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Darwin Cosico

Darwin is a Melbourne-based marketing and sales professional. He has a penchant for coffee, New York bagels, and zombies. His other interests include music, modern art, smart comedy and films.

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Drawings of musical genre cliches by Lukáš Fibrich

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By Darwin Cosico in New Illustration on Tuesday 10 September 2013

Prague-based illustrator, Lukáš Fibrich, has created a series of illustrations based on some music subcultures that still exist today – goths, punks, rockers, indie and rappers. Characteristically, members pride themselves on their musical taste, often dressing to affiliate themselves with similar members, yet also maintaining a sense of individualism within this music subculture. Fibrich has done a […]

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Make it Famous: creative illustrations for boring objects

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By Darwin Cosico in New Illustration on Friday 6 September 2013

Sydney’s annual Grad Program has already kicked off and the theme this year is around the ‘Make it Famous’ challenge. Applicants will be randomly assigned everyday objects and it’s their task to make them look famous. They will be judged on their strategic thinking and creativity. To kick off the campaign, DDB have partnered with some of […]

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Brands turned into Angry Birds

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By Darwin Cosico in New Design on Wednesday 4 September 2013

Angry Birds has been at the forefront of the mobile gaming revolution and we can all agree that it’s here to stay. For now at least. Yakushev Grigory, a Russian designer from Saint Petersburg, has transformed various brands into Angry Birds. Damn, it’s fun.

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The logic behind the Pepsi Logo by Mohamad Turky

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By Darwin Cosico in New Design on Wednesday 4 September 2013

Pepsi is without a doubt one of the world’s most recognizable brands, but have you always wondered about the logic behind Pepsi’s logo? Mohamad Turky, a Cairo-based multimedia specialist, has created these entertaining illustrations of what he thinks whenever he see one of their advertisements.

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Phoenix perform at the Le Chateau de Versailles

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By Darwin Cosico in New Music on Monday 2 September 2013

French outfit Phoenix recently performed a session for the website La Blogothèque’s long-running Take Away Shows series, in which the band perform a stripped-down rendition of their track, Entertainment, off their fifth studio album Bankrupt!. The video was filmed at dawn in the empty gardens of Le Chateau de Versailles. It was filmed with a drone, in one continuous […]

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The most creative ad for an Executive Assistant in the ad land

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By Darwin Cosico in New Design on Friday 30 August 2013

Rich Silverstein, Co-Chairman and Creative Director at Goodby, Silverstein and Partners in San Francisco is currently on a lookout for his new Exec Assistant, as his current assistant is leaving. The role is clearly not for the faint hearted as you can see on this brilliant Craiglist job ad. Rich Silverstein is looking for someone who is fearless, passionate and obviously employable. He also doesn’t tolerate an agency spy or a killjoy.

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Before and after photos of New York’s Meatpacking District

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By Darwin Cosico in New Photography on Friday 30 August 2013

Known by the official name as the Gansevoort Market Historic District, the Meatpacking District has quickly transformed itself into one of Manhattan’s trendiest and most expensive neighbourhoods. Yet it has miraculously managed to hold onto most of its original charm. New York-based photographer Brian Rose took his old 1985 photos of the Meatpacking District and traveled back […]

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Gate 228: an unauthorized street art exhibition in Melbourne

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By Darwin Cosico in New Events on Saturday 22 June 2013

An abandoned house in Melbourne’s inner north has been transformed into an unauthorized art exhibition. Six Melbourne artists (Tom Civil, Ryan McGennisken, Doctor, Be Free, Suki & Bon) used the house as their canvas. The street artists have used aerosol paints, stencils, printmaking, illustrations, and installation-based techniques to create their artworks. The exhibition was opened to the public last Saturday morning.

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Melbourne specialty coffee map by Broadsheet

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By Darwin Cosico in New Design on Saturday 8 June 2013

As a coffee enthusiast, I am super delighted to see that Melbourne International Coffee Expo has returned and it’s now Australia’s largest coffee-dedicated event. The expo will bring together the World Barista Championship, the World Brewers Cup, the inaugural Global Coffee Review Symposium and Australia’s largest dedicated-coffee trade show. The event was held at the Melbourne […]

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IBM turns its ads into useful urban furniture

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By Darwin Cosico in New Design on Thursday 6 June 2013

Advertising can be an eyesore if not done properly, something that many city dwellers encounter on a daily basis. IBM and Ogilvy & Mather France had an idea. If cities were smarter, then life in cities would be better.

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Coffitivity: ambient cafe sounds to boost your workday creativity

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By Darwin Cosico in Cool Websites on Thursday 6 June 2013

According to a study conducted by the University of British Columbia and the University of Virginia, moderate ambient noise (70 decibels), like that found in cafes, can boost your ability to come up with creative ideas. Justin Kauszler, Business Development Liaison at Virginia Commonwealth University, has created an online app called Coffitivity that will deliver the […]

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New attention-grabbing ad campaign for Reporters Without Borders

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By Darwin Cosico in New Design on Friday 24 May 2013

In honour of World Press Freedom Day, the non-governmental organisation Reporters sans frontièrs (Reporters Without Borders) and its agency BETC Paris rolled out an attention-grabbing print campaign in the Opéra Metro (subway) station in Paris to raise public awareness. The campaign depicts some well-known dictators such as Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and North Korean leader […]

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Illustrations by Californian artist Erik Reichenbach

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By Darwin Cosico in New Illustration on Thursday 23 May 2013

Erik Reichenbach was a two-time contestant on the hit reality television show Survivor. Although Erik is not an extremely popular contestant among fans and viewers, he’s notable for coming 5th place in both seasons. Outside of the TV realm, this Santa Clarita-based graphic artist has been creating picture books filled with wild characters since grade […]

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À tout à l’heure: the awesome new music video by Bibio

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By Darwin Cosico in New Music on Thursday 16 May 2013

On May 13, Wolverhampton native Bibio will release Silver Wilkinson, the follow-up to his excellent 2011 record Mind Bokeh. He has shared the video for the album’s first single, À tout à l’heure. Directed by Bibio in collaboration with Russell Weekes, the clip chronicles what summer would look like back in the 60s coated with […]

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We Found Love: new music by Palma Violets

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By Darwin Cosico in New Music on Friday 10 May 2013

If you’ve been living under a rock for the past few months, then you need to check out Palma Violets, an indie rock/garage rock band from London and currently signed to the famous Rough Trade Records (The Strokes, The Libertines and Arcade Fire). The British quartet released their first studio album in February called 180, and […]

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