Renowned Astrophysicist, Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson’s answer to an interview question with TIME magazine, “What is the most astounding fact you can share with us about the Universe?”
Best viewed in full-screen. The full interview with TIME magazine is also available on YouTube.
Inspiration is all around us. Sometimes it’s very easy to forget that.… Read more
Madrid-based designer, Chacho Puebla has long wanted to do a project with his sister, great-aunt and typography. The result is Grandmother Tips, “just a few tips that my grandmother should have given me, but unfortunately never did.”
The photographs were shot by his sister, Lula.
Easily the most hilarious thing I’ve seen all day. Bravo.
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If you have a spare 15mins today, I highly recommend watching Roger McNamee’s TED talk – Disruption and Engagement.
He provides an interesting perspective on the future of Google, the rise of Apple, and why HTML5 is the future of the web.… Read more
Graphic and interactive designer Khoi Vinh shares some thoughts on the grid, and his design process.
A wonderfully edited video by Brooklyn-based, The Color Machine.… Read more
According to Steven Heller:
The Soviets and Nazis were not, in fact, more skilled than American branders.
While I think that’s debatable, these logos are impressive nonetheless.
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13 punctuation marks that you never knew existed.
The exclamation comma (above) has to be my personal fav…
Update: My new favourite, snark (below), was a late addition.
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This animated history of the iPhone rocks.
From the creators, CNET UK:
The iPhone might be at the cutting edge of technology but it took a long time and many innovations to get there, take a trip through history and explore the people and technology that contributed to the iPhone becoming what it is today.
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I’m absolutely fascinated by science and the inner workings of our natural world. This short video explains how the phenomena of the Aurora Borealis works.
If you are ever stuck for inspiration, sometimes you just need to look at the amazing world that surrounds us.
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The Alpahbet 2 is a clever stop motion animation video where each character represents the meaning of the word itself.
If that made no sense at all, just watch the video.
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This video captures vibe of London better than most others I’ve seen. Shot in its entirety from the seat of a London Bus.
Also dig the jammin’ soundtrack.
(Via Coudal)… Read more
Branding 10,000 Lakes is a personal project by art director, Nicole Meyer. Nicole will be creating one logo for one Minnesota lake, everyday.
Lake logos have a tendency to be, well, fairly ugly. This project was created to rethink what they could be.
Minnesota has 11,842 lakes, which means this project it set to run for at least 27 years. Good luck, Nicole!
(Via Coudal)… Read more
Brandversations is a project by Stefan Asafti that pits competing brands against one another. Each brand’s logo is composed of the logo of its long standing competitor. Brand slogans have also been switched.
There have always existed disputes among the competing parties, divergent opinions, while the fans of each brand were convinced that theirs was the best product. Last, but not least, the rivals have even conducted ad campaigns against the competing brands. This project mostly approaches the visual “conversations”… Read more
History explained by pictogram posters. Designed by Milan-based agency H-57.
(Via Brain Pickings)
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The Project Aurora bicycle safety lighting system is the brainchild of Ethan Frier and Jonathan Ota, two industrial design students at Carnegie Mellon University.
Riding at night can be a daunting and dangerous task; many biking commuters are faced with the issue of being obscured when riding on the streets. Visibility at night is a vital component of biker safety, hence the need for reflectors and attachable lights. However, some of these devices are not always effective especially from the… Read more
A wonderful tribute to the late, great Doyald Young.
Via HolyKaw.… Read more
I used to wonder what Facebook would have looked like in 1986. Today I found my answer.
Via Retronaut… Read more
I absolutely love sandwiches. In fact, I love them so much I’m currently making an iPhone app to help Londoners locate the best sandwiches in the city (you heard it first here).
The images above come from Scanwiches, a Tumblr blog featuring scanned images of the inside of various sandwiches. The man behind the project is designer and fellow sandwich enthusiast Jon Chonko.
Bravo, sir, bravo.
Via Subtraction.… Read more
Really digging the identity for Great British Chefs by London-based studio Hat-Trick. The way they have developed the C-shaped logo around different kitchen utensils is brilliant. Very well executed.
The Great British Chefs brand is centered around a new iPhone and iPad app. The app features videos, cooking techniques, and recipes from 12 of Britain’s best Michelin-stared chefs.
Source: Richard Baird.… Read more
If you are looking for some new prints for your office or studio wall, you should check out yumalum over on Etsy.
This Charles and Ray Eames Rocker inspired print is high on my wish list.… Read more
Introducing Opena, the iPhone case that doubles as a bottle opener. Australian innovation at its finest.
After successfully reaching it’s funding goal on Kickstarter, the “Opena” will go into production soon.
Thanks Ed.… Read more
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