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The Top 10 Branding Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make - OLBlog

A big part of starting a business is having a plan then having thediscipline to act on it. Being part of a startup isn’t always glamorous, and often …

15 documentaries on Netflix right now that will make you smarter

And with binge-worthy titles like "Making a Murderer" and the vast ESPN "30 for 30" library being just a click away, you can get a lot of great nonfiction viewing any night of the week. You'll learn a lot more about the world, but don't worry — you'll also be entertained.<p>Here are 15 documentaries …

Entertainment

Google is now the best search engine for song lyrics

Tired of landing on dodgy sites every time you look up song lyrics? Me too. Luckily, Google is doing something about that.<p>The search giant has inked a deal with Toronto-based LyricFind to source and show lyrics right in search results. It’s available from today in the US and should roll out …

Hurricane Katrina, Then and Now

St. Patrick's Day

The future is now: 6 startups bringing science fiction to life

We all get hyped for the gadgets and technologies that could make our lives look like a badass science fiction movie: drones, hoverboards, robotics, VR, AR, self-driving cars or even flying cars (which for some obscure reason still persist as part of our expectations as nobody seems to realize that …

Logo Design Love: A Guide to Creating Iconic Brand Identities, 2nd Edition by David Airey

Logo Design Love: A Guide to Creating Iconic Brand Identities. The second edition of the popular book by graphic designer and author David Airey.<p>This …

Where Are They Now: Terrible Kickstarters

Kickstarter started out as a platform for group buys, low-volume manufacturing, and a place to fund projects that would otherwise go unfinished. It …

Crowd Funding

A designer’s secret for creating clever logos

One assignment I give my students early in the school year is to draw 100 visual clichés in 20 minutes. I define these as ideograms that represent a single meaning and are instantly recognizable. Then I have them combine two of these in a new logo, which, if solved successfully, creates a new and …

Hudson Valley

One of the biggest problems with Android keeps getting worse

Ever wonder why your Android smartphone isn't getting the latest version of Android? Or why some apps are only available for iPhone? How about why your Android device was infected with malicious programs while others weren't?<p>That's because carriers, phone manufacturers, and app developers need to …

The Only Color Scheme Generators You’ll Need

Color is important in any design project. These color scheme generators will help you get it right quickly and easily. Continue reading...<b><br>Continue</b> …

Color Schemes

Cute Chipmunks Playfully Interact with "Star Wars" Toys

LEGO builder and artist Chris McVeigh created a whimsical series that pairs adorable chipmunks with tiny toys from the <i>Star Wars</i> universe. Called <i>Chipmunk Adventures</i>, the photographs show these plastic action figures interacting with the small creatures in fun and playful ways. Darth Vader and the …

What designers think of the 2020 Olympics logo

We haven't yet had the 2016 Olympics. But already preparations are underway for the next Games after that, to be held in Japan in 2020. And this week …

Graphic Design

Removable Shop Drawers for Better Tool Transportation and Storage

Easier than fishing multiple tools out of multiple plastic cases<p>Something I like about the EZSTAX system is how the designers have considered the …

Laundry Rooms

The World’s First Shoe Upper Made of Ocean Waste

adidas is taking the phrase “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure” to a whole new level. They’ve teamed up with Parley for the Oceans, an …

Converse Unveils the Chuck Taylor All Star II

Some of us were too young to remember our first pair of Chuck Taylors; others may distinctly recall the moment of consideration and purchase. Either way, Converse's iconic centerpiece has reached global prevalence, relevance and a dynamic reputation. This was a basketball sneaker adopted by …

Artist Buys Billboard Advertising Time to Display Art Instead of Ads on Massachusetts Highways | Colossal

<p>Created as a set of billboards along two Massachusetts highways, “Healing Tool” is a temporary public art installation by artist Brian Kane produced …

Young Boy Uses His Make-A-Wish Grant to Selflessly Feed His Community

Lucas Hobbs decided to perform an amazingly selfless deed when it came time for him to utilize his Make-A-Wish grant. Rather than using this opportunity for his own benefit, the 12-year-old created the CheflucasFood program to bring food to his community. “When I was sick, people brought me food …

Articles about how define living space art on Dwell.com - Dwell

You’ve known you were destined to dwell in outer space ever since you first saw The Jetsons.<p>Maintaining a light-filled interior can be difficult, especially if you’re moving into a compact apartment within a dense...<p>Don’t have ten acres to stuff full of perennials? Fret not! Gardens can make a big …

Southern California

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South Carolina’s losing battle to rewrite its racist history

For most of my life, a flag representing white supremacist violence against black people flew at the capitol of my native state. It is a very big deal that this emblem of hatred and oppression is finally coming down.<p>Gov. Nikki Haley (R) was expansive after the state legislature finished action …

South Carolina

Master calligrapher creates amazing hand-drawn logos

British graphic designer, illustrator and calligrapher Seb Lester has compiled 10 of his favourite hand-drawn logos from his Instagram page into a …

How The Raspberry Pi Sparked A Maker Revolution

A Q&A with the inventor of the the cheapest hackable computer on the planet<p>Three years ago, Eben Upton needed a cool gadget to lure students to his computer science program at the University of Cambridge. So he invented the Rasberry Pi. It has since become the cheapest hackable computer on the …

Raspberry Pi

The NES Classic is sold out, but these emulators do the same thing for free

Sega Genesis<p>Sega was always the Pepsi to Nintendo’s Coca Cola; the Domino’s to its Pizza Hut. During its heyday in the ’80s and ’90s, the company …

59 Magnificent Poster Designs

The Regional Design Annual is the premiere design competition—and the only design competition that recognizes excellent work by the region from which …