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February 2009 / № 2059
KDU 2010

KDU 2010


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I do love Paris, even when it is freezing. The architecture and history, mixed with the overwhelming sensibility of modern design and style is constantly inspiring.
We needed to stop in for an end of year meeting with our friends, Nick, Patrick and Camille at Hennessy then spend a few days exploring the city with our friends
Jennifer and Liam from Amsterdam ( Denham the Jeanmaker). We have taken thousands of pictures on this trip… most of which will be posted when we return to states.
- David Gensler



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Posted by David Gensler Categorized: KDU Photography Tags: KDU World Tour |

February 2009 / № 2037


Special thanks to KDU member, Chrissy Angliker for giving us a first class tour of Zurich.
Zurich is a small city situated on a river that empties into a large lake. The terrain is hilly, with stone streets climbing to higher vantage points, overlooking the entire city.
In every place I go, I attempt to find local crafts. On this visit to Zurich, I found ducks, hand crafted from Bamboo roots and locally carved wood.
- David Gensler


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Posted by David Gensler Categorized: Design KDU Photography Tags: KDU World Tour Zurich |

February 2009 / № 2032

We spent a cold, rainy, windy rain in Vienna. We stayed at the Grand Hotel on the city Ring. The hotel occupies a landmark piece of architecture which was breathtaking.
We are happy to welcome Vienna native David Mascha to the KDU. David was introduced to us by KDU core member Justin Maller from Australia. David was kind enough to give us a walking tour on Christmas day in the pouring rain.
- David Gensler


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February 2009 / № 2028

Stop-motion experiment for www.twenty-twelve.ru
Soundtrack by www.zamza.ru

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February 2009 / № 2025

Some advance shots of our time in Budapest. We stayed right in front of the chain bridge on the Pest side of the city. The architecture sets an ancient tone along the Danube river.
Stay tuned and upon return to states, we will launch the full report of our travels to Asia and Europe – David Gensler



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February 2009 / № 2023

Selected works from 2009 by www.space-jump.com

Happy New 2010!!!!!

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February 2009 / № 2019

Stefan LucutFree prints giveaway
Yep this is what you think it is. Two years ago I’ve done something similar with 13 artworks, giving away the print sources on high rez. Now I just want to give away 3 of my latest works. Lately I got 2 great collaborations, one is the “Obama facing the colors” done with my young friend from Germany – Magomed Dovjenko and the second is about “Marché de Noël” done with my old good friend Radu Popescu. But I’ve said I got 3 prints to give away, so yeah you probably already guess, is about “Khs“.

When you work just for fun or you have some rejected works that you feel they are top, your work remain just on your computer then you got a bad feeling that something is unfinished, something is missing. So I print them and they came up to live, and you got a nice feeling. So I thought I should expand this great feeling in a very easy way. To give them free for all who wants and expand the happiness that this pieces will never die on the internet or on my computer. I think this should be a good way for every designer who feels like this.

Find how you can get them here!!

February 2009 / № 2017


Posted by Edgartista Categorized: Design Fashion Tags: edgartista |

February 2009 / № 2016

telepathicOne of a series of apparel designs for Xebio Japan.

February 2009 / № 2013

Hello Everyone. Over the month of December and well into January, I will be traveling the world to meet with clients, KDU members and friends, as well as gathering research and inspiration for the coming year. The first part of the trip took place in early December. I traveled with my partners Chris Bevans and Aerosyn Lex to Guangzhou China, Hong Kong and
finally Tokyo, Japan. I then headed to Europe with designer Portia Wells to visit a dozen cities, starting with Amsterdam and ending in Iceland. Stay tuned for photos and notes from our travels.

Peace and I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season.

David Gensler
The Keystone Design Union

Logo by Core KDU Member, Josh Vanover, aka Spaceknuckle

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February 2009 / № 2008

We are now on twitter. Are you?


Posted by David Gensler Categorized: KDU |

Trend Report: New Retail: Precinct 5
Extra thanks to Mr. Wix for the personal tour of Precinct 5 in Amsterdam.
This new store is a beautiful, taking space in an old Police station. The space is designed with modular furniture and fixtures, allowing for constant change.
They are carrying brands like Norse Projects, Stussy, Nike, Gourmet and many others.  They just launched a special collaboration between them and our friends at Denham.
More to come very soon.



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Posted by David Gensler Categorized: Fashion KDU Tags: Precinct 5 World Trend Report |

February 2009 / № 1981


5125 typographic illustration.

Typographic piece created for a feature in Pilot magazine. Unfortunately not used in the end, but still a nice piece to have done. Reliefs on the stone work are taken from actual Mayan ruins and a KDU keystone is slipped into the image also. The illustration is based on the Mayan ‘end of cycle’ prediction.

The year 2012 signals the conclusion of one of the most ancient predictions ever made. The Mayan’s, an ancient and advanced civilisation of South America and experts in astronomy, predicted the end of the great cycle of ages in 2012, the Mayan year of 5125.

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― Daniel J Diggle

February 2009 / № 1975


NO! typographic organic illustration.

Organic and structural typographic illustration, created with Faber Castil and Rotring technical pens. A mass of tangled branches and coral-like fans entwined with sharp structural forms. A sparrow hides amongst the branches guarding her eggs.  Hidden amongst the elements is the words ‘NO!’ – this can be seen best via the development images – meaning hidden amongst the mass. Giclée prints can be bought via Society6.

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― Daniel J Diggle
















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