Monday, January 24, 2011

Toy Design: Hot Wheel Video Car

Toy cars provided me hours of enjoyment as a child. Hot Wheel's new car that video records and plays back the car's environment as it races down the track is "way cool" and promises to add value to the experience.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Where is Hip Hop Cover Art Going?

Does the latest Kayne West/ Jay-Z collaboration mark a shift in the aesthetic direction of the genre.

Both artist have been consciously pushing the art form to a new levels of respectability and acceptance with much critical acclaim.

The cover art of H.A.M. was created by the Italian born designer Riccardo Tischi as was Kayne's most recent CD's cover, Dark Twisted Fantasy.

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Design's Strategic Advantage Applied Results in Apple's Rise

Apple has achieve a milestone by surpassing MicroSoft to become the most value technology company in the world. Now with a market valuation of over $300 billion Apple is now the most valuable company in the world being second to Exxon Oil.

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

What is Design?

Charles Harrison tackles the question, what is design? during an interview on the Smithsonian Spotlight series. Design is a thought process, not necessarily a product or a picture...

Monday, January 03, 2011

Postage Stamp: American Industrail Design

A limited edition postage stamp will be available this summer commerating the golden age (30's - 50's)of product design.

USPS 2011 Stamp Releases Link