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Concept, branding, design and coding of penccil, the site for creative people, studios and galleries around the world to showcase and share creative content. Features include automatic layouting, realtime collaboration, annotating and collecting projects, participation in Inspirations, and much more.

penccil members include people from design studios including Design Group Italia and Map Project Office, from fashion brands including Rockstar Original and Tiffany & Co, from design retailers such as Waitrose or Welcome Co. Japan, from architecture and engineering firms such as Collins and Turner, Aecom or Laing O’Rourke, from galleries and museums such as Massimo De Carlo and the Centre Pompidou, and from universities including Rhode Island, Sci-Arc, Columbia, Berkeley and Yale.

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  Inspirations.  
The Joys of Ice Skating
That skating 400 years ago was one of the most popular winter activities in the Netherlands can be s...
Cutting the edges
Arctic Paper launches new swatch books for the brands Arctic, Amber and G-Print, as well as the two ...
NuSA
Flags are symbols of identification. Designed at the time of the formation of a country, they transp...
The pattern of You
Each name results in a unique pattern. The pattern and colors created are unique to each name, and t...
Archeology
Philip Henry Gosse was a British 20th century naturalist and illustrator. Attempting to fit Charles ...
Maurice Binder
Maurice Binder was a film title designer best known for his work on 14 James Bond films including th...
Attraction - Repulsion
An experiment in typographic assemblage. An algorithm creates individual entities (shown as black do...
Streetwear Catwalk
In street fashion, ways of walking, gestures and postures are as much part of fashion as the outfit....
Neverending Graphics
Graphics and animations are generated on the fly, resulting in perpetual variations. Move your mouse...
Le Drugstore Brand Identity
Design&Practice designed the brand identity for the newly opened restaurant "Le Drugstore," with int...
Coffee maker
Visualization of the process of coffee making. The aim was not to use words.
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Living Ink
Living Ink is a creative tool for the users of penccil. With Living Ink, users can create graphics i...
Book : Monk
A book by Jonathan Monk.
Book : Tajima
A book by Mika Tajima. Negative Entropy is a series of five abstract Jacquard woven portraits of in...
Book : Lewitt
A book by Sam Levitt. TEMPLATE is a book whose information emerges under programmatic erasure. Or p...
Book : Baldessari
A book by John Baldessari.
Book : Armleder
A book by John Armleder.
Book : Mullican
A book by Matt Mullican.
Book : Weiner
A book by Lawrence Weiner.
Book : Cattelan
A book by Maurizio Cattelan.
Book : Brannon
A book by Matthew Brannon.
Brand
Brand and product development project for a series of Korean premium specialty food products. (C) Ma...
Identity
Corporate Identity development for Qatar Foundation, 2007. Public facing spaces: interiors, exterior...
Intuitive Feedback for Human-Machine Interfaces
Tangible human-machine interfaces such as remote controls are based on a linear logic with designate...
Mapping movement to music
This concept for a portable digital sound control device predicted a wrap-around display and intuiti...
Watch UX
A UX study for a smart watch with a digital interface from 2004. (C) Mario Gagliardi
The Menu
The food menu as we know it today is an invention of the 19th century. Traditionally, during a meal ...
What Is A Simulation?
What is a simulation? It is a private game we devise when the aliveness of a situation is too comple...
The algorithm of fashion
Each of these scarf patterns is unique. The production workflow involves an algorithm which creates ...
Books of Memory: Gianpaolo Pagni
Gianpaolo Pagni creates unique, printed, painted or stamped books. His work focuses around memory an...
Groupe Garcia Ingénierie
Corporate identity. Marseille, France, 2015.
Akiko Masunaga
マスナガデザイン部/Art director/Designer/O型/乙女座
Glyph
Glyph: from Greek γλυφή, "carving," and γλύφειν, "to hollow out, engrave, carve". It is ...
Create Your World
An interactive creation app featuring 3D sculpture generation, object painting, camera mapping, 3D a...
Inter Face
Stages in the user interface design development for penccil.com, 2012-2014. Through a period of two ...
Management 7
7 thoughts on management: Paradox, Management, Hierarchy, Bureaucracy, Trust, Vision, Motivation. (C...
Tom Ngo
"Common sense and conventional practice prohibits the evolution of architecture. Through reproducing...
Visual Music
Viktor Hertz was born in Uppsala, Sweden, in 1983. In 2009, he started to do graphic design as a hob...
Ignite
"What I try to do is use technology to create representations of imagery found in nature. Technology...
Liqen
Liqen was born in 1980, in Vigo, a port and industrial city of Galicia, in Spain. Since very little,...
Xavier Antin: Printing at Home
A printer manual to disturb and disrupt the printing process. Xavier Antin, born in 1981, lives and ...
72 dpi
Images on the Internet are changing our lives. While images were once only reserved for a certain fe...
Intuitive Phone
Design futures concepts for a smartphone and a portable music player (2004) by Mario Gagliardi. This...
Áron Jancsó
“I’m a type addict. Building from scratch is how I like to work, sometimes even designing every ...
AG Frozoni: We need to aim at essential things
“We need to aim at essential things, to remove every redundant effects, every useless flowering, t...
Andrea Guccini: 4A+1
Andrea Guccini, born in Bologna in 1993, studied at the IED in Milan. He is living and working betw...
Julien Notter and Sébastien Vigne
Basé à Lausanne, Notter + Vigne est un atelier graphique fondé en 2002 par les designers Julien N...
Erwin Poell: Naturwissenschaft + Technik
Erwin Poell (1930) is a German graphic designer. From 1951 he studied with Walter Brudi at the State...
E. Hu
Eric Hu is an art director based in New York. He previously worked as the design lead at OKFocus. Er...
Opie
Julian Opie studied at Goldsmiths´ College (1979-82) under Michael Craig-Martin, for whom he briefl...
Make War, Not Love
Digitally printed charmeuse silk series 'Touchingly Unfeeling' by Jonathan Zawada. Jonathan Zawada...
The Many Sides of the Moon
Variations on light refraction patterns through a prism, in a set-up reminding on the iconic cover o...
Antonio Rubino
Antonio Rubino: Pittore, illustratore e scrittore (Sanremo 1880 - Baiardo 1964). Legato all´art nou...
Sadamitsu Neil Fujita
Sadamitsu Fujita was born in Waimea, Hawaii to Japanese immigrants. He attended boarding school in H...
L´Imparfaite by VLF
VLF studio is Thomas Cristiani and Antoine Roux in Paris.
Symphonie
Posters for the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks. Bureau Mirko Borsche is a graphic desi...
Life Is Electric. Philippe Weisbecker
Born in 1942, Weisbecker studied interior design in Paris. By 1968 he moved to New York. First worki...
The 2015 best of penccil
This was an extraordinary year. The world went through a series of shocks and shake-ups, and in betw...
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Synthetic Paradise
Generative music combined with abstract graphics. Click the screen to generate new graphics: https:/...
Generative Alphabet
Numbers and Letterforms created by an algorithm. © Mario Gagliardi Design 2019.
Chromaglass
Chromaglass is a cocktail glass displaying its ingredients through colors. An inner insulating conta...
HYFY
HYFY is a project to rethink the functions, structures and formal expressions of audio hardware.
Back in the USSR
Great retro logos from the old USSR, and a Beatles song. https://soundcloud.com/thebeatlesrevisited...
Faces by 田中 一光 Ikko Tanaka
Inspired by the Bauhaus, by Jazz and by American graphic design, Ikko Tanaka (1930-2002) was one of ...
Fractal Ballet
Discover a colorful animated Julia Set in GLSL at https://www.mariogagliardi.com/fractal.html
Pattern generator
A generator for tile and fabric patterns. Drag and drop images and see kaleidoscopic patterns emerge...
4 second universe
Watch fractal spaces being created every 4 seconds: https://www.mariogagliardi.com/universe.html
Gravity Sketch
Create sketches with gravity: https://www.mariogagliardi.com/gravity.html
Private Labels are soaring
On August 1, AP News reported the closing of stores at the New York and Chicago Magnificent Mile sho...
Abstract Form
Click 4 times on the canvas and watch how an abstract form is generated: https://www.mariogagliardi....
Generative Botany
An early app for generative graphics, realized in 2000 in the (now deprecated) Adobe Flash. To use t...
Creative Changemakers & Future City
Promotional sites for the initiative Creative Changemakers and the event Future City. (C) 2018 MGD M...
MG Font
An extravagant yet versatile and surprisingly readable font for headlines and quotes. (C) Mario Gagl...
Stories of the Future
A generator for news headlines of the future. Every 9 seconds, a new story is generated: http://mar...
The flower of a word
Type a word, hit enter, click "make GIF", then download your animated word flower at https://marioga...
VAW
In late 2018, we proposed a strategic repositioning of Vienna Art Week. Although the scheme exists a...
MAJI
MAJI Website design
Writing & Design
Bohemian Crossroads: Art & Culture Collide Then Subside. Writer and Designer.
Writing & Design
Bohemian Highways: Abide Then Divide Along the California Coast. Writer and Designer.
Writing & Design
Horizon Homes: Living a Concrete Dream. Writer and Designer, Ted Wells.
Writing & Design
Artists Abroad: A Woman´s Journey to Discover the Artists. Writer and Illustrator.
Writing & Design
Bohemian Bridges: California as a Superstructure for Social and Cultural Change. Writer and Designer...
Time
How do you express time without numbers or watch hands? Clocks abstract time into a measurable, un...
Stories of You
REVOIR is an interactive mirror, activated by emotion detection to create stories through visual lan...
Cooking with myth
IOTAO is a series of IoT - enabled domestic cooking devices for the Chinese market which reinterpret...
Aura: Clouds of Knowledge
Aura is an augmented reality concept for historical sites, galleries and museums. Once a user is aro...
Exiled from Truth: Nine Allegories by Dmitry Borshch
"Exiled from Truth: Nine Allegories by Dmitry Borshch" 105 NY-110, Melville, NY 11747 July 10, 11 a...
Emotional Personal Assistant
Intelligent Personal Assistants such as Siri or Cortana are the link between AI-powered systems and ...
Holodeck
A vitual holodeck where experimental objects are constantly being built and unbuilt. Move your mouse...
Mechanical Suprematist
Experience interesting architectural compositions being created as you look around. This generator w...
Immersive sketch
Travel through an animated architectural sketch (move mouse to look around): http://mariogagliardi.c...
The shape of clouds
"Outside, the land stretches, empty, to the horizon; the sky opens, with speeding clouds. In the sha...
One Hundred Thousand Games
One Hundred Thousand Games is an online game with unlimited levels. It takes the genre of first-per...
Thames & Hudson
As conventional book sales decrease, book publishers have to come up with innovative strategies for ...
Emoji Superhighway
With AR technology, virtual information will soon be projected on car windshields. What would happen...
Art Driver
A obstacle driving computer game with visual art. Use the arrow keys on your keyboard to push obsta...
Emotibots
Emotibots are shape-shifting social home robots interacting with humans. Robots will in the future i...
Semantic Space Invaders
Semantic Space Invaders is a computer game in which the gameplay is happening entirely in your perce...