The New Yorker’s Eustace Tilley Contest

The New Yorker was (until yesterday at 9 AM) holding a competition to create your own version of the iconic cover character, Eustice Tilly. The contest was open to anyone, and the entries are all pretty great. My favorite one hands down though was the image above, Eustace vs. The Gates. Obviously Christo’s saffron monsters are too much for the dandy, yet he still stands poised as ever behind it.

You can check out the rest of the entires on the New Yorker’s Contest Flickr. Winners of the project will be announced on February 4th.

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Bobby Solomon

January 25, 2008 / By

Jesse Kirsch

Package design has alway been one of my favorite parts of design. Package something in a unique and clever way and people will be immediately drawn to it. And I was completely drawn to the work in Jesse Kirsch’s online portfolio. Kirsch studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York, and has worked with a clients like Atlantic Records and Showtime, and has received a ton of awards for his work.

I could totally see a company like Muji selling his plastic wrap and other assorted household items, with it’s bold letters and grayscale color palette. And I don’t know what flavors the Gubble Bum comes in (Death? Posion?!) but the idea is so frigging cute. Middle school girls would go nuts for them.

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Bobby Solomon

January 25, 2008 / By

Realistic Loch Ness Monster Lives in Tokyo Bay

Since the Japanese always have the coolest things before anyone else, it’s not very surprising to see that they can create and almost realistic Loch Ness monster for that crap movie, The Water Horse. The promotion is taking place in Tokyo bay, where they’ve set up a water screen and some water fountains to give the light something to bounce off of. The effect is absolutely amazing! This is like Princess Leia shooting out of R2-D2 level of realism here.

No matter how cool this is, the movie looks ridiculous, and I would rather chew off my fingertips than see it.

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Bobby Solomon

January 25, 2008 / By

EazzzY~! Mini USB Camera

Since I got my iPhone I’ve started taking more and more pictures with it. It’s not like they’re worth hanging on a wall or anything, but it’s fun to catch random things that most people don’t see. So having a mini camera like the Eazzzy~! would be really fun to carry around. It’s got a ridiculous name, but the concept is pretty awesome.

Imagine taking a cellphone camera, but putting it into the form of a tiny camera. There’s no viewfinder or screen, you just point and shoot Lomo style. Then you plug it into a USB port and download the pictures. I think this could be really great for kids especially, who just want something fun and easy to use, and the bright colors would are fun as well. Now they need to make a high gloss black one and I’m in!

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Bobby Solomon

January 24, 2008 / By

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