Sunday, 23 October 2011
Thursday, 20 October 2011
Spotted this sign last week. Love the evolution of Working Man from his figurative and very trim physic in the late 50's - early 60's vintage version, to his more solid and iconic contemporary representation. Interestingly he has put on more weight, and safety boots, but his head has been reduced to an anonymous round dot. Is he more or less productive? Not sure judging by the piles of sand or gravel...
Wednesday, 19 October 2011
Tuesday, 18 October 2011
London is an epicenter of creativity, the UK creative industry generating 7% of GDP, 1 in 6 new jobs and tens of billions of £ in revenue. (Design generates only 2% of GDP for most other European countries).
But for how long? There are currently 1.2 million design students in China, more then the rest of the world together...
British entrepreneur Richard Branson has opened his $209 million spaceport in New Mexico today, with a flyover from the WhiteKnightTwo suborbital spacecraft. Test flights start next year with commercial space flights soon after. 150 people have already booked.
Designed by Why Not Associates and Gordon Young, the world's largest celebration of comedy is a typographic carpet containing over 160 000 granite letters embedded in concrete featuring the work of a 1 000 comedians. A £2.6 million commission by Blackpool UK.
Monday, 10 October 2011
Sunday, 9 October 2011
“Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules… You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things… they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.”
Steve Jobs, Think Different.
Saturday, 8 October 2011
Saturday, 1 October 2011
Following the success of Paris's Velib' - city bike sharing service, Autolib' - an electric car sharing scheme launches this week. The Bluecar will have a range of 250 km for a 4 hour recharge. Membership is from 10€ and hire is 4 to 8€ for half an hour.
Vincent Bolloré & Eric Besson, Industry Minister test drive in Paris. Photo Le Figaro.