The Library of Babel is a 1941 short story by Jorge Luis Borges, depicting a a universe in the form of a vast library containing all possible 410-page books of a certain format and character set. It's a wonderful meditation on infinity, reality, cabalistic reasoning, and labyrinths.
I was excited to see this year's entries to the Bike Design Project, and was particularly impressed by the SF Design team's entry Evo, with it's modular features, pictured in this video from TechCrunch. Although the Denny from the Seattle team ultimately won the competition (it's combo lock/handlebars are the design's highlight), the Evo was still my favorite design of the lot.
BASE Jumping has come a long way in recent years, and Squirrel Wingsuits has been at the forefront. Their AURA suit is a revolutionary new design, and the Squirrel Wingsuits website showcases their work beautifully in a clean, visual presentation. More videos of their product in action can be found on their Vimeo site. Stay squirrelly!
The Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system map is a familiar sight to Bay Area residents and area travelers. Being such an iconic image, it's creators are relatively unknown. After numerous BART trips and views of the BART system map over the years, I finally noticed a small icon in the corner of the map indicating it's creators.
UC Berkeley has undergone some dramatic changes in branding and visual identity in the last year. As a UC Berkeley employee I was excited to see the implementation of the brand.berkeley.edu site, which includes a brand story, toolkit, and showcase of works that utilize this new story and branding vision for the university.