1.21 Gigawatts of Awesome

Unveiling the Bell

We are all familiar with Saul Bass’s work: movie credits, logo design, all around awesome. But for the first time, AT&T has released the film Bass produced to present his logo redesign for their 1970’s “bell.” As far as graphic design history goes, this was the largest rebrand in the US, prompting a complete overhaul of 135,000 Bell system vehicles, 22,000 buildings, 1,250,000 phone booths, and 170,000,000 telephone...

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Harmless Weapons

Conceptual design is a thing of beauty, especially when it comes to creating mind-bending confections based on perceived reality. Still confused? Check out these incredibly well-thought designs by Kyle Bean aptly named “Harmless...

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Zombie Preparedness Center

“Always be prepared,” is the Boy Scouts of America motto. Well, over in Lenexa, Kansas, the good people of Westlake Ace Hardware have taken being prepared to an entirely different level: protection from and for the undead — more specifically, Zombies. Not only can you find out how to protect your own from potential zombie attacks, but if you are one of the undead, then you will find this store helpful as well. Limb repair? Duct Tape, Caulk, Sealant — Check. Not smelling so fresh after becoming a zombie? They’ve got cleaners for that. Did a zombie fall through your drywall and you need to repair it? They can help with that too. HUMANS: ZOMBIES: Stock up on supplies, bolt your doors, and arm yourself. Whether you are preparing for the upcoming apocalypse or if you are a supporter of the end of times, you will find what you need at Westlake Ace...

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Google + Motorola Mobility

This morning, Google announced they are acquiring Motorola’s Mobility for $12.5 Billion. Soon we will be able to see truly branded Google devices, and (hopefully) put a halt on crazy lawsuits. (Read the [real] article at...

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Stop Motion – Insert Coin

There is some speculation on whether or not this video is the real deal with stop motion animation using coins, but who cares? It’s full of bad-assery and...

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Happy 802.11

It only comes once! Celebrate WiFi day by doing what you do best…spending your work day on teh interwebs....

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When times are tough…

In this economy, even Mario’s had to find part-time work besides invading castles and saving the...

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Caught in a Bad Project

Lab students are overworked and underpaid, everyone knows that. So each year, to help alleviate all the accumulated stress from badly labeled vials and translating text on white papers from an obscure dialect, Baylor College of Medicine’s Molecular and Human Genetics labs create video skits for their annual retreat. This year’s “Bad Project”, a Lady Gaga parody of “Bad Romance” brought the house down. Hui Zheng Lab, You...

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Tetris as Art

contributed by Cacodaemonia You really can’t call yourself a nerd/geek/dork (possibly not even a human?) unless you’ve played Tetris. Created on June 6, 1984 by Alexey Pajitnov, Tetris has become one of the most well-known and reinvented games ever. Some variation of Tetris has been ported to nearly every gaming system and handheld device since the 1980s. All seven puzzle shapes in Tetris are composed of four segments, and each unique shape is assigned its own color. These two features lend themselves exceptionally well to use in a wide variety of stylin’ arts and...

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More Fun that a Calculator Wristwatch

contributed by Leroy James Within the last couple of years thanks to the invention of the cellphone, and now the smartphone, many calculators have fallen by the wayside. These days when you walk into an Office Depot the calculator section is at best slim pickings. Vintage Technology has, so far, the web’s largest vintage calculator gallery at over 550 calculators and counting from over 120 different...

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