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Entries Tagged as 'Surprising'

Augmented (hyper)Reality: Domestic Robocop

March 26th, 2010 · Comments Off

From Keiichi Matsuda. Thanks to Pomo Project for the link.

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Tags: Architecture · Culture · Design · Electronics · Film & Video · Interactive · Interior Design · Motion Graphics · Surprising · Technology

Before there was Axe Body Spray, there was Hai Karate.

March 5th, 2010 · Comments Off

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Tags: Advertising · Culture · Funny · Surprising · You Tube

Artists; a quote from the President (1962).

December 30th, 2009 · Comments Off

“Too often in the past we have thought of the artist as an idler and dilettante and of the lover of arts as somehow sissy or effete. We have done both an injustice.”

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Tags: Art · Culture · Ideas · Inspiration · Quotes · Surprising

Canadian, please. Yes, please!

July 10th, 2009 · Comments Off

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Tags: Advertising · Canada · Culture · Film & Video · Funny · Marketing · Social · Surprising · Travel · You Tube

Anatomicals “Shower to the People”

June 5th, 2009 · Comments Off

Came across this super fun line up of body products at Winners of all places. Their line goes: “Whatever you look like, whatever shape you’re in, we only want you for your body.” Nice one. Lots of great product names, delivered in simple, inviting packaging using Helvetica Rounded.

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Tags: Branding · Copywriting · Culture · Design · Funny · Graphic Design · Ideas · Industrial Design · Surprising · Typography

Dancing Matt

September 16th, 2008 · Comments Off

Where the Hell is Matt? (2008) from Matthew Harding on Vimeo.

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Tags: Culture · Funny · Inspiration · Social · Surprising · You Tube

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May 6th, 2008 · Comments Off

Fun! I can’t decide who has the nicer letterforms.

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Tags: Archived from Blogger · Culture · Design · Motion Graphics · Surprising · Typography · You Tube

Photosynth (from Microsoft WTF?)

June 7th, 2007 · Comments Off

Can’t really believe I’m posting a cool technology idea from Microsoft, but here it is. They acquired Seadragon and brought in house their image visualization application, which morphed into Photosynth. Watch the demo from March of this year at TED.

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Tags: Archived from Blogger · Photography · Software · Surprising

Skittles

January 31st, 2007 · Comments Off

Skittles Beard Skittles Leak Here’s an excellent example of a question that pops into my head quite often: How did they pitch this? How did they get them to say yes? This example is particularly well-done in an insane, what-were-they-smoking way, whereas most often I find myself asking those two questions when watching ads for […]

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Tags: Advertising · Archived from Blogger · Film & Video · Funny · Surprising

Time.com relaunch. Inspired by New York Times?

January 17th, 2007 · Comments Off

Fairly clean & straightforward, this new site feels a lot lighter on its feet than the previous generation.However, scrolling down below the fold, I couldn’t help but notice something familiar… isn’t this the same layout as the one used by the New York Times site (launched in April of last year)? A quick glance reveals […]

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Tags: Archived from Blogger · Design · News · Surprising · Web Design

A Graphic History of Emigre Magazine Compiled and Designed by Idea.

October 24th, 2006 · 1 Comment

File under: one-good-reason-for-being-up-hours-before-the-sun. I was up checking my email very early this morning (gotta get a head start on the girls) and noticed a message from Emigre. Wha–what’s this? IDEA magazine? Emigre retrospective? Slip case? Limited to 50 numbered copies? I grabbed my credit card and hoped I would be quick enough… I was! It’s […]

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Tags: Archived from Blogger · Books · Design · Graphic Design · Inspiration · Magazines · Surprising · Typography

Bravo Dove

September 12th, 2006 · 1 Comment

In a continuation of its award-winning ‘Campaign for Real Beauty’ series, Dove has launched a new film. As the proud dad of two young girls, this one really hit home. Congratulations to Dove.

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Tags: Advertising · Archived from Blogger · Branding · Culture · Film & Video · Surprising

The Basement Mac Collection

August 16th, 2006 · Comments Off

Whoa!

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Tags: Apple · Archived from Blogger · Culture · Surprising

This doesn’t really have much to do with design, but the information on this site is CLEARLY designed to show us how to avoid crappy food.

February 22nd, 2006 · Comments Off

Nutrition Data. I just got back from lunch at Wendy’s feeling a bit bloated and thought I might remind myself of the fat/calorie count of a juicy Big Bacon Classic Combo. Now I wish I hadn’t: 46g of fat and 966 calories (drink not included)! Blech…

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Tags: Archived from Blogger · Culture · Food · Surprising

"What Would Flying Spaghetti Monster Do?"

August 31st, 2005 · 2 Comments

It’s rare that I find myself navigating the murky waters of politics and religion, because, well, I have absolutely NO PLACE commenting on either, given my complete lack of religious upbringing and cynical view of politics, but I couldn’t resist posting something about the hottest new right-wing creationist myth being sold all over the States: […]

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Stolen Lions

June 24th, 2005 · 1 Comment

DDB Brazil looks to be establishing itself as a “talent borrows, genius steals” interactive shop, and they’re being noticed: they picked up a couple of Cannes Cyber Lions for their “work” – and drew the ire of a well-known designer haunt. Inspiration is one thing, but c’mon fellas! Original: “Industrious Clock” Yugo Nakamura (2001) Stolen: […]

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Tags: Advertising · Archived from Blogger · Design · Inspiration · Interactive · Surprising

Delete!

June 16th, 2005 · Comments Off

Delettering the public space “Summer 2005, Neubaugasse, a Viennese shopping street – For a period of two weeks all advertising signs, slogans, pictograms, company names and logos will be covered in monochrome. Something you might have seen before in the form of two-dimensional representations or photomontage is going to be translated for the first time […]

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