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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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  • This infographic video comes to us from Fight for the Future, a non-profit organization helping organize the strike against the web censorship bills SOPA and PIPA.

    We've all grown accustomed enjoying the internet as a free and open marketplace of ideas, information and imagery, but the SOPA / PIPA bills could change our experience and access drastically. I'll let the video do the elaborating, but this will be a pivotal moment in history and for the future.

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    by Jessica Patterson
    January 19, 2012
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  • Hypercolor is back! The Thermo Snap case from Incase brings a little 80s / 90s flair to modern technology, with much less potential for embarrassment than the retro clothing line.

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    by Ward Andrews
    January 17, 2012
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