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Gillette Razor Maker 

Developed in collaboration with Formlabs, the Gillette Razor Maker is a new service that lets you put your own touch on your razor’s handle. 

Dozens of designs are available, each in a handful of different colors or finishes. Once you’ve settled on a design and head 5 and 3 blade options are offered. Your razor will be created using stereolithography printing technology at their Boston headquarters and shipped right to your door in a few weeks.

Order HERE from Gillette for $19+.

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Logo-A-Gogo: Branding Pop Culture By Rian Hughes

For more than 20 years, Rian Hughes has been a versatile designer, illustrator and lettering artist working for international clients in the fields of publishing, music, sports, telecommunications, fashion and more. He has specialized in creating logo designs for the comic industry, notably for DC and Marvel products, including Batman and Robin, Batgirl, the X-Men, Captain America, Wolverine, The Spirit, The Invisibles, Shade the Changing Man, and The Atom. He has also designed logos for posters, CDs, and clothing, and produced branding for clients such as Hasbro, the Cartoon Network, Virgin Airways, Eurostar, and the BBC. 

This compendium is packed full of the best of his logo designs and offers an insight into the creative process behind his work. Preliminary sketches are shown alongside the final design, and accompanied by author commentary. An essential reference for designers to draw on in branding and other graphic design projects, the book will also fascinate anyone interested in contemporary culture. This is as good as it gets for those looking for a source of cool and inspirational logo design.

Logo-A-Gogo: Branding Pop Culture will be released on July 1, 2018.

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Coca-Cola Unveils Four New Flavors of Diet Coke

With an updated look, sleek new packaging, and the debut of four bold, new flavors, The Coca-Cola Company is re-energizing and modernizing Diet Coke for a new generation of drinkers – and offering its millions of current fans a new look and more flavors.

The company spoke to more than 10,000 people from across the country to get their ideas and inputs on potential flavor extensions, packaging updates and more. From these insights, Coca-Cola’s R&D team developed and tested more than 30 Diet Coke flavor combinations, featuring tropical, citrus and even botanical notes. Ultimately, Diet Coke landed on four flavors that received the most positive consumer responses.

Ginger Lime, Feisty Cherry, Zesty Blood Orange and Twisted Mango bring more variety to the trademark by complementing the unique, crisp taste of Diet Coke with unexpected-yet-delicious tastes.

Diet Coke and the new flavors will be packaged in sleek 12-oz. cans and sold as on-the-go singles and in eight-packs. Diet Coke also will continue to be offered in all existing package sizes, such as standard 12-oz. cans, mini cans, glass bottles and more. All new packaging and flavors hit store shelves on January 22, 2018.

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Automaton Table By Craig Thibodeau

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Craig Thibodeau created the Automaton Table, an Art Deco style table with automated movement and a variety of secret drawers and hidden details.

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There is also a circular spinning puzzle hidden inside the top of the table. Inspired by the work of David Roentgen from the 18th century.

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Katerina Kamprani, The Best Terrible Designer

For her Uncomfortable Project, Katerina Kamprani redesigned familiar household objects rendered aggravatingly unusable with a few simple adjustments.

Check out her useless take on everyday things such as open-toed rain boots, a pitcher that pours back into itself and a button as thick as thumb.

Kamprani, a designer and architect in Athens, Greece creates the objects with 3D rendering software. Her first stubborn creation was a closet with doors that opened inward.

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Coolbox Reinvents The Toolbox

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Coolbox, the world’s smartest toolbox, today announced that it is reinventing the toolbox by combining cutting-edge technology with the classic toolbox we all remember. To fund final development of the product, Coolbox has launched an Indiegogo campaign which has raised almost $250,000 in just three weeks, demonstrating the tremendous demand for the product.  The Coolbox campaign can be seen HERE.

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Coolbox will be funding on Indiegogo until March 28, 2015. Project backers can receive a Coolbox for a discounted price of $169, which is $130 less than retail price. For an extra $39, backers will receive signature-edition Coolbox tools. Manufacturing is set to begin in May with volume production beginning in June.

Coolbox features all of the classic storage and compartments you would want in a toolbox but with a modern twist to keep up with the times.  Key features of Coolbox include:

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A 20v rechargeable lithium polymer battery with 5000 mAh to charge devices and operate small power tools while working, including drills, saws and sanders

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Two USB ports for charging devices including phones and tablets

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Built-in, marine-grade 40w Bluetooth speakers that are also compatible with auxiliary cords

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A retractable 12 foot power cord and three build-in 110v/220v electrical outlets

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LED lights mounted internally and externally to help users find and use the correct tool and provide lighting to their project

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A removable, 20”x 12” double-sided dry erase board that is perfect for drawing out construction plans

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Dual cradles to dock a tablet, which enables people to view the directions for their DIY project as they work

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LCD clock that displays the time and the amount of battery level remaining in the Coolbox

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With Coolbox, you can store your tools just like any other toolbox. Fit every tool inside with the 1797.12 Cubic Inch capacity

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With heavy duty construction, Coolbox is built to take a beating. Constructed of high impact resin, heavy duty machined aluminum latches and handles, and an air/water tight lid seal, the Coolbox is engineered to last

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The creators of the Coolbox found inspiration in the frustration they experienced when having to carry lights, phone chargers and speakers with them to job sites. They knew there had to be a way to integrate all of the technology that people use, need and enjoy every day into a classic toolbox design.

“It is kind of shocking that it’s taken this long for toolboxes to catch up with technology,” said Coolbox co-Founder Chris Engelo. “People who work with toolboxes likely use technology in every other area of their life, so there’s no reason for tools to be stuck in the past.”

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40 Of The Most Creative Lamp Designs Ever

We all know that one of the easiest ways you have to light a dark corner in any room or add some atmospheric lighting to your living-room area, is to place your choice of lamp. With numerous designs, shapes, colors, dimensions or lighting abilities, lamps constitute one of the most convenient methods one has to alter the lighting tone of a room. In fact, the lighting selected and used can complete the statement of a house or improve a room’s decoration and give the feeling one is looking for. Click HERE to see 40 of the most creative lamp designs that you can find on the internet today.

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Geek-Art: An Anthology By Thomas Olivri

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Every age has its artistic inspiration. Medieval artists exalted spiritual subjects. Modernists shifted their attention to humanity and the senses. For a generation of artists and fans today, our heroic subjects are Mario, Pikachu, Spider-Man, Darth Vader, Frodo, and a legion of other iconic figures from the geek culture realms of movies cartoons video games and comics.

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For the first time Geek-Art collects the work of nearly 100 international illustrators graphic designers photographers and artists whose inspired interpretations of these beloved characters celebrate them with creative brilliance and a true fan’s passion. Featuring more than 750 images this lavish illustrated anthology showcases the inspired energy that drives pop culture and makes geeky fans of us all.

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Geek-Art: An Anthology Paperback by Thomas Olivri ($40) will be released on November 18, 2014.

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A Rare Look At Design Genius Jony Ive: The Man Behind The Apple Watch

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Vogue talks to Jony Ive Apple’s under-the-radar design genius responsible for the iMac, the iPad and now the Apple Watch.

Read the article HERE.

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Judge This By Chip Kidd

First impressions are everything. They dictate whether something stands out, how we engage with it, whether we buy it, and how we feel. In Judge This, renowned designer Chip Kidd takes us through his day as he takes in first impressions of all kinds. We follow this visual journey as Kidd encounters and engages with everyday design, breaking down the good, the bad, the absurd, and the brilliant as only someone with a critical, trained eye can. From the design of your morning paper to the subway ticket machine to the books you browse to the smartphone you use to the packaging for the chocolate bar you buy as an afternoon treat, Kidd reveals the hidden secrets behind each of the design choices, with a healthy dose of humor, expertise, and of course, judgment as he goes.

Judge This is a design love story, exposing the often invisible beauty and betrayal in simple design choices—ones most of us never even think to notice. And with each object, Kidd proves that first impressions, whether we realize it or not, have a huge impact on the way we perceive the world.

The 120 page hardcover will be released on May 5, 2015.

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