With Bevel, a high-end shaving kit, Walker & Company aims to bring topflight design to products geared toward black men and women. And that’s only the beginning.
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Barton F. Graf 9000’s deadpan spoof of The Barbarian Group offers a peek into two distinct agency cultures. Watch>
With a new line of wicked toy guns, Mattel is brandishing arms to protect good old-fashioned toys in the age of apps.
Why do letters look the way they do? Typeface design legend Steve Matteson explains. Read more>
With its Apple partnership that began in 2006, and development of the Nike+ system and wearable FuelBand SE, Nike has evolved from a shoe and apparel company to a leader in digital platforms for athletes. Today, Nike opens its Nike+ Fuel Lab in San Francisco, a collaborative work and testing space in the city’s SOMA neighborhood designed for selected partner companies to develop products that integrate the NikeFuel system for tracking and measuring activity.
The shape of the umbrella was also inspired by nature. “The power of solar energy inspired us to design this synthetic cloud,” Widdershoven says. The form is aerodynamic, so the umbrella won’t blow over in strong winds, and the fabric is waterproof, so it can last as long as possible.
Paper is awesome. So is digital. We shouldn’t have to choose between them in a zero-sum game, right? That’s why the popular sketching app Paper now lets you output your digital drawings into physical books. Now a brand called Mod is offering the same product in reverse: handsome physical notebooks that “sync” to a digital app and web service. All hail the flip-flop!
Game of Thrones costume designer Michele Clapton stitches symbolism into the show’s dark characters. “It’s so easy to draw a pretty dress in a fun way,” Clapton tells Fast Company. “But this is so much more about finding the right look and telling so much more about that character, and that’s what I really, really enjoy: the storytelling.” More>
Want to foster creativity? Skip the foosball table and opt for a war room instead. Google Ventures’s Jake Knapp shows you how. Plus: a peek inside Google Ventures’s own war room. Read more>
Could cycling get any better for the planet? This design concept imagines a far greener bike than the standard metal frames in use today. More> Co.Exist