Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Massive Diet Coke

In order to celebrate Coca-Cola’s 125th anniversary, this September the company will be introducing a limited-edition design of Diet Coke that will be on shelves for an as of yet undisclosed period of time. It could be three months, it could be three decades.

It's a stunning redesign (by Turner Duckworth). Absolute simplicity and boldness. No visual fizz, no gratuitous waves, no fake sweat drops. Just a great big Diet Coke logo which is instantly recognisable.

Also notice how, at a given angle of the can, you can see a big “ok”. I'm not sure if that was intentional, but it’s a nice touch.

Source: Brand New

The Post-it wars – in pictures

Check out the window designs created by French office workers from the contents of the stationery cupboard

Source: Guardian Culture

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

New Wacom Inkling captures what you draw on paper digitally

Wacom has announced an amazing new product today, the Inkling. This so-called Digital Sketch Pen allows you to capture whatever you draw or write on a sketchbook or any kind of paper in digital form, “stroke by stroke”. Just insert a sheet of paper or a notebook into the receiver, use the Inkling Digital Pen and transfer your works to your computer to refine them digitally anytime later.

Wacom says that Inkling even lets users create layers in the digital file while sketching on paper, with the push of a button and that it offers direct transfers to Photoshop, Illustrator, and Autodesk Sketchbook Pro/Designer.

Wacom plans to start selling the Inkling worldwide in the next few weeks for an RRP of £149.99, according to the company website.

Pre-order an Inkling via the Wacom website here.

This video shows the Inkling in action:

Source: Tech Crunch

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Split Family Faces

How much do you and your family members really look alike? Canada-based graphic designer and photographer, Ulric Collette, has created a brilliant project where he's exploring the genetic similarities between different members of the same family. By splitting their faces in half and then splicing them together, he creates interesting new people that are sometimes are quite normal looking and other times far from it. He calls this series Genetic Portraits. Out of interest, it's Ulric, the artist, who appears in the first portrait, below.

Cousins: Justine, 29, & Ulric, 29

Mother/Daughter: Francine, 56 & Catherine, 23

Sisters: Catherine, 23 & Veronica, 29

Daughter/Mother: Veronica, 29 & Francine, 56

Sister/Brother: Karine, Dany & XX years, 25 years

Brothers, Christopher, 30 & Ulric, 29

Father/Son: Laval, 56 & Vincent, 29

Father/Son: Denis, 53 & William, 28

Twins: Laurence & Christine, 20

Brothers, Matthew, 25 & Ulric, 29

Son/Father, Nathan, 7, Ulric, 29

Source: My Modern Met

Monday, August 22, 2011

New ticketing service guarantees sell-out gigs

An innovative new ticketing service in the US, Ticketometer, hopes to eliminate the problem of poorly attended concerts by guaranteeing artists play to a packed audience.

Poorly attended concerts lose musicians and venues money and are disappointing for fans, but an innovative new ticketing service in the US, Ticketometer, hopes to eliminate the problem by guaranteeing artists play to a packed audience.

First the artist sets up their show on the site by entering the city, date, ticket price and then, most crucially, the “set-off point” — or minimum number of tickets needed to sell to make the show profitable. The artist promotes the show via their website and social media, and fans purchase tickets through Ticketometer. Once the set-off point is reached the artist is notified to reconfirm the event, and fans are charged. If the set-off point isn’t reached then the show is removed and fans fully refunded. Gauging interest before an event means musicians can create shows in cities or towns previously thought to be risky, and are in a better position to negotiate with venues. Venues benefit as pre-sold attendance guarantees business, and the concept is risk-free for fans. Though the current site is in beta, more functionality is being added with more connectivity to social media to benefit artists, venues and fans.

By bringing musicians to the places they’re most wanted, Ticketometer aim to create a win-win situation for all parties involved, saving time and money. Could this idea by expanded to help others in the entertainment industry?

Source: Springwise

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Friday, August 19, 2011

Latest work by Cinnamon Creative: Web design for Mary Portas's retail concept.

Mary Portas is targeting fashion's 'invisible' market with a new clothing range designed for the over-40s, and Cinnamon Creative has created the web design and social media design for the collection, in partnership with House of Fraser.

You can see the designs here and you can purchase all clothes, shoes and accessories from August 18, from Mary at House of Fraser, 31 Oxford Street, London W1 or online at

Mary Portas wearing clothes and jewellery from the new range.
Photograph: Sophia Evans for the Observer

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Friday, August 5, 2011

Must stop playing with the Google Maps Kaleidoscope

Here's where I live in London. Trippy.

Google Maps Kaleidoscope:

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Latest work: Web design, email templates and social media for House of Fraser

Cinnamon Creative has completed work with House of Fraser on their new premium look website that launched last week. It focuses on content and strong user engagement with a web-based international style magazine.

House of Fraser’s Facebook Fangate and competition pages (including tabs for Rihanna and Mary Portas) were also designed by Cinnamon Creative, as well as 7 new email templates, and e-branding of their 'Recognition' loyalty and Business Incentives programmes.

Click here to view the work via the Cinnamon Creative site, and of course check out the brand new live site:

Monday, August 1, 2011

The war between designers, developers and project managers

Brilliant... is this the future of grocery shopping?

In South Korea, Tesco has launched a new idea that connects with busy people through an innovative new concept, Home Plus. They created billboards in subway stations that feature a range of products that customers can then select and scan using QR codes with their cell phones, only to have the selected groceries delivered later to their doorstep. The displays are set up just like aisles in any grocery store, so while you’re waiting for the train, you can get that pesky chore out of the way.

Bring it to the UK, Tesco!

Source: Design Milk