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A Novel Idea: Cover Art Ink

I've always been a big fan of art sprung from the re-imagination of music, literature, and film. The idea that every person interprets art differently and expresses those interpretations in ways that are completely unique to them is what art is all about.

Seattle designer Jeff Kleinsmith created a poster for "The Godfather" that I have on my wall, and I stare at it from time to time completely swept up in why he pursued the direction he did (and I'm glad he did because I love it). So, needless to say, I was thrilled to see the...


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Guide to Typography Basics

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A good-looking guide to the basic principles of typography and what the letters are really saying beyond the words they spell out.

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Mexican Beaded Volkswagen Beetle

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Some say Japanese beetles, though quite destructive, are also very beautiful with their iridescent shells. How about this decorated Beetle?

This one-of-a-kind 1990s Volkswagen Beetle, named "Vochol," was created by the Huichol, a tribe indigenous to Mexico and known for their traditional beads and fabric craftmanship, to be showcased at various cities around the world before being auctioned off.

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Back to School: The New Freshman Class of 2015

For many, this week has marked the end of summer, sending students back to school. The 2011 fall semester also introduces the Freshman Class of 2015 to college life, their first venture out into the real world as young adults. As brands scramble to appeal to these shop-happy students during the big-spending back to school time, they should bear in mind what this class is all about...


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Google Catalogs App

google catalogs app
Retail catalogs go digital as the way we shop continues to evolve. Google Catalogs is an iPad app that allows you to browse your favorite catalogs, discover new products and brands, buy products online or find a local retailer, share your saved items with friends, and even create inspiration boards using your favorites.

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Picture Perfect Invitations

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How appropriate and creative -- a picture perfect wedding invitation for two photography lovers.

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Vintage Restaurant Menus

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Three meals a day, sometimes home, sometimes out. Deciding where and what to eat is a part of our everyday, and dining out, a favorite social pastime. TASCHEN's "Menu Design in America, 1850-1985" reminds us that menus shouldn't just be run of the mill paper lists. As the restaurant industry flourished, menus became an important marketing tool and keepsake, many designed with vibrant colors and illustrations.

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In Defense of Corn Pops (and all things delicious)

A recent article on Wall St. 24/7 calls out 10 brands that need to go away or will disappear in 2012. In addition to easy pickings like Sears and Nokia, they had the audacity to call out (by name, mind you) Kellogg's Corn Pops, stating that the cereal business is not what it used to be, at least for products that are not considered “healthy.” Puh-lease! There is plenty of room for all of God's creations, especially the superdelicious (one word).

They also went on about how sales of the brand dropped 18% over the year (which...


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Pictory & Your Best Photo Stories

pictory websiteBrands that tell the most compelling stories are the ones which have the strongest connections with consumers. Their stories might be product based or more intangibly "value" based, but if a brand can connect on this storytelling level, it becomes a bit more special.

We recently discovered this beautiful photo site called Pictory - which is a "showcase of life through true photo stories". These visual stories are so rich and multi-layered they can swallow you up. Watch out!

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Transforming Type Into Function

word shelf product ufuk keskinThe Typeshelf is a part of a new series by designer Ufuk Keskin. The series takes 2D objects and, with interaction from the user, transforms those objects into 3D functioning products.

It reminds me a little of the PBS Kids show "Word World".

Both are really cool uses of letterforms to create something representative and functional.

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