Department of Design

Curated by Timoni West.

Primarily focused on product design, technology, cognitive psychology, and the brain. Also—pretty pictures, sometimes moving.


Posts about illustration
September 1st, 2014


Dany & Drogon

Home Sweet Hogwarts, by Shawna X.


8th August 2014

This guy’s stuff is legit.

August 30th, 2014

The Heart of Berlin Art Print by PatchworkLabs, available for purchase on Society6. Wunderbar.

Rogie King’s stuff is so good it makes me want to puke. Here’s his Snow Speeder.

Aladdin and Princess Badoura, Walker Books, illustrated by Himmapaan, Niroot Puttapipat.

August 29th, 2014

Decided to design some flags for my neighborhood, East Williamsburg. The neighborhood is a sleepy combination of Puerto Rican and Italian, and a lot of the signage is very mid-century, so I took the colors and logos inspiration from the shops on Graham—that middle one is lifted directly from Cafe Capri.

The flags are all some combination of the Puerto Rican flag (triangle, star, stripes) and Italian (three broad stripes). The big star has fifteen points, in honor of our original ward: 15. And I’m very admiring of Japanese family crests—mons—so you’ll see a whiff of that influence as well.

I added in the smaller starfield because my favorite thing about living in this neighborhood is going out into the backyard and being able to see them.



August 27th, 2014

Mary Galloway’s The Night Market. Her other work in the series is lovely too.

August 26th, 2014


Creation 24

Wearable by:

Soyez-Okada Wearable Calendar

“Our search and rescue teams have been complaining of the Terrestrials’ poor hygiene, so a self-cleaning omnioutfit will do those uncultured miscreants some good. I haven’t visited Earth for a number of years, so I can’t say with any certainty, but I believe this calendar reflects the dress schedule of a 21st century Earth climate. Regardless, the heaviest layers will serve Terrestrials well, while the whole gamut will be utilized in more controlled environments on Earth’s Moon and here on Mars. /TIMETRANSMISSION_END _Bishop_Sept_2298//”

Honestly I don’t know what’s going on here, but I like it a lot.

August 18th, 2014

There and Back Again, by One Legged Kiwi

May 29th, 2014

La Danse Macabre, by Alfred Rethel (via ArtExpertsWebsite)

Untitlted by Beksiński, 1978, via Surrealist Sunday | Something’s Out There)

April 2nd, 2014

(Source: ju1io, via 2087)

March 7th, 2014