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February 2009 / № 2632

I rarely, actually, I never promote non KDU work, but this work is so strong and inspiring I will break my own rule.





Now in its 4th season, “Forget me not” is the accessories brand I launched in order to showcase and extend my work as an illustrator.

Digitally printed on ultra-fine silk, each design comprises hand drawn elements that are worked into compositions and subsequently applied to Art Mode standards on a range of scarves, turbans and cushions.

It consists in the usual range of XXL scarves along with a new series of head pieces made with fresh-water pearls in collaboration with Yasmin Rizvi. I am now also working with Amber Heptinstall for a series of small and extra-large cushions, all made out of a 100% silk.

The Spring/Summer collection, “Wonderland”, is available now around the world from selected fashion and luxury stores.


The collection will be displayed in two showrooms : V. Demure and Premiere Classe (allée/aisle 3, stand 353).

To book an appointment for any of these events, or if you would like to be sent an image kit or the complete sales pdf for the new collection, please do not hesitate to contact me. You may also find more information on www.forget-me-not.me

David Gensler

Posted by David Gensler Categorized: Design Fashion illustration |

February 2009 / № 2637








This is another personal project of mine. I created an identity for a cafe/bar where all sneaker lovers can go and have a good time. Learn more @

Posted by berjo Categorized: Design Photography Print |

February 2009 / № 2627




RYZ x KDU – World Paradigm Collection

A bit about my contribution…“Solar deities and sun worship can be found throughout most of recorded history in various forms. This illustration, my interpretation of a Sun God, was to place emphasis on the concept of ‘Worship’.
“With these shoes, worship the ground you walk on.”

If you like these they can be purchased here…

Posted by meandmypen Categorized: KDU |

It was a pleasure and an honor to be invited to Guangzhou by Ogilvy.
We are co-developing a 500 piece special collection for 361 Sports for the 2010 All Asian Games.

Much, much more to come.

Special thanks to Frangelica Liang from Ogilvy China and Mr. Ding from 361 for selecting the KDU for this enormous design challenge.
A note for all American Sportswear brands… truly beware the great tide from the east!






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Exploring the streets of London. Typography, Tradition and Texture.





View the entire set HERE


David Gensler

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

February 2009 / № 2614

Russian inspiration

Every week one nice blog shares Russian inspiration set of 18-40 images selected from Behance.net or Flickr.com
There are only two rules for selection: the work submitted by Russian-speaking designer (photographer, illustrator etc.) and have passed curation of Designcollector Network.
Here I’ve attached a gallery (under the cut) of dozen images selected from Designcollector Inspiration sets. To dive deep into Russian creativity please follow this link: http://designcollector.net/inspiration
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February 2009 / № 2604

Two illustrations for Depthcore’s latest release “Eve”




Posted by David Mascha Categorized: KDU |

February 2009 / № 2600

Illustration I just created for Alfa Romeo on behalf of Illustrative for an exhibition in Mailand.


DiftNorm™ — Design & Illustration by Alexander Otto

February 2009 / № 2594


Posted by Gabriel Pulecio Categorized: KDU |

February 2009 / № 2586

I was experimenting with how to tile work this week for printed patterns down the line. as well as more color experimenting.


Posted by laundry Categorized: Design illustration |


IdN v17n1: The Branding Issue (Show me some ID, please)
Human beings are born with a unique identity – carried in our DNA or via our fingerprints. And when that officer of the law asks you to show him some ID, you simply flash your ID card, passport or driving license. Things are not that simple for companies and institutions, who have to have one invented for them. Once upon a time, a simple, eye-catching logo did the trick. Now it has all become very much more complicated, with the bigger firms needing a complete “identity system”.
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IdN Extra 02: Neo York (Anime and Beyond)
It’s the evolution of animé that has inspired this book; where this genre came from and how it has come full circle. Post apocalyptic Tokyo is a strong central theme to most anime story lines. We began to ponder what would Neo New York look like, what would be the cultural make up of the city. We invite some great talent to contribute their visions to help with the creation of Neo New York.


David Gensler

Posted by David Gensler Categorized: Design Print Tags: IdN |

February 2009 / № 2575



Polyshedron, illustration work in progress -  polyhedron, icosidodecahedron, cage structures, female form and a hiding sparrow. Final image to be coloured, probably with a watercolour base. Polyhedron spheres decorated with William Morris patterns.

kdu_bulletFull development images and process can be viewed here.

― Daniel J Diggle

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(Click here for rotating model)
Type Archimedean solid
Elements F = 32, E = 60, V = 30 (χ = 2)
Faces by sides 20{3}+12{5}
Schläfli symbol begin{Bmatrix} 3 \ 5 end{Bmatrix}
Wythoff symbol 2 | 3 5
Coxeter-Dynkin CDW dot.pngCDW 5.pngCDW ring.pngCDW 3.pngCDW dot.png
Symmetry Ih
or (*532)
References U24, C28, W12
Properties Semiregular convex quasiregular
Icosidodecahedron color
Colored faces
(Vertex figure)
Rhombic triacontahedron
(dual polyhedron)
Icosidodecahedron  Net

A Hoberman sphere as an icosidodecahedron

In geometry, an icosidodecahedron is a polyhedron with twenty triangular faces and twelve pentagonal faces. An icosidodecahedron has 30 identical vertices, with two triangles and two pentagons meeting at each, and 60 identical edges, each separating a triangle from a pentagon. As such it is one of the Archimedean solids and more particularly, a quasiregular polyhedron.

An icosidodecahedron has icosahedral symmetry, and its first stellation is the compound of a dodecahedron and its dual icosahedron, with the vertices of the icosahedron located at the midpoints of the edges of either. Convenient Cartesian coordinates for the vertices of an icosidodecahedron with unit edges are given by the cyclic permutations of (0,0,±τ), (±1/2, ±τ/2, ±(1+τ)/2), where τ is the golden ratio, (1+√5)/2. Its dual polyhedron is the rhombic triacontahedron. An icosidodecahedron can be split along several planes to form pentagonal rotundae, which belong among the Johnson solids.

In the standard nomenclature used for the Johnson solids, an icosidodecahedron would be called a pentagonal gyrobirotunda.




[edit] Area and volume

The area A and the volume V of the icosidodecahedron of edge length a are:

A = (5sqrt{3}+3sqrt{25+10sqrt{5}}) a^2  approx 29.3059828a^2
V = frac{1}{6} (45+17sqrt{5}) a^3 approx  13.8355259a^3.

[edit] Related polyhedra

The icosidodecahedron is a rectified dodecahedron and also a rectified icosahedron, existing as the full-edge truncation between these regular solids.

The Icosidodecahedron contains 12 pentagons of the dodecahedron and 20 triangles of the icosahedron:

Uniform polyhedron-53-t0.png
Uniform polyhedron-53-t01.png
Truncated dodecahedron
Uniform polyhedron-53-t1.png
Uniform polyhedron-53-t12.png
Truncated icosahedron
Uniform polyhedron-53-t2.png

It is also related to the Johnson solid called a pentagonal orthobirotunda created by two pentagonal rotunda connected as mirror images.

Dissected icosidodecahedron.png
(pentagonal gyrobirotunda)
Pentagonal orthobirotunda solid.png
Pentagonal orthobirotunda
Pentagonal rotunda.png
Pentagonal rotunda

Eight uniform star polyhedra share the same vertex arrangement. Of these, two also share the same edge arrangement: the small icosihemidodecahedron (having the triangular faces in common), and the small dodecahemidodecahedron (having the pentagonal faces in common). The vertex arrangement is also shared with the compounds of five octahedra and of five tetrahemihexahedra.

Small icosihemidodecahedron.png
Small icosihemidodecahedron
Small dodecahemidodecahedron.png
Small dodecahemidodecahedron
Great icosidodecahedron.png
Great icosidodecahedron
Great dodecahemidodecahedron.png
Great dodecahemidodecahedron
Great icosihemidodecahedron.png
Great icosihemidodecahedron
Small dodecahemicosahedron.png
Small dodecahemicosahedron
Great dodecahemicosahedron.png
Great dodecahemicosahedron
Compound of five octahedra.png
Compound of five octahedra
UC18-5 tetrahemihexahedron.png
Compound of five tetrahemihexahedra

[edit] See also

[edit] References

  • Williams, Robert (1979). The Geometrical Foundation of Natural Structure: A Source Book of Design. Dover Publications, Inc. ISBN 0-486-23729-X. (Section 3-9)

[edit] External links

February 2009 / № 2580

The first two in a new series of limited edition prints available for purchase at meganherbert.com soon. Original artwork entirely hand-drawn with pen and ink.

February 2009 / № 2567
February 2009 / № 2564


I have been working graphics and a visual identity/world for the new movie by Mika Ronkainen. It’s a funny story about finnish Rugby team!

Check out the site for more information: http://www.freetimemachos.com

“A comedy about the most northern and third lousiest rugby team in the world.”



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