What Do You Get When You Mix Art, Raw Data, and a bit of Science? An Incredibly Good Exhibit.

We take a survey of the fresh field of Information Design, and examine a great exhibition in Pasadena.

What Do You Get When You Mix Art, Raw Data, and a bit of Science? An Incredibly Good Exhibit.

Beautiful Art Cars, Designed by Warhol and Lichtenstein, Hit America

Straight outta Munich come these 1970s champions, actual racing cars painted by some of the top names in art. And we round up other art-car-related news.

Beautiful Art Cars, Designed by Warhol and Lichtenstein, Hit America

AIGA’s Incredible Design Competition: We Pick the Best

The prestigious AIGA releases the results of its annual 365 survey of design. We pick our favourites out of the 249 selections.

AIGA’s Incredible Design Competition: We Pick the Best

Product Photography Like You’ve Never Seen

American photographer Mitchell Feinberg shows us how it's done with these great emboss-impressions of fashionable gear. Plus he does some crazy things with makeup.

Product Photography Like You’ve Never Seen

You Probably Weren’t Expecting a Projector the Size of an iPod, But Now it’s Here

Optoma is about to launch their Pico, a projector that fits in your pocket.

You Probably Weren’t Expecting a Projector the Size of an iPod, But Now it’s Here

Best Logos in the World: The WOLDA Awards Announced

Everyone's got an opinion on Logo Design. It's hard to do right and full of crazy branding pitfalls. See if you agree with these, judged the world's best logos of 2008.

Best Logos in the World: The WOLDA Awards Announced

Discovering the Work of Olly Moss

This young illustrator is responsible for some of the best Threadless shirts ever released. We take a look at his portfolio and come away impressed.

Discovering the Work of Olly Moss

There’s Still Room for Fresh Design When it Comes to Wine

I tried my hardest not to make this headline rhyme, but "Wine and Packaging" just didn't sound as good. Anyway: check out these perfect combinations inside.

There’s Still Room for Fresh Design When it Comes to Wine

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Paul Barbaro, making waves with Party Cruise.

Paul Barbaro, making waves with Party Cruise.

05 March 2009

Paul Barbaro from Unicus International helping to bring you the music of Ibiza, the splendor of Santorini, the glamor of St. Tropez and the excitement of Las Vegas in affordable cruise packages.

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The Coolest, Most Affordable Wallets in the World

The Coolest, Most Affordable Wallets in the World

04 March 2009

Wallets have always been more functional than flashy, but now a San Francisco company gives us tons of top artist-designed wallets at some remarkably low prices.

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Skype, arguably the webs worst customer service.

Skype, arguably the webs worst customer service.

25 February 2009

Thousands peril as Skype seemingly blocks accounts at random, with no explanation, and no response to customers.

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Peugeot, Maker of Tasteful French Cars, Sponsors Futuristic Insanity

Peugeot, Maker of Tasteful French Cars, Sponsors Futuristic Insanity

24 November 2008

Peugeot scraps their entire line of autos and literally explodes the market with these insanely futuristic designs. Oh wait, what? They're just prototypes? Ah, ok. Still, check these out.

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Do You Read Me? The Ideal Magazine Store is in Berlin.

Do You Read Me? The Ideal Magazine Store is in Berlin.

21 November 2008

A new magazine shop in Berlin's art district shows us that, presented properly, the magazine is far from dead.

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This is the End of the Movie.

This is the End of the Movie.

20 November 2008

Here's another thing you didn't know would be interesting until a bunch of people collected it together and put it online: 500 'The End' screens from various films.

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Zurich Festival Celebrates the Resurgent World of Illustration

Zurich Festival Celebrates the Resurgent World of Illustration

19 November 2008

This annual festival, now in its third year, showcases top examples from the always-changing mix of design and art that falls under the big rubric of Illustration.

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The Atlantic Gets a Redesign

The Atlantic Gets a Redesign

18 November 2008

This storied magazine of 'American Ideas' hires one of the top agencies around to freshen things up, with some unexpected marketing thrown in too.

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Threadless and the RISD Give Us Some Fine, Fine New T-Shirts

Threadless and the RISD Give Us Some Fine, Fine New T-Shirts

17 November 2008

Top artists outside the fashion mainstream are doing t-shirt design these days, and giving us amazing work at normal prices. The Select Series from Threadless is at the top of the game.

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Amazon’s Frustration-Free Packaging

Amazon’s Frustration-Free Packaging

13 November 2008

A small but universal annoyance is nudged closer to extinction with Amazon.com's new initiative.

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Street Art That’s Approved by the Authorities, For Once

Street Art That’s Approved by the Authorities, For Once

12 November 2008

Joshua Callaghan's deceptive utility boxes aren't just a great example of public art, they were actually comissioned by the city as permanent projects. A new outlet for street art? Maybe.

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The 3D Printer Revolution Starts Sometime Around Now

The 3D Printer Revolution Starts Sometime Around Now

05 November 2008

Rapid Prototyping machines are about to make a giant leap into affordability. Get one on your desk.

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