Zee Que is graphic designer from Ontario, Canada.
“I am a creative nerd, pro blogger & mad artist.”
Confessions of a graphic designer is a series of typography design posters. Scroll down with your mind wide open to feel empathy for a Graphic Designer’s traumatic psychological state :)
Originally uploaded by tu recepcja.
Why do designers get all poor-me about their career choice? Do other respected professions unflatter themselves in this way? “I do not just stand around and cook all day,” whines a chef to a straw man. “Just because you think you can track changes in Microsoft Word doesn’t mean you should,” insists an editor to a non-editor, because this editor is dickish and defensive and looking to discourage, apparently.
Look: being a designer has never been as overvalued at it is right now, at this moment in time. It does carry with it the frustrations of any job, yes, and you’ve certainly got the same right as anyone to grumble about those frustrations. But also, you should shut up a little, because you’re lucky, because people basically admire you, and because being a snot doesn’t make you better at design.
Portuguese designer Susana Soares has developed a device for detecting cancer and other serious diseases using trained bees. The bees are placed in a glass chamber into which the patient exhales; the bees fly into a smaller secondary chamber if they detect cancer.
Scientists have found that honey bees - Apis mellifera - have an extraordinary sense of smell that is more acute than that of a sniffer dog and can detect airborne molecules in the parts-per-trillion range.
Bees can be trained to detect specific chemical odours, including the biomarkers associated with diseases such as tuberculosis, lung, skin and pancreatic cancer.
Sponsors: Optimera and danskmøbeldesign.dk
Materials: Elm, steel and wool
Photos: Kristian Touborg
The chair was done as part of The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts School of Designs contribution to the Stockholm Furniture Fair 2013.
The aim with the chair was to challenge the limits of the theme “the new textile furniture”. As such the appearance of the chair’s shell is the result of investigating the potential of veneer for wicker work - i.e. of using a non-textile material in a textile way. During the process much attention has been paid to the differences in the tactile nature of different materials.