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How to Design Banner Ads that People Actually Want to Click

How to Design Banner Ads that People Actually Want to Click

Banner ads are the most ubiquitous form of marketing on the Internet. Since the days of Geocities and MySpace, banner ads have peppered the World Wide Web, adve... »

How Google Taught Itself Good Design

How Google Taught Itself Good Design

“I had just assumed that Google was hostile to designers,” says Matias Duarte one afternoon this summer. We’re in a drab Google conference roo... »

A Dutch Bookshop Goes Goth, In a 15th-Century Cathedral

A Dutch Bookshop Goes Goth, In a 15th-Century Cathedral

“Not much is really sacred,” Bob Dylan raspily mourned, citing “flesh-colored Christs that glow in the dark” and other choice bits of consumerism as evidence. A... »

NBC’s Iconic “Today Show” Rebrands, with a Cheerier Sunrise

NBC’s Iconic “Today Show” Rebrands, with a Cheerier Sunrise

For over 60 years, as certain as the rising of the sun that marks its logo, NBC’s Today show has risen along with America. So how do you go about redesign... »

Font Fail: Pepsi Teams Up with Rape?

Font Fail: Pepsi Teams Up with Rape?

It’s hard to imagine an advertising error greater than this one: Pepsi partnered with Japanese clothing company BAPE (A Bathing Ape) to cross-brand Pepsi ... »

Which Vodka Brand Has the Best Bottle?

Which Vodka Brand Has the Best Bottle?

The packaging of any product is important, but in vodka, it may be most important of all. After all, vodka is clear, and it’s designed to be tasteless. The perf... »

Footwear Origami That Could Save Millions of Lives

Footwear Origami That Could Save Millions of Lives

With an equal mixture of carelessness and deliberation, we choose our shoes. A pair of pumps might be picked because of the way they go with a certain dress, or... »

Soma, the World’s Most Beautiful Water Filter, Is Now for Sale

Soma, the World’s Most Beautiful Water Filter, Is Now for Sale

The Soma water filter was born out of an embarrassing moment. Founder Mike Del Ponte was hosting a dinner party at his San Francisco home for some design indust... »

Chrome Beta for Android APK Reveals a Redesigned, Flat Google Logo with Lighter Colors

Chrome Beta for Android APK Reveals a Redesigned, Flat Google Logo with Lighter Colors

A number of technology firms including Yahoo and Motorola Mobility have redesigned their logos recently in a bid to refresh their public image. Now, it looks li... »

These Sticky Notes Stick to the Back of Your iPhone. Paper and Digital Productivity at its Finest.

These Sticky Notes Stick to the Back of Your iPhone. Paper and Digital Productivity at its Finest.

  I Love Handles’ new Paperback iPhone 5 post-its are brilliant. Our workflows include a combination of paper and digital, so it’s nice to always have a st... »

99designs Ran a Contest to Find the Best Alternative Yahoo logo – Here’s the Winner

99designs Ran a Contest to Find the Best Alternative Yahoo logo – Here’s the Winner

Yahoo announced earlier this month that it will introduce a new corporate logo on September 5, and that prompted the folks at crowdsourced design site99designs ... »

Yahoo Redesigns 7 of its Sites Covering Sports, Movies, Music, TV, Games, Weather and Celebrities

Yahoo Redesigns 7 of its Sites Covering Sports, Movies, Music, TV, Games, Weather and Celebrities

Yahoo has redesigned seven of its specialized sites on the Web today:  Yahoo Sports, Yahoo Movies, Yahoo Music, Yahoo TV, Yahoo omg!, Yahoo Games and Yahoo Weat... »

How 500 Years of Weird Condiment History Designed the Heinz Ketchup Bottle

How 500 Years of Weird Condiment History Designed the Heinz Ketchup Bottle

What do you think about when you see a glass bottle of Heinz Tomato Ketchup on a table? If you’re like most people, you probably don’t pay very close attention ... »

Designing Apps for iOS 7? Check Out This Cheat Sheet First

Designing Apps for iOS 7? Check Out This Cheat Sheet First

If you’re a developer keenly awaiting the release of Apple’s iOS 7 mobile operating system and are currently trying to revamp your app in line with the new look... »

A Lampshade that Magically Floats in Midair

A Lampshade that Magically Floats in Midair

Take a quick survey of today’s best and brightest in lighting design, and there’s nary a lampshade in sight. Lamps today are more likely to resemble pill capsul... »

It’s Not Just Bad Food That’s Giving Us Diabetes, It’s Our Food Packaging

It’s Not Just Bad Food That’s Giving Us Diabetes, It’s Our Food Packaging

There are many reasons why the world is ensnared in an obesity epidemic, and they don’t only involve the quantity of food people are eating (though that&#... »

Live in Your Sneakers? Mobile Housing’s Next Step

Live in Your Sneakers? Mobile Housing’s Next Step

The appeal of pop-ups is clear–it’s exciting to see something we generally think of as a permanent structure made impermanent and mobile. Though we rarely... »

This Smokin’ New Scooter Is Made with Hemp

This Smokin’ New Scooter Is Made with Hemp

You saw the headline, so let’s just get this out of the way. The new Be.e scooter, is actually made from a hemp-based plastic and thus is not a pure form of the... »

Infographic: 8 of History’s Biggest Design Failures

Infographic: 8 of History’s Biggest Design Failures

Frank Lloyd Wright famously observed that “A doctor can bury his mistakes, but an architect can only advise his clients to plant vines.” And that was long... »

Explore the Entire Cosmos of Comics in This Book of Infographics

Explore the Entire Cosmos of Comics in This Book of Infographics

When you think about it, Batman has slugged an awful lot of guys throughout the last few decades. Likewise, over the years, Superman has confronted an entire ra... »

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