The Hotlist – Edition 7

PRODUCT

Stadler Form – Q Fan

Stadler Form Q Fan
If you’re a typography nut, this one is for you. You’ve got 12 type posters on your wall and letterforms on your desk but, do you have a fan? Q is an object and it is a fan! Unmistakably, Q bears the hallmark of the well known Swiss designer and artist, Carlo Borer.

  • Q is a work of art, since it was developed over many years until it became possible to combine the stylistic requirements of the designer with the quality requirements of technology.
  • Intensive research was also required before the complex manufacturing steps were ready for production.

INSPIRATION

Bassano Hard Soda – Lovely Package

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A new, vodka-based refreshment beverage inspired by classic Italian sodas of the 1920s, Bassano Hard Soda was developed to evoke the feel of Prohibition within a contemporary context. dossier created the name, proposition and look to communicate an integrated story that would be disruptive on shelf. The identity pays homage to the classic script logotypes of the era, while the closed 4-pack has a small window to reveal the bottles, alluding to something illicit and underground.

La Bubbly – by Fuzzco

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A labor of love that answers to the name La Bubbly. Working on the La Bubbly project was a blast. We developed the brand, collateral, packaging, tone and copywriting, website and created a series of videos to help launch the venture. The future of La Bubbly is great; look for more where this came from. In the meantime, look out for La Bubbly in watering holes near you, watch the videos and seek out the Sparkle-Goat in you. Special thanks to Ben Jack for cinemato-graphing our moving pictures and to Hello Telescope for collaborating on the moving sounds.

MUST READ

The Virtual Designer

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While watching the show a few weeks ago, I was thinking that it would be super neat if in 150 years my great great grandson would get one of my designs appraised. But after giving it another moment of thought, I realized that this could never really happen. I can count on one hand the number of site designs that have lived more than 10 years without a re-design (which usually completely overwrites the original.) A 150 year old design for the web just seems impossible.

Are you Making Something?

Simple but bold: Only use your computer for work. Real work. The work of making something.

Webbys Go Live on MLB

“If you’re not a big baseball fan you probably don’t know that they have close to a half-billion dollar business enabling people to watch baseball games all year long from anywhere in the country on practically any device,” says IADAS Executive Director David-Michel Davies. “You can watch a game on your iPhone without the streams skipping, which you don’t see anywhere else.”

KICKSTARTER

LetterMPress: A Virtual Letterpress for  your iPad

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LetterMpress™ will be a virtual letterpress environment—released first on the iPad—that will allow anyone to create authentic-looking letterpress designs and prints. The design process is the same as the letterpress process—you place and arrange type and cuts on a press bed, lock the type, ink the type, and print. You will be able to create unlimited designs, with multiple colors, using authentic vintage wood type and art cuts. And you can print your design directly from LetterMpress or save it as an image for import it into other applications.

WORKSPACE

Upstairs Workspace

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This is a pretty slick picture, the grid and composition are amazing. I know it’s not very usable in it’s current state but, the photo screams to me.

HAVE A TIP?

Feel free to send us a tip if you think you’ve got the hot stuff. ‘hotlist@fuelyourcreativity.com’

Designer, Maker of Things | Creative Director – @boomtownroi You should follow him on twitter @chadengle .

 

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