*notcot - 08.29.05 , 03:13 -

Torino Torch

o.jpgTorino 2006 Olympics

The style concept behind the design is innovative: it is a modern reinterpretation of the traditional torch made of wood; the flame envelopes the body of the torch, instead of coming out of a hole on top, as has been the case in the past. An advanced technological instrument, the Torch was designed according to specific criteria and prerequisites; it is 770 mm high, has a diameter of 105 mm and weighs 1.850 kg. It cannot be re-lit and it must not go out even in bad weather conditions such as rain, snow and wind. The flame of each torch, which burns for 15 minutes, must not be higher than 10 centimetres. As for the materials used, the outside shell is made of aluminium; the inside fittings are of steel, copper and techno-polymers, and for the surface finish, a special paint is used that is resistant to high temperatures.

That quote comes from the Olympic’s site. Sweet that it will be in Italy, would love to make it over there for that.

*notcot - 08.14.05 , 16:10 -

Go Stickering.

Get to it. At least one for the laptop? In the Propaganda section

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You know it’s true. Unfortunately not everyone is as astute as you. Take a look at these folks, their shirt (who can’t love an undo key command for the back of a shirt)… and their propaganda… while i try to have passionate causes, this just topped my list. Thinking its time to make a sticker for the car… enjoy Bad Design Kills

*notcot - 07.28.05 , 01:56 -

SF Temple

temple.jpgBurning man creator builds a temple in SF.

The 40-foot structure is made of leftover plywood cutouts from a Bay Area toy factory. It serves as an altar, where people can mourn, remember, write messages, burn incense and leave flowers. It will be up until mid-September and then removed, the first in what Best and the city hope will ignite a renaissance for temporary public art, which allows artists to experiment and be more risky.

Thanks ShadeElaine.

*notcot - 07.27.05 , 23:34 -

Remo: Branding and Usability

Google ads take you to some great things… like the Remo General Store in Sydney… they have some amazing tshirts online, and great stories to go with everything. (See next post about the shirts)… but surprisingly the most intruiging thing about this company is it’s background, the owner went on to be a Frog Design Brand manager in the end of the 90’s as well as many other amazing things… the walk throughs of the company and its branding as well as its usability imagery for the site are not to be missed.

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Adobe - Elmo - Merger

Aha! So another elmo infiltration of adobe…

Cris Rys’ “Adobe Merging” T-Shirt commemorating Adobe’s pending merger with Macromedia. UPDATE: I’ve received a correction, Lynn Shade emailed me to say “the “Merging” t-shirts were made 3 years ago when our Pro UI Team “took over” the Consumer UI team — the Consumer UI guys made that shirt. Which was pretty funny.” Thanks for the correction Lynn. Ironic that I assumed it was related to Macromedia and it wasn’t!

Great article on life at Adobe found by hi-res.

*notcot - , 03:25 -

you yes you dot net

The work of Jason Sho Green… it kept me up tonight. sucked me into a world of sadness and beauty and a theme throughout that hits you somewhere bizarre, but i couldn’t stop looking and going through every page and image i could find. I couldn’t decide which pic to show you, so here’s a quick collage.Art that resonates that pouty empty feeling… good? bad? always someone to relate to it?

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Music inspires some of the most incredible art… gig posters are some of the easily overlooked pieces of inspiration, not as well documented as masterpieces, but they ought to be. Gigposters is a priceless resource of inspiration.

*notcot - 07.26.05 , 13:53 -

Hey you…

lithguy1.jpgMija’s work found on the streets of Klaipeda, Lithuania make me happy, and want to run out to buy foam board. Infact, maybe i’ll do just that now. It’s those little things in life that make it fun, and why not add a few of your own to the world… via wooster, my constant source of eyecandy.

*notcot - 07.25.05 , 21:28 -

BrainScan Quilts

branfabric.pngArt comes from all types of inspiration, in this case it’s replicating brain imaging. This is an interesting interpretation of making art from scientific visualizations. A different take from the DNA visualizations below, this one implements a nice blend of the tradition of quilting and modern brain scanning imagery. [via mindhacks]

*notcot - 07.20.05 , 19:22 -

“T-shirts are a really cheap blank slate”

nyttees.pngquote from the Editor of Cargo, Ariel Foxman. GUEST POST by RUGENIUS…

ok, here we go. so…as if to celebrate the release of NOTCOTs gorgeous new t-shirt design, the new york times is publishing an article in tomorrow’s style section on a hot new trend, limited edition t-shirts! talk about impeccable timing. the article has a handful of links to some old familiars like threadless.com…and some crap you might really regret clicking (avoid justdumped.com at all costs!). so maybe the times haven’t got all the hottest up…see old notcot posts for tshirts with more aesthetically pleasing designs…but still…pretty awesome article nonethless. and in case you haven’t already, send notcot your t-requests…and money. did you kids see the donate button yet? use it. out.

Hehe, thanks for the post. I leave you with this… Threadless is the new Gap? NYTs article here.

*notcot - 07.17.05 , 05:26 -

RFP searching 4SoulFont

fontpersonal.pngYes, thats a Round Firm and Pointy’s personal ad. Amazing whats attractive in a font isn’t it? And how you know what you want when you see it? So meeting the font of your dreams isn’t impossible? Here’s a cute little “Typographic Dating Game” for you… Also take a look at Thinking with Type, apparently it is THE book you all need to read on type if you haven’t already done so… gorgeous book. Fun game. Happy Sunday to you.

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Support Designers!

Joakim Harneborn, now one of Wallpapers Design Issue’s TOP 10 Designers to watch! … not to mention my best friend from my Master’s program in interaction/experience design Seriously, this one goes out to him, and how amazing it is to make Wallpaper. Congrats! And if any of you readers need some brilliant minds with clean design aesthetics and forward thinking ideas when it comes to usability/technology/ecology/design drop us a line here at notcot and we can get you in contact with up and come-ers in this new evolving field. Stateside or Euro we’ve got you covered. {or for people who don’t need our services, but like what we do… notcot is now taking donations… b/c its late at night and i was playing with paypal… and well, i guess we could use the help paying off all the maddness it takes to run this little bundle of fun? so check out my wee button on the left in the Hot-Linx!}

*notcot - 07.15.05 , 01:25 -

Must — Make — Art.

Truly inspirational. And so much fun! Can’t stop viewing these pages over and over… the first one with the foam core collage on the wall, and the one shown above on plywood… watching it evolve through the steps is just mesmerizing. CLICK THE PICTURE, and watch how the creations unfold before your eyes. Nice, PlasticKid.

*notcot - 07.14.05 , 12:40 -

Glaser - Design Inspiration

glaser.pngThis is a must see for any designer… The folks of idgrid found this great little video interviewing Milton Glaser, graphic design legend. And it is truly an inspiration to listen to his views on design as a balance between art and business… the role of art in culture to pacify and help create common ground… to “prevent people from killing one another”… And the importance of passion to sustain throughout your lifetime to keep you young and enthusiastic about all the world has to offer… and most importantly to understand the importance of design in our world, and the impact you can have on people… that turning point when a person changes from a blank stare to waking up to an incredible image or sound. Just go watch it. Here.

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