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The cookie cup

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The cookie cup
July 27th, 2012 by Mirko in Blog, Inspiration

 

A funny idea by Sardi Innovation, a cookie cup made of pastry, using a special icing inside to make the cup usable. Once you’re done, eat your cookie.

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The Dead Words: Hommage to forgotten words

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The Words
For over centuries, thousands of English words have been created, modified, and removed. Through this blog of lettering, we rediscover and interpret stories of dead words. All letterings in here are words that were once used in our language. Today, most of them are omitted from common English dictionaries. This may be the last chance for us to learn and commemorate the words before they are truly dead and forgotten.

 

Karen To
I am a graphic designer, illustrator, letterer who started this on going project since 2010.
More work and info on my site Epic Layers;

http://www.epiclayers.com

 

 

Contact
For suggestion, comments, or interested in drawing a dead word?
hello[at]deadwords.info

 

Reference
Definitions and examples by Steve Chrisomalis. More dead words are found on this list;

http://phrontistery.info/clw1.html

 

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Who Made the Olympic Rings?

Who Made the Olympic Rings? | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

By PAGAN KENNEDY
Published: July 11, 2012

 

Baron Pierre de Coubertin, founder of the modern Olympics, was a French aristocrat with an enormous waxed mustache that hung on his face like a rogue accent mark. In 1914, the baron announced that he had designed a symbol for the 20th anniversary of the Games. “This, truly, is an international emblem,” he wrote of the five rings, linked together to suggest the unity of humankind. But where did the baron get his idea for the design? In 1984, a sports historian named Robert Barney was exploring a Greek archaeological site when he leaned over to tie his shoe and noticed a symbol etched into a weather-beaten stone: five linked rings. His heart fluttered. As it happened, Barney specialized in the history of the Olympics, and he believed that he had just stumbled across a breakthrough: Had Baron Coubertin — decades before — seen this same etching? Had it been his inspiration?

 

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SHE SEES LOGOS

Sarah Hyndman, a graphic designer in London, started her Olympic-logo-a-day project in July 2011. You can see her interpretations of the Olympic symbol at

 

www.olympiclogoaday.com

 

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Universal Wrapping Paper

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Italian designer Fabio Milito had the ingenious idea of creating a paper with Francesca Guidotti universal gift that can be customized for every occasion. Indeed, the paper proposes a principle similar to that of word search, surround the words to evoke the reason for the gift or the recipient.

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Amazing Louis Vuitton Origami Invitation #printing

Amazing Louis Vuitton Origami Invitation #printing | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

By Delphine Hirasuna | June 20, 2012

 

The opening of a new location in Osaka, Japan, was occasion for luxury retailer Louis Vuitton to ask Italian design studio Happycentro to produce an appropriately elegant invitation card.The result was a printing and folding tour de force involving offset printing, transparent, silver mat, pearl and rainbow foils, dry embossing, silkscreen and die-cuts. As if that wasn’t complicated enough, the square sheet was precisely folded by hand origami-style 34 ways. One has to believe that the designer Federico Galvani has a fiendishly clever mind to devise something that tested the skills of printers and origami artists alike, but the team pulled it off and the result is lovely and unique.

 

Vimeo;

http://vimeo.com/39848280#

 

 

Design/project;

http://www.happycentro.it/louis-vuitton-%E2%80%94-invitation-origami/

 

 

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Noisy Typer - plays typewriter sounds as you type (OSX only)

by Theo Watson

1 week 21 hours ago


Noisy Typer is a free piece of software which plays typewriter sounds as you type. It runs in the background and works with all applications ( email, web, word etc ). Key sounds include, letter keys, spacebar, backspace, carriage return and scroll up and down.
Download it here ( currently OS X only ):


fffff.at/noisy-typer-a-typewriter-for-your-laptop

 

NOTE: to quit the app type "qaz123" ( that is a lowercase Q not G ).
You can also quit it by running Activity Monitor ( in Applications/Utilities/ ) and quitting the Noisy Typer process.

 

Noisy Typer is a FAT Lab speed project by Theo Watson made with openFrameworks.
theowatson.com
openFrameworks.cc

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Chocolate Mill

Studio Wieki Somers teamed up with chocolatier Rafael Mutter to create the ‘CHOCOLATE MILL’, a large cylindrical block of chocolate from which delicate rosettes can be shaved off with a crank-turned blade. Various patterns are integrated into the block using different types of chocolate, creating a flipbook effect as the layers are scraped off.

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The World's Ideas, Visualized

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Gizmodo

by Jamie Condliffe

 

Visualizing how the world's ideas fit together is no mean feat. But now you don't have to struggle, because Brendan Griffen has mined Wikipedia to create a map of how the world's greatest thinkers influenced each other.

 

Color-coded by genre—so, for instance, fiction authors are in orange, while 19th/20th century philosophers are in red—each node presents a person, and its size is determined by the number of links to other nodes. The data was gathered by studying every profile on Wikipedia that had an "influenced by" or "influences" field.

 

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http://griffsgraphs.com/2012/07/03/graphing-every-idea-in-history/

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Embroidered typography

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28.06.2012 | 11:11

 

The designer Iwona Przybyla explores the relationship between typography and embroidery, Kat 90 , a typographic book presents a series of characters hand-sewn with thread. The Polish student has sought to give a three-dimensional character and touch points in a design reminiscent of die cuts that are deployed in children's books.

 

Kat 90 - "90 degrees" in Polish is a unique book created by Polish designer Iwona Przybyla, featuring a collection of characters made with thread. Each of the 26 letters of English alphabet has been sewn into the game pages, so that when the book opens, the character is displayed as if it were a blank cardboard figure is involved.

 

Despite the work involved artesenal individual sewing of each of the characters, Iwona Przybyla has sought to give coherence to the whole and make a game more than typing a set of letters. The types show a rectangular and angular anatomy reminiscent of Gothic familiias.

 

The letters have a color tone by which those threads that are displayed when you open the book are of a lighter blue than the other strokes. The result is a sign of great visual dynamism bricromo.

 

 

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Piece of Work: Jort Schutte over de Volkswagen Transporter Campagne

Gepubliceerd op 9 jul 2012 door adformatie

 

In de nieuwe aflevering van Piece of Work vertelt Jort Schutte, art director bij Achtung!, over de Volkswagen Transporter campagne die is gemaakt naar aan leiding van de 65ste verjaardag van de bedrijfswagen. In plaats van te kiezen voor een traditionele aanpak, werden vier mini documentaires gemaakt over mensen die – net als de Transporter – na hun 65ste gewoon doorwerken.

 

Piece of Work is een productie van Big Shots in samenwerking met Adformatie. De presentatie van deze aflevering is in handen van Susanne van Nierop.

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'red list with red fonts' by attila ángyán - endangered species graphic design competition

'red list with red fonts' by attila ángyán - endangered species graphic design competition | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it
'red list with red fonts' by attila ángyán from hungary is one of the shortlisted entries
from more than 2000 participants in the 'endangered species' graphic design competition,
organized by designboom in collaboration with tokyo designers week 2010.

this shortlisted entry consists of a new font style that integrates graphic representations
of 26 threatened animal species with a letter of the alphabet.

designer's own words:
'I have prepared a new font style which has characters that were inspired by various kinds
of threatened animal species, resulting in an interactive piece of design for users.
what is the symbol of this font style? what could we do if we run out of letters and words?'

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The Power of X: World’s first Human Arabesque without computer graphics

/// CHALLENGE
Prove 'The Power of X' by attempting an Idea Worth Doing to open TEDxSUMMIT in Doha, Qatar.
WE ARE Pi collaborated with the Koener Union and Paris’ BIG Productions. Together, they fused architecture, dance, math and magic into a bespoke18-meter high triangular mirrored structure that hovered over a multi-colour moving floor to create the world’s first Human Arabesque (with no computer graphics).


/// CREDITS
AGENCY:
Agency: WE ARE Pi

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Creative Review - Handsome Frank's Tweet-A-Brief show

Creative Review - Handsome Frank's Tweet-A-Brief show | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

{Image: Stephen Cheetham chose to illustrate "140 characters")

 

Illustration

Posted by Gavin Lucas, 13 July 2012, 17:57

 

For a showcase exhibition, illustration agency Handsome Frank turned to its Twitter followers, asking them to tweet illustration briefs for its artists to respond to...
"We wanted to showcase the talent that we have on our books," explains HF co-founder Jon Cockley, "but we wanted to do something a little more engaging and interactive than just a themed exhibition. The Tweet-a-Brief concept not only helped us to spread the agency's name and make new friends and contacts, it really pushed our artists creatively and it's resulted in some of the best work they've ever produced."
The agency received over 200 briefs via Twitter and each artist on the ageny's roster selected his or her favourite and set about creating a new artwork. The resulting work is currently showing (until July 22) as the Tweet-a-Brief Exhibition at The Church of London's new 71a Gallery on Leonard Street.

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Twiplomacy | 25 most connected World Leaders on Twitter

Twiplomacy | 25 most connected World Leaders on Twitter | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

Twiplomacy is the first-ever global study of world leaders on Twitter. The governments of almost two-thirds of the 193 UN member countries have a presence on Twitter: 45% of the 264 accounts analysed are personal accounts of heads of state and government, but just 30 world leaders tweet themselves and very few on a regular basis.

 

This study shows that while the social network invites direct interaction between users, few world leaders take advantage of this opportunity to develop connections. Almost half of world leader accounts analysed don’t follow any of their peers. A quarter of world leaders and governments follow President Barack Obama and the White House, but @BarackObama and the @WhiteHouse have established mutual Twitter relations with only three other world leaders: Norway’s Jens Stoltenberg, the UK Prime Minister and Russia’s Dmitry Medvedev.

 

European Union President Herman van Rompuy (@euHvR) is the best connected world leader with 11 mutual follows. Australian Prime Minister @JuliaGillard is the second most connected world leader. Many governments use Twitter as an automated news feed from their website or Facebook page. As of 1 July 2012 the 264 accounts enjoyed a combined following of 51,990,656.

 

via @logeion [Dutch]

http://www.logeion.nl/k/n811/news/view/114530/2179/Twee-op-de-drie-wereldleiders-op-Twitter.html

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Superhuman: are we the greatest design project of the century?

Superhuman: are we the greatest design project of the century? | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

[Image: Improving hearing … Acoustic headband with ear trumpets. Photograph: Wellcome Images/Wellcome Library.]

 

Justin McGuirk
guardian.co.uk

Tuesday 17 July 2012 13.38 BST

 

Superhuman: are we the greatest design project of the century?
From ear trumpets to i-Limbs, the Wellcome Collection's exhibition looks at the way in which design and technology have enhanced the human body – and the ethical implications of this quest

 

The 1970s TV show The Six Million Dollar Man always opened with the back story: Steve Austin, astronaut, crashes his space shuttle and barely survives. His superiors decide to "rebuild" him, only they don't want him back to his old self again – that would be a waste of a good military experiment. Instead, they'll rebuild him "better than he was before " (cue a sequence of the actor Lee Majors running in fast-forward). There, in a nutshell, is the dilemma at the heart of Superhuman, an exhibition that opens at London's Wellcome Collectionon 19 July. To be ourselves, or better?

 

http://www.wellcomecollection.org/whats-on/exhibitions/superhuman.aspx

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M.T.A. Opens Front of MetroCard to Advertising

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M.T.A. Opens Front of MetroCard to Advertising
By MATT FLEGENHEIMER
Published: July 18, 2012

 

There is no official soft drink of the Brooklyn Bridge. The surface of Lady Liberty’s crown is not brought to you by a cellphone provider. And even the New York Yankees, corporate behemoths of America’s favorite pastime, have refused to sully at least one piece of real estate at their new ballpark — the name at the top of it.

 

But on Wednesday, New Yorkers learned that one of New York City’s emblems is not immune from the siren song of advertising dollars.

For the first time, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced that it would offer advertising space on the front of its MetroCards.

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Using Photosynthetic Dyes, These Glasses Harvest Solar Energy

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It’s currently en vogue for designers to refer to themselves as scientists. But for Dutch designer Marjan van Aubel, the claim is legit: The recent product design graduate minored in Quantum Mechanics at the University of Amsterdam.

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iPad Magic Convergence

@Issue Journal of Business & Design

By Delphine Hirasuna | May 30, 2012

 

German magician Simon Pierro reviews the iPad iOS, demonstrating feats through sleight-of-hand and digital illusions. Aside from the fact that Pierro is an awesome performance artist, you have to admire his code-writing genius. He had to have spent hours designing apps and editing video and then working out split-second timing to have the image on the screen materialize seamlessly as a real object in hand. It used to be that magicians worked with smoke and mirrors, now the act is man and machine. Although this is entertainment masquerading as product demo, it is a clever sales pitch for iPad engineering – color clarity, speed, multi-screen patterns, instantaneous rotation of images so they can enter screen right and exit screen left or the other way around. At a trade show, Pierro’s act is sure to stop passersby in their tracks, and leave people marveling not only over what a great magician can do, but the iPad too.

 

 

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The Brandalism Project reclames public space

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Following on from the guerilla art traditions of the 20th Century and taking inspiration from the Dadaists, Situationists and Street Art movements, the Brandalism project will see the largest reclamation of outdoor advertising space in UK history as artists challenge the authority and legitimacy of the advertising industry. We are tired of being shouted at by adverts on every street corner so we decided to get together with some friends from around the world and start to take them back, one billboard at a time.

 

Installed over five days in one continuous road trip that has covered the length of the country, the Brandalism crew have hit 33 spots in 5 cities. Edited and developed on the fly, this project sees the culmination of 8 months work and we will be adding more content to the site after we get some serious sleep, updates will follow daily…

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Saving a Mecca of Type: Photo-Lettering Fonts Go Digital

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APR 21 2011, 11:10 AM ET 4

Steven Heller

 

The most important typeface company of the '60s—maybe the most important ever—is born again online...

 

If there were ever a typeface Mecca, during the sixties it was Photo-Lettering Inc., in New York City. With thousands of photo fonts at the ready, this was where pilgrims and art directors from advertising agencies and publishers of all kinds went for the most functional and quirkiest display type available. (...)

 

The opportunity arose over a year ago, and it was announced that House Industries was preparing to make the digital fonts public. The first batch of materials was launched April 12 at http://www.photolettering.com/a/g21cba

 

(...)

House further plans on adding at least one new alphabet per month for eternity - ambitious to say the least. "Digitizing and prepping these alphabets is rather time-consuming because we need to interpret expanded character sets," Roat adds. They are also planning to expand beyond the Photo-Lettering library "to leverage the expanded capabilities of Photo-Lettering's rendering engine."

 

Rather than simply creating a collection of nostalgic fonts, House is jumpstarting a business that had not advanced into the 21st century.

 

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Faraday Porteur's Launch (starting at $3,500)

Faraday Porteur's Launch (starting at $3,500) | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

Core 77

Posted by Ray | 17 Jul 2012

 

The e-bike beat has been quiet for much of 2012 (despite Tony Pereira's prediction)—sure, there was a BOXX talk and Audi's trick bike, but recent projects have either been more pragmatic or altogether speculative.

 

The Faraday Porteur electric bicycle has elements of all of the above—and then some—and is now available for pre-orders via none other than Kickstarter. From a practical perspective, the electric bike is expressly designed for stylish-yet-sensible city-dwellers, worthy of its designation as the "ultimate modern utility bicycle," its virtues duly noted by the Transportation Jury of the Core77 Design Awards, which named the Faraday Runner-Up in the category.

 

(...)

 

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/faradaybikes/faraday-porteur

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Betalen met de Nachtwacht

Gepubliceerd op 16 jul 2012 door INGnl


Vanaf nu is het mogelijk om te betalen met de Nachtwacht. Al jaren is mogelijk om de ING Betaalpas te personaliseren met een eigen foto of afbeelding maar er is nu ook keuze uit dit beroemde schilderij en 8 andere meesterwerken uit het Rijksmuseum. Dit initiatief komt voort uit de nauwe samenwerking tussen de ING en het Rijksmuseum.

Op ING.nl kun je als ING-klant je favoriete schilderij uitkiezen en er voor zorgen dat je een meesterwerk van je Betaalpas maakt. Je hebt onder meer de keus uit het Straatje van Vermeer, het Melkmeisje, de Staalmeesters en natuurlijk de Nachtwacht van Rembrandt.

kijk voor meer informatie op:

http://www.ing.nl/nieuws

 

 

--- Comment Designink.nl ---

 

Extra info;

 

Het pimpen van de betaalpas met kunst levert ook direct voordeel op. Op vertoon van een reguliere betaalpas krijgen ING-klanten vijftig procent korting op een entreekaartje. Maar wie één van de meesterwerken op zijn Betaalpas heeft staan, mag tot en met juli 2013 gratis naar binnen.

 

Bron: http://www.adformatie.nl/nieuws/bericht/ing-laat-klant-betalen-met-de-nachtwacht/

 

 

 

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Gruesome War Injuries Rendered In Sprinkles And Ice Cream

“Oooh, ice cream! Sprinkles! Aw, how fun, they got it all over their … Hey, wait a second. What? Oh dear. Yikes. This is horrifying.” It’s common for the preceding reactionary roller-coaster to take place within a few seconds of viewing the images in Faces 5, a photo series by Ashkan Honarvar. The pictures depict incredibly gruesome facial traumas with incredibly delicious treats, and it’s no surprise that the Iran-born, Norway-based artist had an agenda beyond simply playing with food.

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Concept of a chair by using the alphabet

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CHAIR / CHAIR

 

An inspiration from the American contemporary artist Joseph Kosuth, One and Three Chair. Instead of giving new definition, I redefined the concept of a chair by using alphabet. One is able to construct a chair by assembling the redesigned alphabets.

 

Added Mar 08, 2011
at 8:31 pm.

 

Eric Ku

 

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McCann imagines a world without textiles for Ikea

Gepubliceerd op 11 jul 2012 door Ikea


Imagine a world without textiles. A place where comfortable pillows are replaced with tree stumps. Where curtains are made of sheet metal, rugs are made of sand, and sofas are made of cactus. That's a hard world. Literally.

 

At IKEA, we have a soft spot for the soft parts. The fun and fluffy parts. The romantic and refreshing parts. The colourful and comfortable parts. The parts that put us to sleep, dry us off, help us relax and hide the stuff we don't want to see. Without textiles, life is hard.

 

Agency: McCann, New York

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