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Trick commenters into talking to themselves with this code

Comment threads can become the toilets of the internet. A number of prominent websites have ditched them entirely – including Recode, Reuters and Fox News – often because dealing with them has become too much trouble.<p>If you’ve considered killing them on your own site, but haven’t yet, here’s a …

How Nike Turned Running Shoes Into Fashion

The company’s long-serving chairman, Phil Knight, insisted that he wasn’t in the shoe business. He was in the entertainment business.<p>The first Nike shoes were made in a waffle iron. The running field near the Oregon home of the runner and trainer Bill Bowerman was making a transition from cinder to …

The changing face of animation & interaction design

While this might be one of the trickiest types of animation to work with, simple page motions are an effective way to make content more stimulating<p>From AJAX loading options to simple shakes or cartoons, full-page motion is certainly a captivating effect. Be warned: too many loading items can bog …

The invention that could revolutionize batteries—and maybe American manufacturing too

The world has been clamoring for a super-battery.<p>Since about 2010, a critical mass of national leaders, policy professionals, scientists, entrepreneurs, thinkers and writers have all but demanded a transformation of the humble lithium-ion cell. Only batteries that can store a lot more energy for a …

Iconic logos reimagined with handwritten type

Most of the corporate logo designs you're familiar with, focus on a clean and minimalist approach – think Apple and Google, with the likes of …

Pop art meets coffee with #sleevebucks

You'll never look at the Starbucks mermaid the same way again.<p>An amazing Tumblr artist is using Starbucks sleeves to recreate pop culture icons. …

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Beer Packaging and Branding by Craig Valentino

F&S – Brew No.2 – Beer packaging and branding by Craig Valentino for the 2014/2015 holiday season.<p>In 2014, graphic designer Craig Valentino was hired …

The Power Of Flow

Y<p>ou’re on fire. <i>NBA Jam style</i>.<p>You’re completely immersed in the task at hand, your ideas arrive one after the other, and everything is coming together …

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Oliver Jeffers on The Great Discontent (TGD)

“I’m always curious and constantly think about the next thing. I have a short attention span and am a little bit restless. I’ve never been fully …

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