Design

The Evolution of Tech Company Logos

You’ve seen these tech logos everywhere, but have you ever wondered how they came to be? Did you know that Apple’s original logo was Isaac Newton under an apple tree? Or that Nokia’s original logo was a fish?

I prefer the old Adobe logo.

The Bean

Sculpture by Anish Kapoor in Milennium Park in Chicago. Officially called “Cloud Gate”, but the colloquial Bean is so much better. More shots here.

The Bean

D-Day On A Shoestring

Sanyo Solar Building

Would’ve been even better if they hadn’t allowed some marketing muppet call it something as pretentious as “Solar Ark”.

Sanyo

Cool Libraries

Yerman already got the cool post title and I can’t think of anything better, so we’ll stick with something simple. Trinity is usual the feature image for things like this, but I like the British Library in London too.

British Library

FedEx v UPS

Great ad. Pity they don’t spend more time and money on, you know, logistics…

FedEx v UPS

Tokyo Design Week

Isn’t this just wonderful?

Tokyo Design Week

Top 40 Magazine Covers

Ok, so it’s two years out of date, so shoot me.

ASME: On October 17, 2005, the 40 greatest magazine covers of the last 40 years were unveiled at the 2005 American Magazine Conference (AMC) in Puerto Rico, by Mark Whitaker, Editor of Newsweek and President of American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME), and AMC Chairman Evan Smith, Editor of Texas Monthly.

My favourite is #19. I’m so gay.

Clinton

Cool Loos

I’ve always wanted a go in the transparent one, but I actually want this one. The Jungle Jim’s one is very clever too.

Cool Loo

Books To Go

Very clever. Natty bookshelves that become easily transportable, with books, with a few twists of a screw.

Books To Go

(Hopefully Rose won’t be one of those arsehole designers that doesn’t get WOM.)