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E-paper sneakers change your style on the fly

If you're the sort to buy multiple pairs of sneakers just to make sure your footwear is always fashionable, you might soon have a way to save a lot of money. David Coelho is crowdfunding ShiftWear, or sneakers that have color e-paper displays in their sides. You only need a mobile app to change …

Choosing font pairings just got easier: Meet ‘Tinder’ for typefaces

Picking font pairings can prove to be incredibly difficult, particularly if you’re not a top-notch designer. Even now, many of us developer types just pick some fonts and jam them together.<p>There are a few different sites and blogs around for finding acceptable fonts to slap next to each other, but …

100 Greatest Free Fonts Collection for 2015

The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog<p><b>The 2015 version of The 100 Greatest Free Fonts Collection is finally here.</b> . Do you remember our <b>“100</b> …

Nevo Font Family by Stew Deane

The Nevo font, a contemporary sans serif type family from Meat Studio.<p>Stew Deane, a United Kingdom based type designer has created the Nevo font …

Typography

Check Out Photos Of The Pantone Hotel. It Is Colorful

Pantone, the color swatch company which has influenced fashion and design for decades, has expanded into hospitality in 2010 with the Pantone Hotel in Brussels. These photos were totally new to us, and we just <i>had</i> to share them with you.<p>At this Belgian designers’ paradise, guests immerse themselves …

Design

Jony Ive says Apple Watch will include Fitbit-like silent alarm clock feature to wake you up

This past week, Apple design head Jony Ive spoke about a range of topics, including the Apple Watch, at San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art. Ive noted that the development of the Watch was more difficult than the iPhone because of the historical precedence of wrist-worn timepieces. In more …

Classic Macs turned into modern furniture

The Apple Power Mac G5 was a classic computer of the early millennium, but for all of its strengths — besides its gorgeous design, it was the fastest Mac in Apple's lineup when it was released in 2003 — it didn't last: the G5 family was retired in 2006 for the Mac Pro. The rest is recent …

First Look At 3D Camera App 3DAround

What if you could shoot those cool 360-degree, swivel-around photos you see on ecommerce sites or in The Matrix with just your smartphone? Then you’d be using the 3DAround camera app that launches next month from Dacuda, which gave TechCrunch an early peek. Simply hit record, revolve your camera …

Wearable Drone Flies off Your Wrist to Snap a Photo and Boomerangs Back

Drone technology is interesting enough by itself, but when you strap a camera on it, the pairing can yield some awe-inspiring results. We've recently seen what it can do in the first annual Dronestagram Photo Contest – how amazing are those images? Now, a team of engineers and scientists have …

Drones

Social media storm builds over possible fault in Apple's iPhone 6 design

<b>News:</b> owners of Apple's newly released iPhone 6 handsets have taken to social media to complain about a possible design fault – using the hashtag …

Vinylize Upcycles Vinyl Records into Fashionable Eyewear

Vinylize was one of those brands that I didn’t see coming (see! ha! get it?!).<p>Now, I’m still a big fan of playing records – the vintage sound of a …

Vinyl Records

Ideo Releases ChitChat, A New Way To Send Voice Messages On Your iPhone

One part voicemail, one part Snapchat, Ideo’s new app tries to make calling someone less obnoxious.<p>Between phone calls, text messages, Snapchats, tweets, and Facebook, there’s no shortage of ways for people to ping you on your smartphone. Into this cattle car of digital communicators comes design …

Apps

Esurance Learns An Expensive Lesson On Why Kerning Matters

Auto insurance provider Esurance just learned a painful and expensive lesson that anyone named Clint could have told them for free: kerning is important. In fact, it’s the difference between trying to sell people insurance with a “click,” and insurance with a “dick.”<p>In a series of billboards placed …

Auto Insurance

A Modern Family Ranch in Texas

New York City-based Sara Story Design went south to design the interiors modern ranch retreat in the Texas Hill country, designed by Lake|Flato …

Dining Rooms

This One Guy Approves 30,000 Beer Labels A Year, And Brewers Hate Him

Meet Kent “Battle” Martin, the eccentric bureaucrat beer-label designers love to hate.<p>This year alone, 29,500 individually designed beer labels have been submitted for approval to the Trade Department’s Tax and Trade Bureau. And every single one of those label designs was approved or denied by a …

Beer

Business cards grow a brain with SwivelCard

SwivelCard, a business card that folds into a USB drive, directs recipients to a Web page and can be updated, even after you've handed it out.<p>Most business cards end up in the recycle bin or tucked away in a drawer, discarded and forgotten. That's why there have been some creative attempts at …

Mobile Devices

35 Creative Food & Drinks Inspired Logo Designs

Food is something every single person on this planet loves and enjoys. We all are dependent on food and food industry is one of the biggest …

Designer Hilla Shamia Fuses Cast Aluminum and Tree Trunks to Create One-of-a-Kind Furniture Pieces | Colossal

<p>Product designer Hilla Shamia has developed a novel way to meld poured aluminum with irregularly shaped wood pieces to create sleek tables and …

Singular: A Wall-Mounted Console

What’s Singular, you ask? It’s a single, wall-mounted shelf or console that is just large enough to hold your essentials. Whether it’s the …

Furniture

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What Corporate Logos Would Look Like If You Shrank Them

Responsive web design is all the rage. What if logo design were handled the same way? Would you still recognize that Levi’s sign?<p>What would the logos of your favorite companies look like if they were responsively designed? The Responsive Logos project by Joe Harrison first takes the logos of …

Web Design

Logo Design: The Work of Logomachine

We keep going through our weekly journey checking out great logos! We're thinking ahead and we want to find new topics, good ones, to share with you …

Graphic Design

7 Questions For Logo Design Legend Ivan Chermayeff

The 82-year-old designer of logos for everyone, from NBC to MoMA, on difficult clients, graphic design’s boom, and his fear of painting<p>If you’ve ever watched Showtime or NBC, visited the Museum of Modern Art or the Smithsonian, read <i>National Geographic</i> or a Harper Collins book, or shopped at Barneys …

Graphic Design

The "first man-made biological leaf" could enable humans to colonise space

<b>Dezeen and MINI Frontiers:</b> RCA graduate Julian Melchiorri says the synthetic biological leaf he developed, which absorbs water and carbon dioxide to …

Drawing a Foregone Conclusion: A Measured Defense of Airbnb's New Logo

Our initial report may have echoed Airbnb's hyperbolic enthusiasm about their new identity, and despite criticism that has metastasized in relevant …

Graphic Design

20 Creative Logos by Studio square69

A collection of 20 creative logos and brandmarks.<p>Graphic designer Ian O’Hanlon of square69, a Most na Soci, Slovenia based design and branding studio …

These Advertising Billboards Could Literally Be A Roof Over Someone's Head

We’ve seen brands turn their ads into useful items–like IBM’s award-winning ads that doubled as street furniture. But what if a company’s advertising could literally put a roof over somebody’s head? Slovakia-based design agency, Design Develop, wants to execute such a plan by housing the homeless …