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Monthly Archives: July 2009

PLAN 59 :: The Retro Graphics Archive

The ink is absorbed slowly, and the numbers in the calendar are “printed” daily. One a day, they are filled with ink until the end of the month. A calendar self-updated, which enhances the perception of time passing and not only signaling it. See more at Oscar Diaz’s Portfolio here.

The bardcode is usually that one  element that gets in the way, but in the case of DeliShop, Enric Aguilera decided to create a brand identity which relies heavily on it.

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The Polite Umbrella folds up when you squeeze past people on the sidewalk. Watch a video over on JooYoun Paek’s site.

3,604 cups of coffee that had been made into a giant Mona Lisa,

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We’re not surprised it happens, but there’s something satisfying about naming and shaming those lazy ‘creatives’ who should spend less time watching youtube and more time doing what their paid for. The clue is in the job title guys.

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Some of the best sites include:


We Thought You Wouldn’t Notice



One of the most recent and particularly gauling examples comes via a recent article in Creative Review highlighting the shocking copycat antics of German Agency DSG who created a film to mark the 50th anniversary of the Olympus PEN camera, which bears and uncanny resemblence to Takeuchi Taijin’s Wolf and Pig film. See for yourself below.

Painful and VERY embarrasing.

Guess Who and Snap rolled into one – Memory Twins.

I really like thes fun Places of Places signs by Hans-Ruedi. Once you get a sign, he kindly asks you to take a picture of the sign so he can put it on his site. This gives the project a slightly voyeuristic element, allowing you to see where his art ends up.

I know a few people who’ll be getting some of these as house warming gifts!