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  • What designer doesn't love a good ampersand (tell me!)? It's apparent that Ross Moody does at least—his self run "Greetings Collective," 55 Hi's, is currently featuring a curated collection of 10 9x9" prints of original ampersands created by illustrators and designers rounded up from across the interwebs.

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    by Jessica Patterson
    January 26, 2012
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  • The University of Arizona Men's Basketball squad is one of nine elite teams who will soon don new Nike Hyper Elite Platinum uniform. Nike's selectees for the new gear (seven men's team and two women's) are from those who have won national championships in the past while sporting Nike gear.

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    by Ward Andrews
    January 25, 2012
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  • DC Comics has unveiled a new identity, which—as is often the case with logo overhauls—has met it's fair share of criticism and praise. For fans and casual consumers alike, there's a lot of emotion tied to the former logo's association with so many wonderful stories. When you break that emotional bond, people feel strange. DC's '76 mark was a classic, the '05 remix was a departure but also ushered in a raft of DC-certified movies. Here in '12 we have a clean break from the past. I felt this way when UPS updated their logo.

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    by Ward Andrews
    January 24, 2012
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  • Alright, I know I shared a video from One Year Study yesterday, but after further exploring Garrett Johnston's portfolio, I knew I had to share one more. This video was produced in partnership with Public School, a creative studio in Austin

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    by Jessica Patterson
    January 24, 2012
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  • This first-person video experience reminds us to stay curious and to explore surroundings—don't merely go with the flow, affect its ebb and venture beyond the known. The Future Belongs to the Curious comes to us from Skillshare—a community marketplace to learn anything from anyone, who encourages anyone and everyone to be lifelong learners.

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    by Jessica Patterson
    January 23, 2012
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  • I wondered when someone would decide that pedometers just weren't cutting it. Most on the market are clunky, imprecise and lack any additional (but intuitive) features. Nike promises to capture and measure your daily activity in a new and more inclusive way that's not limited to steps or distance. The Nike Fuel Band features a sleek design that tracks your activity with their accelerometer and translates it into a value they dub NikeFuel.

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    by Ward Andrews
    January 20, 2012
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  • As part of his bachelor graduation project at the Royal Academy of Arts, Frederic Brodbeck created these amazing movie fingerprints he calls 'cinemetrics'. Each fingerprint uniquely summarizes the film being analyzed by converting editing structure, scene color, and speech/motion patterns into a colorful, moving orb of data.

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    by Stephen Olmstead
    January 20, 2012
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  • Safwat Saleem is a graphic designer in Phoenix who has produced a print series of some of the most awesome things life has to offer.

    "Oh, Expletive" is a series about stacked odds combined with unicorns, zombies, knife fights, flame throwers, shark attacks and 8-bit creatures. Do you see the potential here? Not convinced yet, or totally convinced and want to see the epic battles unfold in silkscreened glory? Check out the illustrations and project video below.

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    by Ward Andrews
    January 20, 2012
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