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Wonderful packaging design for the Nintendo New 3DS — it catches the eye and it hints that the faceplates of the console can be swapped.

Hopefully these boxes stay the same when the console eventually arrives stateside.

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Jalopnik’s Foxtrot Alpha blog posted a look at the work of aviation photographer José Ramos (ramosaviationphotos.com).  To me, the most impressive part of his work is seeing how well he is able to blend subject  and environment to avoid a sterile result.  Many of his shots have a great sense of mood and perhaps playfulness to them.

More at Ramos’ Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/fujiboy/

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Interactive history of the kits for this year’s 32 World Cup participants

http://www.theguardian.com/football/ng-interactive/2014/may/30/-sp-world-cup-kits

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via Escape Artist & Jalopnik

Would the famous liveries of F1’s past look as amazing if used on the chassis of today?  These mockups by Escape Artist certainly make a strong case for them being truly timeless.

See the rest here.

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Another new font from Lost Type Co-op - Klinic Slab.  Comes with 4 weights and italics!

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http://www.jeffreybucholtz.com/Animal-Kingdom - Jeffery Bucholtz - Animal Kingdom playing cards

These are being sold here with a portion of the proceeds going to World Wildlife Fund.


In a clever touch, a different region/ecosystem represents each of the four suits of cards.  Going to order a set of these and see if I can figure out a good framing arrangement.


Hat tip to DKNG Studios for linking these orignally.

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The always-wonderful Lost Type Co-op has posted two new pay-what-you-want fonts on their site: Fairview and Cylburn.


Both fonts have upper and lower case character sets, with Fairview also including small caps.  Definitely worth checking these out in addition to many of the other hosted fonts.

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http://www.explorethe80s.com


National Geographic launched a companion site for their new series “The 80s: The Decade that Made Us.”  The look fits nicely with the other images/materials they’ve been using to promote it and if you’re willing to dig, there is a lot of information and topics floating around in the draggable interface and 80s wireframe shapes.  It’s nice to see how much effort they put into a companion piece for their series.

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Vox Product posted an article detailing their creative process on the upcoming SB Nation United rebranding project.  I had seen some mentions of the project on a couple SBN blogs I read and it was great to learn about the various steps and proposed solutions the team worked through.

It’s really impressive how many new logos the designer, Fraser Davidson, was able to produce in such a short amount of time — 330+ in 6 weeks!

http://product.voxmedia.com/post/31278489516/sb-nation-united-the-big-rebrand

The full set of logos is available for browsing on SB Nation’s site (http://www.sbnation.com/united), organized by leagues and division.  Really fun to check out and see the little details for how each blog was represented.

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From the 2012 MLS All-Star Game, a couple of fast panoramas done in Photomerge.  Wish I’d brought my DSLR, but I wasn’t sure whether the stadium security would let it through.  Still turned out relatively well.  Also, PPL Park — super nice!


Big sizes here:
http://i.imgur.com/18E4D.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/Uz4QJ.jpg