Link About It: This Week’s Picks

An innovative bike, logo redesign exercises, light-triggered wallpaper, and more in our links of the week


William Burroughs Book Covers

1. An online catalog of William Burrough’s classic novels reveals the shifting cover art for each edition and reprint, an archive spanning 50 years.

2. Volkswagen Bik.e

Autoblog Green highlights how Volkswagen’s electric-powered bicycle collapses and fits into the trunk space typically reserved for a spare tire.

3. Cannondale x Mike Giant Graffiti Bike

In support of the Bahati Foundation, Cannondale enlisted the talented photographer and graffiti/tattoo/fine artist Mike Giant to create a one-off bike, up for auction on eBay. Currently up for $30,000, all proceeds benefit the program—a mission focused on empowering inner city youth.

4. RGB Wallpaper

An stunning way to spruce up bare walls, Creative Review blog points out Italian studio Carnovsky‘s RGB wallpaper, a series of graphics that reveal themselves according to the color of light shining on them.

5. A Collection a Day

Valet points us to Lisa Congdon’s blog called A Collection a Day, where she posts her photographs of a new series of eclectic vintage curiosities daily.

6. The Brand New Classroom

The Brand New Classroom blog invites you to critique student graphic designers as they attempt to give some of the world’s most established and visible corporate logos a fresh look.

7. Grove Made iPhone Cases

Reported on Sub-Studio, Grove Made is a new line of laser-engraved bamboo iPhone cases allowing you to upload your own graphics or choose one of the impressive pre-illustrated cases from their artist series.

8. NoHo Design District

If you’re in New York City for ICFF 15-28 May 2010, be sure to check out the most compelling new satellite show, the NoHo Design District. The team behind the behind-the-scenes-focused blog Sight Unseen have organized an exciting number of events in partnership with the area’s most creative design merchants, including The Future Perfect, Partners & Spade, and many more.