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What to do with New York's payphones? | News | Design Week

What to do with New York's payphones? | News | Design Week | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it
The City of New York is seeking proposals for 11,000 soon-to-be obselete public payphones.

 

 

http://www.reinventpayphones.splashthat.com/#overview_nav

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Creativity Is Like a Slot Machine

Creativity Is Like a Slot Machine | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

In How to Think Like a Great Graphic Designer (UK; public library), Debbie Millman (previously) sits down with 20 of today’s most celebrated graphic designers to unravel the secrets of their creative process, work ethic, and general philosophy on life. The result is a kind of modern-day equivalent of the 1942 gem Anatomy of Inspiration, presenting a rare glimpse of the creative machinery behind some of today’s most talented and influential designers through conversations that reveal in equal measure their purposeful brilliance and tender humanity.

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New brand iden­tity for Kröller-Müller Museum.

New brand iden­tity for Kröller-Müller Museum. | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

The Kröller-Müller Museum is loca­ted in the beau­ti­ful ‘Hoge Veluwe’ natio­nal park, about a 75 minute drive from Ams­ter­dam. It com­bi­nes the second lar­gest collec­tion of Van Gogh pain­tings in the world with the big­gest sculp­ture gar­den in Europe. In spite of the uni­quen­ess of this com­bi­na­tion and the memo­rable art expe­ri­ence it deli­vers, the Kröller-Müller too often isn’t on the tra­vel plans of many Dutch and most for­eign visi­tors to The Netherlands.

 

With a new mar­ke­ting stra­tegy, updated pro­file and a totally new brand iden­tity, this is going to change in 2013. Per­fect timing because, after a period of dis­per­sed pre­sen­ta­tion and sto­rage, all the world-renowned Vin­cent van Gogh pain­tings are back toge­ther, well in time for the Kröller-Müller 75 year anni­versary cele­bra­tion next summer.

 

Open Type

Eden­s­pie­ker­mann deve­l­o­ped a dyna­mic typo­gra­phic con­cept and logo that are based on the cust­o­mer expe­ri­ence inside and outs­ide the museum walls. It is both gra­phic and sculp­tu­ral and beco­mes visi­ble due to the inter­play bet­ween light and shadow. We used Kris Sowersby’s beau­ti­fully craf­ted con­tem­porary type­face ›Kar­bon‹ and brought it to life with the help of Cinema4D software.

 

Vin­cent is back

One of the first visi­ble expres­si­ons of the new iden­tity is the cam­paign we deve­l­o­ped to cele­brate the rene­wed pre­sen­ta­tion of all the muse­ums’ Van Gogh pain­tings and dra­wings. Eden­s­pie­ker­mann was also responsi­ble for the visual design of the exhi­bi­tion and brought toge­ther Forbo Floo­ring and the Kröller-Müller to create the cust­o­mi­zed yel­low car­pe­ting in the Van Gogh zone of the museum.

 

A com­pre­hen­sive iden­tity pro­gram like this is always a work in pro­gress and we’re still working on various other brand expres­si­ons like the web­site and way­fin­ding for the museum and its beau­ti­ful sculp­ture gar­den. But don’t let this stop you from sche­du­ling a visit to this hid­den gem in the heart of the Nether­lands some time soon: it will surely tickle your senses!

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Project description at EdenSpiekermann: http://www.edenspiekermann.com/projects/a-hidden-gem-opens-up-to-the-world

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A Window That Forecasts Tomorrow’s Weather - DesignTAXI.com

A Window That Forecasts Tomorrow’s Weather - DesignTAXI.com | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

French industrial designer Mathieu Lehanneur has created a “window” that shows what the weather will be like the next day.

The illuminated device—named “Demain est un Autre Jour” (Tomorrow is Another Day)—gathers real-time weather information from the internet and translate such data into a “glowing, impressionistic image” on its screen.

Looking at it is like looking through a semi-opaque window—for instance, viewers would observe what looks like blue sky and white clouds in the window when fine weather is forecasted.

Check out the designer’s demonstration of his unusual invention below:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=GFivy8eFFBo

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Van Dale - Woord van het Jaar 2012

Van Dale - Woord van het Jaar 2012 | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it
Hét officiële Van Dale Woord van het Jaar 2012 is:

project X-feest

feest waarvoor via sociale media gasten worden uitgenodigd, die in zulke groten getale komen dat het feest enorm uit de hand loopt [ontleend aan de filmtitel Project X]

Volledige uitslag Woord van het Jaar 2012
1• project X-feest
2• bangalijst
3• inbrekersrisico

(uitslagen per categorie, zie; http://woordvanhetjaar.vandale.nl/)
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Overigens kan het woord op twee manieren worden geschreven. Het Groene Boekje geeft 'project X-feest' als de juiste spelling. Volgens het Witte Boekje moet het 'project-X-feest' zijn.

 

Bron: http://www.volkskrant.nl/vk/nl/9084/Jaaroverzicht/article/detail/3365190/2012/12/18/Project-X-feest-is-Woord-van-het-Jaar-2012.dhtml

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Cards Against Humanity

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What is Cards Against Humanity?

Unlike most of the party games you've played before, Cards Against Humanity is as despicable and awkward as you and your friends.

The game is simple. Each round, one player asks a question from a Black Card, and everyone else answers with their funniest White Card.

http://www.cardsagainsthumanity.com/
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13 underrated (online) tools for graphic designers

13 underrated (online) tools for graphic designers | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it
These tools are often overlooked but they're brilliant! Find out how they can help power up your graphic design skills.

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http://www.easel.ly/
http://fivesecondtest.com/
http://skitch.com/
http://evernote.com/
http://www.loc.gov/index.html
Sketchpad and pencil
http://www.typetester.org/
http://fount.artequalswork.com/
http://designerstoolbox.com/
http://www.getharvest.com/
http://vectormagic.com/home
http://www.sumo.fm/#home/
http://inkscape.org/
http://www.myfonts.com/WhatTheFont/
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Don't let these tools determine your creativity though...

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The world's first magnetic strip credit card up for sale

The world's first magnetic strip credit card up for sale | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

One of only two prototypes of the very first magnetic strip credit cards developed by IBM is up for sale for the first time.

Sotheby's are offering the relic of financial history for sale at their New York branch, with an estimate of between $10,000 to $15,000.

Made of card, with its magnetic strips printed stuck somewhat askew across both sides, the card has been carried for nearly 50 years in the wallet of its developer Jerome Svigals.

 

Credited with making possible today's trillion dollar consumer credit industry, the card is a unique piece of financial history.

While credit cards for individual companies had been in use in the U.S. since the Twenties, it was only in the Fifties that the idea of a universal credit card came into general use and acceptance.

 

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Mr Svigals' prototype card goes on sale December 14 as part of a fine books and manuscripts sale at Sotheby's in New York.

On one side the magnetic strip has come away and been stuck back down with sellotape, but it is not thought to have affected the value of the almost unique item.

The only other example is kept at the Computer History Museum in California.

 

The card is available for sale at Sotheby's at an auction set for December 14, with an estimate of between £10,000 and $15,000

 

Register to bid at;

http://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2012/books-manuscripts-n08919/lot.34.lotnum.html

 

 

 

 

 

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Startup Verbling connects language learners with native speakers

Startup Verbling connects language learners with native speakers | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it
Learning a new language can be tedious and frustrating. Thankfully, a new generation of startups are leveraging advances in mobile and web technologies to make that process more enjoyable and rewarding.

 

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Verbling, a venture-backed startup wants to help turn language learners into polyglots by using video chat to connect them with real, live native speakers. Unlike the text-focused and algorithm-based Duolingo, Verbling wants to help users reach fluency and avoid the drop-out bug by creating a frictionless, in-browser live video chat experience that encourages immersion — albeit a virtual one.

 

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Its new support for 11 languages puts the startup in good stead compared to Duolingo, Voxy and MindSnacks and puts it on par with the site that it probably most closely resembles — Busuu. A number of sites offer some kind of tool for connecting with native speakers, including courses and lessons on top of that. Co-founder Bernstein believes Verbling has an advantage in this regard because its been laser-focused on its novice-to-expert matching and one-to-one video model.

 

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https://www.verbling.com/

 

 

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Entrepreneur Turns Bald Heads Into Advertising Space For Businesses - DesignTAXI.com

Entrepreneur Turns Bald Heads Into Advertising Space For Businesses - DesignTAXI.com | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it
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Philosophy for Children

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Most of us have read this classic children’s book, Horton Hears a Who! by Dr. Seuss. But how many of us have probed its “questions about the nature of human knowledge”?

 

The last paragraph’s quoted text all comes from Teaching Children Philosophy‘s Horton Hears a Who module. The project, an outgrowth of Mount Holyoke College professor Tom Wartenberg’s course “Philosophy for Children,” comes premised on the notion not only that youngsters can learn philosophy, but that they possess minds particularly well-suited to its study. Teaching Children Philosophy draws out the relevant philosophical issues and questions from the books they’ve been reading already, from the epistemology of Horton Hears a Who! to the metaphysics of Sylvester and the Magic Pebble to philosophy of mind in Harold and the Purple Crayon. Targeted toward parents, educators, and kids themselves, the site promises great solace to any philosophically minded reader (or reader-aloud) of children’s stories who feel they have long since exhausted the depths of these beloved slim volumes. “How does Horton know that this voice means there is a person on the speck?” “Is the moon that Harold draws the same as the moon we can see in the sky at night?” “If Sylvester is still a donkey because he thinks, what happens when Sylvester is not thinking?” You supply the children’s books, and Wartenberg and company supply the philosophy.

 

http://www.teachingchildrenphilosophy.org

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The Seven Designer Phenotypes - DesignTAXI.com

The Seven Designer Phenotypes - DesignTAXI.com | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

Designer magazine Core77 has identified the seven characteristics typical of designers.

 

In ‘Seven Designer Phenotypes’, the designer types include:

 

”Workshop Workhorse” (those who like workshops) – with the motto “Happiness is a Warm Arc Welder”;

 

“King of the Kitchen” (those who like cooking) – with the motto “Design So Good You Can Taste It.”;

 

“Designer Dandy” (those who care about how they look) – with the motto “Work in Style (or Don’t Work at All);

 

“Traveling Wo/Man” (those who like to travel) – with the motto “A Place for Everything and Everything in it’s Place.”;

 

“Studio Snob” (those who spend a lot of time at the studio, and feel that their desktop says a lot about them) – with the motto “It Takes Nice Things to Make Nice Things.”;

 

“Homebound Hobbit” (those homey-types) – with the motto “Home Is Where the Heart Is (Next to the Jens Risom coffee table).”;

 

“Off the Grid” (those who like the great outdoors) – with the motto “Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained.”

 

Via Core 77; http://www.core77.com/UltimateGiftGuide/2012/

 

 

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Curious what characteristics apply to me, or combination (split personality:-)

 

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Why Are Half a Million People Poking This Giant Cube?

Why Are Half a Million People Poking This Giant Cube? | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

I spent Tuesday night bundled up on a couch, watching NBC’s coverage of the election with hot chocolate and a few close friends. One of them, Lee, casually picked up my iPad and launched a new app: a free game called Curiosity – What’s Inside the Cube? A splotchy block filled the iPad’s screen, and Lee pinched to zoom closer, revealing that the cube itself was composed of millions of much tinier cubes.

Lee tapped the screen, breaking a few of the blocks. Coins flew into the air, and immediately, for some reason, he was engaged.

 

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In fact, half a million players so far have registered to help destroy the 64 billion tiny blocks that compose that one gigantic cube, all working in tandem toward a singular goal: discovering the secret that Curiosity‘s creator says awaits one lucky player inside. That’s right: After millions of man-hours of work, only one player will ever see the center of the cube.

 

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The studio says that the secret hidden beneath the final layer of Curiosity‘s cube is something momentous. “Whoever chips away at that last block will have their life changed forever,” a launch trailer for the game proclaims.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ax-lSRN-P8s&feature=plcp

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New logo for Russian City Yaroslavl

New logo for Russian City Yaroslavl | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

Yaroslavl is a Russian city with about half a million inhabitants located northeast of Moscow. Founded about 1000 years ago, its centre is now a World Heritage Site. Last month, on December 26, a new symbol was unveiled that will be used by the city in its communication, created by Art. Lebedev Studio.

The symbol takes inspiration from the fact that Yaroslavl is lovated at the confluence of two rivers, the Volga and the Kotorosl. It is also a stylised version of the letter Я, which is the first letter in Yaroslavl, and - of course - an arrow.

 

http://www.artlebedev.ru/everything/yaroslavl/logo/

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A Record Made Of Ice That Actually Plays

Listen to the real song here... http://soundcloud.com/shoutoutlouds/blue-ice Or Download here: http://www.facebook.com/Shoutoutlouds/app_172261422915404 Hell...
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Adobe Buys Portfolio Powerhouse Behance In Bid To Be The GitHub Of Design World - Forbes

Adobe Buys Portfolio Powerhouse Behance In Bid To Be The GitHub Of Design World - Forbes | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it
Adobe announced this afternoon that it is acquiring Behance, "a leading online social media platform that enables creatives to showcase and share their work," to become part of their Creative Cloud suite of tools and online services for designers.
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The 50 best free fonts for designers | Typography | Creative Bloq

The 50 best free fonts for designers | Typography | Creative Bloq | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it
Get your hands on the best free fonts, from retro inspired type to slap-you-in-the-face slab serifs!

 

See;

http://www.creativebloq.com/graphic-design-tips/best-free-fonts-for-designers-1233380

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Instagram Can Now Sell Users' Photos Without Paying Or Notifying Them - DesignTAXI.com

Instagram Can Now Sell Users' Photos Without Paying Or Notifying Them - DesignTAXI.com | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it
Instagram has released a new intellectual property policy that allows the company to sell users’ photographs without paying or notifying them.

The new policy, which only kicks in on 16 January 2013, comes three months after Facebook completed its acquistion of the popular photo-sharing app.
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Faced with a tide of user backlash over its new privacy policy, Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom announced in a blog post that the company will be “removing the language” from the policy that gave Instagram the right to sell users’ photos without paying or notifying them; http://blog.instagram.com/post/38252135408/thank-you-and-were-listening
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The 10 best podcasts for designers

The 10 best podcasts for designers | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it
Get up-to-date tips, expert advice, and inspiration from these fabulous design-related podcasts - all free to download!
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iPhone and iPad users can also use Apple's new app "Podcasts";

https://itunes.apple.com/nl/app/podcasts/id525463029?mt=8

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Reclaim Your Creative Confidence

Reclaim Your Creative Confidence | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it
Most people are born creative. As children, we revel in imaginary play, ask outlandish questions, draw blobs and call them dinosaurs. But over time, because of socialization and formal education, a lot of us start to stifle those impulses. We learn to be warier of judgment, more cautious, more analytical. The world seems to divide into “creatives” and “noncreatives,” and too many people consciously or unconsciously resign themselves to the latter category.

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Read more at; http://hbr.org/2012/12/reclaim-your-creative-confidence

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World’s Largest Graffiti voices struggle for independence

World’s Largest Graffiti voices struggle for independence | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

In October 2012, the letters “S.O.S.” were carved into the ground of Western Sahara/Algeria near the Saharaui refugee camp Smara. The graffiti measures 5 km x 1,7 km, which makes it the largest graffiti in the world.

The piece refers to the Saharaui peoples struggle for independence from Moroccan rule in the almost forgotten West Saharan conflict. For 36 years they have lived in makeshift conditions under the provisional arrangement of the refugee camps in the Sahara desert, south east of Tindouf. The poject is headed by Santiago Sierra, whose work is featured in Art & Agenda in collaboration with Artifariti and the Frente Polisario.

 

Scale: 5.000 m X 1.700 m
Lenght/path of outlines: 37.000 m
Marked reference points:Almost 2.000
Font: Arial Narrow
Font size: 6.800.000 pt
Area: 8.500 m2
Latitude: 27.4348919287 degrees
Longitude: -7.9418410842 degrees

 

→ Santiago Sierra:

http://www.santiago-sierra.com/201205_1024.php

 

 

Source: gestalten.com

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Zonnetrechtertjes vangen al het licht

Zonnetrechtertjes vangen al het licht | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

Onderzoekers aan het vermaarde MIT hebben een nieuwe manier gevonden om veel meer energie uit zonlicht te halen. Met een soort minitrechtertjes kunnen ze meer kleuren van het licht omzetten in stroom.

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Theo Jansen Embraces 3D Printing - Design.nl

Theo Jansen Embraces 3D Printing - Design.nl | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

By Editor Design.nl / 29-11-2012

 

“Strandbeest” by Theo Jansen brings the best of two worlds. The ingenious walking mechanism combined with 3D printing. And there is even a new evolution - the Animaris Geneticus Ondularis.

Sporting 20 legs this latest evolution has an even more elaborate walking mechanism than its twelve-legged predecessor. The walking mechanism makes a beautiful and fluent wave motion, resembling a walking centipede. This mechanism is based on Jansen’s original ‘Animaris Ondula’ type Strandbeest.

The new Strandbeest is an innovative example of what 3D printing is ultimately capable of. Although the Strandbeest consists of 122 separate moving parts, it is 3D printed in one piece and will work straight after printing, requiring no further assembly.

The Animaris Geneticus Ondularis is available now at Theo Jansen’s Shapeways Shop.

 

Stephan Fry on QI on the BBC has also taken note of Jansen’s work recently showcasing the “Animaris Geneticus Parvus” version of the 3D printed Strandbeest;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aC3RJ9TmKVQ&t=39m58s

 

 

Images of the 3D printed beasts, which are available here;

http://www.shapeways.com/model/793070/animaris-geneticus-ondularis.html?li=productBox-search

 

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Act of kindness goes viral

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Photo of Officer Giving Boots to Barefoot Man Warms Hearts All Over Web

 

On a cold November night in Times Square, Officer Lawrence Deprimo was working a counterterrorism post when he encountered an older, barefooted homeless man. The officer disappeared for a moment, then returned with a new pair of boots, and knelt to help the man put them on.

 

The act of kindness would have gone unnoticed and mostly forgotten, had it not been for a tourist from Arizona.

Her snapshot — taken with her cellphone on Nov. 14 and posted to the New York Police Department’s official Facebook page late Tuesday — has made Officer Deprimo an overnight Internet hero.

By Wednesday evening, the post had been viewed 1.6 million times, and had attracted nearly 275,000 “likes” and more than 16,000 comments — a runaway hit for a Police Department that waded warily onto the social media platform this summer with mostly canned photos of gun seizures, award ceremonies and the police commissioner.

 

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A version of this article appeared in print on November 29, 2012, on page A22 of the New York edition with the headline: Photo of Officer Giving Boots to Barefoot Man Warms Hearts Online.

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Infographic: The Map Of Truth And Deception

Infographic: The Map Of Truth And Deception | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it
You’re lied to 10 to 200 times a day, and a stranger will lie to you three times in the first 10 minutes of a conversation. That’s unsettling news, but according to a TED Talk by Pamela Meyer, we only pretend to be against lying.

 

Graphic;

http://popchartlab.tumblr.com/post/35563754790/the-map-of-truth-and-deception-a-visual

 

Talk;

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/pamela-meyer/how-to-spot-a-liar_b_2094610.html?1352478219

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