Global brands represented as street art spray-paint cans

Darwin Cosico Contributor

By Darwin Cosico in New Design on Friday 10 January 2014

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).

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London building turned upside down by Alex Chinneck

Darwin Cosico Contributor

By Darwin Cosico in Architecture on Wednesday 8 January 2014

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.

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Super-large type projected onto Chicago buildings give the city a cinematic makeover

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Monday 6 January 2014

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.

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Offensive vintage advertisements

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Design on Thursday 19 December 2013

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 […]

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A compilation of wise and witty advertisements by Dr. Draper

Darwin Cosico Contributor

By Darwin Cosico in New Design on Tuesday 17 December 2013

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, […]

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What Wicked would look like if it were a Disney movie

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Thursday 12 December 2013

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 […]

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Life’s Not A Fairytale: ads for Mercy Academy get the message across

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Tuesday 19 November 2013

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 […]

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Information is beautiful

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Design on Wednesday 30 October 2013

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 […]

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Melbourne-based online and pop-up store The SuperCool

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By Cormack O'Connor in Cool Websites on Wednesday 23 October 2013

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 […]

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OCD ads for the Perfectionist Food Throttle diet app

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Design on Wednesday 16 October 2013

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 […]

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Koi-themed invitation also functions as real fish food

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Design on Friday 4 October 2013

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?

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Give Em Hel… we mean, Helvetica: Tees for designers

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Fashion on Tuesday 1 October 2013

We’ve seen our fair share of designer tees, but how about tees for designers? These designer-centric slogan tees by LA-based brand Words Brand are pretty witty, with fun lines ranging from ‘I Would Kern You So Tight’ to ‘Famous Brand Logo & Catchy Headline’. Our personal favorite is the one that goes ‘Give Em Hel(vetica)’, […]

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Save money on your next flight with the Jacktogo wearable suitcase

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Products on Friday 27 September 2013

For all you penny-pinchers out there, now you can avoid paying for extra luggage on airplanes with this wearable suitcase. Sure, it’s not the most fashionable suitcase we’ve seen, but its 14 spacious pockets can hold a few extra pounds of supplies. Jacktogo is even wind and water resistant, and its lightweight design will ensure […]

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Play Dot To Dot: the most fun you can have in the office with your pants on

Darwin Cosico Contributor

By Darwin Cosico in New Trends on Thursday 19 September 2013

Bored at work? Pascal van der Haar, an art director from Melbourne, and Nathan Gordon, a developer from Paris, have created Play-Dot-To-Dot, an amazing online game that will test your speed and can kill many boring hours at work. The goal is to click and connect numbers in a short amount of time. Click here to play the […]

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Meet Salvador Dali, furniture designer

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Tuesday 17 September 2013

In the swinging thirties, famous surrealist Salvador Dalí hung out with a number of cool people from varied disciplines in Paris, including furniture designer Jean-Michel Frank. He sketched a bunch of furniture designed for Frank, including the Leda chair and low table in the 1935 Femme à latête rose.

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