Levitra, the latest erectile-dysfunction pill on the market, is going hard on design. The brand's parent company Bayer Healthcare has adopted new packaging that not only looks sexy but works precisely how you need it to.
LIGHTS! CAMERA! ADVERTISING! The results are in from the first big holiday weekend movie sales, and the Hollywood frenzy for marketing the season's films is in high gear.
Major ad campaigns are blasted across giant billboards, high impact commercials are interrupting Monday Night Football, trailers appear on our mobile devices and postage stamp size ads are all over websites.
Where would movies be without Jean-Luc Godard? The French director blew the lid off of stuffy international cinema in the 1960s with classics like Breathless, Band of Outsiders, and Contempt. Today, a band of type designers in the Netherlands is releasing a typeface called Jean-Luc to celebrate the auteur's 80th birthday.
The font is inspired by the opening titles to Godard's 1966 film Made in U.S.A.
We have the perfect Friday-afternoon distraction for you here: A short film featuring Syd Mead -- the vaunted concept designer behind Blade Runner, Aliens, and Tron -- on life in 2019.
Yesterday Qatar won the right to host the 2022 World Cup, based on a bid with some wild ambitions. This is meant to be a carbon-neutral event, in the middle of a scorching desert, spread across 12 separate stadiums. But here's the kicker: A major contributor to the building plans is the son of Adolf Hitler's chief builder, Albert Speer. Could this be the most ambitious engineering feat and the largest public relations nightmare in sports since the 1936 Berlin Olympics?
[Five of the stadium designs, created by Albert Speer Architecture]
This is the first in our new "Future of Design" series featuring interviews with and columns by the architecture firm Perkins+Will. Below, we have a Q&A with Paul Eagle, managing director of Perkins+Will, New York; and Janice Barnes, principal and global discipline leader for planning and strategies.--Eds
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[Guess what? FastCompany.com is back with another excellent flowchart by Doogie Horner, this time showing the myriad ways that one can make money off the internet. (Yes, there are myriad, and not just porn and search engines.) Enjoy.]
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GE has just published its latest interactive infographic, which presents the results of a massive survey asking 530 CFOs how confident they were in the present economic recovery. Since it's gauging the subjective viewpoints of these CFOs, you get a little bit of insight into to how they feel -- and how collective emotions help shape our economy.