Friday, September 23, 2011

Latest Ad from T-Mobile - The Parking Ticket

A departure from T-Mobile's previous flash-mob style adverts, but just as good...

Thursday, September 22, 2011

LDF 2011: design from all angles

LDF posters

This year's London Design Festival opened at the weekend, complete with an identity by Domenic Lippa and his team at Pentagram; their fifth iteration for the annual event...

The design is hooked around the phrase 'design from all angles'. Lippa and team created the identity by printing text on pieces of paper, folding them and then photographing them from different angles. "The differing angles enable the 2011 festival to have a flexible identity across the whole gamut of events whilst maintaining a consistent look and feel," say Pentagram. "Once more the identity leverages its ownership of red in order to create maximum impact."

More details of what's on when at

LDF guides
LDF invites
LDF badges
LDF map

Source: Mark Sinclair at Creative Review

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

BBC unveils new touch screen inspired homepage

The BBC has unveiled a new version of the homepage It’s in beta, but is looking good and serves as a reminder of how much the BBC offers.

The new look now sports sliding screens, that are clearly inspired by touch screen phones and tablet computers, that sweep across the page allowing visitors to easily navigate a lot of content much.

The BBC home page has a big job to do in fighting to keep its traffic. At the moment it attracts 9 million unique users a week, but like all portal type homepages that is declining.

I personally never visit it, going instead straight to news, to BBC iPlayer via search and social links.

The change to the homepage comes after the BBC announced its plans to reorganise the BBC’s online service into ten product areas in January 2011 and also announced a 25% budget reduction for BBC Online, which resulted in 360 jobs losses over the next two years.

Would like great on an iPad but does it lack buzz?

You know this would look great on an iPad and that might be part of its problem as it is really designed for that more than your average PC. But that said I like the way it is very easy to navigate and design wise it draws you around the page. It is easy to jump around.

What I don’t like is that it feels utterly divorced from the web and social media. I know it has a most popular, but there is no sense of what people are saying about BBC programmes. In essence there is not buzz. There is no sign of social networking or social media at all that I noticed. I think you really have to have something of that.

Key changes

Some of the things the new look allows visitors to do include setting local preferences for information that is local to them, including news, weather and TV schedules.

The at-a-glance guide to top stories from BBC News and Sport and highlights from across BBC TV, Radio and Online.

You can choose the headings that appeal to see much more of what interests you (such as entertainment, news and sport). You can also see what stories and programmes are proving popular with other BBC users in terms of most read, watched and listened.

And of course, you can see what is being broadcast on TV and Radio right now, and look ahead to plan your viewing and listening.

You can find more out about the BBC Homepage here.

Source: The Wall

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Colour picker pen by jinsu park

Korean designer jinsu park has designed a concept pen that adopts the eyedropper tool from Photoshop for real life. The colour picker pen enables colours in the environment to be scanned and instantly used for drawing.

The sensor detects the colour and matches it to the colour display. Then the RGB cartridge located within the pen mixes the inks together to create the colour that has been scanned.

Source: Design Boom

Thursday, September 8, 2011

The best responses to celebrities on Twitter

Merciless responses to celebrity tweets can be very satisfying...

Source: Happy Place

Monday, September 5, 2011

Inadvertently sexual logos

Source: Happy Place

Friday, September 2, 2011

G-d I love these chairs

In the run up to the London Design Festival, the London Transport Museum has teamed up with design company Squint to pay homage to some of the iconic moquette patterns used on the tube, including the bold District Line pattern designed by Misha Black back in 1978, as well as the unmistakable Green Line moquette. These colourful bespoke chairs feature a mix of archive moquette mixed with bold and beautiful contemporary velvet.

This collaboration between London Transport Museum and Squint looks set to continue with specially commissioned furniture, which will be available to buy from the London Transport Museum shop from September onwards. The first chair in the collection will be shown at Tent London between 22nd and 25th September where the chair will be entered into a prize draw and won by a Tent visitor to the stand. Good luck if you get to visit…

Source: Achica Living

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Very clever T-shirt idea

Before...and after

Anti-extremism campaigners in Germany have hit upon a novel idea to expose neo-Nazi supporters.

A group called Exit Deutschland, which is dedicated to helping people turn away from far-right ideology, set up a stall at a nationalist music festival in the German town of Gera.

Posing as T-shirt sellers specialising in neo-Nazi merchandise, they handed out to 250 shirts branded with the words "hardcore rebels - national and free" and images of nationalist flags.

But when the T-shirts were washed, the slogans changed to reveal a new message.

The clean garment told wearers: "If your t-shirt can do it, you can do it too - we'll help you get away from right-wing extremism."

The phone number for Exit Deutschland also appeared.

Source: The JC