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Design Curiosities is now: Curiosity and Curiosities

A Stopgap as Design Curiosities becomes Curiosity and Curiosities

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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.

 

 

 

 

Curiosities: Crystallized Works by Tyler Thrasher

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These crystallized curiosities are the work of Tulsa based artist Tyler Thrasher. Growing crystals takes weeks, and over time he has learned to control and manipulate the process. However, the crystals can sometimes grow out of hand and these mistakes, so to speak, often yield some of Thrasher’s favorite pieces (Venison Magazine, Amber Imrie-Situnayake). This combination, creature and crystal, feels like a perfect union. You can view more on hisportfolio, and purchase limited runs from his shop.

Curiosities: Cercle Magazine

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Cercle Magazine (French/English) puts out a thematic annual, and this year’s subject is Insects. The typeface chosen for this issue was Olympe, which was inspired by a 60s german typewriter and Art Nouveau. Its creator Sylvia Ugga designed an alternative set of glyphs for Cercle that brings curves to its industrial look. The rest of the design for the magazine is just as sophisticated, and it is filled with illustrators, artists, designers, and scientists that I have put on my list to look up. The artist I first noticed when paging through this issue was Alma Haser. She has a series titled Cosmic which are distorted portraits created with origami. It was through this set of photographs that Clark commissioned Haser for a couple of album covers. It was a real full circle moment for me.

※ The photographs of Cercle were taken by Nicole Shultz for Design Curiosities.

Curiosities: Moiré Lights

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David Derksen in an industrial designer whose work you may recognize. In 2011, he created a series of mirrors with Lex Pott called Transcience. It included several geometric mirrors with the silver in various stages oxidation. Similar in their golden tone, these Moiré lights are some of his studio’s more recent work. Based on moiré principle, rotating the back layer gives rise to rings, squares and hexagons. Visually stunning. They are still searching for a manufacturer, but you can purchase other work created by the studio on their webshop.