Archive for the 'Design' Category

Humor: (Dada) Time Waster web sites (2)

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Also in the best tradition of the “dadaist nihilistic movement” from the 1920s, this site neither does anything nor provides any useful information – but in difference to the two others we have introduced in a “previous post” this one also has some kind of political aspect and if it’s just a name.

The web site with the title “B.O. Is Your New Bicycle” provides you with a new teaser line every time you click on the text.

Our favorite so far: “B.O. spent the afternoon setting up your router”…

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Guerrilla Advertising: Obey in Toronto

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A series of strange ads have been popping up in Toronto, Canada during the last days advertising for a product called “Obey” and linked to a group calling itself “WhyBecauseISaidSo

The punch line on one of the ads reads as following:
My son had ideas of his own.
Obay put a stop to that.


The idea behind it – while this is definitely a teaser campaign – is thrilling and scary at the same time. How many people are actually already using drugs to sedate their children and to make them more compliant? And this at times when governments in western countries are passing laws to create a new form of political correctness or citizenship…

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Humor: Design Police

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These tags might come useful not just with bad design. Think corporate documents, bad ads…

With “Design Police’s visual Enforcement kit” you can bring that crap to justice. Download the PDF templates from their web site and use as you see fit….

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Video: Glisse

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Outstanding stop motion video by artist “Nicolas Lelièvre”. He created this movie with dancer Jean-Baptiste André. The music is by “Mils”…

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Animation: Zoudov

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Great animation with a Cold War spy story plot set out at an USSR rocket launch station.

Also available as Quicktime from the “Zoudov” web site…

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Image: What’s inside my laptop

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If you ever wondered what’s under the hood of your laptop but were afraid to open it yourself then “BusinessWeek” has a set of great images that shows you how the plumbing is done inside your machine.

The article “Building the perfect laptop” provides insides on Lenovo’s new superslim ThinkPad X300 and the story behind it. Also some comparisons to Apple’s MacBook Air (for more of this have a look at the “table published” by Engadget today)…

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