Stefan Sagmeister happily chimes on about storytelling. The business kind, not the fun kind.
In a grand example of quick and shoddy Chinese construction, sports officials in Tonghe County in Northeastern China had 90-degree corners painted on the running track of their newly refurbished stadium. When asked about the mistake, one commented “In order to get it ready for the leaders, we painted it like that… we think it is ugly too but if the leaders don’t ask us to change it, what are we supposed to do?”
NOT MINE by Guy Trefler… creating the new out of the used.
Are you an exceptional designer or art director chock full of creativity, skill, and a sense of humor? If so, then longtime TWBE reader and newly minted Creative Director at MIT Technology Review, Nick Vokey, might have a job for you. He’s looking to fill two positions at the magazine to help complete his vision of a periodical with “a look and feel that’s equally at home with a CEO, a professor, and a designer.” Sound interesting? Check the listing here and make the change
Paula Scher — A Woman of Identities
Aircraft manufacturer Airbus recently applied for a patent featuring an airline seat that pretty much resembles a bicycle saddle.
The Carpool DeVille and the quest to set the world record for the “World’s Fastest Hot Tub.”
A Quest for the Secret Origins of Lost Video-Game Levels by Heidi Kemps
How one writer returned a pirated Sonic the Hedgehog game cartridge to its original architect
Stefan Sagmeister is profiled in WeTransfer’s series The Creative Class
Lewis Mitchell of Arion Press in San Francisco
HuskMitNavn’s new clock edition with Case Studyo gives hope to procrastinators.
With a simple cut in the leather, Objekten System’s GEEK keyring converts your basic ringholder into a viewing dock for your smartphone.