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Crate & Barrel National Ad Campaign Helvetica

Crate & Barrel Ad Campaign Gives Helvetica Fans A Thrill!

The folks at Crate & Barrel are often cited for their classic Helvetica logo. The company hasn't won over all the Helvetica fans, though. Typography enthusiasts have some complaints--one such complaint is that the "c" in...
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Coca-Cola Unveils James Bond ‘Skyfall’ Coke Zero Design

This is a special year for James Bond. This year marks the 50th anniversary for James Bond films. Also, there will be a new James Bond movie, Skyfall, coming out November 9. In honor...
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Criterion Collection ‘The Game’ DVD Art Spoils the Ending

David Fincher has directed important movies like The Social Network, Zodiac, and Se7en. He's certainly the kind of director whose movies always get picked up for deluxe DVD reissues from the prestigious Criterion Collection--which...
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New Microsoft Logo Design is Four Squares of Boring

It's nice to think that we've been able to spend 25 years without having to think about the Microsoft logo. It's just been there since 1987, hanging out and looking the same through four...
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Barack Obama & Mitt Romney: Meet the Meatheads by Jason Mecier

We're not sure if making portraits of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney out of beef jerky is high art or great design. It is, however, a fun way for the Jack Link's company to...

Nicki Minaj’s Upcoming Perfume Looks Like a Pink Robot

Rihanna made news earlier this week when her perfume, Rebelle by Rihanna, became the best-selling celebrity fragrance in the UK despite an awkward bottle design that's a difficult to hold as a bowling pin....
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10th National Underwear Day: Freshpair Pop-Up Store in NYC

Happy National Underwear Day! Or, more appropriately, #NationalUnderwearDay, if you're a Twitter fanatic. In honor of this day, the online underwear retailer Freshpair has opened up a special pop-up store in NYC for August...

Happy 110th Birthday, Cadillac! Still Lookin’ Good!

When people talk about classic car design, they're talking about Cadillac! Or maybe Mustang, or even Edsel. There have been a lot of iconic car designs over the years. But only Cadillac is celebrating...
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Rebelle by Rihanna is the Fastest Selling Celebrity Perfume in the UK

Guess who has the hottest celebrity perfume in the history of -- well, celebrities? That would be Rihanna. The pop star's "Rebelle" fragrance has become the fastest-selling fragrance in the United Kingdom. In fact,...
Zing Multi-Colored Cookware by Stickman Designs

Zing! Multi-Colored Silicone Cookware by Stickman Designs

Just look at that: beautiful multi-colored silicone cookware, Zing!, with excellent packaging design. Even more, a streamlined brand that gives the products personality and adds a sense of youthful playfulness. United Kingdom-based designers Stickman...
London 2012 Olympics Stamp Collection by Charlotte Estelle Littlehales

Contemporary London 2012 Olympics Stamp Collection

United Kingdom-based graphic design student, Charlotte Estelle Littlehales, took it upon herself to create a London 2012 Olympics Stamp Collection: a compilation of 12 first class stamps specifically tailored to to the Olympic games. Largely...
Mattew Olin - Some Type of Hero

Matthew Olin & “Some Type of Hero”: Superheroes as Brands, Colors, & Typography

Duluth, Minnesota-based designer Matthew Olin just recently released images from his exhibition in December 2011. The exhibition, entitled "Some Type of Hero," was his MFA thesis project at the University of Minnesota. Matthew broke...
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#MakeTheRules: Nike “Voices” Ad Inspires

Nike Women's YouTube channel released an ad campaign on June 23, 2012, entitled "Voices". Featuring athletes Joan Benoit Samuelson, Marlen Esparza, Lisa Leslie, and Diana Taurasi, Nike makes a statement about women in sports...

Tokyo Starbucks Design by Kengo Kuma

Kengo Kuma is famous for his fascination with the most rudimentary of all building materials -- the Kapla-like wooden block. As such, he utilized these 6 cm (or 2.36 inch) square blocks to create...
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Happy Fourth! Now Watch This Hamster Celebrate.

Celebrate the start of the long weekend the right way... with this video.

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