Food for thought‘[...] do not think that good design can make a poor product good, whether the product be a machine, a building, a promotional brochure or a business man. But [...] good design can materially help make a good product reach its full potential. In short, [...] good design is good business.’
Thomas J. Watson Jr., IBM CEO

Must have samurai umbrella!

March 23, 2009, 1:09 PM

There is no doubt, if they have international shipping, I’m getting one! No one will stand in my way >:) If you’re interested too, get your own here, from ThinkGeek (Jedi fans, get your lightsaber umbrella here).



(thanks Andrei for finding it!)



Power to the logos

February 11, 2009, 4:32 PM

Well, who would’ve imagined that after the last elections, even logos would turn black&proud :))

Power to the peo...tyres!

Power to the peo...tyres!

Actually, it’s just an image promoting Blender Pro, an excellent Crouwel-grid-like typeface from Gestalten. It reminds me a lot of Gridnick, published by The Foundry, another great foundry (talk about naming, heh)—their Form Sans and Serif family is wonderful as well.



Mickey's Wave To Hokusai—by Jaybo

January 27, 2009, 1:14 PM

A very interesting—and funny—take on Hokusai’sThe Great Wave of Kanagawa“, made by Jaybo—aka Monk, a french graffiti artist who recently exposed his works as projections on the Berliner Dom.



You can read an interview here. And if you’re interested, you can see some other Hokusai’s Wave interpretations here.

(sources: digesting design, iconiconic, style mag)



Love & Hate 3D Tee

November 29, 2008, 3:21 PM

Great idea from Tokyo Cube. It comes with glasses and all :D


Hmmm, this tee would be great to go voting in :D

thanks Gina for finding it ;)



Fly a balloon

November 6, 2008, 4:22 PM

Great idea, excellent implementation. Take your time, don’t resize your browser :) Just fly a baloon.


(via Gorun)



Sweet write her

September 28, 2008, 11:00 PM

If you really need to “sweet write” somebody, here’s the best way:


Typolade makes chocolate fonts. If you can read german, please fill in the details :)

(found by Roxana)



Game theory—you're thinking that I'm thinking what you're thinking

, 10:32 AM

—or yet another possible title: how would Hari Seldon review The Good, The Bad And The Ugly finale.

Intriguing? Well, if you’ve never thought of applying game theorywiki—to movies, here’s a treat:

I think that the final scene in this Clint Eastwood movie is the most outstanding example of game theory. Three men in a triangle — each with a gun, a rock at the center of the three. It is up to each man to evaluate his situation. All are excellent shots. Who do they shoot?

Clint has supposedly put a message on a rock that holds the key to everything, but do the other two trust Clint to have actually written the correct answer? As the other two evaluate the situation, they realize they can’t trust Clint to have written the answer on the rock — therefore they can’t shoot Clint who likely still has the answer. That means the other two can only shoot each other, but only one will likely hit before the other.

What they don’t know is that Clint has given one an unloaded gun… Clint can ignore this one. The one Clint has to worry about with the loaded gun will try to kill the one with the unloaded gun. Neither will fire at Clint. Clint will fire at the one with the loaded gun. As the camera passes from one face to the other the audience is meant to figure out what each would do.

The guy with the loaded gun shoots at the guy with the unloaded gun — Clint shoots the guy with the loaded gun. Game over. As with the hangings in the movie, he has dangled Duco out as bait while Clint takes the money.

The game is decided before it starts.

Clint sets up a situation where each evaluates their possible moves, but in reality, Clint has already won the game. Its a brilliant example of people making the best decisions based on the information available to them…and somebody manipulating the information available to them.

Phil Mellinger, 2002

Sounds like Asimov‘s Hari Seldon has just used his psychohistory to find out if somebody’s gonna be a lucky punk :) Too bad scripts this good are so rare.

(via typographer)



Stencilul—Storm foundry

September 17, 2008, 11:31 AM

Nice tongue-in-cheek typeface from the skilled František Štorm. You can get it for free on his site. Definitely check out the other superb typfaces his foundry sells.


A short hint: This typeface is dedicated to all Romanian graphic designers. It takes inspiration from stencils in Bucharest during my visit in early March 2007. Go ahead with more stencils, they are better than most of commercial graphic design in your country now!

(found by Alin)




September 4, 2008, 11:53 AM

A priceless one from Savage Chickens. No other words are necessary :D




Smoke on the Shinano*

June 11, 2008, 11:49 PM

I won’t give any hints, the title is enough—just sit back and enjoy :D

*You can find the video on several websites under the name “Smoke on the Yangtze”—however, the musicians are obviously japanese, not chinese, so I think Shinano would be more suitable (or Biwa, as somebody suggested).

(Thanks go to Maria “Anael” for the link)