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By BRAND LIEUTENANTS | Baldly Known For Your Monthly Inspiration / april 2018

Craig & Karl team up with Harry’s for Pride inclusivity-embracing products and subway station rebranding

Transatlantic creative duo Craig & Karl have teamed up with shaving brand Harry’s for a Pride-related temporary rebrand. Consisting of product …

LGBTQI

Architect renovates Unité d’Habitation apartment to complete Le Corbusier’s original vision

Groovy<p>Le Corbusier’s Unité d’Habitation is a Berlin landmark. But the Brutalist icon, constructed in 1959, wasn’t <i>exactly</i> what the famed architect had in mind when he first designed it.<p>Le Corbusier conceived the steel and concrete high-rise as part of his larger Unité d’Habitation concept, which …

Glowing labyrinth made from plastic waste pops up in Buenos Aires

Over 15,000 plastic bottles were temporarily given a new lease on life as a glowing labyrinth in Vatican Square, one of Buenos Aires’ most celebrated …

Buenos Aires

Why Design Thinking is failing and what we should be doing differently

I have and always will be an avid supporter of the design thinking methodology. I have held talks and workshops about Design Thinking & Lean UX on …

Design-Inspired Leadership

<i>A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don't necessarily want to go, but ought to be</i>.<p>—Rosalynn Carter, …

The Nobe is 100% electric car, 75% wheels!

Technically classified as a trike (a contraction of the word tricycle), the Nobe 100 electric trike looks retro and feels futuristic. With an …

If You Care About Data, Change These 15 Default Privacy Settings Right Now

Say no to defaults.<p>On the Internet, the devil's in the defaults.<p>You're not reading all those updated data policies flooding your inbox. You probably …

Teens are abandoning Facebook in dramatic numbers, study finds

Teenagers have abandoned Facebook in favour of other social media platforms such as Snapchat and Instagram, according to a study from the Pew Research Center.<p>Just 51% of US individuals aged 13 to 17 say they use Facebook – a dramatic plunge from the 71% who said they used the social network in …

Social Media

Packaging You Shouldn't Miss In May 2018

Packaging of the World presents the top 10 posts for the month of May 2018. They are selected according to their post views, social shares, social …

A Colorful Medley of Inventive Type Animations Puts the Alphabet in Motion | Colossal

<p>Each year the project 36 Days of Type invites graphic designers, illustrators, typographers, and artists from around the world to submit their own …

Alexa recorded a woman’s private conversation and sent it to a random contact

It’s every smart home speaker owner’s worst nightmare: a private message recorded and sent to a recipient without their knowledge. But that’s what happened to a Portland woman, who told CBS News affiliate Kiro-TV that her Amazon Echo recorded an audio clip of her conversation and sent it to a …

The human face of branding

There's no denying Debbie Millman is a big name in the branding world. She served as president of Sterling Brands for 20 years, working on major …

Sagmeister & Walsh launches Sorry I Have No Filter, selling merch to champion creative women

Sagmeister & Walsh has launched <i>Sorry I Have No Filter</i>, a huge online store of merchandise being sold to raise money for its not-for-profit feminist …

Free online tool shows you what your fonts can do

We've all become used to having decent type online these days thanks to web fonts, but if you're a web designer without a background in typography, …

Amazing plant pods can grow more lettuce in a 10×10 room than a farm can grow on 1/2 acre

Do you live in a tiny apartment and want to grow your own food? Aggressively Organic has an answer. The Indiana-based company offers Micro Growth …

'We're doomed': Mayer Hillman on the climate reality no one else will dare mention

“We’re doomed,” says Mayer Hillman with such a beaming smile that it takes a moment for the words to sink in. “The outcome is death, and it’s the end of most life on the planet because we’re so dependent on the burning of fossil fuels. There are no means of reversing the process which is melting …

Climate Change

Design to improve the general quality of life: exploring Paul Rand's IBM Graphic Standards Manual

In a televised interview with Paul Rand in 1991 the designer was asked, “What does the world need with graphic design, what does it do for us? To the …

Graphic Design

Designed in the USSR: 1950-1989

With some 350 images of as many products, this new hardcover explores design in the USSR from 1950 to 1989 in an interesting peek behind the Iron Curtain. From kids' toys to posters and electronics, these everyday items each have a tinge of kitsch while often being avant-garde at the same time. …

Omakase-Style Cocktails Served Inside an Art Installation at Straylight

It's certainly not uncommon to sit at a bar and ask the bartender for a recommendation. From the prestigious bars at The Ritz in Paris to Attaboy on the LES, bespoke cocktail offerings continue to manifest internationally. But there's something different about Straylight, a brand new cocktail bar …

Dining Rooms

Typefaces Used In Some Of The World’s Most Recognized Logo Designs

Image by Emanuele Abrate and featured with permission<p><b>It’s inherent for</b> designers to look at a logo and take in more than what’s shown at face value. …

Graphic Design

New Architectural Sculptures by David Moreno Appear As Three Dimensional Drawings | Colossal

<p>Spanish sculptor David Moreno (previously) continues to blur the lines between two and three dimensions with his architectural artworks. Created …

Congressional Hearings Should Be More Like Reddit AMAs

Our democratic process isn’t as democratic as it could be. It’s time for a redesign.<p>Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is back on Capital Hill today, testifying before Congress and trying to keep a straight face as our elected representatives expose their limited knowledge of that modern wonder we call …

Online Privacy

REI’s Sustainability Policy to Affect Every Brand It Sells

REI sells over 1,000 brands. Beginning soon, the retailer will hold every one of them accountable to higher social and environmental Product …

Sustainability

Changing the Way We Think About Plastics

Evian is setting the standard for a world without waste plastic.<p>However hot it is, however thirsty you are, however better it tastes, there is often a pang of guilt associated with grabbing a bottle of water from the cooler. The problem is polyethylene terephthalate – the thermoplastic polymer …

casagrande laboratory's micro-apartment measures one parking space

<b>head architect marco casagrande of casagrande laboratory has installed a micro-apartment building in a bustling helsinki square.</b> measuring a mere 2.5 …

Architecture

design for what matters - entries open for the braun prize 2018

throughout the second half of 20th century, ever since the workings of famed designer dieter rams, braun has been an icon for functional, simple yet …

Product Design

leckie studio's cha le teahouse references traditional chinese apothecaries

<b>leckie studio’s ‘cha le teahouse’ shop in vancouver is a place to share knowledge and delight in the culture of tea and to learn about the process</b> …

Tea House

Versace Gets Dragged To Court For Copying Lion Logo Design From British Brand

<i>Left: No Fixed Abode, Right: Versace</i><p><b>An indie British brand</b> is dragging Versace to court for ripping off its design.<p><b>The company,</b> No Fixed Abode (NFA), …

Adrian Frutiger logos, 1960s–70s

While the late Swiss type designer Adrian Frutiger (1928–2015) is best known for his renowned typefaces such as Univers, Avenir, and Frutiger, many …