Brand strategist David Brier designed 9 fake ads that push J.C. Penney to capitalize on one CEO’s PR blunder (and get back on top).
Foursquare’s new Time Machine feature lets you visualize your check-in history in infographic form.
The London Underground commemorated its 150th anniversary with a quintet of maps made of Lego. But the creative display was built for more than fun and games. It shows how the network—the world’s first underground passenger railway—has evolved in a century and a half.
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Made in anticipation of the newest Superman movie, Man Of Steel, this new infographic visualizes the evolution of Superman logo from its debut in 1938 to 2013.
See the faces?
A design studio in Berlin applied face-tracking tech to the Earth’s surface and this is what they found.
For the first time since Apple opened the App Store in 2008, it’s explicitly opening up iOS to hardware game controllers, enabling console-like gaming experiences to be powered by its mobile devices. The implications are big: game developers will be able to target all controllers that conform to Apple’s standard, removing a lot of the friction that has so far stopped add-on hardware controllers from gaining popularity.
…Because everyone who knows anything about design knows that skeuomorphism is, like, the worst.
This week, Apple gave the world its first peek at iOS 7, the software that will power iPhones and iPads starting later this year.
Helmed by hardware guru Jony Ive, the update will bring the most dramatic visual overhaul of Apple’s mobile OS to date. As expected, it embraces a flat aesthetic that allows for layering based on functionality. For example, you can peek behind icons to see your wall paper. So while the UI may be flat, the UX is anything but.
Just how different is iOS 7 compared to the software we’re running now? Take a look for yourself.
From Paris’s Vélib’ to New York’s CitiBike, this infographic compares the size of 29 of the world’s largest bike sharing systems.
This is what the iPhone would look like if it adhered to the Golden Ratio. Which it doesn’t.
These are the treehouses of your childhood dreams.
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(We want a tour, guys)
Some late-night hunger pains can only be appeased by one thing: instant ramen. But as all ramen aficionados know, it’s not only the noodles and mysterious spice packets that count—the packaging itself forms much of the experience. A good meal-in-a-bowl should have a worthy bowl to go along with it.
Designers Anna Glansén and Hanna Billqvist of Tomorrow Machine designed a clean, eco-friendly version that they’ve dubbed the “sustainable expanding bowl.” It’s made from 100% bio-based and biodegradable material, and it hardens into an eating vessel for soups, noodles, and pretty much anything with a “just add water” label on it.