It's fun to watch an A-list designer like Aaron Draplin (creator of Field Notes notebooks) how he goes about designing a new logo. Here, he was challenged to design a logo for a concrete foundation company. He starts by just writing the name of the company with pencil and paper (not on a computer) and sees what the letters suggest. Then he "digs around" through old design and corporate identity books he likes. Only after he's filled a bunch of pages with thumbnail sketches does he move to Adobe illustrator.
From 1967 through the 1980s, Emory Douglas was the Minister of Culture for the Black Panther Party, the revolutionary social justice and political organization founded in Oakland, California. Douglas was the art director, designer, and primary artist for The Black Panther Newsletter and created the iconic Black Panther flyers, handouts, and posters. (Learn more about his work… READ THE REST
The BBC Developer Portal appears to be a bland, password-protected internal area fronted by a similarly bland stock photo of someone authoring code. But the code in the stock photo is editable, an easter egg showing off the kind of subtle expertise the BBC presumably expects of its coders. Andrew Taylor cited the effect in… READ THE REST
Shortly after the Yugo was introduced in 1985 by then-Yugoslav corporation Zastava Automobiles, it became the most hated car in history. Consumer Reports thrashed the vehicle, writing that the engine "struggled and strained to climb highway grades in high gear," the upholstery was "cloth that resembles towel material," and "our 0-60 mph run took 18.5… READ THE REST
How long has it been since you gave your home a little pick-me-up? Maybe a new appliance to help keep it clean, a little extra aid toward a good night's sleep, or even just a splash of color and style to help zhuzh up your surroundings a little? We're going to wager it's about time… READ THE REST
Learning never ends. Whether you want to pick up a new job skill, understand emerging technology, or just teach yourself how to play the drums in 30 days, there's an ocean of information out there, just ready for those with the determination to take it. If you've got that motivation, this handful of training packages… READ THE REST
You might not need a new set of headphones, or a drone, or a guitar that isn't a real guitar but plays like a guitar. But gadgets are always just the coolest, so you've absolutely got to at least check them out, right? Of course, you do. And right now, this handful of interesting tech is… READ THE REST