Why shop in an overcrowded supermarket when you can shop for groceries using your smartphone…
In an attempt to grow to number one grocery retailer in Korea – without increasing the number of stores – Tesco (Home Plus) created a virtual shopping experience inside busy Korean subway stations, bringing the store to the consumer.
AT&T teamed up with Psyop‘s uber talented designer Jon Saunders, to produce this wonderfully fantastical video animation. You can view more of Saunders work and the detailed sketches behind these amazing creatures on his portfolio.
We’ve all seen & admired the beautifully crafted wedding invite by designer and groom, Matt Dorfman. Although Jill & Matt got married two years ago, the interwebs are still abuzz over their little typographic treasure.
Well it seems someone over in Boden’s creative department has done their trending homework and has taken note as well.
Their most recent winter catalog bears a striking resemblance to Jill & Matt’s wedding invite. The catalog features a contest in the form of a fictional love story between you, the consumer, and “Johnnie” (Boden). To see how the love story pans out, Boden is asking shoppers to submit the happily-ever-after ending for a prize of $500 in store cred.
When I received the catalog in the mail I instantly scoured the web to see if anyone else has made the connection. Nothing yet… We’ll see just how long it takes everyone else to catch on.
As the disastrous Deepwater Horizon oil spill spreads along the Gulf Coast and threatens to cause lasting damage to land, water and wildlife resources, the design community has been looking for opportunities to help. Read the rest of this entry »
I’ve been a fan of The Heads of State’s travel poster series for some time, but more recently they’ve released this beautifully minimalist poster to help raise money and awareness for the clean up efforts in the gulf. Fifty percent of the profits ($20 per poster) will be donated to Oceana, the largest organization solely focused on protecting the world’s oceans. A worthy goal with a stylish purchase – what’s not to lose.
This creatively animated presentation was adapted from Dan Pink’s talk at the RSA, which illustrates the hidden truths behind what really motivates us at home and in the workplace. The results are just brilliant. Take a look…
“Don’t try to be original, just try to be good.” quoted Jason Santa Maria on a recent blog posting regarding the importance of focusing on one’s goals as a designer. He reiterates that “shallow” goals such as trying to be “original,” can only distract us from the real purpose of our work.
Designers by nature are creative individuals who wish to assert the integrity of their imaginative visions and dislodge their audiences association with ideas of the commonplace, but these elusive goals will only frustrate and never fulfill. We are bound by the rules defined by the limitations of the programming languages we use. Achieving complete originality would mean abandoning them and coming up with something entirely new which has never been heard or seen before. You can realize how demanding this is.
There is no way to think up an original and extraordinary design—it can only come as a result of pursuing a given task -Artemy Lebedev
Let’s take the pressure off ourselves to become the best and re-prioritize our efforts to concentrate more on refining the skill sets we already own rather than trying to out-design our competitors. Once you stop stressing about the outcome of your design and focus on doing great work for the end user the rest will follow.
This ad campaign by the Salvation Army of a Scandinavian was featured recently on the Ads of the World blog. The Norwegian firm, Try in Oslo, Norway created a stunning ad built into a coin collection box.
The ad pictured here is on the side of a bus shelter. In the ad, you’ll notice a small hole at the top to form a coin drop, Read the rest of this entry »