While digging up facts for the recent Saul Bass branding post, I came across an interesting analysis of the AT&T logo redesign on Speak Up today. As you probably know, a few years back AT&T axed their original, Bass-designed mark in favor of a new, more modern version. Check out the comments of the article for an earful of various opinions on the transition.
100,000 copies of Esquire’s October 75th anniversary issue will sport the "World’s First E Ink Cover". The video is pretty amazing; I’ve seen Kindles and other E Ink-equipped gadgetry before, but this is a pretty stunning application of the technology. Whether it is relevant and/or functional as a concept remains to be seen. There are already some people raising interesting questions as to this potential trend’s impact. Whatever the case may be, that cover is pretty damned cool looking.
You may know Tellier from the Lost In Translation soundtrack or his CD being the only album available to purchase at every American Apparel retailer which probably are the 2 best ways(soundtracks and lifestyle shops) to get a record heard these days. If you haven’t already take a moment and at least listen to La Ritournelle, the first half is early Coldplay-ish but the second half when he starts singing i think of it being one of the best licensable tracks out there if edited right to video.
Sébastien Tellier – La Ritournelle
Sébastien Tellier – Look
James White has posted a very nice collection of Saul Bass logos at his site, Signalnoise.com (also very nice). Going through this list, I am pretty amazed. I knew Bass did a few of them, but some of those are big surprises. Link
Ryan Fitzgerald who is half of Broker/Dealer, has some wonderful overhead shot photography and i think most of them are in and around San Francisco, I was grabbed in by his shot of that crow. Here at Ryan’s site eyewitnessphoto where you can view the the photos larger.
Miles Davis – So What
Some images via Sleevery
Go ahead and laugh but these dress shirt saving vinyl badges at one time we’re great because advertising designers could have that extra chance to put their logo somewhere in a creative way. I love the layout on these, there is a whole huge collection here.
As Michael J. pointed out in the comments of the previous Sharpie Lamborghini post, Robert Rauschenberg was way ahead of the game on the whole "drawing all over badass cars" thing with his photo transfer 635 Csi way back in 1986 (first car pictured above). As it turns out, he wasn’t alone either. Among others, but perhaps most notably, Andy Warhol took a shot at the concept (see videos below) as part of the BMW Art Car program. More Info and pictures on all the Art Cars can be found at the US Auto Parts Art Car Site. You can also find some nice big wallpapers of the Rauschenberg car over here.
And no, this site isn’t switching format to an automotive blog; regardless of the recent spike in vehicle related posts. Thanks again for the heads-up on the Rauschenberg car Michael.