Bunch Design is currently having a logo redesign, and you can get in on it. They’re looking for you (the oh-so creative type) to interpret their simple filled-in letter B shaped logo into something new and dynamic! So far there have been a ton of great entries, which makes it pretty fun to browse through them all. What you see above is some of my favorites, which kind of fall into all sorts of different categories.
Check out their redesign site, Made in Bunch, for all the rules and regulations and how to submit your own design.
Beautiful Decay has a crazy new redesign up, which definitely bucks the current trend of simple is best. Probably inspired by the cover of their current issue, entitled ‘The Hyper Spectrum’, the site uses the brightest of colors and an intense patterned background as well. It reminds me a little of Paper Rad’s style, who most people would know from the artwork on the new M.I.A. album.
All in all though it’s a nice change of pace from a lot of other things on the web, and they still have a great daily feed of stuff to check out, and probably the best online t-shirt shop around.
I remember probably a few years ago, that Beautiful Decay did a collab with Parskid on a limited edition doll that I wanted really badly, but it was like $60 or something, and I couldn’t justify spending that much on a tiny stuffed creature. Well now Parskid has teamed up with a company called Flatcolor, to release a bunch of new products.
There are four new prints, a drinking glass, and a pocket mirror all together. All of the products feature sort of new style for Parskid as well, which is much less dark and creepy, and more in the vein of Jeff Soto or Tim Biskup, sort of surreal and nature-y. I really like this new style a lot actually, it’s a really good direction for him. The drinking glass is absolutely beautiful, which is reminiscent of Tord Boontje pattern.
Very randomly, my co-worker Aaron started telling me how Diane Keaton looked like one of the characters from the Star Wars offshoot made-for-TV movie, The Battle for Endor. I decided to look it up to see if I could find the character he was talking about, because this sounded hilarious.
While looking, I stumbled up this crazy Dutch movie poster website called the Affiche Museum. It turns out that the posters were a part of a traveling film unit that would show these movies around Ghana. I love how crazy they’re all painted. The over-the-top gore and bizarre monsters all make me giggle.
I can’t say I’ve ever been a huge fan of The Simpsons. I never had anything against it, but it wasn’t something that I marked down in my schedule, either. I watched the movie, and I actually found it pretty entertaining, though I can’t say I would have paid to see it. But I really started to respect the Simpsons franchise after they converted all of those 7-11′s into Kwik-E-Marts. That was in fact, a stroke of marketing genius.
The new season started yesterday, and with it, new intro aired, showing the doomed and destroyed Springfield we saw in the movie (sorry to those who haven’t seen the movie yet). I really hoped by seeing that intro, that the residents of Springfield would have to start rebuilding the town, and that there might actually be ramifications from the movie! But after reading the episode guide, I don’t think that’s true at all.
Wouldn’t it be cool to have an epic storyline in The Simpsons a la Lost?! Think of how many people would tune in for something like that! It might just make The Simpsons cool again!