Category Archives: Art & Design

$200 T-Shirt Designed To Help You Stop Slouching

Thanks to a patented design, this T-shirt gets more comfortable the better your posture is.

Whether with back braces or corsets, fashion has long tasked itself with correcting the sorry, slumping postures of the world’s chronic slouchers. A new fashion line hopes to combat the problem of drooping spines in a more subtle and elegant way. Meet Up Couture, a Parisian fashion design company that has released Up, the world’s first anti-slouching T-shirt.

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Advertising: Phwoar! Check out the BBC’s stirring Winter Olympics promo

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The lead-up to next month’s Winter Olympics in Sochi have (rightly) been dominated by discussion over Russia’s questionable gay rights record, but as the event nears the focus is likely to shift to the actual sport. This spine-tingling promo from RKCR /Y&R for the BBC’s coverage certainly strikes the right chord. In a similar way to how Channel 4’s multi-award-winning Meet The Superhumans identified a new way of looking at paralytic sport, the idea of Winter Olympians conquering nature repoints the way we look at these sporting endeavours.

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Could This App Replace Commenting On Mobile Devices?

Polar for Publishers redesigns the idea of online engagement as mobile devices take over the internet.

When we first wrote about Polar, the “Instagram of quick quizzes,” it seemed like an ingeniously designed product with somewhat shallow ambitions. We should have known better. Polar‘s creator, Luke Wroblewski, has been using the app as a testbed for iterating the kinds of mobile-first user experiences that will dominate the internet as phones, tablets, and other handheld devices eclipse laptops and desktops. Now he and his team have released Polar for Publishers, a platform aimed at writers, editors, and publishers who want an easy way to create and incorporate Polar’s addictive visual polls into their content. Their goal? Reinvent (or replace) commenting for the mobile era.

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Bookshelf: Book designer Coralie Bickford-Smith shows us her top five publications

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Coralie Bickford-Smith’s designs for clothbound classics are responsible for putting legendary literature back into the paws of the British public, luring them in with beautiful design that anyone would want in pride of place on their bookshelves. From foil-blocked editions of F.Scott Fitzgerald to illustrative, patterned sets of Dickens, every novel Coralie redesigns turns into something extraordinarily pick up-able. This is precisely why we let her get away with picking six books for us rather than five – it’s such a treat to see which tomes directly inspire the work she does today. Here she is…

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Graphic Design: Eight Inc. produce 3D celebration of San Francisco for AIGA brief

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As befits a leading design organisation, the AIGA has had some very special posters created for it over the course of its illustrious history. Now Eight Inc.’s Matt Judge and Markus Nonn have produced another head-turning piece in response to an open call for both Bay Area based and international designers to answer an Inside/Outside brief.

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