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On the celebrated heels of its new logo and custom typeface, the Olympic brand team has just completed the most exhaustive collection of Olympic pictograms ever created in the history of the event. The team worked for 16 months and produced a total of 64 pictograms, 41 Olympic sports and 23 for Paralympic sports. 5 months of that period was dedicated to validation of the pictograms by the 42 international Federations. So far, everything created has been blowing me away. Awesome work.
Wallaby vs Coin: One Card to Rule Them All
While looking at Coin, I also came across Wallaby. Wallaby is another way to access all your credit cards from only one card. Now, while not being as techie as Coin, it does do a few things that haven’t been spoke about, through coin. Wallaby gets the best cash back or rewards deal for you, automatically. It’s basically like having a financial guy studying all the deals and picking the card with the best rewards for you on that specific day, so you get the most out of it. This is actually pretty awesome, but like I said, it’s not as techie. Does this card connect directly to my iPhone? No, but then again, Coin may become useless when my phone battery dies. Alas, what are we to do? #FirstWorldProblems Either way, hopefully I’m gaining more space in my wallet and more rewards, to boot!
I can finally get rid of my George Custanza wallet! Introducing Coin! Hey, a Square reader can accept any credit card, but Coin can store all your credit cards in it’s 1 card, alone. This is what I’m talking about. Take a look at this video to learn more and pre-order. Only thing I’m hoping for is that they enable there to be nice typography on the card. Right now, it’s reminiscent of my Speak n Spell from the 80’s! Nice job Coin!
Kelly McGarry - Backflip Over 72ft Canyon - Completely Insane!
Teehan+Lax do it again. I love this idea of a “MovieFone”. I’m a very visual person, so I think this totally makes sense. Why hasn’t this been done yet?
Volkswagen in German literally means “People’s Car”. ‘The People’s Car Project’ is a long-term co-creation platform that re-invents how cars are ideated, designed, and built. The ad agency provided the people with tools to create and share car ideas. A democratic system allows the fans to vote for the most original ones. As a result, Volkswagen designers, together with over 3.1 million fans, help upgrade current cars and shape future ones. Pretty cool idea. Here’s where you can read and see more.
Sid Lee’s Toronto atelier developed a new identity for Blue Goose, a Canadian organic and natural food brand. It’s an example of uniting great illustration by Ben Kwok with great identity work. Great work.
I’m always keeping my eye on cars that seem to have a pulse on pushing technology and agility. Personally, I own a BMW. I had a Audi before that. But this is the first time I’ve had my eye on a Japanese car. The newest Lexus IS 350 F Sport is a really intriguing car. I LOVE the lines. Especially the way the tail lights meet up with the lines that come from the bottom of the car. It definitely gives it a mean look. And the LFA-inspired gauge is outstanding. As a designer, I’m always looking for great UI and the transitions of information that come from these gauges is top-notch. There is ample room for design thinking when it comes to gauge UI’s. It’s something I’ve been wanting to see in car dashes and this is finally a glimpse of the future in this regard. Kudos Lexus on a beautiful production car. You just stepped it up a notch!