• Option-G Drops a Little Youth Culture on Am-Ex

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    American Express recently reached out to design firm, Option-G, to help them put a fresh spin on graphics for an upcoming SXSW presentation. They reached out to the Portland firm because of the work they've done with other youth culture brands. Am-Ex is apparently striving to put a bit of a bit of a fresh spin on their brand while attracting a different type of customer. The graphics feel fresh and contemporary and surely will raise a few eyebrows amongst the SXSW set.

  • Supercut of American Signs Shot on a Roadtrip Across the US

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    Ben Churchill decided to film a few signs as he drove cross country. His montage ended up capturing some 236 different signs in total. He managed to capture a little something for everyone. We bookmarked this because there are a few in here that we'd like to have for reference in the future.

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  • Cosplay the IKEA Way

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    If IKEA can help a cosplayer get organized then it can work wonders for us.

  • Tokyo Subway System Re-imagined

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    We come across many projects that we don't have much context on, but we want to share it anyway. This re-imagining of the Tokyo subway system was conceived by freelance designer, Mark Elliott Dusk. What we don't know is what context this was created in. Student work? Spec work? Personal project? What we do know is that it is a smart re-design of a complicated system, which takes time and planning.

  • Mars One Way

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    Mars One Way from VITA BREVIS FILMS on Vimeo.

    The Mars One mission will be a go. By 2024 the first team of four astronauts will be on their way to the read giant. Yet, despite the excitement of heading into space, each astronaut has to face the fact that this is a one way trip. Due to the lack of technological resources on the planet itself there is no possibility for a return trip home. That will be the case for each team heading out until the colony and the technological capability to return home is established on Mars. This interesting documentary by Vita Brevis Films documents the thoughts of five candidates (the pool of people being chosen from is 200,000) who are contemplating the move.

  • Her: Love in the Modern Age

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    We finally had an opportunity to watch Her, Spike Jonez' oscar-nominated film about artificial intelligence, romance and romance with artificial intelligence. Overall, the film was wonderfully intimate, poignant and, in parts, more than a little odd. But there's no denying that it made us think, in large part, about what love means in the digital age. It was a movie that left us with a lot more questions than it answered.

    The Creator's Project must have been feeling the same way as they dedicated a segment to the exploration of the Jonez' film and the impression it left with a variety of people and what their interpretation of what it all meant. If you have some time, take a few minutes to check this out. It's a great dialogue and extension of the film.

  • Fake or Not, the HUVr Board Campaign was Pretty Cool

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    Perhaps you heard a bit about this as it was happening a few days ago, this largely celebrity endorsed video for, what appeared to be, a working hover board hit the internet a few days. There was no mention of this being a prank, and the spot was backed up by a fully developed website, leaving more than a few wondering whether this was the real thing or not.

    Shortly after the release of the mini-infomercial, Tony Hawk came clean, apologized (??) and announced that it was, indeed, a prank. We're not sure if the apology was necessary as it was just a great idea and fairly cool that they managed to pull so many celebrities into the mix on this.

    It does leave us with the question, though, of why? Is this leading up to something bigger? Many have speculated that there might be a new Tony Hawk game coming out and this was part of a larger stunt to gain some momentum for the upcoming release. What ever the reasons, this little spot generated quite a buzz for team Hawk.

  • Facebook Reminds Us That We're Not Alone

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    Facebook celebrates all the things we hold dear in a galaxy far far away.

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