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Whiting Out Your Favorite Brands

By day, Andrew Miller is a branding strategist at a New York design agency — working to figure out how to create memorable branding around perhaps not-so-memorable products. But by night, the former designer is stripping away that visual branding by covering it with white Krylon spray paint — to see which of our favorite products are still recognizable in their purest form.From a red Twizzler rope to an old Macintosh computer, the result is Brand Spirit — a blog of 100 ghost-like objects, photographed with an old 1970s camera, over 100 days.

Tell us how Brand Spirit came to be.

It started as a school project at SVA, where I was studying brand strategy. One of the things we talked about a lot in class was how, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, they banned all outdoor advertising, aiming to reduce visual pollution. Not surprisingly, businesses were very worried. But with the ban still in effect, the city is thriving — a recent survey even found that most residents find the ban beneficial. So, I wanted to ask, what happens when you start to imagine a world without brands?

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Mister Rogers remixed and autotuned, the best thing since An Ode to the Brain.

( Kottke)

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100peoplenyc:

day 99 / passion: writing (Taken with Instagram)
Malcolm Gladwell?!! Super freaking awesome photo grab!!!

100peoplenyc:

day 99 / passion: writing (Taken with Instagram)

Malcolm Gladwell?!! Super freaking awesome photo grab!!!

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What love looks like – Louse Ma diagrams and charts love and relationships. Best thing since Schematics, the geometry of love.
(↬ Quipsologies)

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What love looks like – Louse Ma diagrams and charts love and relationships. Best thing since Schematics, the geometry of love.

( Quipsologies)

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heyoscarwilde:

weekend viewing

the films of Alfred Hitchcock illustrated by Enzo Lo Re :: via enzolore.blogspot.it

curiositycounts:

Chart: The Evolution of Nervousness circa 1881, by early neurologist George Miller Beard, M.D. 
“In the 1880s, U.S. physicians developed a diagnostic profile for a condition afflicting the leading families of the United States. The best educated, most cultured Americans were suffering from a new, distinctly American condition that was destroying their health. They had migraines, poor digestion, fatigue, depression, and even complete mental collapse in alarming numbers. They suffered from neurasthenia - nervous exhaustion.
Beard saw neurasthenia as created by the hectic, fast-paced life in American cities - he even called it “American nervousness.” The nation’s leaders in business, government, and the arts were made ill by the stress and strain of modern life. The only cure was withdrawal from the pressures of urban life, rest, and a simpler, healthy lifestyle.”
More than 100 years later, we know the pressures that effect everyone (not just the elite) and while the terminology has evolved, when will the behavior that Beard believed to be the cause? 
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curiositycounts:

Chart: The Evolution of Nervousness circa 1881, by early neurologist George Miller Beard, M.D. 

In the 1880s, U.S. physicians developed a diagnostic profile for a condition afflicting the leading families of the United States. The best educated, most cultured Americans were suffering from a new, distinctly American condition that was destroying their health. They had migraines, poor digestion, fatigue, depression, and even complete mental collapse in alarming numbers. They suffered from neurasthenia - nervous exhaustion.

Beard saw neurasthenia as created by the hectic, fast-paced life in American cities - he even called it “American nervousness.” The nation’s leaders in business, government, and the arts were made ill by the stress and strain of modern life. The only cure was withdrawal from the pressures of urban life, rest, and a simpler, healthy lifestyle.”

More than 100 years later, we know the pressures that effect everyone (not just the elite) and while the terminology has evolved, when will the behavior that Beard believed to be the cause? 

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Artist Wendy MacNaughton (previously) illustrates the 99% Conference.
Some of MacNaughton’s wonderful work is available on 20x200.

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Artist Wendy MacNaughton (previously) illustrates the 99% Conference.

Some of MacNaughton’s wonderful work is available on 20x200.

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ilovecharts:

What Americans Think Cinco de Mayo Is
Better late than never.

ilovecharts:

What Americans Think Cinco de Mayo Is

Better late than never.

curiositycounts:

One can never get enough artistic (and extremely rad) interpretations of the skull. (via) 

curiositycounts:

One can never get enough artistic (and extremely rad) interpretations of the skull. 

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