1. nprbooks:

    Don’t worry: No puppies were drowned in the making of Underwater Puppies. Photographer Seth Casteel says his shoots actually doubled as pool safety lessons:

    So many people forget that our swimming pools, as much fun as they are, they are a danger, and they can be a danger to … our fur children. … I mean, a lot of these puppies I work with — for Underwater PuppiesI worked with over 1,500 — all it took was just a few times, putting them in the water and teaching them where the exit is, and they figured it out.

    More photos (and Casteel’s interview on Morning Edition) here!

    -Nicole

    seriously, that is too much cute. 

  2. Source: betype
  3. fastcodesign:

Pentagram’s Abbott Miller: “Branding Has Become Oppressive”
“I hate logos,” Abbott Miller confesses in Design and Content, a new monograph on his graphic design work, which includes plenty of logos. “…[E]veryone gets obsessed with the logo when they should really be more concerned with how it’s used.”
It’s a gentle bit of contrarianism from the Pentagram partner who has built a career eschewing dated design conventions. As Miller sees it, design is about creating narratives, not just beautiful shiny objects. He describes the luxurious, lovingly crafted books he has made for the likes of artists Matthew Barney and William Kentridge, photographer Ansel Adams, and Swiss design company Vitra as “movie[s] you hold in your hands.” He conceives of an exhibition as “a room with a plot,” as storytelling occupying real time and space, a notion he’s applied to shows on everything from Freud’s Vienna to John Lennon’s life and work to Valentina’s fashion design.

On the occasion of Design and Content's release, Co.Design caught up with Miller about the oppressiveness of branding, how graphic design used to be a “dark art,” and how he designs books to seduce you.
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    fastcodesign:

    Pentagram’s Abbott Miller: “Branding Has Become Oppressive”

    “I hate logos,” Abbott Miller confesses in Design and Content, a new monograph on his graphic design work, which includes plenty of logos. “…[E]veryone gets obsessed with the logo when they should really be more concerned with how it’s used.”

    It’s a gentle bit of contrarianism from the Pentagram partner who has built a career eschewing dated design conventions. As Miller sees it, design is about creating narratives, not just beautiful shiny objects. He describes the luxurious, lovingly crafted books he has made for the likes of artists Matthew Barney and William Kentridge, photographer Ansel Adams, and Swiss design company Vitra as “movie[s] you hold in your hands.” He conceives of an exhibition as “a room with a plot,” as storytelling occupying real time and space, a notion he’s applied to shows on everything from Freud’s Vienna to John Lennon’s life and work to Valentina’s fashion design.

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    On the occasion of Design and Content's release, Co.Design caught up with Miller about the oppressiveness of branding, how graphic design used to be a “dark art,” and how he designs books to seduce you.

    Read More>

  4. Source: fastcodesign
  5. Scored some fantastic (free!) tickets to the US Open. Men’s semis. #usopen #nyc #sohot

    Scored some fantastic (free!) tickets to the US Open. Men’s semis. #usopen #nyc #sohot

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  7. cubiclerefugee:

jewist:
124:
"Q Train", Nigel Van Wieck pastel on paper, 22″ x 30″, 1990

    cubiclerefugee:

    jewist:

    124:

    "Q Train", Nigel Van Wieck
    pastel on paper, 22″ x 30″, 1990

  8. Keepin’ the #maine daydream alive.

    Keepin’ the #maine daydream alive.

  9. The shapes and sky get me every time. #nyc

    The shapes and sky get me every time. #nyc

  10. Cloudy and cold at the beach but to quote my brother in law, any day at the beach is a good day. #longbeach

    Cloudy and cold at the beach but to quote my brother in law, any day at the beach is a good day. #longbeach

  11. Bushwick #nyc

    Bushwick #nyc