Finally, a map of the USA for geekdom! The Altered States of America is a Kickstarter project by Brooklyn-based design studio Chop Shop, in which they catalogued on a US map the popular fictional events and fantastical characters that have ever stepped foot on American soil. Covering each state (Except for Alaska and Hawaii. Sorry, […]
How brilliant! Two designers have found a way to recycle discarded cans from the streets of Brazil’s São Paulo as swanky furniture. A mobile furnace, powered by waste vegetable oil, melts down the cans; while the melted aluminum is then poured into molds and casted as new furniture anywhere on the spot. In a trial […]
Australian product development studio SwatchMate have come up with one of the most innovative design tools we’ve seen yet: the Cube, which gives you the ability to design and make art with colours from the real world. Basically, it’s a colour scanner which sends data about the colour it sees to your smartphone – or […]
Why fuss with hiding power cords in lamps when they can be part of the design? That’s the starting point of Michael Anastassiades, whose geometric LED light designs for Italian brand Flos has him drawing lines out of these very cords. How visually marvelous.
Antonio Brasko, a Portland-based graphic designer and art director, saw an opportunity to bridge the worlds of luxury and street wear brands to street art. He created a series of branded Montana spray-paint cans bearing the logos and colours of fashion labels like Burberry and Gucci, as well as sportswear brands like Adidas and Nike (he’s a designer for Nike global).
Alex Chinneck, a London-based artist and designer, has installed a fascinating piece on the street of Blackfriars Road in London. The building appears to have been turned on its head, but it’s actually an installation titled Miner on the Moon, and features windows, doors, and shop front signage all turned on their heads to create the upside down effect.
For her Letters at Large series, designer Audra Hubbell used the urban landscape in Chicago as the canvas for super-large typography that she projected onto the city buildings. Given the black-and-white treatment, these shots almost look like they sprung right out of film noir. Which is perfectly like the Chicago we know.
In the time before our present-day politically correct era, advertisers appealed to the worst in our human nature, and no one seemed to care. Teeming with blatant racism, sexism, and an overall misogynistic tone, these are a just few of the most offensive vintage advertisements we could find. But honestly, are advertisements today any less […]
Mark Twain once said: ‘The difference between the almost right word and the right word is the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning’. This quote reflects the work of Dr. Draper, an Australian-based copywriter and a former doctor. I recently discovered his portfolio and I thought they were incredible. The ads are simple, clever, […]
If you recently watched the movie Frozen, you can thank animator and visual development artist Minkyu Lee for having a hand in creating that spectacular movie. He’s also worked on The Princess and the Frog and directed the Oscar-nominated short Adam and Dog. The New York Times recently hailed him as part of the top five young animators to […]
Growing up to be a princess? Want a prince to come save you? Not at Mercy Academy! This all-girls college-prep academy in Kentucky has made the message clear – prepare for real life – with an ad campaign created by the Doe-Anderson agency. Captions such as ‘Mirror Mirror on the wall, Be more than just […]
Information is Beautiful is made up of highly organized designers with a passion for the strange and unusual. Their goal? It’s all about distilling large amounts of information into beautifully succinct designs and graphs that are functional yet visually appealing. Check out the website and be a tourist. These guys sell super cool posters and […]
Welcome to The Super Cool, an online and pop-up store in Melbourne that reminds us of the coolest Pinterest board you’ve ever seen, and where everything is for sale. The site offers up everything from neon cushions to vintage match jars and will very quickly make your house the coolest space in town. That is […]
These photos of perfectly-arranged food might seem like the work of an OCD chef, but in reality, they are advertisements for a new diet app called Food Throttle. This app uses information from 330,000 restaurants in NYC along with advice from doctors and nutritionists on how to eat healthier and lose weight. The main idea […]
This innovative invitation design blew me away with its snazzy colours and clever function. What better way to invite someone to visit an eco-friendly community known for its large Koi Fish population then with a letter that resembles the fish but also functions as fish food?