Hand Painted Catalog of Renaissance Jewelry (1552)


Last year I wrote a post about the history of catalogs. Today I’ve found a really amazing book at the World Digital Library. This unique manuscript is an inventory of the jewelry owned by Duke Albrecht V of Bavaria and his wife, Duchess Anna. The book contains 110 magnificent drawings by the Munich court painter Hans Mielich. It’s a great source of inspiration for modern artists and jewelry makers.

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Print Design Becomes Interactive

The battle Print vs. Digital is not over yet…  Within the last few years print design is going through its own revolution. New technologies in combination with designers’ creativity can make print ads and stationery more playable, useful and memorable.


1. How about turning a piece of cardboard into a constantly changing Polaroid picture? Heat-sensitive business cards by Austrian design studio Bureau Rabensteiner are just amazing.  Printed with thermo-sensitive ink, each business card allows people to literally leave their marks on it, using fingers, lips or basically anything warm.

Heat-Sensitive Business Cards

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