whole plethora of styles all in one building.

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At the Museum of the Typewriter in Trani: The first magazine I’ve ever been involved with designing was ‘typeset’ on this beauty, an electric IBM, our pride and joy at the time....

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Of all the many truly beautiful vistas in Puglia, the one that astonished our eyes the most was Matera, a strange compilation of cave houses. If you think it looks like a movie set,...

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A classic and wonderful interactive projection by our good friend Chris Milk, submitted by Shannon Palmer

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We’re in Bari, one of the first instances where the 70ies architecture could easily hold its own amongst all the historic pieces, sometimes topping it.

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@eatnologist writes: An eggbeater made out of an old Christmas tree.

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@Matteo_3006 writes: The idea of ​​this poster is to reflect the endearing search for happiness, it is a very visceral feeling. In this poster you draw a smile in your exposed heart....

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Beautiful temporary home in the all white town of Ostuni, right in the heel of the Italy’s boot.

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Leaving my hometown of Bregenz in Austria and spending some time in the very south of Italy...

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Fluffy things surround my brothers apartment all around. No sound.

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One of the most beautiful new buildings in the vicinity of my hometown in Austria, the Islamic Cemetery by Bernardo Bader in Altach.

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At the fabulous Peter Zumthor exhibit at the @kunsthausbregenz, where Peter shows all his favorite things under the title ‘Dear to Me’. He organized over 150 concerts and talks...

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Having your cake and eating it too: the wonderful Pinc conference at the Sarasota Opera House organized a cake for the Happy Film, saving face and all. And it even tasted excellent.

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Meve Selamet writes from Istanbul: I want to share our poster alternatives for your Happy project, Happy Film…⠀ ⠀ My comments: A fine illustration but overall too cute for this...

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The Caterpillar 797, one of the very few pieces of design where the old modernist morsel of form follows function actually led to a beautiful result. ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ For an upcoming S&W...

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Lydia Ricci writes: I was 14 and the owner of the pizza place would not let me use the register to figure out the change. I pay tribute to my most meaningful and most beautiful objects...

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The Lady Reynell of West Ogwell appearing rather well dressed before getting her portrait painted by Robert Peake. ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ For an upcoming S&W project on beauty, please...

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@emilyroyoart writes: Our final class project was to deconstruct a design or style of a famous graphic designer. I chose you and your Happy Film. ⠀ ⠀ my comment: This is certainly...

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@funcesca writes: Alexander Diem`s villa by the lake is the one of the most beautiful and special things i can think of. ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ my comments: I agree.

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@serojdegraaf writes: I wanted to create an accessory for men that would give them a tangible memento. A gift to celebrate a personal moment in their beloved city. Linking architecture,...