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...social Moleskine notes of Aki Spicer.

The New York City subway was a confusing mess in the 1960s, with inconsistent, haphazard signage that made navigating the system a nightmare for commuters. In 1967, the New York City Transit Authority decided to do something about it. They hired Massimo Vignelli and Bob Noorda of the design firm Unimark International to design an improved signage and wayfinding system. The designers spent four years studying the labyrinth of the subway, analyzing the habits of commuters, and devising the iconic visual identity of the NYC subway that is still in use today, documented in the 1970 New York City Transit Authority Graphic Standards Manual.

Sep 16

imagineinstallation:

akispicer tweeted: I imagine precise robot hands augmenting human surgeon heads in the operating room

Sep 11
imagineinstallation:

akispicer tweeted: I imagine precise robot hands augmenting human surgeon heads in the operating room

imagineinstallation:

@akispicer tweeted: I imagine nanobots, VR and drone controls enabling kids to really fight viruses inside their bodies – (Body)Space Invaders! #TEDMEDImagine

Sep 11
imagineinstallation:

@akispicer tweeted: I imagine nanobots, VR and drone controls enabling kids to really fight viruses inside their bodies – (Body)Space Invaders! #TEDMEDImagine

50th Anniversary, “Daisy”. Lyndon Johnson v Barry Goldwater, 1964. 60-second spot aired only once, on Labor Day evening during a commercial break for the movie “David and Bathsheba” on NBC — yet it had a major impact on the campaign and political advertising that would follow in the decades ahead.

"These are the stakes, to make a world in which all of God’s children can live or to go into the darkness. We must either love each other or we must die…Vote for President Johnson on November 3rd. The stakes are too high for you to stay home."

Sep 06

Mad Men - The Kodak Carousel 

Sep 01

"Branded Content" | Tom Fishburne: Marketoonist

Aug 31
"Branded Content" | Tom Fishburne: Marketoonist

In the late 1960s, the telecommunications revolution was in full swing. Yet the logo of its biggest innovator, AT&T, had remained the same for 80 years. It was time for a complete brand overhaul, so AT&T tapped legendary graphic designer Saul Bass to do it. After working on a new logo for one year—one year!—this is his pitch to AT&T.

Aug 14

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: On Native Advertising

Aug 07

it8bit:

8-Bit Cinema: The Avengers 

Jul 24

The New York City subway was a confusing mess in the 1960s, with inconsistent, haphazard signage that made navigating the system a nightmare for commuters. In 1967, the New York City Transit Authority decided to do something about it. They hired Massimo Vignelli and Bob Noorda of the design firm Unimark International to design an improved signage and wayfinding system. The designers spent four years studying the labyrinth of the subway, analyzing the habits of commuters, and devising the iconic visual identity of the NYC subway that is still in use today, documented in the 1970 New York City Transit Authority Graphic Standards Manual.

imagineinstallation:

akispicer tweeted: I imagine precise robot hands augmenting human surgeon heads in the operating room

imagineinstallation:

akispicer tweeted: I imagine precise robot hands augmenting human surgeon heads in the operating room

imagineinstallation:

@akispicer tweeted: I imagine nanobots, VR and drone controls enabling kids to really fight viruses inside their bodies – (Body)Space Invaders! #TEDMEDImagine

imagineinstallation:

@akispicer tweeted: I imagine nanobots, VR and drone controls enabling kids to really fight viruses inside their bodies – (Body)Space Invaders! #TEDMEDImagine

50th Anniversary, “Daisy”. Lyndon Johnson v Barry Goldwater, 1964. 60-second spot aired only once, on Labor Day evening during a commercial break for the movie “David and Bathsheba” on NBC — yet it had a major impact on the campaign and political advertising that would follow in the decades ahead.

"These are the stakes, to make a world in which all of God’s children can live or to go into the darkness. We must either love each other or we must die…Vote for President Johnson on November 3rd. The stakes are too high for you to stay home."

Mad Men - The Kodak Carousel 

"Branded Content" | Tom Fishburne: Marketoonist
"Branded Content" | Tom Fishburne: Marketoonist

"Branded Content" | Tom Fishburne: Marketoonist

If we’re the last people in history to know life before the internet, we are also the only ones who will ever speak, as it were, both languages. We are the only fluent translators of Before and After.

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Posted on Thursday August 14th 2014 at 08:00am. Its tags are listed below.

In the late 1960s, the telecommunications revolution was in full swing. Yet the logo of its biggest innovator, AT&T, had remained the same for 80 years. It was time for a complete brand overhaul, so AT&T tapped legendary graphic designer Saul Bass to do it. After working on a new logo for one year—one year!—this is his pitch to AT&T.

Make complex computer technologies feel understandable and natural
Equations are the devil’s sentences.
Stephen ColbertThe Colbert Report - The Quotations Page (via mudwerks)

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: On Native Advertising

it8bit:

8-Bit Cinema: The Avengers