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Tag Archives: Design

Infographic: 40 Brand Logos With Hidden Messages

We often take logos for granted, forgetting the endless hours that went into their creation. You may think of them as just some image a marketing company created, but in fact many of the most successful logos have “hidden imagery” meant to reinforce their brand’s product or main message. This works on an almost subconscious, subliminal level, and once you see them you’ll understand the genius that went into their creation. Below is a cool infographic outlining 40 of the top brands that use hidden imagery in their logos.

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This Belt Turns Into A Scooter

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Ah yes, we’ve always wanted to keep our pants up with a 4 pound belt. Who hasn’t? Although to be honest, if it meant that we could just whip it out and ride around in a neat scooter, we might actually consider it. But then of course our pants would fall off, which means the belt is just decorative, which makes you wonder why you’re going through so much trouble in the first place. Ádám Török, from Hungary, decided as part of his product design graduation project in 2013 that in the future most transportation methods will be portable, and that seems to be good enough a reason for him. He created this Belt Scooter to demonstrate his point. It does seem functional, but is most likely a one-off project. Whether it’s available for sale anywhere is anyone’s guess, but it’s nice to know what sort of things can be made with a bit of ingenuity and creativity.

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Roarin’ Cup of Joe: T-Rex Fossil and Octopus Coffee Mugs

3-D Tyrannosaurus Rex Fossil And Octopus Coffee Mugs

Bring a little prehistoric fun to every coffee break by sipping your latte from these quirky mugs. Each one features a three-dimensional design starting from the print that covers the mug and extends to the handle. The T-Rex holds 17 ounces while the octopus can hold up to 15 ounces of your favorite drink.

These coffee mugs are available from ThinkGeek for $13.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Geekologie ]

Penball Erasers Let You Have an Impromptu Game of Foosball

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Erasers don’t get any funner than this. You probably don’t need an eraser at this point in time, but you might still want to get them anyway because they’re more than just erasers. You can think of them as attachments that turn plain old pencils into (partial) rods that you can use to play an impromptu foosball match.

It’s nothing like the real thing, obviously, but it provides some fun where there used to be none.

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Ewok Heels: The Force is With These Furry Footwear

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There’s nothing cute or cuddly about Stormtroopers, but all the cuteness you’ll ever need can be found in Endor’s forests, where the Ewoks thrive. Those teddy-bear like creatures can melt the coldest of hearts–well, except for the likes of Darth Vader, that is–and now you can wear ‘em on your feet.

Not actual Ewoks, mind you, but Ewok-inspired heels that look oh-so-adorkable. They look comfy enough and are as furry as you would expect them to be. Not to worry though, as no actual Ewoks were harmed in the making of these shoes.

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The Great Shark Knife: Looks Good, Cuts Through More Than Just Water

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So this is the shark knife. The things that you can do with it are limited, but the awesomeness of how it looks strapped onto your arm might just make up for it. The knife features an array of razor sharp blades arranged and positioned this way and that. Clearly, its maker valued aesthetics more than function and safety, but that’s probably the whole point of coming up with something like the shark knife in the first place. If the wearer isn’t careful, it looks like he’s walking away with a cut or two care of his very own knife…

You can’t buy a shark knife, but you can make your own.

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Launching Spitballs In 3, 2, 1: Leonardo da Vinci Catapult Kit

Leonardo da Vinci Catapult Kit

 

You’re too old for spitballs, but you’ll never be too old for a miniature catapult. The fact that said catapult can be used to lob super wet spitballs at your worst frenemies is just a plus. Not everyone possesses a knack for design or carpentry, but the Leonardo da Vinci Catapult Kit has got you covered. It comes with all the stuff you need to assemble one of your very own.

Just pull out all the pre-cut parts, use the included glue to stick one part to the other (don’t worry, instructions are included) and you’ll have your very own mini catapult in no time. You didn’t have one as a kid so at least that’s one childhood fantasy fulfilled. It’s available online for $28.

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Ghastlier As They Burn: Melting Zombie Candles

Melting Zombie Candles

With these ghastly candles, you’ll be able to hit two birds with one stone. First of all, they’re candles, so when the power’s out, just light ‘em up for some much-needed illumination. Second of all, the design is just perfect for Halloween: bloody zombies with bulging eyes and disfigured faces that ups the creepy factor at your place.

And as they melt–boy, oh boy, they’ll look even creepier than they already are. The candles are handmade and you can get them from Stexe’s Etsy shop for $15 each. Creepy doesn’t come cheap.

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Scorpion Chair Is Very Scorpion-y

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Thats a sick looking chair if we’ve ever seen one. Made by painter, sculptor, and woodcarver Vyacheslav Pakhomov. If the translation on his website is correct, it does seem to be available for purchase for the relatively modest sum of 230000 Russian Rubles, which translates to about $5,730 USD. Considering the amount of work that must’ve gone into something like this, evil hell Lords in the making should immediately go check if they have the available funds before it’s sold.

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