Monitorhead sez, "I was sitting in my car, staring at a 4-day old empty coffee cup, when I made the connection. Holy cow! Has the #Occupy movement already seeped into the marketing firms (thinking of the cool/hip ads from the late 60's, early 70's, thanks to the hippie movement), making this a hip commercial/cultural observance?"
I can't remember if previous Starbucks winter cups had the same imagery, and even if it's new, it could be a coincidence (or an unconscious homage). But still, it's awfully striking.
In the early 1980s, Susan Kare joined Apple Computer to design fonts and user interface graphics. A legend of pixel art, Kare created the look of the original Macintosh, from the Chicago typeface to the Trash Can to the Happy Mac icon. She’s currently creative director at Pinterest. David Kindy profiles Kare in Smithsonian: Pioneering […]
Film editor Andrew Saladino of the Royal Ocean Film Society analyzes the exquisitely engineered airships in the films of Hayao Miyazaki.
In Hong Kong, a boycott has begun of skateboard lifestyle brand Vans after the company pulled the above design from their annual Vans Custom Culture competition. In the contest, the public is invited to submit their designs in competition for a cash prize and having their shoe design manufactured. This particular design is themed around […]
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Need data storage? Join the club. It may still seem like the wild west out there, and for many companies, it’s a tough choice between security and accessibility. Luckily, there’s a platform that gives you a lot of both: Polar Backup Cloud Storage. Whether you’re a busy private citizen or managing valuable company data, Polar […]
There are a lot of different language apps out there because nobody learns anything the same exact way – especially not something as complex as a new language. For some people, the best way is to dive in and start talking, but that’s easier said than done if you’re not around those natives you aspire […]