Fanboy Homage

Disclaimer: This video will make Apple Fanboys cry. Apple homepage designs from the last twenty years with touching background music that could make the Genius bar weep in fond remembrance.

It is amazing to see the change in web design over the course of time. Since Apple has been a leader in design it is typically ahead of the curve on trends and this homage does a great job of showing how the design elements progressed over time. We've come a long way, baby. READ ON →

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Failure to Launch

What's the most important aspect of a successful album? The album launch gimmicks, of course! With more musicians relying on the release party to build hype for new albums we're going to continue to see many different strategies to create buzz. If the White Lies fans have a strong cross section of retro gaming nerds/programmers then their new album hijinks are spot on. Maze your way through the details of the new White Lies.

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Iggy Pop, Creative Director

Iggy Pop has several titles: singer, musician, actor, poet, author, and most punk rock badass on the planet, but, given his appearance at the Cannes Lions festival, he could very well add "creative director" to that list.

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The Greatest

This is what the greatest logos of the world look like in a mashup. Try to absorb it in all of its glory.

A collection of the world's highest regarded brand builders debate the best of the best in What's the Greatest Logo of All Time. Spoiler alert: Everyone in the discussion is too cool to pick a certain swooshy logo. Either that, or it was a prohibited choice because - c'mon!

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Works Every Time

Water shortage? That's old news. Pabst is doing its level best to correct another national issue ... the dreaded Billy Dee shortage. That's right, PBR has launched a new Billy Dee Williams ad for Colt 45 malt liquor.

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On the Surface

In 2013, Microsoft made, what appeared to be, a solid $400 million marketing deal with the NFL to make Microsoft "The Official Sideline Technology Sponsor of the NFL". Well, like that whole RGIII sitch, things haven't exactly gone as planned.

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Yahooligans

Few of the digital super companies are as fun to watch as the shenanigans surrounding Yahoo's executives and their quest for a better business model. The latest proposal includes massive layoffs, axing perks and giving Marissa Mayer the boot. The proposal also includes the best basketball analogy of all time. 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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Breaking the Mold

A business card is portable piece of information to physically represent you, your company and your brand. So why would you ever go to Vistaprint and select a template to do it yourself? I get it, you're on a budget and you don't want spend a lot on a 3x2 inch piece of paper. If you open yourself up to a bit of creativity, your business card can open doors.

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Fair & Balanced

Tis the season for political logo dissection, and it wouldn't be fair of us to post the logo of one American royalty and not the other. The Hillary logo (notice Clinton and Bush don't use their last names, we want to appear as if we aren't running a monarchy) has been fraught with criticism for it's simplicity and color choices. Haters gonna hate, but when the logo designer works at Pentagram there is sure to be some solid reasoning behind the mark. READ ON →

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