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Roundup April, 28 2009

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01. Hipgnosis

“Hipnosis was perhaps the design company of the early to mid ’70s. Comprising the flamboyant personalities of Storm Thorgerson, Aubrey Powell and latterly Peter Christopherson (Throbbing Gristle, Coil, etc), it formed in 1968 and disbanded in 1983. There’s a very cinematic quality to many of the designs which function as much like film stills as graphic design.” (Hardformat)

02. OFIS Unveils 4 Self-Sustaining Islands in Maldives

“Slovenian architect studio OFIS was recently granted a 25 year lease by the Maldivian government to develop a set of four islands into tropical eco resorts. Each island’s plan demonstrates concern for the local environment, the ability to self-sustain, and the developers’ genuine intent to maintain the cultural and ecological authenticity of the local area.” (Inhabitant)

03. First completed Aston Martin One-77 wins Concorso d’Eleganza Design Award (above)

“Aston Martin finally took the wraps off the first completed One-77 this past weekend at the Concorso d’Eleganza on the shores of Lake Como and came away with the top design prize at the event. Aston Martin CEO Dr Ulrich Bez was on hand to show off the car that we saw in skeletal form at the Geneva Motor Show in March…” (Autoblog)

04. Superflat First Love – Takashi Murakami For Louis Vuitton

“Following up on our previous post about the new Takashi Murakami in-store decoration for Louis Vuitton and the new Multicolor Spring Pallet, the artist also produced a great little animation movie – Superflat First Love.” (Highsnobiety)

05. Chanel Fiole – Concept Car Design

Jinyoung Jo is a car designer at Hong-ik University in South Korea, and this is her creation: the Chanel Fiole concept. As with classic Coco Chanel work, the design of the car was centered on simplicity of lines…” (Trendland)

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