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This Brilliantly Designed Alarm Clock Wakes You by Brewing a Cup of Coffee And looks damn good doing it

Tired of being awoken by talk radio or the dulcet default chimes of your smartphone? Maybe you'd like a nice cup of Ethiopia Yirgacheffe instead? The Barisieur is here to help.…

September 16, 2014, 11:42 AM EDT

Meet the Hero Designer Who Publicly Shamed Showtime for Asking Him to Work for Free How Dan Cassaro's tweet became a rallying cry

When Showtime invited Dan Cassaro to join a design "contest" he felt amounted to milking professionals for free work, he let the network—and the world—know how he felt about it. The…

August 19, 2014, 12:39 PM EDT

Famous Children's Characters Are Just as Recognizable in Pantone Posters Y&R Shanghai shows the personality in each swatch

Because designers never get tired of minimalist poster projects and Pantone-themed stuff, let us present to you the ultimate mashup: Y&R Shanghai's minimalist Pantone posters. Each one features the eyes of…

July 23, 2014, 5:52 PM EDT

McDonald's Mascot 'Happy' Becomes Even More Terrifying in Horror Poster Contest Fear the teeth

Turns out we weren't the only ones that found McDonald's newest Happy Meal mascot, "Happy," just a tad on the frightening side. Online marketplace DesignCrowd challenged its graphic design community to…

June 3, 2014, 10:45 AM EDT

Lego Versions of Famous Artworks Are So Great, They're Now Official Ads Spec project attracts agency's attention

When most great spec projects make the rounds among the Internet's creative community, it's assumed the work will never see the light of day. Here's a notable, wonderful exception. Late last…

May 29, 2014, 12:07 PM EDT

Barista Gorgeously Customizes His Customers' Cups at U.K. Starbucks Artist spends 40 hours on each

Artist and barista Gabriel Nkweti Lafitte, who works at the Starbucks across from the British Museum in London, has been taking some pretty awesome liberties with the chain's "name on…

May 20, 2014, 4:28 PM EDT

Designer Brews Up a Super Set of Comic Book Beer Labels Knock back a Justice League lager

For adult comic fans, superheroes and beer always go together. But Orlando, Fla.-based graphic designer Marcelo Rizzetto is taking that pairing to a new level by creating beers inspired by…

April 25, 2014, 12:37 PM EDT

Author Brilliantly Recreates Famous Meals From Literature 'Fictitious Dishes,' from Melville to Hunter S. Thompson

We're not normally coffee-table book people, but this? This is awesome. Designer Dinah Fried has just published a collection of fascinating images called Fictitious Dishes: An Album of Literature's Most Memorable Meals.…

April 17, 2014, 9:19 PM EDT

Infographic: The Evolution of 18 Major Brand Logos From 1886 to Today Have we made progress?

Logo lovers, here's your Friday roll in the hay—an infographic charting the evolution of 18 big-company logos, beginning with Coca-Cola in 1886 and Pepsi a decade later, and continuing through…

March 21, 2014, 8:21 AM EDT

Is Olive Garden's New Logo as Wretched as Everyone Says? Criticism is as unlimited as the breadsticks

If you thought Olive Garden's logo couldn't get any worse, you were wrong. On Monday, the Darden-owned restaurant chain unveiled a brand refresh. The perplexing cluster of grapes that graced Olive…

March 6, 2014, 9:17 AM EST

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