Design Manifesto

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Recently I was asked to write a design manifesto. Usually, we are not asked what principles we believe in. We’re just expected to do it. Manifesto Project is a site I was introduced to that is supposed help get some gears turning.

Bruce Mau’s manifesto is one in particular that stuck out.

Interview: Caesy Oney of Draught Dry Goods

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Back when I had zero jobs, I looked up to guys who had multiple jobs. Guys who did things they didn’t have to do because they wanted to take things a step further. First it was BMXers like Brian Castillo who worked a design job and rode bikes for fun, even though he rode at a pro level and got paid for it. In ’97 I found Dyrdek fascinating because he was so into investing, music and entrepreneurship outside of skateboarding. Then it was rappers who also sold drugs, then James Franco acting in multiple movies while writing, making art and going to school full time; then Alexander Wang Creative Directing Balenciaga while running his own brand.

Caesy Oney is one such busy person. He’s got a dream job at Nike and owns his own brands, Draught Dry Goods and Odd Fellow Company. Through hard work and relentless curiosity, he’s put himself in a position of freedom to create as he pleases without compromise, surrounding himself with the people and things that make him happy.

I asked him what compelled him into this position, and he said “It’s important for me to be always working from an uncomfortable place creatively, and to hold myself to high standards. Complacent designers are boring and lazy.”

Below are a lot more questions and answers with Caesy, and photos of the beautiful products he creates.

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Justin Angelos

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Any fans of collage work out there should give Justin Angelos stuff a look.

Emiliano Aranguren

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Came across this cool little type quotes series by Emiliano Aranguren.

The Man Behind The Poster

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If any of you muhfuckaz have Netflix and like a good documentary about classic shit, I suggest watching “Drew: The Man Behind The Poster” asap.

This doc tells the story of illustrator Drew Struzan, the man responsible for countless iconic movie posters and even popular album covers. All done by hand, all incredibly awesome. Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Back to The Future, Coming to America etc… pretty impressive. I’m honestly shocked that I never thought to investigate who was behind all this great stuff. SMH for real!

Click below for some examples of his work, peep his portfolio, then check out the documentary on Netflix.

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W Verbier

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W hotels opened a ski resort in Verbier, Switzerland and this place looks amazing to say the least.

Click below to see more of the hotel.

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F*Sho Cleveland

On The Map just released another series of videos that showcase different creative outlets occurring around Cleveland.

F*Sho Cleveland is an independent furniture design event started by Jason Radcliffe, owner of 44Steel. This event began in 2008 and it continues to grow each and every year. All the designers push their creativity and try to bring something new to the table for the occasion. Pun intended.

iPhone Rothkos

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Exactly what it sounds like. All done on an iPhone by Derek Brahney.

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Interiors Journal

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A look into the interiors of some of your favorite movies – Interiors Journal.