Cool and Collected

As we ring in the new year our eyes tend to focus on the future. It's easy to get caught up in the tide of negative news but the new year is a refreshing chance to start anew and focus on making a change for the better. Well Adidas and Parley have already started that process with a smart and savvy collaboration that is sure to make you feel good.

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Bill

Bill Murray burst onto the scene in 1976 as an "obnoxious guy who can appear charming" and steadily rose to national treasure level as one of the funniest dudes to ever walk the third rock from the sun.

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A Matter of Perspective

Street art trends toward cool more so than thoughtful (Banksy is the exception that proves the rule). There are heaps of graffiti artists that do an impressive job of plastering their names across walkways and trains in extraordinary fonts but they do little more than leave their personal mark. Set in the Street by Justin Bettman takes the discarded rubbish of society and creates caricatures of life in interactive street sets that go deeper into our imagination.¬† READ ON →

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Time for Design

Informational design doesn't get enough credit. It takes a tremendous amount of skill to make facts, figures and data appear interesting. Explore Startups Timelines¬†has created a small masterpiece of informational design but is¬†more than just a pretty face. They offer the ability to explore the¬†chronological timelines for major startups and dig up some tasty bits of information, such as... READ ON →

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Happy Accident

We're all familiar with the phrase, "Accidents will happen," and, in the case of the design of NIrvana's "Bleach" album, the "accident" that led to the final design was a good thing.

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Tarantini?

We've all heard of movie-related drinking games where participants slam back a pre-determined amount of booze, typically blue and/or raspberry in nature, whenever a certain action occurs or a word or phrase is uttered, such as "dude" in "Dude, Where's My Car?".

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Valar Morghulis

It's that time of year again. Time to travel deep into medieval nerdery as Game of Thrones returns to HBO. The promos are spectacular, the hype machines are rolling and you may be asking yourself "Who the hell is still alive?" Let's take a look. READ ON →

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Mmmm…street art

Art imitates life, even fictional character's lives. Oakoak, a French street artist, has brought some very familiar art to life in his tribute to Sam Simon, the co-creator of the Simpsons. Of course, there is a Simpson's quote for just such an occasion.

Bart: Are you sure this is art, not vandalism?
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Gonzo Customer Service

To say that Hunter S. Thompson was a bit of an eccentric figure is putting it lightly. The Godfather of "gonzo journalism" was a brilliant writer and attributed this, partly, to his vices. "I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me," Thompson said.

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New Recruits

Recruiting ads are historically boring because most companies are using the exact same formula. Diversity photo + headline claiming 'fun' + tired body copy from the HR department. READ ON →

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