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April 13, 2011 / Kizette

Infographic by Paul Butt
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April 13, 2011 / Kizette

Paper Record Player

“I just finished up a really fun project—a paper record player wedding invitation! In the booklet-style invitation, a bit of paper-folding amplifies the sound of a sewing needle moving along the grooves of a flexidisc record. The hand-spun record yields a garbled, but scrutable listening of a original song by the couple. It requires a bit of tinkering and folding —effectively championing the inner science-nerd kid in the recipient. The whole thing serves as an interactive packaging for the song—which can be experienced on the paper record player, unscrewed + set on a regular turntable, or enjoyed online (for the non-nerds and/or audiophiles out there.)”

From Kelli Anderson’s blog

April 11, 2011 / Kizette

Styrofoam Cup Typography

When I was a kid, I used to play a lot of little league baseball. In order to keep our water cups clean, we stored them in the holes of the chain-link fence in front of the dugout. I took this childhood memory and developed it into these three phrases unique to baseball.

From Typography Served

March 23, 2011 / Kizette

Doyald Young, Logotype Designer

Warning : Doyald Young’s story is so inspiring that you may want to play the movie below again and again. It is 39 minutes long, but it’s totally worth. Video at the end of the post.

March 23, 2011 / Kizette

The Evolution of Corporate Logos – Photo Essays – TIME


Time’s Josh Sanburn takes a look at the evolution of corporate logos and examines what’s behind the trend toward kinder, gentler branding. The gallery, on, explores the logo changes for AT&T, CBS, Gap, KFC, Nike, Pepsi, Starbucks and Walmart. [The Inspiration Room]

The Evolution of Corporate Logos – Photo Essays – TIME.

March 21, 2011 / Kizette

The Photoshop Etiquette Manifesto for Web Designers

The Photoshop Etiquette Manifesto for Web Designers is a list of helpful and *subtle* suggestions to organize Photoshop Documents, making the transfer of them less painful.

What this IS: Guidelines intended for any group of people looking to standardize web design in Photoshop. Feel free to negate any rules that don’t work best for your particular group.

What this ISN’T: The authority for ALL groups or individuals using Photoshop. Not even close.

March 21, 2011 / Kizette

Conan O’Brien Kinetic Typography

This Kinetic Typography project was created from the dialogue of Conan O’Brien’s final episode of The Tonight Show on NBC. In this farewell address, he describes his feelings towards NBC and the situation at hand. His personality exudes positivity and humor allowing this dialogue to describe his character very well. Even through the hardships of leaving NBC he promotes hard work and kindness.

January 19, 2011 / Gem

Jonathan Safran Foer’s Tree of Codes

Jonathan Safran Foer‘s all-time favourite book is Bruno Schulz‘s Cinnamon Shops, retitled The Street Of Crocodiles when it was translated into English 47 years ago. “Some things you love passively,” Foer told Vanity Fair, “some you love actively. In this case, I felt the compulsion to do something with it.” So Foer has cut Schulz’s text to ribbons and turn it into a different book credited to Jonathan Safran Foer. Snip seven letters from the title Street of Crocodiles and you get Tree of Codes – and so on, for 134 intricately scissored pages.

January 6, 2011 / Gem

Aurora LED light from

Check out this new LED colour changing light from MADE. I’m not a massive fan of ‘mood’ lights in general, but the controls on this one are pretty damn cool! The control at the front works like a trackpad, allowing for 16 million unique colour and brightness combinations, and a choice of fixed/flow colour or monochrome. Pretty neat stuff! More here.

December 31, 2010 / Kizette

Happy New Year Monkeys!

Some Friday/NYE fun =)

Slovak web design company Zaraguza has launched a simulated web design disaster to remind us why we shouldn’t work on New Year’s Eve. From half a glass of wine to seven, the simulator of drunken web design reminds us of the horrors of Comic Sans font, underlined headings, missing text, inappropriate heading colours and background images, editing notes and distracting music videos (turn the sound on 2.5 glasses). See what could happen to our site if left in the hands of drunken idiots. —

Try it here!