Spencer Wilton

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Photography by Spencer Wilton

Great portfolio of photography by Spencer Wilton. I especially like his shots from the ‘Desert States’ of the USA, they’ve got a really relaxed, 1970’s, Stephen-Shore-esque character to them.

Teenage Engineering Pocket Operators

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Pocket Operators / Teenage Engineering, 2015

Those guys at Teenage Engineering have done it again. Their brand new line of synths – Pocket Operators – just launched, priced at a mere €59 each. They look stunning, and they sound incredible. I especially love the cases, they feel very influenced by the calculators Dieter Rams designed for Braun. Except with awesome little characters on the buttons like a bird and an octopus.

SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY.

2012 NYC Subway Map

NYC subway map / Vignelli Associates, 2012

NYC subway map / Vignelli Associates, 2012

NYC subway map / Vignelli Associates, 2012

Uh oh. Check out this re-released print of the famous NYC subway map, originally designed by Massimo Vignelli in 1972, updated in 2012. Printed in vivid Pantone and Hexachrome inks on archival cover-weight paper.

Also coming soon are these great ‘detail’ posters, showing sections of the map blown up and tightly cropped. No word on pricing for those yet…

NYC subway map / Vignelli Associates, 2012

 

Kevin Dart

Atlantis, Discovery, Endeavour / Kevin Dart, 2013

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Atlantis, Discovery, Endeavour / Voyager / Kevin Dart

Wow. I can’t believe these haven’t cropped up on my radar before now. Absolutely stunning space prints from Kevin Dart, an American illustrator with a beautiful, painterly, cinematic style. No surprise to find out he’s worked on concept art for a lot of recent blockbusters like Interstellar and Big Hero 6.

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Designing UX for wearables

Bus O'Clock for Apple Watch / Sennep, 2015

Bus O’Clock for Apple Watch / Sennep, 2015

As I mentioned in one of my previous posts, Apple have now released WatchKit so that developers can begin building apps for the Apple Watch, due to be released next spring. Here at Sennep we’ve already begun work on adapting our popular iOS app Bus O’Clock for the wrist, and so far it’s proving an interesting challenge! It’s the first time I’ve ever had to design something for such a ridiculously small area – it really forces you consider what information is crucial to the user, and when they should see it. In some ways it’s enjoyable being so ruthless. Hopefully the app should be fun to use and really useful… we’re looking forward to seeing it take shape next year!

Check out the teaser video now

Tom Pigeon

Tom Pigeon / 2014

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Tom Pigeon / 2014

Tom Pigeon is a creative studio founded by Pete & Kirsty Thomas earlier this year. I first saw their work at the Barbican’s Constructing Worlds exhibition, where they have some really nice architectural prints on sale. They also produce a range of lovingly-crafted products; including jewellery, stationery and prints.

They seem to be living the dream in a beautiful Scottish fishing village called Cellardyke, working out of an old fisherman’s hut. You can read about Cellardyke and how it informs their creative approach here.