Having read a ton of stuff about London’s Olympic logo by now, I wholeheartedly agree with Michael over at Boicozine that Foundation 33’s bid logo has by far been the best idea yet. They put it into pretty simple terms as to why this image works:
â€¢ The five rings that make up the Olympic logo each represent a different continent of the world
â€¢ The five rings are combined to form a single graphic logo
â€¢ The new logo brings the different continents and people of the world together and represents the diversity and multi culture realism within London
â€¢ The logo references a target, a symbol of aspiration and achievement as well as a sport icon in competition
â€¢ The logo is powerfully contemporary and communicates the idea of the modernity and diversity in London
â€¢ Contemporary / modern / iconic / cool
â€¢ The world in one city
â€¢ Focus on London
â€¢ The centre off attention
That makes total sense to me. I love the iconography of the bullseye (it works for Target, right?), and combined with the Olympic rings is beautiful.
For those of you in New York, Faile is having an amazing looking art show that started today. I love that they made a giant sculpture of the boy blowing up the rabbit, probably Faile’s most recognized image.. They’re style is like none other, and the pieces look amazing, so if you’re free tonight, definitely check this out.
Why the hell is Paul Pope so freaking good?
The image above is a small portion of a 19″ x 56″ image he did for the next issue of THB. He says that it took him over 30 hours, which I can totally see.
I can’t wait for his art book to come out this autumn!
Aesthetic Apparatus, makers of the finest posters in the entire world, has a new series of posters out now called DOOMDRIPS. I love the colors and shapes of these posters, but I kind of feel like they would be better as t-shirts or even textiles, like a pillow. They seem almost too minimal for a poster. But whatever, they’re really well done, and you should go buy some.
Plus Minus Zero, the ultra minimal, always beautiful Japanese brand, has just released their third collection of products, including a new coffee/tea maker, a single piece toaster, and their amazing humidifier in three new colors, forest, orange, and the awesome blue color above.
Link via Jean Snow
I keep forgetting that Vice Records has a really nice MP3 blog with a ton of rad and FREE Justice and Chromeo remixes. Definitely a site to bookmark and visit every now and then!
Human After All (Justice Remix) / Daft Punk
Porsche opened their design studio in 1972, and since have been designing all sorts of fancy things like sunglasses and watches and the such. Now Porsche has stepped into the mobile phone market with their new P’9521, an aluminum clad flip-phone.
I think it’s pretty rad looking, it’s at least a step away from the cell phone masses, although it looks like it popped out of the Matrix movies. The phone features a fingerprint reader, you know, to keep your oh-so-secret phone numbers out of the hands of spys, a 3.2 megapixel camera with a flash and zoom, and a digital music player.
The P’9521 goes on sale this autumn, and I’ve read that the price is somewhere between $1000-$1200… yet again, the iPhone is not that expensive.
This is the coolest looking frog I’ve seen in a long time. The little guy was just discovered in the highlands of Suriname in South America. Scientists actually found 24 new species, including frogs and fish.
I totally want a pair of purple loop on an aubergine background, atelopus frog inspired dunks… these would be so hot!