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Animation for U2’s — Beautiful Day — by Michael Paul Young

Animation for U2’s — Beautiful Day — by Michael Paul Young

In February of 2009 we got a call from Catherine Owens, the long time super creative director for the uber-famous band U2. Catherine came across our work and knew she found the team who could help with U2’s 2009 world tour (titled 360). After a quick stint of meetings in New York, we came back to(…)

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Edits by Edit — Posters of musical genres using one graphic element and one typeface

Edits by Edit — Posters of musical genres using one graphic element and one typeface

Each designer was asked to represent a musical genre using one element and one typeface (stating the genre). Link to EditsbyEdit. Via

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A must have accessory for any self-respecting fashionista

A must have accessory for any self-respecting fashionista

Why, for the love of Christ, do they have to have pink ones to appeal to women?  Link to Taser Clip from NYTimes:  The new C2, as the weapon is called, looks more like a large disposable razor than a gun, comes in a variety of colors and is $350, all of which Taser executives(…)

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Crush the Castle — cool little Flash Game

Crush the Castle — cool little Flash Game

Play Crush the Castle. Thanks Chris C.

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The Art of Emma Hack

The Art of Emma Hack

Artist Emma Hack, who lives in Australia, creates really gorgeous designs utilizing female models that she successfully blends in with their surroundings. Link to more samples here. Vaguely similar to the Israeli artist, Desiree Palmen, I posted about here last week. 

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Dina Haddadin ‘Concrete Mixer’ series

Dina Haddadin ‘Concrete Mixer’ series

All paintings are raw concrete, coffee and chalk on wood, 2010. Link to the Concrete Mixer series. Link to Dina Haddadin’s portfolio.

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Beautiful Letterpress Poster — Salt Lake Temple

Beautiful Letterpress Poster — Salt Lake Temple

This letterpress poster was handcrafted character by character over the course of roughly 100 hours. Characters from the Bickham Script Pro, Engravers MT, and Epic typeface families form the edifice featured in the artwork, the Salt Lake Temple. Each poster measures 16"x24" and is printed on Crane Lettra Pearl. Letterpressed by Bryce Knudson of Bjørn(…)

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Banana Juice, nice packaging design. Wait, what juice?

Banana Juice, nice packaging design. Wait, what juice?

Designed by Naoto Fukasawa. Banana related: Billy Connolly : Banana Feet — Rare 1975 Documentary Whaddya call it?

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Sparrow Guitars Print Ad Campaign

Sparrow Guitars Print Ad Campaign

Shine on stage. Not in the basement. Stop playing games. Start playing guitar. Advertising Agency: Rethink, Canada Creative Directors: Ian Grais, Chris Staples Copywriter: Keri Zierler Art Director / Designer: Rory O’Sullivan Via ads of the world.

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The Incredimazing Ellips Ease

The Incredimazing Ellips Ease

My friend Brady found this beauty while cleaning out his studio. It's simply amazing! The different typefaces are cool, it must have looked very mod in its day.   The 'Engineering Appliance Company' is alas, no longer in business. The San Francisco street address in now condos and a google search returned no results.  (…)

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“The second best way to tell if you are pregnant.” — Print Ad Campaign by Lowe, Bangkok

“The second best way to tell if you are pregnant.” — Print Ad Campaign by Lowe, Bangkok

Client: Exact Pregnancy Test Agency: Lowe Bangkok Photographer: Basil Childers Retoucher: Thanawat Creative Director: Supon Khaotong, Kittinan Sawasdee, Piya Churakpong Art Director: Anun Nunsai

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“The Simpsons” — US Postage Stamps

“The Simpsons” — US Postage Stamps

I want to get the set already—just because. From CNN: LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) — Homer Simpson and his cartoon family soon will help you get letters, bills and packages to their destinations. On Thursday, the U.S. Postal Service revealed five first-class stamps featuring characters from the Fox animated series "The Simpsons" — Homer, Marge,(…)

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Japanese invent car that runs on water

This sounds too good to be true, but Reuters is reporting: Tired of petrol prices rising daily at the pump? A Japanese company has invented an electric-powered, and environmentally friendly, car that it says runs solely on water. Genepax unveiled the car in the western city of Osaka on Thursday, saying that a liter (2.1(…)

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Jumping Jacks Cut-Outs

Jumping Jacks Cut-Outs

Sorry I can't remember where I originally came across these but have held on to them for years.

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Germans… knitting… grandmas… kink?

Germans… knitting… grandmas… kink?

Clip:  A group of German grannies have turned their knitting circle into a company selling kinky knitwear. Their range includes lingerie, face masks and willy warmers, as well as conventional woollen clothing. Manuela Buesch-Dankewitz, 45, who manages the group of lady knitters said: "The women love to knit, and it's great to earn something from(…)

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Scrabble Keyboard

Scrabble Keyboard

This keyboard was commissioned by a couple of friends of mine from back east (NJ) who are avid Scrabble players. Most of the keys are made from real Scrabble tiles that were all hand-beveled (truly an exercise in patience/masochism!) and built onto a USB, clicky, mechanical-switch keyboard. This keyboard was going into a Mac environment(…)

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Carved Vegetable Bikinis — Print Campaign

Carved Vegetable Bikinis — Print Campaign

‘Big Is In’ campaign for the Magimix line of food processors features print ads which use Rubinesk, bikini-clad, veggies. Food carving has been seeing a resurgence in recent days, and here we see eggplants, squash and potatoes carved into pleasantly plump swimsuit models. The new Magimix XL food processor is a high end appliance with(…)

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