THE FIRST PATENTS OF THESE TOYS WHICH BECAME FAMOUS 1. Yoyo - November, 1866 - n°59745 2. Lego - October, 1961 - n°3005282 3. GameBoy - February, 1993 - n°5184830 4. Etch A Sketch / The Magic screen - September, 1962 - n°3055113 5. Barbie - November, 1961 - n°3009284 6. GI Joe - October, 1966 - n°3277602 7. Ancestor of the Monopoly - January, 1904 - N 748626 8. Slinky - January, 1947 - n°2415012 9. Meccano - January, 1906 - n°810148 10. Scrabble - June, 1956 - N 2752158 The Scrabble was not patented. It is the notch in the angles of letters to see the compartment bonus on which they are put who(which) is patented.
Professional photographerNicolas Rivals’ latest series is inspired by the well-known Rorschach test. Rivals took these perfectly symmetrical, long exposure photographs by reflecting metal structures in water. They form beautiful patterns that remind us of masks.
IMPRESSIVE PAPERS NATURALLY CRAFTED Advertising Agency: Y&R, Milan, Italy l Executive Creative Director: Vicky Gitto l Art Directors: Matteo Gallinelli, Giuliano Antonio Lo Re l Copywriter: Vicky Gitto l Post-Production: Matteo Gallinelli, Giuliano Antonio Lo Re l Illustrators: Matteo Gallinelli, Giuliano Antonio Lo Re l Published: December 2013 l Via
THE BEST ADVERTISING WORK FROM THE PAST YEAR in D&AD’s 2013 ANNUAL Published by Taschen, the D&AD Annual 2013 showcases the best work from this year’s “D&AD” Awards. Running since 1963, the D&AD Awards rewards creative work from across the advertising disciplines and beyond, from design studios and advertising agencies to film production and photographic agencies. If the judges are impressed enough, they’ll award a D&AD Yellow Pencil, or, on rare occasions, the Black Pencil Award for exceptional pieces. This year’s annual features four Black Pencil Award winners.
592 pages, £44.99 l Via Right : The cover of the D&AD13 annual was designed by Fleur Isbell.
SCAMWAVE edition 1 l By UME TOYS Standing a menacing 8 inches tall this bad ass is cast in resin with metal arms/legs with a whopping 8 points of articulation. Scamwave edition 1 is the first UME toys premium figure. Scamwave is finished in a ‘Battle Damaged Blue’ colour way and ships with a set of blueprints and miniprint - each numbered and signed. £135.00 l Limited Edition (only 5)
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NEW YORK & LONDON, A FANTASTIC COLLECTION OF DOUBLE EXPOSURES l by Daniella ZALCMAN London and New York City ; two cities so fundamentally different and yet so amazingly similar. So what happens when two of the most photographed cities in the world come together as one? Daniella Zalcman’s new photographic project New York & London shows us the exact result. Daniella Zalcman is an award-winning photojournalist with a background in architecture. After establishing a name for herself in New York City, where her work appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, the New York Daily News, Sports Illustrated and Vanity Fair, she felt that it was time for her to relocate to London. And her desire to bring a piece of her beloved New York into her new London life, was the driving force that sparked the idea for her next project. Via
JAMES BOND MOVIE POSTERS IN THE STYLE OF SAUL BASS Academy Award-winning director and graphic designer Saul Bass was known for his distinctive aesthetic and title sequences for films such as Vertigo, North By Northwest, and Psycho. As a tribute, artist Alain Bossuyt has created a series of James Bond posters reimagined in the bold, playful and geometric style of Bass. They are a fun glimpse at what Bass would have come up with if he had applied his magic touch to the iconic James Bond films. Via
REAL-TIME GIVING l WESTJET CHRISTMAS MIRACLE “In early August, we sat down with our friends at studio m and started brainstorming what ‘giving’ looked like at its best. We wanted to do something big, exciting and fresh. Fast forward three months and, with the help of 175 WestJet volunteers, three airports and Santa himself, we made a Christmas miracle happen for more than 250 guests on two Calgary-bound flights. We know that Santa has a very busy schedule at this time of year, and can’t be everywhere. So we did what WestJetters do best, and helped him spread some Christmas magic to our guests. What actually happened? You’ll have to watch the WestJet Christmas miracle video below to find out. Make sure you have a few tissues handy, though. Don’t forget to also check out Santa’s bloopers video – we know you’ll love them. Without further adieu, Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good flight!” More
POP CULTURE ICONS & IMAGINARY TATTOOS by RedApe The beautiful paintings of Frank Deniel, aka RedApe, who hijacks the icons of pop culture, from Mickey to Dexter through Snow White, Star Wars or Iggy Pop, and imagine some beautiful tattoos with multiple inspirations… Graphic designer, RedApe is also a talented and skillfully French artist. l Via
A SOLUTION TO EVERYTHING by Tabi Aziri To stand out, a communications agency to be creative and innovative especially when it comes to his own image. One of these therefore entrusted the graphic designer Tabi Aziri care to make several media for their promotion. The items are made from humorous illustrations of animals. Each creature is found associated with an object normally used by humans. The use of two colors used to highlight these paradoxes. Copywriter : Marija Stevanovska lVia