City Prints, Celebrating Regional Food and Typography

City Prints, Celebrating Regional Food and TypographyCity Prints, Celebrating Regional Food and TypographyI’m a sucker for all things typography.  Helvetica rules!  Delicious City Prints is a typographic poster series from Philadelphia-based designer Roni Lagin that celebrates worldwide regional foods.  He’s got several cities covered so far, like Boston, London, New Orleans and more.  There’s a Kickstarter fundraising campaign to produce the prints.  Do make a pledge.

City Prints, Celebrating Regional Food and Typography

City Prints, Celebrating Regional Food and Typography

City Prints, Celebrating Regional Food and Typography

City Prints, Celebrating Regional Food and Typography

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Paper Trees Made From Recycled McDonald’s Bags – Or – Notice-Forest: What Victory Tastes Like

Paper Trees Made From Recycled McDonald's Bags - Or - Notice-Forest: What Victory Tastes LikePaper Trees Made From Recycled McDonald's Bags - Or - Notice-Forest: What Victory Tastes LikeYou know how some people can take what’s seemingly garbage and make pretty things out of them?  Yeah, artist Yuken Teruya is one of those people.  The artist took a take-out bag from McDonald’s (an item which I imagine millions of are tossed each day) and sculpted some unbelievably beautiful trees out of them.  Using the bag’s bright coloring for the tree, the bag itself is used as a frame for the sculptures.

Paper Trees Made From Recycled McDonald's Bags - Or - Notice-Forest: What Victory Tastes Like

Paper Trees Made From Recycled McDonald's Bags - Or - Notice-Forest: What Victory Tastes LikeOfficially titled Notice-Forest: What Victory Tastes Like, the trees are on display at the David B. Smith Gallery in London from Aug.3 to Sept.1.

What Your Style of Eggs Say About You

What Your Style of Eggs Say About You

What Your Style of Eggs Say About You by Bite.ca.  Not much to say but we’ll let it speak for itself.  Either you’re laughing or quietly brooding about something this may have revealed.  Enjoy your day.  And your eggs.

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The World’s Most Expensive Jell-O…Robot

The World's Most Expensive Jell-O...RobotWhile I’m inded home typing this after a 16 hour day, that isn’t a typo.  You’re really reading about the world’s most expensive Jell-O robot.  I also imagine this could have been titled “The World’s Only Jell-O Robot.”  It’s a marketing ploy.  And from a somewhat unlikely source.  In an effort to promote their new Xperia mobile phone, Sony has teamed with Bompas & Parr for some unlikely art inspired by director Wes Anderson’s Made of Imagination ads.The World's Most Expensive Jell-O...Robot

Bompas & Parr are no stranger to oddness.  They’ve created some other “edible oddities” – more notably a boating lake made from sweetener.  They’ve made some very expensive jellied robots and hidden them around the UK.  Why are they so expensive?  Besides being made of uber-expensive jelly, the ‘Xperiabots’ are stuffed with some random sillyness, to include golden “gears”, white truffle “valves”, and gemstones for eyes. They’re said to be worth just shy of $10,000 (about 6,000 pounds.)  Three were set loose about England waiting to be found.  Two have been claimed, one is still on the loose in Manchester as of this post.  The lucky folks who find them get to keep them.

It’s part of a larger campaign, where street art and posters shaped like the robots can be claimed for prizes.  The grand prize is clearly these expensive somewhat edible robots.  If you’re at all curious about the ad campaign you can check out the video that inspired it below.

Take Your Food Obsession To A New Level – Print a Postcard That Smells Like Your Meal

Take Your Food Obsession To A New Level - Print a Postcard That Smells Like Your MealTaking pictures of the meal you’re about to eat has become common occurrence. I’ve snapped plenty of pictures, either so I can try to recreate it later, crib an idea, or just make someone jealous. China-based Zhu Jingxuan, a student from Donghua University’s Fashion & Art Design Institute, has something that could take that quite a few steps further. She’s created a proof of concept device that both captures pictures and aromas of food and prints them on a postcard.

Take Your Food Obsession To A New Level - Print a Postcard That Smells Like Your MealThe ‘food printer’ melds camera, a smell extractor and printer. The camera takes the picture of the food – the smell extractor collects the smell – and the printer makes a postcard with aromatic ink. The food printer was created as part of Sony’s Student Design Workshop.Take Your Food Obsession To A New Level - Print a Postcard That Smells Like Your Meal

In an interview with China Daily Ms. Jingxuan said: “I spent several months designing it. What I completed was just an idea and draft sketch. Without the help of Sony’s designers, I could not have made the model.”

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Fridge Monster Stickers – Have The Coolest Fridge In The Neighborhood

Fridge Monster Stickers - Have The Coolest Fridge In The Neighborhood

Whether you’re looking to scare off potential moochers or just to have the coolest fridge on the block, these stickers will get the job done.  Fridge Monster Stickers are Inspired by Japanese Kawaii monsters (this took a bit of google-ing but Kawaii is the quality of cuteness in context to the Japanese culture.)  Like Hello Kitty, for example.

Fridge Monster Stickers - Have The Coolest Fridge In The Neighborhood

These Fridge Monster Stickers inspired by the Japanese kawaii aesthetic are reusable and their simple stylized shapes will help you turn your fridge into a cute, charming and friendly little monster. You can use the stickers to make dozens of different combinations and move them around whenever you want.

The Fridge Monster Stickers include three different shapes you can use to make eyes, tongues and sharp fangs and easily create your cute little monster: just choose your favorite design (you’ll find a few suggestions on the back of the package) and put the stickers on your fridge…, you can remove the stickers or change them whenever you like without leaving a single trace…

They’re about $10 a set – pretty reasonable for making your fridge attractive.  There’s even a video, which you can watch below.