Drop everything, forget everything and watch Zeitgeist The Movie!
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Artist Daniel Eatock has an art and social exercise going on where he's asked readers to submit their own vectorized take on the No Smoking logo (usually a cigarette crossed out by a red circle and stripe). All designs can be downloaded now and used wherever you like and when he reaches 100 designs (he's not far off), he's going to make a poster. You may even see a couple designs done by my good self.
The mysterious people of the Envira region of the Brazilian-Peruvian frontier. They're thought to have NEVER made contact with civilization as we know it and to them, the strange craft hovering above could well be an Evil Spirit. More from Mail Online>>
I may have a sore neck and painful face from the stress of living but I can't break my own bones and puncture my own skin in order to defend myself. But this hairy and scary frog can! When under the risk of attack, the Trichobatrachus Robustus has the ability to go all X-Men on itself as a last ditch effort to stay alive. More here>>
I've been trying to locate this recycled bottle ceiling in downtown Rundle Mall over the last couple days, but without luck. However, thanks to this article I just discovered on Coolhunter, I'll at last be able to find it in the new Aesop store.
Bob Staake's site is worth taking a look at if you're into illustration and children's art. Bob's been in the game for a while - evidenced by his completion of some 42 books! And a little gem Bob has on his How Magazine rated site, and that appears to be expanding, are these little crops of some nice retro art. This is just a snippet of some favourites.
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Ten Reasons Gen Xers Are Unhappy at Work.
Corporations really need folks in their 30s to early 40s, but there is a tentative relationship at best between that cohort and Corporate America. View Article >>
1960's Braun Products Hold the Secrets to Apple's Future.
The year 2008 marks the 10th Anniversary of the iMac, the computer that changed everything at Apple, hailing a new design era spearheaded by design genius Jonathan Ive. What most people don't know is that there's another man whose products are at the heart of Ive's design philosophy, an influence that permeates every single product at Apple, from hardware to user-interface design. View Article>>
He Took a Polaroid Every Day, Until the Day He Died.
Yesterday I came across a slightly mysterious website — a collection of Polaroids, one per day, from March 31, 1979 through October 25, 1997. There’s no author listed, no contact info, and no other indication as to where these came from. So, naturally, I started looking through the photos. I was stunned by what I found. View Article>>
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Let Go. Period. And appropriate considering I'm listening to Frou Frou.
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I'm wanting to simplify this page and thus cull the number of website links shown in the Left and Right columns on this page, but still have the links accessible to others and update-able. Can anybody suggest a way of making the links invisible on the front page but still easily accessible? My thoughts are to offer specific lists of links within a handful of posts, and then make the link to these posts accessible via the Right column. ie. click on Design Sites in the Right column and it will take you to a post full of design links. Is this going to work? What would be the most efficient way do you think? Thanking you...
A year ago, I saw my first Adbusters Magazine and I really had no idea what it was all about. I consider myself pretty socially aware but for some reason, Adbusters confused me and it actually bored me. I wonder whether I had been so indoctrinated by media advertising that to pick up a magazine that opposes it and has no advertising in it whatsoever was somehow so completely foreign that it actually shook me out of my indoctrinated state and into a new but strange state of awareness? Or maybe the guys at Adbusters have simply managed to sharpen up their message and make things clearer now? Anyway, I'm just reading the latest addition now and it all makes perfect sense. I recommend this magazine to anyone interested in beating down socially irresponsible and environmentally polluting advertising. And as a designer, I'm trying to become more aware of how I can have a positive impact through design and not put myself in a position where I'm part of the destructive force of the media either. Interestingly, the Adbusters crew are also starting their own Blackspot Coffee Shop, set to rival Starbucks but rooted in authentic, local culture.
A couple of years back I was in melbourne and happened to get to see the Eames exhibition. As part of this exhibition they showcased an interesting photo gallery and film by Charles and Ray Eames called Powers of Ten. Here is the film in its original format:
And here is a somewhat disturbing parody by John Cheese:
I had this weird dream last night where petrol was about $1.80 a litre and milk was no longer being produced anymore because of high costs to the land as well as the cattle owner. And today I came across a nice little interactive graph that shows average consumer spending in America Vs changes in prices and it conveys this pretty well. I'd like to see one for Australia too please! View the online interactivity here>>
I've loved this type of stuff since I can remember but I never really knew that it had a name - Steampunk. Steampunk basically depicts a different age, perhaps sci-fi or fantasy or even an alternate history where steam power (and not electricity) prevails. It's often set in Victorian England or in worlds that might reference Victorian elements. As a genre, Steampunk started some time in the 80's. But as our global interest in alternate energy sources and different ways of being in the world grows, so too is the rise of interest in Steampunk. Here's a few more examples of Steampunk you may or may not have seen. Beautiful stuff.
Steampunk Star Wars figures by Sillof, makers of all things steampunk. Chewy looks completely bitchin'.