is a blog about design, technology and culture written by Khoi Vinh, and has been more or less continuously published since December 2000 in New York City. Khoi is currently Principal Designer at Adobe, Design Chair at Wildcard and co-founder of Kidpost. Previously, Khoi was co-founder and CEO of Mixel (acquired by Etsy, Inc.), Design Director of The New York Times Online, and co-founder of the design studio Behavior, LLC. He is the author of “Ordering Disorder: Grid Principles for Web Design,” and was named one of Fast Company’s “fifty most influential designers in America.” Khoi lives in Crown Heights, Brooklyn with his wife and three children. Refer to the advertising and sponsorship page for inquiries.+
Alejandro López Becerro, a designer based in Madrid, works under the name Muokkaa Studio and specializes in three-dimensional typography and illustration. His alluringly rendered letterforms are bright and unceasingly playful—he doesn’t just add depth to the shape of a character; he constructs it out of unexpected parts and in surprising ways.
I think it’s interesting to appreciate the aesthetic quality of this work—which follows the natural laws of light but is so preternaturally detailed that it would be wrong to call it photographic—and consider it as an alternative to the flat design trend of the past several years. I can easily imagine an operating system that looks like one of López Becerro’s renderings.
See more work at muokkaa.com.+