Design Curiosities: HEWN Identity by FÖDA

Design Curiosities is now Curiosity and Curiosities


Design Curiosities is now: Curiosity and Curiosities

A Stopgap as Design Curiosities becomes Curiosity and Curiosities


In an effort to bring more unique and thoughtful content to our site we’ve been discussing and working on what changes we need to make. As those changes are taking place behind the scenes, and to let you know that we are still here, you can find us at Curiosity and Curiosities. We are sharing visual content as a stopgap for this transition.





Design Curiosities: Vanessa Lam for Edgar Degas: A Strange New Beauty

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Edgar Degas: A Strange New Beauty showcases some of Degas’ most experimental and radical works—notably 120 rarely seen monotypes. To accompany the exhibition, Vanessa Lam, senior graphic designer at MoMA, created a custom typeface inspired by a French type specimen from the same period as the work in the show. Simplifying aspects of the typeface that were too decorative, the result is historical for sure but unmistakably contemporary.

Edgar Degas: A Strange New Beauty will be up at MoMA through July 24.

※ Photographs by Vanessa Lam and Andrew Toth

Curiosities: MOON









MOON is 1/20 million scale 3D replica four years in the making. It was recently funded on kickstarted and every aspect was thoroughly researched and designed. The globe was created using data from NASA’s lunar reconnaissance orbiter mission, and the setup recreates lunar phases as seen from Earth. You can view the actual lunar phase, manually choose one, or see a complete synodic month in 30 seconds.

Design Curiosities: HEWN Identity by FÖDA






HEWN is an Austin-based architectural woodworking shop with a team of master-craftsmen specializing in custom woodwork, high-end millwork, metal fabrication, and custom furniture. FÖDA recently reworked their identity from the ground up—name, brand strategy, identity, marketing collateral, website, and environmental graphics. The whole lot!