"A web and iPhone application for copying the ‘hidden’ characters that comes with the computer’s typefaces, to be pasted into emails, tweets, text documents, forums and whatever else you might need to spice up with an extra ♔, ฿ or, ❒.Copy Paste Character is developed in St☃ckholm, Sweden, by Konst & Teknik & Martin."
"The idea behind this year’s CCMA was to play on the cool of the early 60’s. Op Art, James Bond, dry martinis and skinny ties."
The design of these idents is beautiful. It's typography is bold, fun and uses strong repeated op art type patterns, really slick - thanks to @leonzeon for sharing
'Metro'. An interactive design language to be reckoned with.
What is it?
"Metro is the name of the new design language created for the Windows Phone 7 interface. When given the chance for a fresh start, the Windows Phone design team drew from many sources of inspiration to determine the guiding principles for the next generation phone interface. Sources included Swiss influenced print and packaging with its emphasis on simplicity, way-finding graphics found in transportation hubs and other Microsoft software such as Zune, Office Labs and games with a strong focus on motion and content over chrome." Source: http://www.microsoft.com/design/toolbox/tutorials/windows-phone-7/metro/
Metro's Design Principles are:
/ Light, Clean, Open, Fast
/ Content, not Chrome
/ Authentically Digital
Window's Phone interface before and after Metro...
(Windows Mobile 6.5 vs Windows Phone 7)
Assorted Metro shots...
The creators of Windows Phone 7, the Metro UI and where the inspiration came from...
Jeff Fong, the Design lead for Windows Phone kicks-off Windows Phone design day with his overview of Metro...
Metro design language being used on Windows 8...
In this short film, type designer Erik Spiekermann talks with Elliot Jay Stocks about how typography is used in the digital domain and what digital designers can learn from traditional print techniques.
Swissted is an ongoing project by graphic designer Mike Joyce, owner of stereotype design in new york city. Drawing from his love of punk rock and swiss modernism, two movements that have absolutely nothing to do with one another, mike has redesigned vintage punk, hardcore, and indie rock show flyers into international typographic style posters. Each poster is sized to the standard swiss kiosk dimensions of 35.5 inches wide by 50 inches high and set in Berthold Akzidenz Grotesk Medium, all lowercase. Every single one of these shows actually happened.
They're just sooo good...
Neon Signs of North America
All found on this excellent 'Neon Signs' flickr group http://www.flickr.com/groups/neonsigns/pool/with/4360626459/
And while we're on the subject of Neon Lights, here's Kraftwerk's