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Inspired by the work of Alexandre Alexeieff and Claire Parker (sadly not a relation of our own Claire Parker), Elliot Schultz embroiders stunning scenes onto 10” fabric discs. When Schultz’s handcrafted work is placed onto a turntable and set to play, they spring to life. See the whole collection in his video below:

Found via Laughing Squid.

Harper Lee Cover Rejects

Go Set A Watchman cover

When it comes to design it’s not often that we get to see the rejects as well as the finished product. Not so with this year’s most anticipated book launch, ‘Go Set A Watchman’ by Harper Lee. It’s Nice That has shared a selection of design concepts for the book’s cover, courtesy of publisher Penguin – here are a few that didn’t make the cut:

Go Set A Watchman - reject example 1

Go Set A Watchman - reject example 2

Go Set A Watchman - reject example 3

Incidentally, the first chapter of ‘Go Set A Watchman’ also features in our ‘What We’re Listening To This Week’ playlist, and there’s some beautiful animations to accompany the audio on The Guardian website.

More book-related stories coming soon to the DB blog!

Ad of the Week: You’re Nicked!

Combining real life footage of shoplifters and adding a cheeky twist, the ‘#LoveFreebies’ campaign for luxury department store Harvey Nichols is our ad of the week. Watch it below:

Thanks to Baz and Holly for sharing.

Torch for Rio

And finally in the design world this week is a look at the new Olympic torch. Designed by São Paulo-based studio Chelles & Hayashi, the torch is made from recycled aluminium and expands when it comes in contact with the flame to reveal coloured sections:

Rio 2016 torch close up

Rio 2016 torch

Rio 2016 torch angle

Found on Fubiz.

Here’s a reminder of the London 2012 Olympic torch as it arrived at, and lit, the stunning Olympic Cauldron. The cauldron was designed by Heatherwick Studio who, incidentally, are based just a stone’s throw from DB London.

Roll on Rio 2016…

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