You have to check out the Flickr page which has all the images [click here].
Also worth checking out is the magnificent archive of covers from the previous 1238 issues.
This campaign for Lowe's the American home improvement store is a particular favourite of ours at the moment [created by BBDO New York].
"Cigarettes. Just looking at them makes you sick."
So when I stumbled upon the American Packaging Museum site it was like all the bank holidays rolled into one convenient package. Be warned, you will end up browsing the site for a while. Probably best to check it out on your lunch break. It's a shame the photography is pretty poor.
In an age of terrorism, swine flu, Gordon Brown and all-inclusive impending doom, this is what the public really need; beautifully composed, typographical wit.
The first run have gone to print and will be in their e-store by next week.
Click here to see the full range of posters
J [L] Allan
Delivered to your door by the cheerful proprietor, Wojtek, Dutch Bike Hire is the first service of its kind in London. Despite a couple of minor quibbles [‘that doesn’t quite look like the bike featured on the site’/’ah, the bell only works when stationary’] we loved the hassle free set-up and beat our colleagues to work by two hours.
Is this the start of a new, more honest and transparent approach to publishing? I’m guessing if Maxim had asked its readers for help, they would not have been so quick to put their hands in their pockets. Mainly because they were too busy... sorry, childish.
Click here to see the full story from the guys at The Chap
This incarnation of the space sees it turning into a wedding chapel. The way G.O. is funding this venture is an interesting one. They are using a website called Kickstarter. The site allows artists, computer programmers, film makers, musicians, basically anyone with an idea/product that wants to kickstart their project and get funding for it.
The site allows you to tier the level of pledges, so with G.O. for example:
"PLEDGE $1 OR MORE: Have your name placed on the list of donors for the wedding chapel. Your name will be displayed on the wall in the chapel. Tell your friends to come by and witness your generosity, on view for the summer! The larger your donation the larger your name will be on the donor wall. $1 = 24 pt type. $5 = 120 pt type."
With various other offerings leading up to:
However, if you don't raise the level of funding you set and the beginning of the process you get nothing. In G.O.'s case they are aiming to raise $3,000, if they raise $2,999 tough luck and they wont receive a cent!
Kickstarter is a greater way to gain funding for a project for while away few hours finding all sorts of interesting projects/people/ideas. Check it out - www.kickstarter.com
The Chap is taking a novel approach to the doom and gloom and has asked its readers for donations to help save the magazine. Although I am not the biggest fan of the publication I do feel the need to donate a few pounds to the cause.
If you too would like to help save The Chap click here and go to their donations page.
Good luck boys!
If you printed all 2,559 of Wikipedia’s featured articles this is what it would like. Graphic designer Rob Matthews collated this printed version of Wikipedia for his graduation project, which amounts to 5,000 pages of printed pages. Check out his website [www.rob-matthews.com] for me examples of his work.
It was so surprise to find out that Rob studied graphic design at the University of Brighton, who seem to be producing the cream of the crop when it comes to British graphic design talent.
Click here to see the work from this years graduating class in graphic design from the University of Brighton, you wont be disappointed.
The story of Adolf Dassler or more commonly known Adi Dassler, founder of Adidas is an interesting one. From watching this video I learnt a lot about the brand but also remembered that I really like the brand.
In recent years it would be fair to say they have barely even competed with Nike but the current crop of campaigns and marketing initiatives are putting Adidas back on the map. The first thing that pops into mind when I think Adidas is the amazing house party they threw in Berlin where they turned the No. 74 concept store into a house for the brands 60th birthday and threw a house party in the converted store.
Click here to see images of the store
This 2minute 56 second video really captures the essence of the brand and kindles a feeling that makes you want to be a part of the brand and it's heritage.
[We are in no way, shape of form, affiliated with Adidas]
We all know how terrible the logo for the Olympics in London is, but nothing drove the message home more than when we saw this artwork by Alan Clarke.
Looking at this minimal, timeless design really shows just how visually repulsive the London 2012 logo is. We don't blame Clarke's decision not to include the monstrosity in his proposed artwork. Click here to view the logo, the 'design' is too awful to be featured here!