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The New Dutch Euro Coins For 2014 Feature A ‘Questionable’ Typeface

The New Dutch Euro Coins For 2014 Feature A ‘Questionable’ Typeface | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

The new Dutch Euro coins have been unveiled, with King Willem-Alexander adorning the face of the coin.

Created by Erwin Olaf, the text embedded on the coin is rendered in a font called “Days”, which was designed by Ivan Gladkikh and Alexandr Kalachëv.

The website, Fontsinuse.com calls the font choice “highly questionable”, but reports that the Dutch Ministry of Finance had stated that it was “not possible to find a good domestic design” and that they did not want to make a more aesthetically pleasing font as it would require money.

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http://www.24oranges.nl/2013/11/04/erwin-olafs-euro-coin-criticized-for-cheap-typography/

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CMYK by Marv Newland

CMYK by Marv Newland | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it
Created by Marv Newland, this short animation is a dizzying observance of sound, color and movement. Newland has collected multitudes of CMYK symbols,...
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Listen to the Black Keys' New Single "Fever"

Listen to the Black Keys' New Single "Fever" | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

On Friday, the Black Keys announced their new album, Turn Blue, through Mike Tyson's Twitter account. The follow-up to 2011's El Camino comes out May 13, and today you can hear the first track. It's called "Fever". Listen below.

Turn Blue was produced by Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney with Danger Mouse. According to a press release, "Turn Blue could refer to: A: Suffocation B: Sadness C: Numbness from extreme cold  D: A Cleveland late night TV host from the 1960s named Ghoulardi E: All of the above."


Turn Blue:

01 Weight of Love
02 In Time
03 Turn Blue
04 Fever
05 Year in Review
06 Bullet in the Brain
07 It’s Up to You Now
08 Waiting on Words
09 10 Lovers
10 In Our Prime
11 Gotta Get Away

 

 

Fever (video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=iZZUY32iCzU

 

Turn Blue (video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Zq40vTdaa2w

 

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The Silent University: platform voor academische migranten en asielzoekers

The Silent University: platform voor academische migranten en asielzoekers | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

In december won Ahmet Öğüt met zijn geesteskind The Silent University de Visible Award van €25.000 die werd toegekend aan een sociaalbevlogen project van kunstenaars van over de hele wereld. Aanleiding voor een gesprek over een succesvolle kunstpraktijk, die wordt aangewend om de problematische posities van academische geschoolde asielzoekers in westerse steden te verbeteren.

 

The Silent University is een autonoom platform voor kennisuitwisseling, dat is opgericht door de kunstenaar Ahmet Öğüt. De universiteit werft asielzoekers, vluchtelingen en immigranten met een professionele achtergrond in hun land van herkomst, die als gevolg van systematische sociale uitsluiting en discriminatie niet in staat zijn om hun kennis professioneel aan te wenden. Stilgevallen carrières worden door The Silent University weer in gang gezet, in de vorm van academische opleidingen, lessen, lezingen, seminars, inclusief een eigen website en een studentenpas.

 

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http://thesilentuniversity.org/

 

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Education for everyone: An interview with Sal Khan

http://www.mckinsey.com/insights/social_sector/education_for_everyone_an_interview_with_sal_khan

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Powerful Anti-Texting Ad by Honda

Powerful Anti-Texting Ad by Honda | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

On the heels of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's sobering scenario announcing National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, Honda and agency RPA bring us the latest campaign in the effort to curb texting and driving. 

This spot (and accompanying print ad, below) pull the viewer into a text conversation happening on a mobile device, presumably on a road somewhere in America. 

The dialogue is an authentic glimpse into the life of a young adult, replete with the usual shorthand and emojis common in casual banter. Without spoiling exactly what happens next, the ad succeeds in creating a unique message that is graphically smart, simple and powerful.

 

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=_WJThbomts0

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The Remarkable Power Of Visual Metaphors To Make Us More Creative

Figurative images, such as an illuminated or a blown bulb, can improve our insights--but they can also dim them.

 

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Whatever the source of the effect, the practical implications for designers are quite intriguing. During a product development process, for instance, visual metaphors might prime people to give designers more creative feedback. And say you hold a focus group in a room vivified with bright light bulbs. Theoretically, participants would come up with more, and more constructive, ideas than participants who sit in an empty room.

 

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I wonder if there would be different outcomes by analyzing both realistic (photographic) and abstract (stylized) representations.

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I Fought the Law, A Photo Series That Illustrates Bizarre State Laws

I Fought the Law, A Photo Series That Illustrates Bizarre State Laws | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

In Alabama it’s illegal to have an ice cream cone in your back pocket at all times.


“I Fought the Law” is a photo series that illustrates (and often violates) bizarre state laws like a Texas prohibition on unusual kid’s haircuts and California law that bans biking in pools. The series is by New York City photographer Olivia Locher.

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Direct link photographer;;

http://olivialocher.com/ifoughtthelaw.html

 

Image purchase in The Netherlands;

http://www.hollandse-hoogte.nl/search.pp?flush=1&specialid=6768

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Campagnes: ACHTUNG! ontwikkelt War Childs ‘Gekke Bekken’

Campagnes: ACHTUNG! ontwikkelt War Childs ‘Gekke Bekken’ | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it
De campagne ‘Gekke Bekken’ is een initiatief van War Child en Right To Play om het Nederlands publiek op een speelse wijze kennis te laten maken met het belang van spelen voor kinderen in oorlogsgebieden. De focus van War Child en Right To Play is om kinderen te leren omgaan met hun gevoelens; want door middel van sport, spel en psychosociale ondersteuning kunnen ze hun oorlogservaringen beter verwerken en weer kind zijn.

Om deze boodschap aan het brede publiek te communiceren, werd de campagne ‘Bekken Trekken’ in samenwerking met ACHTUNG! ontwikkeld. Het Nederlands publiek wordt uitgenodigd om zijn gekste bekken te trekken op www.bekkentrekken.nl.

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What It's Really Like To Name Products For A Living

What It's Really Like To Name Products For A Living | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it
Professional namer Nancy Friedman reveals what it's like naming everything from chairs to medical devices. Hint: not easy!

 

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...But It’s Okay, Naming Is Relatively Cheap
"At the big firms, you’ll pay $50,000 to $100,00 per name. I don’t charge anywhere near that amount. When you consider how many just raw hours I put into a naming assignment, and the value of a good name, it’s a bargain. Companies spend a LOT of money on some things, then get tight-fisted on others. I think the name is kind of important!"

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Cloudwash: the connected washing machine

Cloudwash: the connected washing machine | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

by Mark Wilson | Fastcodesign

 

One of the greatest design consultancies in the world decided to give it all up to build just one product. But to demonstrate that one product, well...

 

 

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http://bergcloud.com/case-studies/cloudwash/

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Preview of IKEA's forthcoming PS 2014 Collection

Preview of IKEA's forthcoming PS 2014 Collection | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

More details on IKEA's forthcoming PS 2014 Collection: It seems the Swedish furniture giant had hired a gaggle of designers "hand-picked from around the world" to complete the line, and while some are relative unknowns, at least four are not: Both Rich Brilliant Willing and matali crasset were commissioned to add their respective design spins to the youth-based collection. Brooklyn-based RBW's statement on their two objects, the Storage Table and LED Stool Lamp, are as terse as their designs

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http://www.bright.nl/nieuwe-ikea-ps-collectie-design-meubels

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FGM campaign logo: behind the scenes with the designer - video

Creative director of Fabrica Erik Ravelo talks about how he came up with the idea the logo for the Guardian's End FGM campaign
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Co.Design wants your answer: Who Is The World's Greatest Living Designer?

Co.Design wants your answer: Who Is The World's Greatest Living Designer? | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it
Ladies and gentlemen, sharpen your X-Acto knives: 32 men and women compete for the title of world's greatest designer.
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Become A Stop-Motion Animation Auteur With The NFB's New StopMo Studio App

Become A Stop-Motion Animation Auteur With The NFB's New StopMo Studio App | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it
The busy beavers at Canada's National Film Board are moving animation ahead once again with a new app that puts animation in everyone's hands.
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https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/nfb-stopmo-studio/id828606885?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D2

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Google’s Next Big Conference Is About Design

Google’s Next Big Conference Is About Design | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it
Google plans to focus on design at Google I/O, the developers' conference that draws thousands of software engineers each year.
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Truth facts infography - Design daily news

Truth facts infography - Design daily news | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it
Truth facts are a series of infographies that give you a humorous look at some neglected facts.
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Facebook's News Feed: What Changed and Why

Facebook's News Feed: What Changed and Why | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it
As Winston Churchill once said, “to improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often." It's a maxim Facebook seems to have adopted wholeheartedly when it comes to the News...
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Mini-docu: Met één druk op de knop virtueel iemand anders zijn

Mini-docu: Met één druk op de knop virtueel iemand anders zijn | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it
Er wordt genoeg gewaarschuwd tegen inlichtingendiensten en bedrijven die onze privacy bedreigen. Maar wat ertegen te doen? Whizzkid Rachel Law ontwikkelde een fascinerende tool die mensen in staat stelt van identiteit te wisselen en zo potentiële voyeurs op een dwaalspoor te zetten.
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http://adage.com/article/privacy-and-regulation/student-project-kill-digital-ad-targeting/242955/

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The State of In-Car User Experience

The State of In-Car User Experience | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

By Geoff Teehan | Medium

 

No matter the price or the brand, the interfaces that adorn today’s vehicles are in a bad place. Thankfully, there’s hope.

 

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There’s certainly some hope on the horizon with Apple and Google, though just how good these systems will be remains to be seen. One thing is clear, though: the current state of all in-car experiences is incredibly bad. For those manufacturers looking to go it alone, I don’t expect much.

This article can also be found on the Teehan+Lax blog;

 

http://www.teehanlax.com/blog/the-state-of-in-car-ux/?utm_source=TLtwitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=car-ux

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Can a Sustainable Font Help Save the World? This Ad Agency Has Made One

Can a Sustainable Font Help Save the World? This Ad Agency Has Made One | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it
Ryman Eco, a new "sustainable font" from U.K. retailer Ryman Stationery and ad agency Grey London, uses 33 percent less ink than standard typefaces. According to Grey, if the world switched to Ryman Eco as its default print front, it could save almost 500 million ink cartridges and 15 million barrels of oil every year.
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Download font; http://www.rymaneco.co.uk/

 

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EU launches European Design Innovation Platform (EDIP)

EU launches European Design Innovation Platform (EDIP) | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

Today in Brussels the European Commission launched the European Design Innovation Platform (EDIP). This project led by the Design Council aims to increase the use of design for innovation and growth across Europe and is co-financed by the European Commission.

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F.lux Review: the software that makes you sleep better

F.lux Review: the software that makes you sleep better | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

The strapline for the software is “Better lighting…for your computer“. Whilst this gives you a very broad idea, many people miss the point completely. There’s a misconception that F.lux is like a software version of the ambient light sensors found on most Apple products and a lot of laptops these days. But there’s a subtle and important distinction. Instead of adjusting the brightness, F.lux works discreetly in the background, automatically adjusting the colour temperature of your screen. It adapts your computer’s display to the current time, “warm at night and like sunlight during the day.” In effect it tries to match the light from your computer to the light in your natural environment.

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Steun Unicef door je iPhone eens even niet aan te raken

Steun Unicef door je iPhone eens even niet aan te raken | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

Ieder jaar organiseert Unicef het Tap Project waarmee geld word ingezameld voor schoon drinkwater. Dit jaar gaat dit dus, naast de ‘gewone’ donatie, met behulp van smartphonegebruikers. Open de website: tap.unicefusa.org op je iPhone of andere smartphone en bekijk de instructies of tap op ‘skip’ om onmiddellijk te starten.

 

Via de knop ‘Begin’ kan de ‘donatie’ beginnen. Leg je iPhone vlak neer op de tafel of andere oppervlak en de donatie zal beginnen. Door 10 minuten je iPhone niet aan te raken zal Armani een donatie doen zodat één kind een hele dag schoon drinkwater kan krijgen. Door 20 minuten je iPhone niet te gebruiken kan Unicef 11 waterzuiveringstabletten uitdelen aan mensen in nood.

 

Het is dus een eenvoudig en mooi gebaar om dit één of meerdere keren per dag te doen, het kost jou niets en je helpt er een ander mee. De actie loop tot en met 31 maart en is dus een aanrader voor iedere smartphone gebruiker, natuurlijk kun je ook gewoon handmatig een donatie schenken aan Unicef.

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Audi, GM, Other Carmakers Gear Up to Provide Wireless Connectivity and Apps | MIT Technology Review

Audi, GM, Other Carmakers Gear Up to Provide Wireless Connectivity and Apps | MIT Technology Review | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it
New cars will soon come with high-bandwidth connections and app stores.
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An Open Source App That Lets Users ‘Make’ And Download Their Own Fonts

An Open Source App That Lets Users ‘Make’ And Download Their Own Fonts | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

Created by Yannick Mathey and Louis Rémi-Babé, 'Prototypo' is an online open source app that lets users 'make' and download their own fonts.

 

Demo (video)

https://vimeo.com/86406495

 

Download software;

https://github.com/byte-foundry/prototypo

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Read the opinion of experts before trying/using entry-level alternatives to Fontlab ($650) or Glyphs ($300) or RoboFont($400).

 

The existing open source FontForge is most mentioned, but possibly hard to handle, so there might be a market for new free open source font software, the challenge will be to make it user-friendly;

 

Info;

 

http://ilovetypography.com/2007/10/22/so-you-want-to-create-a-font-part-1/

 

http://ilovetypography.com/2007/10/22/so-you-want-to-create-a-font-part-1/

 

http://www.typophile.com/forum/6

 

http://typophile.com/node/77451

 

http://opentype.info/blog/2012/02/18/why-i-switched-from-fontlab-to-glyphs/

 

http://graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/questions/19734/is-there-any-open-source-alternative-to-fontlab-out-there

 

http://typophile.com/node/73004

 

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Turning Dust to Diamonds

Turning Dust to Diamonds | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it
The Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde plans to use smog particles from Beijing’s pollution to create a unique ring.
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