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Tuesday
Nov012011

Explosive ideas for a nuclear museum

Great single-minded idea and witty execution for the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History by Sam Maclay and Tim McGrath at Albuquerque creative agency, 3 Advertising.

In the agency’s own words “the print and poster campaign is designed to attract visitors to the new museum and stir thoughtful debate about nuclear science and its role in history, war, deterrence and medicine".

The caption underneath each maze reads, 'You won't leave the way you came'.

Friday
Oct282011

Typodarium, your daily dose of type in 2012

This has got to be one of the best value typeface resource books I've seen in a long time - simple idea, but genuinely brilliant! The 2011 version is excellent, but this fourth edition promises to be even better.

The idea behind Typodarium is simple. Take one elegantly designed day-per-page calendar. Pack it with reference to 366 great typefaces by 252 designers in 32 countries around the world. Present the calendar in a handy box to keep the torn off pages for future reference when you want to look at them again. How good is that?

There's more detailed information on FontFeed and you can order your own copy of Typodarium from the Slanted website.

Thursday
Oct272011

CSI: Legoland

CSI Legoland is a miniature recreation of the hit TV series using stop-motion film, and a whole bunch of LEGO. It's got everything from dimly lit lab sequences, cool tech and plenty of blood and (plastic) body parts thrown in for good measure. There's even a reference to Horatio's signature sunglasses move, and some witty brick based humour to cap it off. All-in-all it's a genius bit of film making by Joe Nicolosi and worth every second to watch in full.

Via DesignTaxi

Wednesday
Oct262011

Burger King global packaging

© David Iglesias

Last year Burger King launched a refreshed range of global packaging for its fast-food products. The result is a bold, contemporary packaging style using graphic illustrations and minimal copy to boost customer appeal. In my view it helps create a greater sense of harmony and unity across the range, and places a much stronger emphasis on the core offer and ingredients. The excellent illustrations and icons are the work of New York based designer and illustrator, David Iglesias.

Via DesignTaxi and David Iglesias.

Wednesday
Oct262011

Steve Jobs on Creativity

“Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things. And the reason they were able to do that was that they’ve had more experiences or they have thought more about their experiences than other people. Unfortunately, that’s too rare a commodity.
A lot of people in our industry haven’t had very diverse experiences. So they don’t have enough dots to connect, and they end up with very linear solutions without a broad perspective on the problem. The broader one’s understanding of the human experience, the better design we will have.” Steve Jobs, Wired, February, 1995

Inspiring stuff! There are more great quotes on this post about the book I, Steve featured on the excellent blog site Brain Pickings.

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