Design Finds: 5 Creative Highlights from the Week

Welcome to the latest edition of Design Finds, where we highlight creative news, happenings and findings from the past week. This week, we found an abundance of interesting design news, including updates at MoMA, a sweet virtual/mixed reality experience promoting the upcoming Doctor Strange, a lovely analogue clock and more.

5 New Developments for Design & Tech News

1. Emojis at MoMA

Orignally released in 1999, TT DOCOMO’s original set of 176 emojis was recently added to the collection at MoMA. Learn more about this piece of graphic history on MoMA’s website. (And learn more about the paradox of emojis over at


2. A “Strange” Mixed Reality Experience

Welcome to the future, guys. Thanks to a traveling 360 Google Tilt Brush experience from the creative agency Denizen, Marvels’ upcoming Doctor Strange has come to life in mixed reality. Check it out on Denizen’s website.


3. Simplifying Analog Time-Telling

Just in time for Daylight Savings Time, the analog FreakishWATCH by Sabrina Fossi of Sabrina Fossi Design is beautifully simple, even compared to digital clock faces. Read about it at We Heart.



4. An Unsatisfying Challenge

This summer, motion design studio Parallel created a video about unsatisfying situations: “the frustrating, annoying, disappointing little things of everyday life, that are so painful to live or even to watch.” Realizing that they could certainly animate more such situations, the studio launched an animation challenge around the idea. Check it out at


5. Between Type

This week, Monotype released its new sans serif typeface, called Between, by the award-winning Akira Kobayashi. “Between is one of the first typeface designs ever to have three distinct states of being; you can think of it almost like an egg,” Monotype writes. “Described as technical and modern, crisp and highly legible and warm and friendly, the Between family takes inspiration from the hard and sharp perfection of 20th century typefaces and offers a human-centered design to make it approachable and welcoming.” Check out the official announcement here.