Friday, October 29, 2010

Pepsi logo

Doodle by Lawrence Yang.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Music that's a blast to your ears

Greatest earphones I've ever seen, hands down. Made by Munitio, these Teknine 9 mm 18 karat gold plated earphones have a patented bullet shell casing and multiple quality sound enhancers. At $159, they should be worth it! They recently came out with silver titanium too, if you prefer that to gold.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Bigelow Tea packaging

This is a really nice tea redesign done by student Kristen Haff. I like the tins because they make the tea seem more fresh and the brand sturdy. Nice type as well. As seen on the Dieline.



Saturday, October 23, 2010

Another reason to love NY:

I like these TwentyFour/Seven: Team that Never Sleeps hats, made by Product Etcetera, a design studio in San Diego, CA. The 24/7 mark pairs well alongside the NY Yankee logo.

The project is a tribute to New Yorkers and their heavy-weight baseball franchise, The New York Yankees. The Yanks lead the league in revenue, pennants and championship titles, with last year marking their 27th World Series victory. This set pays tribute to that victory, and whether you love them or hate them, the Team That Never Sleeps.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Snickers' Halloween spot

Any thoughts on this creepy Halloween Snickers commercial? There's been buzz about it online of how creeped out it's making people, kind of like the Burger King guy. It was done by BBDO USA.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Gap reconsiders

I know everyone has heard about the new Gap logo, outrage, blahblahblah. I was also surprised and upset when seeing the new logo for the first time. Gap's logo is so iconic- how could they change? Then I got sick of seeing people upset about it... everywhere. Blogs, Facebook, Twitter. It seemed that the design world went into an uproar (and rightly so), but I just rolled my eyes seeing it for the umpteenth time.

The Gap must have gotten tired of it as well. Yesterday, they announced that they are getting rid of the new logo and going back to the traditional one, after all the crazy responses from the internet.

The Internet buzz over the controversy, which played out largely on Twitter and the company's Facebook fan page, forced Gap to defend its decision, first on Facebook and then in an article on the Huffington Post by its president, Marka Hansen. (msn)

Read more about it here.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Parliament of Owls, letterpress coasters

I like these new coasters designed by Parliament of Owls and letterpressed by Cranky Pressman.
This set of coasters marks the launch of The Cranky Pressman's new line of ready-made coaster dies. Far less crotchety than they purport, Cranky and his crew crafted the copy and the concept: a series of seaside dwelling elderly folk called “The Coasters” with a penchant for booze and old timey hobbies. This fulfilled pretty much everything we love as a collective: letterpress, illustration, snappy copy, noodly details and octogenarians. The four coaster set is wrapped in a bellyband with additional verbose copy and detail.
I wouldn't mind using these for cocktails any day. In fact, I would probably learn how to make a few just so I could serve them on these! (My favorite is Mr. Snogglebaum). See more here!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

My weakness- journals and notebooks.

Kind of stoked i found this Art Nouveau style cahier at a neat vintage clothing store. It's made by Laughing Elephant.