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22.12.17 Here We Are Here We Are is Oliver Jeffers’ latest picture book. It’s gloriously beautiful. In the heart. If you have a little one, buy one. His books are my kids’ favorites. http://ift.tt/2pgjI0y
22.12.17 Behind the Fall and Rise of China’s Xiaomi Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi was once the world’s most valuable startup. Then it stumbled. Now, Xiaomi is clawing its way back. http://ift.tt/2BjocEV
22.12.17 How Is SpaceX Doing on Its Deep Space Ambitions? SpaceX may have missed its deadline for launching the triple-booster Falcon Heavy, but launching deep space vehicles is only half the battle. http://ift.tt/2C04e5R
22.12.17 Snowden-Backed App ‘Haven’ Turns Your Phone Into a Home Security System The NSA leaker’s latest project aims to secure your computer—and you—from not just digital but physical attacks. http://ift.tt/2Bmb5mq
22.12.17 Oversized Necklace Letters I like the idea of wearing an oversized necklace letter. http://ift.tt/2BywSeN
22.12.17 The Warm Wool Blanket Oh! This wool blanket! Wish listed! http://ift.tt/2ze8xF8
22.12.17 Announced: The Best and Worst Identities of 2017, Part 1: The Most Notable Reviewed & Noted “2017 Year in Review” This first installment — of seven total coming over the holidays — looks at the most notable projects, from both the Reviewed and Noted categories, in terms of notoriety and media attention received. These are neither the best nor the worst, although a few make repeat appearances in other lists, but simply the most visible. Listed in order. We will be back with regular posts on January 8, 2018. (If you are on a feed reader, you will want to see this post on Brand New as there is custom CSS and code that only work in situ.) No. 20 New Logo and Identity for SXSW by Foxtrot The tech, music, and film festival that is largely responsible for Austin’s boom matures with a standardized logo for 2017 and beyond while allowing each year to have its own graphics.See original post No. 19 New Logo and Identity for Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s by 72andSunny Not the largest burger chain in the world but a significant enough change to the logos that drop the smiling stars and 1950s diner aesthetic in favor of something more contemporary.See original post No. 18 New Logo for CoverGirl by Paul Sych Not the most interesting or relevant of changes but the update was also part of a change in tagline, of which Cover Girl had one of the most recognizable.See original post No. 17 New Logo for Calvin Klein by Peter Saville Ditto on being neither the most interesting or relevant of changes but the thin lowercase of Calvin Klein was a classic and the only interesting thing about its replacement is that it was designed by Peter Saville.See original post No. 16 New Logo for NASCAR This was the first big story of the year with the racing giant changing its 40-year-old logo to something with a little more pep in its step even though the lines are somewhat confusing in their thicknesses.See original post No. 15 New Logo for Pinterest Pinterest dropped its highly recognizable script wordmark in favor of the boldest weight font they could find because business.See original post No. 14 New Global Identity for Audi by Strichpunkt and KMS TEAM Like many other companies, Audi went flat but did so more successfully than most.See original post No. 13 New Logo and Identity for Movistar by Lambie-Nairn Like Audi, Movistar went flat but stayed blobby and breathed new life into a monogram that didn’t have much hope otherwise.See original post No. 12 New Logo for Medium by Manual in Collaboration with In-house Medium changed dramatically only two years after it had changed dramatically. I look forward to seeing them again in this list in 2019. Dramatically, of course.See original post No. 11 New Logo and Identity for ACLU by Open, Co:Collective, and Frere-Jones Type At a time when the we need the ACLU most badly, the organization went through a significant and bold change.See original post No. 10 New Logo for Mozilla by johnson banks Given the amount of foreplay with this redesign — the process, you might recall, was done in the open and started in June of 2016 — the climax of the reveal was actually worth the wait.See original post No. 9 New Logo for RE/MAX by Camp + King One of the most recognizable (and whack) real estate logos went with the let’s-strip-this-off-of-any-personality route. The balloon redrawing was an improvement, though.See original post No. 8 New Logo for YouTube done In-house YouTube’s play button finally became the center of attention as the primary icon and the overall redesign of YouTube got a nice boost.See original post No. 7 New Identity for eBay by Form& Ebay dropped the multi-colored logo in favor of a spare aesthetic that, although relatively nice, is another example of stripping a brand off of its personality.See original post No. 6 New Logo and Identity for Kickstarter done In-house in Collaboration with Order Kickstarter doubled down on its boldness with an extra bubblegummy wordmark and a crisp — perhaps too crisp — website redesign.See original post No. 5 New(ish) Logo for the NBA by OCD | The Original Champions of Design Not a huge change by any means — only the “NBA” typography changed — but for the biggest, most popular, mainstream sports organization in the world any change is a big deal. That it looks bad-ass is a major bonus.See original post No. 4 New Logo and Identity for Dropbox by Collins and Dropbox Brand Studio Dropbox may not be as mainstream as other brands in this list but for this audience of us it’s probably one of the most used brands in our day-to-day operations. The design was interesting but perhaps too much of too many things, particularly retina-assaulting color combinations. See original post No. 3 New Logo for Formula 1 by Wieden + Kennedy Of all the redesigns this year this was probably the most drastic in terms of leaving behind any equity or tiptoeing around with an evolution. Formula 1 made a hard turn and introduced a bold, daring new logo.See original post No. 2 New Logo, Identity, and Packaging for Chobani done In-house This has been one of the most liked, major identity redesigns in recent years… who knew there were so many people so passionate about Greek yogurt. Spoiler: Chobani does make it into the “Best Of” list (but in which spot?!).See original post No. 1 New Logo and Identity for Juventus by Interbrand The redesign of Juventus nearly brought down our server with Italian visitors. This post had the biggest pageview count of all posts in 2017 and, regardless of whether people hated it or loved it, the new Juventus logo signaled that, perhaps, the end is nigh for all those crest logos soccer fans so passionately love and hold in such inflated regard.See original post http://ift.tt/2Bo34gI http://ift.tt/2BkKl5P
22.12.17 Bitcoin and almost every other cryptocurrency crashed hard today Bitcoin has been on a tear this past with the value of the cryptocurrency jumping from $8,000 to nearly $20,000. Well that run hit an abrupt end today as the price crashed as much as 23 percent on Coinbase. The price briefly dipped below $12,000 on some exchanges at around 7:30 am London time. The drop — which wiped more than $4,000 from the value of bitcoin at one point — was… Read More http://ift.tt/2BAnvLG
22.12.17 Meet Molekule, the sleekest air purifier on the market Molekule, a San Francisco-based startup with a sleekly designed molecular air purifier started as an immigrant dream twenty years ago and ended up being named one of Time’s top 25 inventions of 2017. The inventor Yogi Goswami came up with the idea when his baby son Dilip started having a hard time breathing the air around him. Dilip suffered from severe asthma but no air purifier at… Read More http://ift.tt/2BWDa7n
22.12.17 Mumbrella, a media startup focused on APAC’s marketing industry, gets acquired Inside baseball klaxon: media writing about media story incoming:: Mumbrella, the Australia-based media company, has been sold by its founders to U.S./APAC events company Diversified Communications. Mumbrella operates media and marketing industry-focused websites for Australia and Asia, an events business and a database service called The Source. It has 33 staff across four offices. The… Read More http://ift.tt/2BvDBGm