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Worldwide Photography #61: Frankfurt

Worldwide Photography is a series of posts where every week we're going to show a city or location around the globe bringing the coolest photography samples of it. The photographs authors are all credited right above their pictures. Today feature: Frankfurt, Germany. For the next week we're going to feature Valparaíso, Chile so if you want to send your submissions for the next Worldwide Photography, please tweet the tag #wwphoto and the link of the photo(s) on twitter. I'll be wainting for your submissions :) CybergabiCybergabiar_graffDennis_Fslipper buddhaEOS1DsIIIrainbowcaveEOS1DsIII- f i r s t l i g h t -hentschelphotoeagle-ffmLucky Bat PoetPhilipp Klinger PhotographyUggBoy?UggGirl [ PHOTO // WORLD // TRAVEL ]Stick-A-Thing_____S_____ A_____TPhilipp Klinger PhotographyPhilipp Klinger PhotographyPhilipp Klinger PhotographyPhilipp Klinger PhotographyPhilipp Klinger PhotographyralfzappaPhilipp Klinger PhotographyPhilipp Klinger PhotographyPhilipp Klinger PhotographyPhilipp Klinger PhotographyPhilipp Klinger PhotographyPhilipp Klinger PhotographyPhilipp Klinger PhotographyPhilipp Klinger PhotographyPhilipp Klinger PhotographyPhilipp Klinger Photography

Design History: Dieter Rams - Less But Better

Pablo Picasso once said "Good Artists Copy Great Artists Steal" then Steve Jobs mention that in one interview long ago. We all know that Apple products are the best out there, there's no doubt about it, and the main reason about that is because they have the best design. Jonhathan Ive, the chief industrial designer at Apple is a fantastic designer but it's always good to know what and who inspired him to come up with the Apple product designs. We might think that they are pretty unique and new but when we look at Dieter Rams the Pablo Picasso's quote makes even more sense. About Dieter Rams (Wikipedia) Dieter Rams (born May 20, 1932 in Wiesbaden, Hesse) is a German industrial designer closely associated with the consumer products company Braun and the Functionalist school of industrial design. Rams studied architecture at the Werkkunstschule Wiesbaden as well as learning carpentry from 1943 to 1957. After working for the architect Otto Apel between 1953 and 1955 he joined the electronic devices manufacturer Braun where he became chief of design in 1961, a position he kept until 1995. Rams once explained his design approach in the phrase "Weniger, aber besser" which freely translates as "Less, but better". Rams and his staff designed many memorable products for Braun including the famous SK-4 record player and the high-quality 'D'-series (D45, D46) of 35 mm film slide projectors. He is also known for designing the 606 Universal Shelving System by Vitsœ in 1960. Rams' ten principles to "good design" is innovative makes a product useful is aesthetic makes a product understandable is unobtrusive is honest is long-lasting is thorough down to the last detail is environmentally friendly is as little design as possible Video About Dieter Rams Works Further reading DIETER RAMS: Less But Better Seperated At Birth? Dieter Rams and Apple’s Ive “The man behind Apple’s design magic” Dieter Rams - Design Museum Dieter Rams: “Less, but better.” Designboom - dieter rams

Stylish Graphic Design and Illustrations by Philipp Zurmöhle

Philipp Zurmöhle is a graphic designer and illustrator based in Nuremberg, Germany. He is currently working at Adidas in Germany but is also available for freelance projects. For more information about Philipp Zurmöhle visit his Web site at or follow him on Twitter at SEVEN MONKEYS Seven Monkeys poster - Submission to the 7 Deadly Sins International Graphic Design Contest. The poster is now available as a gallery quality art print on Society6. Get it in 3 sizes here: Home Is Where You Heard It SNYRT The Snyrt project experiments with bubbly type and strange organic forms. Mainly made with markers the drawings are inspired by quick graffiti throw-ups and comic elements. PHY CD COVER BEAR & SHAPES OOZING LANDSCAPES OLD GRAFFITI SKETCHES SNEAKER CONCEPTS LAUTER LEBEN

Interesting Compositions by Markus Baier

Markus Baier is a 21 year old student of communication design at the Institute of Design in Hamburg. His work is quite unique mixing abstract elements with photos. Sometimes it reminds me of David Carson like the bUTTER bEI dE kITCHEN cookbook, however darker. I don't know how to explain but that is why we are featuring his work here on Abduzeedo. For more information about Markus visit his Web site at bUTTER bEI dE kITCHEN cookbook An extraodinary cookbook for ordinary people. Duration: 6 months. Size of one chapter: 1.40m x 0.20m .Size of all Chapters: 1.40m x 1.00m Needs I made five new illustrations which are dealing with the needs of human beings. The issues are OBSESSION, DESIGN, LOVE, PASSION and SIN. Original Size DIN A1, 300ppi, CMYK. Ambition Is Wicked Nike Football Never hide Blackout Handmade

Impressive Experimental Work of DIFTNORM(tm)

Alexander Otto is a very talented young and self-taught Graphic Designer/Illustrator from Frankfurt, Germany. He is currently working as Designer at Syzygy Group Frankfurt for big brands in rich media. But also freelancing behind DIFTNORM(tm), a personal experimental showcase with some really cool pieces with a sort of surrealism feel in them. Furthermore Alex is member of the Keystone Design Union, world largest privately held, global creative collective. Website :