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The Best And Worst Branding Of 2014

Plus: The year’s top essays and stories on branding<p>Great branding is more than a logo. It’s more than a list of acceptable fonts, too, or even some 100-page PDF containing everything from measurements on proper margins to deep verb-subject-adjective explorations on writing the proper “voice.” Great …

Graphic Design

Re-Up, Beijing

In a country where fast development is often synonymous with waste and where the cityscape often looks like a never-ending construction site, Chinese consumers are constantly searching for the "brand new," often without the proper awareness of such a quick product lifecycle. Nowadays the drive for …

Vegetable Gardens

Get Lost in 'Monument Valley,' the M.C. Escher of iPad Games

There can't be a more perfect setting for a mystical, digital playland than M.C. Escher's dizzying artwork. <i>Monument Valley</i> an iPad app by ustwo has …

What Went Wrong Between Type Legends Hoefler And Frere-Jones?

New court documents shed light upon the rift between two of the world’s greatest living type designers.<p>Jonathan Hoefler and Tobias Frere-Jones were the Beatles of the type world. Then they broke up earlier this year in what we described as “the legal equivalent of a knife fight in the street.” Now, …

Typography

The Cleaver Quarterly

If your Chinese food vocabulary consists of "General Tso's" and "orange chicken," then it's time to open your eyes to see what the world's most populous country really has to offer. Lilly Chow, Jonathan White and Iain Shaw—three friends who met six years ago in Beijing while working on a city …

Food & Dining

Whisky 101

Want to know everything about whisky? Start here.<p>This tool will help you figure out the ideal whisky proof for you—and exactly how much water to add …

Meet the designers behind Bill Gates's super-condom

Using everything from atom-thick graphene to the humble beef tendon, designers are competing to make a next-generation condom that 'significantly enhances pleasure'<p>It's been hailed as the new wonder-material, set to revolutionise everything from circuit boards to food packaging, a magic …

A Machine To Hand-Crank Your Animated GIFs

The animated GIF is the Hallmark card of the internet–distributed on a whim to verbalize some emotion, only to be tossed aside after a brief laugh. It’s the most disposable and reproducible of medias, so making the GIF a fine, handmade piece of art seems borderline impossible.<p>But the Giphoscope …

Animation

Here are 5 ways iOS 7 can help the enterprise

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Since the release of the first beta release to developers in June 2013, iOS 7 has been making news in the tech world. With the …

How to Create Huge Bubbles, the Trippiest Thing You'll See Without Taking Psychedelic Drugs

When bubbles of the financial or personal dreams variety burst, it isn't a pretty sight. But when actual bubbles burst, it's completely beautiful. …

This Is The Most Pretentious Post About Animated GIFs You’ll Ever Read

In the best way possible!<p>If you think of the average Internet meme–a rainbow nyan cat psychedelically soaring through the heavens, or a man in an inflatable dinosaur costume rolling down a flight of stairs on roller skates, then face-planting–as a piece of DNA, the nucleus that encloses it and …

GIF Animations
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