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Entries from January 2007


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

Watashi wa, Mac-desu

January 30th, 2007 · Comments Off

These are fun, but serve as a reminder of my lack of Japanese language skills, despite my ethnic heritage. Sigh… some day!

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Tags: Advertising · Apple · Archived from Blogger · Branding · Film & Video · Funny · Japan

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

Japan Design: Good Design Award 50 Years

January 4th, 2007 · Comments Off

I missed this last year, but some great stuff. From the outline: “Japan Design: Good Design Award 50 Years is an exhibition produced by the Japan Industrial Design Promotion Organization to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Japan’s foremost design awards, the Good Design Awards (also called the G-Mark system). Since 1957, the Good Design Awards […]

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Tags: Archived from Blogger · Culture · Design · Graphic Design · Industrial Design · Inspiration · Japan

I’m back.

January 3rd, 2007 · Comments Off

It’s been a while – the family passing around viruses, business of holidays, whatever. It’s a new year! And it looks like it will be a great one, with lots of stuff happening. On my list of to-dos: train for full marathon (did the half last year), take a barrel-full of photos with my new […]

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