Category Archives: design

Japanese Food


Now this is cool. Japanese Designer Masaaki Hiromura merged Japanese typography (Kanji) with signs or food symbols. Combining these two elements makes it easier to understand Japanese characters. But it is also entirely readable by Japanese/Chinese speakers. The stoke and style of the kanji is also in line with the cleanliness of the icon, whether its an eggplant or an octopus.


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REUSABLE/BAG


Really innovative reusable bag, an innovative solution that would display their affiliation towards the same and also spread the message amongst their customers. Lee to to drive the message home in a fun and effective way, they want to make something a bit more inventive than just a bag made of recycled paper. The ‘Never Wasted’ shopping bag that can be reused in one way or another. Some for fun, some for function, but nothing ever goes into the trash. Not only did this make the idea long-lasting and interactive but also conveyed the message in a fascinating manner. Word spread, footfall increased and the initial production of 3000 bags went on to another 10,000.” I love this ideas of this shopping bag, its kinda a “happy meal” for an adult.






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A1 Scrabble -Andrew Capener


Scrabble, one of the most beloved board game in the world gets a design treatment from Andrew Capener. A BYU graduate, turned Scrabble into a typography orgy.

Andrew told fastcodesign that his motivation was simple: “I set out to… create a scrabble set that a designer would dream of.”

Scrabble is the sort of board game you buy once in a lifetime, which is great for consumers — not so great for Scrabble’s U.S. manufacturer, Hasbro. “Scrabble could be making a lot more money off of its players if there could be a way for them to constantly feel as if they need to update… [m]uch like Adobe does with their software,” Capener says. So he got to thinking about typefaces. “Since fonts are like fashion — they go in and out of [style] — I envisioned the Scrabble font sets as being affordably tempting, leaving type-loving Scrabbleoholics powerless,” he says. “This would provide Scrabble with a way to keep customers coming back to them, wanting to update their set.”



DAFT X COKE


Are you ready for DAFT X COKE? After a huge collaboration with MIKA in 2010, Coca-Cola yet again exclusively designed bottles with Coca-Cola “Club Coke.” Produced in two distinctive colorways based on Daft Punk mimicking the helmets worn by the French duo, the gold and silver bottles will see a limited production run beginning in March 2011. In addition to the general release at clubs, the bottles will be packaged in a collector’s box as a set, made available exclusively through colette in Paris. Further information on this project will become available through daftcoke.com. So open a cold Coca-Cola and let DAFT PUNK do the rest.

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Muhammad Ali Sculpture- Michael Kalish


Hail to the Greatest, the sculpture created by LA-based artist Michael Kalish, known best for his work with crafting portraits of American icons out of license plates and other found objects. He’s collaborating with architectural firm Oyler Wu to design the structure in which the bags are suspended. For his portrait of Muhammad Ali, Kalish using 1,300 punching bags, 6.5 miles of stainless steel cable, and 2,500 pounds of aluminum pipe to construct a 22-foot-high. It took him almost three years to complete, At the ceremony, Ali will hang the final bag



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MF DOOM-OPERATION: DOOMSDAY LUNCHBOX


DOOM’s own label Metalface Records is releasing the first complete & remastered version of OPERATION: DOOMSDAY, containing the original album, alternate versions, b-sides and instrumentals – 42 tracks total – with all new artwork and two deluxe, metal formats







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easy way out?


i wish there’s an “exit” sign in my life

Cécile Colle and Ralf Nuhn’s “Exit-Wall,” part of the Kinetica Art Fair, is a modular installation comprising 200 exit signs assembled by means of permanent magnets.

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