Google Scores Product Design Grand Prix at Cannes for Jacquard ‘Connected’ Jacket

CANNES, France—Google Creative Labs London was the height of fashion in the Cannes Lions Product Design competition tonight, winning the Grand Prix for a jean jacket—the Jacquard—that it developed with Levi's.

Google and Levi’s Unveil a Connected Jean Jacket. See How It Works in Action

Fashion futurists, rejoice! Google and Levi's first smart garment has arrived, and it's a jean jacket that connects to your smartphone.The tech giant's Project Jacquard, focused on developing touch-sensitive fabrics, has been publicly working with the storied denim brand for a year now. The concept video for their launch product, Levi's Commuter x Jacquard, slated for beta this fall and to hit shelves more widely in 2017, promises variations on largely familiar functions.

Q&A: Kylie Jenner Opens Up About Her Online Haters and Those Hard-to-Get Lip Kits

Kylie Jenner's got a hit reality show, endorsement deals, and the attention of millions of fans on Instagr

How Kylie Jenner Built a Sprawling Audience—and a Booming Brand—at Age 18

There are few narratives in modern celebrity culture as unexpected as the ascent of the Kardashian-Jenner family.

Is It Worth $5 a Month to See a Lock-Screen Ad When You Open Your Phone?

Unlockd has a pitch that resonates with advertisers nowadays: Your mobile promos will not be blocked on our platform.

5 Ways Marketers Are Already Putting Sensors to Work

For tech-savvy marketers and brands, sensors are bound to be big business—once everyone has figured out what to do with them.

Can You Identify All These Famous Logos Redesigned by an Artist Into Chinese?

Turkish artist Mehmet Gozetlik has created a fascinating study in iconography with his latest work, titled "Chinatown," where he deconstructs popular Western-based logos and reinterprets them in Chinese.The resulting work is an interesting study in the effectiveness of a mark, and a true testament to the indelible impression these logos have in our minds. In the video below, Gozetlik shows us a glimpse into his process of creating one of his neon-sign designs into an actual neon sign:"Chinatown is a Chinese translation of the trademarks in a graphical way," says the artist on his website. "It's a carefully arranged series of artworks showcasing 20 well-known Western brand logos with maintained visual and narrative continuity. 'Chinatown' pushes viewers to ask themselves what it means to see, hear, and become fully aware. 'Chinatown' also demonstrates our strangeness to 1.35 billion people in the world, when you can't read Chinese."Instead of simply translating the brand names into Chinese, the logos include a generic description of the product written in Chinese. So, even for those fluent in Chinese, the logos appear somewhat unbranded. Take a look below at some of these interesting studies in branding and see if you can figure them out on first glance: MasterCard

Instagram’s CEO Tells Us Who His Favorite Users Are Now That There Are 300 Million of Them

Kevin Systrom is presiding over the next-generation of social media, an era he helped spark with Instagram, and now the highly stylized sharing app has 300 million users, many of them younger than 35 years old.

Why Media Agency Executives Should Act Like Movie Producers

The content revolution is changing the role of media agency executives as they move beyond planning and buying into overseeing the production and distribution of content. As a result, argues OMD West president Greg Castronuovo, agency players need to function like movie producers. Case in point: OMD West's U.S.

Brand of the Day: Opening Ceremony Aims to Open Everywhere

Stop us if you've heard this one before: Two college kids take a vacation together, get to talking, and decide to indulge their "passions for travel, art and fashion" by opening up their own business. Now for the twist: In the case of Carol Lim and Humberto Leon, it really worked.