Designed by author, illustrator, and photographer Chris McVeigh, this gorgeous little LEGO model of the original Mac is stunning. “Due to the incredible response, I’ll be posting a building guide for this model within the next two weeks,” McVeigh wrote on Flickr. “Additionally, I hope to offer a limited number of kits for those of you without easy access to the necessary bricks.”
Hopefully these kits will be available sooner than later, I’ll be sure to keep you posted.
The College for Creative Studies together with an advertising firm Team Detroit came up with an ingenious ad concept to attract students to their art courses. Instead of bragging how good the college is, they decided to use reverse psychology.
The ads supposedly discloses harmful and addictive side effects of art, and is also mocking popular anti-drug campaign from the 1980′s and 90′s, put together by the Public Service Announcements.
The idea was conceptualized by Marcus Popiolek, director of marketing at CCS, Kate Lees and Megan Mesack, both of the university. The first campaign was posted in 2011, and the witty irony instantly went viral on social networks. Below are the ads from the older campaign mixed with a couple of new ones which were released this year.
If you’re into riddles and also like LEGO, I have something very cool for you! To commemorate the 55th anniversary of the LEGO brick, the company has issued 55 graphic riddles where LEGO bricks represent various characters from movies, songs, cultural or political highlights that occurred over the last 55 years. Some of them are a bit more obvious than the others, but constructing the right answer from the hints feels almost like a mental LEGO game.
The plastic brick, that’s recognized all over the world today, was patented in its current shape on January 28th, 1958. With the production reaching 19 billion LEGO elements a year, around 400 million people around the world have played with it at least once in their life, and every year kids spend around 5 billion hours at it! Currently there are 6 LEGOLAND theme parks in the world: USA has two in Florida and California, and Denmark, United Kingdom, Malaysia and Germany host one each.
Try and see how many of the riddles you can get, and let me know in the comments!
I have always believed that children cartoons are a wicked medium of self-expression to represent the human psychology. A child learns the standard human behavior with the help of these visual mediums just as he acquires the linguistic competence by imitating the sounds he hears in his surroundings.
However, animated movies are now so famous that they do great business with viewers of all age groups. With awesome graphics, quality humor, and great cinematography; children movies can be just as exhilarating as the adult Hollywood flicks.
Many graphic designers try to capture the creative essence behind these cartoon movies with minimalist design trends, and Christian Jackson is yet another brilliant designer from Chicago who has created an amazing set of minimalist posters, based on famous children movies. This technique surely complements the ingenious expression of human character, yet adheres to the fun aspect of entertainment.
Hope these posters revive your love for the children movies once again and bring back happy memories of the past.
One Red Dot is a graphically ambitous gem that invites you to find one red dot hidden in each of 18 paper sculptures.
Blue 2 pairs Carter’s tenderly architectural paper sculptures fragmented text stringing together words in alphabetical order, asking the reader to look for a hidden “Blue-2″ on each of nine stunning spreads. Though arguably far too abstract for the recommended 4-8 age range, with vocabulary that might make even an MBA stumble, the book is so aesthetically
600 Black Spots is another brilliant scavenger hunt of a pop-up, spanning across 20 gloriously engineered, endlessly entertaining pages to hide — and invite you to seek — 600 black dots.
Yellow Square takes Carter’s signature paper sculptures to a new level by incorporating unusual, unexpected found materials like yarn, netting, and beautiful translucent waxy paper. A yellow square is hidden on each marvelously engineered page, tucked between stunning illustrations in primary colors that invite you to probe and interact, inevitably extracting a well-deserved “wow.”
White Noise is Carter’s latest gem, concluding his phenomenal series with an interactive pop-up book that plays with multiple senses: Touching, seeing and, now, hearing. Vibrant and poetic as ever, his beautifully engineered paper creations are accompanied by subtle yet rich sound effects produced as you touch the sculptural marvels — an absolute sensory treat, whether you’re 4 or 104.
Playful and poetic, Carter’s books are a three-dimensional manifesto for perpetual curiosity and the eternal child within.
Ever wondered about the anatomy of a LEGO figure? Here you go.
This vintage LEGO advertisement has been making the rounds lately but I couldn’t resist sharing it here too. It’s refreshing to see an ad that’s aimed at young girls in this way (no pink, glitter or princess paraphernalia) , but unfortunate that we haven’t seen this sort of thing in decades. The smile on this little girl’s face just makes me so happy…