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Lagos Disco Inferno — The sounds of Lagos in the late 1970’s, worth a view for the album covers alone…

Lagos Disco Inferno — The sounds of Lagos in the late 1970’s, worth a view for the album covers alone…

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Solved: the mystery of why Stradivarius violins are best

Solved: the mystery of why Stradivarius violins are best

From The Independant: They are said to produce unparalleled sound quality. Until now, however, no one has been able to explain why 300-year-old Stradivarius violins have never been matched in terms of musical expressiveness and projection. A study has found that the secret may be explained by the consistent density of the two wooden panels(…)

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Stunning CG work. Watch ‘Nuit Blanche’ and then watch ‘the making of’…

Stunning CG work. Watch ‘Nuit Blanche’ and then watch ‘the making of’…

Nuit Blanche from Spy Films on Vimeo. (All glass is 3D. Maya Mental Ray and 3dsmax Vray. Blastcode and instanced particles.) Making Of Nuit Blanche from Spy Films on Vimeo.

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Electric scooter zips along nicely for pennies per mile

Electric scooter zips along nicely for pennies per mile

From news article: Bay Area zero-emission advocates got their first test ride Thursday on a zippy new all-electric motor scooter that can take two commuters on a silent freeway ride that will cost them just pennies in electrical power. The plug-in hybrid automobile crowd, in the news these days because of advances in the technology(…)

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Top 50 Shockvertisements – Controversial Ads

Top 50 Shockvertisements – Controversial Ads

Shown here: Public Urination as Advertising – Guerrilla Ad Campaign See all fifty at TrendHunter   

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Helvetica Cookie Cutters

Helvetica Cookie Cutters

via Beverly Hsu Previously similar: Chocolate Keyboard — Just what I need at 4pm… Chocolate Type Foundry — brilliant idea!

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Assassin’s Creed II — Print and TV

Assassin’s Creed II — Print and TV

Magazine insert, as you open it you tear the Pope’s head off. Disclaimer: I worked on this project.

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New carry case for your Taser and MP3 Player…

New carry case for your Taser and MP3 Player…

Jaysus, gotta get me one of these. iTase?  LAS VEGAS – A handy new holster from Taser International Inc. holds not only your stun gun but a music player too. Link to article 

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Nice Scrabble print ads

Nice Scrabble print ads

Agency: JWT, Chile Link to larger images Previously posted Scrabble ads here

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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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F is for Fail — An Alphabetical Odyssey Through The Creative Process

F is for Fail — An Alphabetical Odyssey Through The Creative Process

Really nice animation.

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Table prototypes by Florent Degourc

Table prototypes by Florent Degourc

http://florentdegourc.blogspot.com/2009/08/smooth-001.html May go well with Pieke Bergmans light bulbs.

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Canadian designers make felt rocks and soft blocks

Canadian designers make felt rocks and soft blocks

Stephanie Forsythe and Todd MacAllen of Forsythe + MacAllen Design, www.forsythe-macallen.com, have been operating a multi-disciplinary design studio since 1996 and are currently based in Vancouver, Canada.  Felt rocks are sculptural pieces, made from 100% pure wool felt – solid all the way through! felt rocks are sold in sets of 6 hand selected rocks, including(…)

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Eye Alert Cream — New Shepard Fairey Work

Eye Alert Cream — New Shepard Fairey Work

The Poster archives.

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Lost found art

Lost found art

Shown here: 8 vintage Art Deco styled microphones circa 1920's-1950's Link to more collections 

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WWF billboard that uses shadows to communicate its message

WWF billboard that uses shadows to communicate its message

An awning on the top of the billboard creates the illusion of of the ocean rising. Link to time lapse YouTube clip

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Space Colony Art from the 1970s

Space Colony Art from the 1970s

Cylindrical Colonies (Interior view)   Bernal Spheres (Colony construction crew at work) A couple of space colony summer studies were conducted at NASA Ames in the 1970s. Colonies housing about 10,000 people were designed. A number of artistic renderings of the concepts were made. These have been converted to jpegs and are available as thumbnails,(…)

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