Category Archives: Design

WTF Retro Advertisements

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These ads are old, and they are very WTF. If someone can explain how these advertising could help sell the products they are promoting, please feel free to help.

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Beautiful Detailed Illustrations

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Toronto, Canada based artist Terry Fan works with ink, graphite and photoshop. He’s currently involved in a number of creative pursuits which include t-shirt design, screenwriting, graphic novels and children’s book illustration. Below, you may see some of his artworks… Enjoy!

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Creative Illustrations

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Jay Fleck colourful works seem to draw from the inspiring world of childhood, creating fantasies filled with octopus, pirates, rocket ships and elephants… all translated into a graphical world even we adults can relate to.

Many of his works are available on Society6 as prints, stretched canvas’, t-shirts and even iPhone skins, so you’re sure to be able to take his inspiration with you.

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Monsters Anatomical Guide

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to dissect a monster? Minneapolis-based animator, illustrator, and comic book artist Brad McGinty gives his insight on what it might be like in this clever series of anatomical guides to your favorite monsters. Each guide to monster guts looks like Japanese toy instructions so that with the proper organs you could build your own! The Mogwai guide comes complete with care instructions for preventing Gremlin transformation.

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Weirdest Buildings

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Whether its a hotel, restaurant, or just an office building, who says it has to look normal and boring? Although some of these buildings are probably going to make you wonder what kind of crazy thoughts the architect was thinking, it’s hard to not appreciate the creativity involved. These are some of weirdest buildings in the world.

The Basket Building (Ohio, United States)

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Elephant Building (Bangkok, Thailand)

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Shark Bar (Perm, Russia)

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Habitat 67 (Montreal, Canada)

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The Sheep Building (Tirau, Waikato, New Zealand)

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Upside Down House (Szymbark, Poland)

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Cubic Houses (Rotterdam, Netherlands)

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Teakettle Building (Rockbridge County, VA, USA )

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The Amazing Flying House (Sarzana, Italy)

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Piano shaped building (Huainan, China)

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Hang Nga Guesthouse a.k.a Crazy House (Vietnam)

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House Between The Rocks (France)

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Guitar Museum (TN, USA)

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Wonder egg (Ishigakijima Island, Japan )

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Kansas City Public Library (Missouri, United States)

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Stone House (Guimarães, Portugal)

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Forest Spiral – Hundertwasser Building (Darmstadt, Germany)

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The Crooked House (Sopot, Poland)

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Puzzling World Lake Wanaka (Otago, New Zealand)

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Reversible Destiny Lofts (Mitaka, Japan)

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Office center “1000″ a.k.a. Banknote (Kaunas, Lithuania)

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Puzzling World Lake Wanaka (Otago, New Zealand)

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The Bank of Asia a.k.a Robot Building (Bangkok, Thailand)

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The Big Pineapple (Nambour, Queensland)

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Call Parade

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Call Parade is an ongoing public art project in São Paulo sponsored by Brazilian telecommunications firm Vivo, that paired 100 artists with 100 street-side phone booths giving them free reign to transform the peculiar hooded fixtures into anything imaginable.

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You can see a gallery of all 100 phones here.

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2012 London Olympic Flame

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Back on the impressive Olympic torch that was lit during the opening ceremony on July 27. The design and structure of this flame have been designed by Thomas Heatherwick, and consists of 204 brass petals representing the nations present at the Games London Olympics.

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Victorian Surrealism

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The artworks of the American artist Jeffrey Harp who transforms the Victorian era in a strange and surreal world…

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The New Thames Cable Car – In Pictures

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The Emirates Air Line, the UK’s first urban cable car, links the North Greenwich Peninsula with Royal Docks. In one of the more controversial sponsorship deals in Transport for London’s history, the eponymous airline got its name on the Tube map, and on the cable car’s two terminals.

At a height of 90m, the views across the Docklands and Canary Wharf and toward the Olympic Park are impressive, if not spectacular. The price – adult fares are £3.20 for Oyster users, £4.30 cash.

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ArtBox

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The good old British phone box was designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott to commemorate King George V’s Silver Jubilee.

This year we’ve got a Diamond Jubilee and London 2012 to look forward to, so some artists decided they needed to do something to celebrate.

That something turned into BT ArtBox.

It’s a campaign that thrives on the nation’s artistic talent.

Across London’s streets you’ll find replicas of the Gilbert Scott phone box, transformed by the imaginations of some of our very best creative minds. More than 80 full-size replicas of the classic telephone kiosk will be made into stunning artworks by leading creative talents for a month-long showcase.

The designers include architect Zaha Hadid; fashion designers Giles Deacon, Zandra Rhodes and Julien Macdonald; artists Rob and Nick Carter, Ryan Callanan and Martyn Ware; sculptor David Mach RA; interior designer Nina Campbell; Duran Duran’s Nick Rhodes and The Prodigy’s Maxim .

Then later on they will be auctioning all the boxes off to raise money for ChildLine’s 25th anniversary.

The project launches today 15 June when a selection of BT ArtBoxes will be on display in Trafalgar Square for the day. From 18 June – 16 July, you can see the BT ArtBoxes in landmark locations around London, such as Covent Garden, St Pancras Station, Carnaby Street, Hyde Park and even the shark tank at the London Aquarium.

Here are some of the BT ArtBox designs:

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For further information on BT ArtBox and to see how you can get involved check out http://www.btartboxes.com

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