• The Weekly Wraparound: January 13

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     Jessica Hische’s "best project ever" was Chuck Anderson’s Tuesday pick for Design Envy 

    Editors’ note: “The Weekly Wraparound” is an editorial roundup of links to the week’s best design stories, posted every Friday by the editorial staff of AIGA.org. For recommendations all week long, follow us on Twitter at @AIGAdesign. 

    It's Friday the 13th! Hope you’ve stayed safe. Here’s what caught our eye this week:


    Chuck Anderson, an independent artist, designer and art director who runs the studio NoPattern, curated Design Envy this week. From “brain-bending” GIFs to “the best project ever,” his selections are not to be missed. Check them out and don't forget to cast your vote—the most popular designs will become part of a special collection in the AIGA Design Archives


    The Design Museum announced its 2012 nominations for the Designs of the Year—often dubbed “the Oscars of the design world”—recognizing excellence across seven categories: architecture, digital, fashion, furniture, graphics, product and transport. See the full list of nominees here. Would you add anything?


    Paul Sahre and his team designed the collateral for the latest They Might Be Giants album, but they didn’t stop there. In the music video for “When Will You Die,” they bring art to life, building an 18-foot replica of the monster truck hearse illustration on the album’s cover. Learn more about the process—and the perils of glue guns—in this great piece by Timothy Goodman on Imprint.


    Smashing Magazine relaunched with a responsive web design and posted this thought-provoking essay on “Inclusive Design” by Faruk Ateş, proposing that designers go further in exploring “how to make our applications and products more inclusive, taking into account the vast spectrum of differences in our audience, and to make our interfaces smarter so that they serve a wider range of people more effectively.” 


    Filmmaker Jesse Rosten (who first caught our attention a while back with his heartfelt short about an abandoned shopping cart) took the web by storm this week with Fotoshop by Adobé, a spoof highlighting the beauty industry’s impossible standards. In case you haven’t seen it yet, you can watch the video here (and see the behind-the-scenes video). Read about it here, as well.


    Lastly as you’ve probably heard, changes are afoot in Google search, and according to at least one little birdy, that’s bad news. What do you think?

    Anything noteworthy that we missed? Tell us in the comments.

    Compiled by Sue Apfelbaum and Rasika Welankiwar 

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