Pantone Colored Mobile Phones by SoftBank

Pantone Colored Mobile Phones by SoftBank

But seriously, why the HELL does America continue to carry the shittiest phones in the world, and Japan continues to bust out AMAZING phones like SoftBank’s Pantone Flavored Phones?! It’s a total joke. I want at least 4 of the colors that are available, for whatever mood I’m in. And I need to move to Japan already… maybe I can find a cute little adoptive family?

Bobby

Bobby Solomon

June 20, 2007 / By

Ray Fenwick

Ray Fenwick

I have an intense love for patterns, and even more so if they involve science-y things. Ray Fenwick is an illustrator living in Canada who has a great old-fashioned, hand-drawn style. He draws lots of things too, like t-shirts and posters and comics. Also be sure to check out his Hall of Best Knowledge will be published in 2008 by Fantagraphics.

Bobby

Bobby Solomon

June 19, 2007 / By

Art and Design of Gama-Go

Art and Design of Gama-Go
Thanks to Chris at Gama-Go for the image!

I remember when I used to go down to San Francisco and I’d love to shop on Haight Street. My favorite store of all was Villains, because they always had tons of rad t-shirts. But my favorite above all other t-shirts was Gama-Go. Thanks to Tim Biskup’s fantastic art, they made me want to buy every one I came across.
Well now Gama-Go is releasing Art and Design of Gama-Go, a complete, up-to-date cataloging of all of Gama-Go’s designs from the past 6 years. The book comes out July 15th, and is sure to be huge.
They all have some fun pictures from the book release party up on their blog as wel, so check those out.

Bobby

Bobby Solomon

June 19, 2007 / By

Marc Newson’s Spaceplane

Marc Newson’s Spaceplane

Marc Newson’s Spaceplane

The Techincal Challenge of Making Space Travel Easy by Alice Rawsthorn

I think going to space would be the most exciting/scariest thing ever. The unknown has always been one of humans greatest fears, but going in a hot ass Marc Newson designed spacecraft would make things a little bit easier in my mind. Astrium, part of the European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company, has teamed with Newson to design a Spaceplane, a “leisure spacecraft that is part airplane and part rocket. Their biggest competition in the space race? The power team of Philipe Starck and Virgin Galactic. No matter what though, the real winners will be the people getting a chance to ride into space in style.

Bobby Solomon

June 18, 2007 / By

Take-G Wooden Robot Toys

Take-G Wooden Robot Toys

Take-G Wooden Robot Toys

Vinyl toys are so passé. What’s really cool are little kids with giant robot friends made out of wood! Take-G Toys makes these really fun toys with all sorts of shades of wood, blending the old with the new. I want the ones above so bad, I mean, who didn’t want a hover car as a little kid? Hell, I still want one.

Check after the jump for some more fun pictures.
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Bobby Solomon

June 15, 2007 / By

Bak Online Magazine

Bak Online Magazine

Bak Online Magazine

Bak Online Magazine

The pictures above do absolutely no justice to this project.
I tried to find more info out about this, but Bak is online magazine put out by Ozan Karakoc of Turkey. The newest issue just came out, and it weighs in at nearly 300 pages, which is kind of amazing for an online magazine. Not only that, but it’s filled with amazing art, a really great interview with Tom Muller AND comes in it’s own beautiful interface.
I could not say more things about this magazine I don’t think, just go see for yourself.

Bobby

P.S. If this was a real magazine, I would buy it for the cover alone.

Bobby Solomon

June 14, 2007 / By

Design a Pepsi Can

Design a Pepsi Can

I personally think this is one of the worst promotions ever.
Pepsi has been running the ‘You Design a Can For Us!’ campaign for a while now, and the finalists have been chosen, as seen in the pictures above. This feels like the 2012 Olympic logo debacle all over again, with the cans reflecting the taste of the average American, albeit not quite as influential as the Olympic logo. None of the designs are particularly creative, although I find the 2nd and 4th one particularly offensive. These were the best designs out of 100,000?! Sad, sad times.

Bobby

Bobby Solomon

June 13, 2007 / By

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