Monday, December 20, 2010

Friday, December 17, 2010

Wills and Kate memorial plates

I'm no royalist but these are brilliant. Love the designs, colours, typography and illustration and ideas. They'll be available to purchase from KK Outlet from January 15th.

Source: Creative Review

App of the week: Word Lens is awesome.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Stuart Baggs: "I damn well am a brand"

Hhhmmm... I think it turns out that Stuart Baggs is neither a brand nor a fish.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Did you know that Adobe Photoshop do a free mobile App version that you can download for free from iTunes?

Who better to offer photo-processing software than the makers of Photoshop? Adobe's free Mobile app offers the following basic features with a simple swipe of the finger:

Basics: Crop, Straighten, Rotate, Flip

Colour: Exposure, Saturation, Tint, Black and White, Contrast

Filters: Sketch, Soft Focus, Sharpen
Effects: Pop, Vibrant, Border, Vignette Blur, Warm Vintage, Rainbow, White Glow, Soft Black and White

Borders: Rectangle, Rounded, Oval, Soft Edge, Vignette, Rough Edge, Halftone, Film Emulsion

But that's not all. users have access to 2GB worth of photos and videos that can be viewed within the app from wherever you are.

Fab free app for all creatives. More info and link to download on iTunes here.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Feel calmer instantly...

Cick here for just you and the Sistine Chapel (you'll need sound).

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

An amusing response to it's critics' from Comic Sans font...


"Listen up. I know the shit you've been saying behind my back. You think I'm stupid. You think I'm immature. You think I'm a malformed, pathetic excuse for a font. Well think again, nerdhole, because I'm Comic Sans, and I'm the best thing to happen to typography since Johannes fucking Gutenberg.

You don't like that your coworker used me on that note about stealing her yogurt from the break room fridge? You don't like that I'm all over your sister-in-law's blog? You don't like that I'm on the sign for that new Thai place? You think I'm pedestrian and tacky? Guess the fuck what, Picasso. We don't all have seventy-three weights of stick-up-my-ass Helvetica sitting on our seventeen-inch MacBook Pros. Sorry the entire world can't all be done in stark Eurotrash Swiss type. Sorry some people like to have fun. Sorry I'm standing in the way of your minimalist Bauhaus-esque fascist snoozefest. Maybe sometime you should take off your black turtleneck, stop compulsively adjusting your Tumblr theme, and lighten the fuck up for once.

People love me. Why? Because I'm fun. I'm the life of the party. I bring levity to any situation. Need to soften the blow of a harsh message about restroom etiquette? SLAM. There I am. Need to spice up the directions to your graduation party? WHAM. There again. Need to convey your fun-loving, approachable nature on your business' website? SMACK. Like daffodils in motherfucking spring.

When people need to kick back, have fun, and party, I will be there, unlike your pathetic fonts. While Gotham is at the science fair, I'm banging the prom queen behind the woodshop. While Avenir is practicing the clarinet, I'm shredding "Reign In Blood" on my double-necked Stratocaster. While Univers is refilling his allergy prescriptions, I'm racing my tricked-out, nitrous-laden Honda Civic against Tokyo gangsters who'll kill me if I don't cross the finish line first. I am a sans serif Superman and my only kryptonite is pretentious buzzkills like you.

It doesn't even matter what you think. You know why, jagoff? Cause I'm famous. I am on every major operating system since Microsoft fucking Bob. I'm in your signs. I'm in your browsers. I'm in your instant messengers. I'm not just a font. I am a force of motherfucking nature and I will not rest until every uptight armchair typographer cock-hat like you is surrounded by my lovable, comic-book inspired, sans-serif badassery.

Enough of this bullshit. I'm gonna go get hammered with Papyrus."

From Timothy McSweeney

Monday, December 6, 2010

Friday, December 3, 2010

A Pot Noeldle Christmas - by Pot Noodle

Bloody brilliant Xmas ad by AKQA that mocks the schmaltz of most of the seasonal ads out there, offering a more down-to-earth, and particularly UK-based Xmas experience... beautifully observed and genuinely funny.

Light-reacting RGB wallpaper

Loving Italian studio Carnovsky's wallpapers that react to different coloured lights.

Each wallpaper features overlapping illustrations, different elements of which are revealed depending on whether a blue, green or red light is shone upon them.

The designs are now on show in an exhibition at the Johanssen Gallery in Berlin. There are three overlapping patterns, different elements of which are revealed according to the colour of the light shone upon them.

Source: Creative Review

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Pantone iPhone/iPad Cases

This would indeed be the best case scenario: You take your favourite gadget and dress it up in with your favourite colour. Monaco-based Case Scenario has linked up with Pantone and as a result, they are now able to make this scenario a reality.

In their Case Scenario Pantone Universe collection for Fall and Winter 2010-2011, this means specifically that you can dress your iPhone 4 and iPad in a protective case in a limited range of PANTONE® colours.

For iPhone 4, there are nine colours ranging from the deep Pantone Blue 7462 to the juicy Pantone Pink 226. For iPad, the Fall fashion colours are Pantone Black, Pantone Cool Grey, Pantone Blue 7462 and Pantone Red 711.

Source: The Coolhunter