224 New Colors!

In 1963 Pantone release its first guide with 500 colors.  And now, 47 years later, Pantone is releasing 556 new colors in The Plus Series, bringing the grand total of Pantone colors to 5,024.   With latest release of Pantone colors also comes a digital version with apps for the iPad and iPhone.  Check out this...

Have a break. Have a Kit Kat. Have a chair.

Kit Kat’s new campaign takes their ads and turns them into chairs with no tools required.  Launched as an experimental ad campaign in New Zealand, the chairs can be assembled in a few minutes by pulling off the poster’s six wooden pieces and slotting them together.  The chair posters are being strategically placed in park...

You learn from your failures…or do you?

“You learn more from your failures than you do from your successes.” But what if this isn’t the case? A couple weeks ago I had the opportunity to go Fast Company’s “Innovation Uncensored” event, where I heard Alex Bogusky speak. He mentioned how, if one spends too much time considering their mistakes, they’d potentially create...

A Logo Merger

A couple days ago Continental Airlines and United announced their merger, becoming the largest carrier. United was the “cooler” airline of the two, with it’s Saul Bass designed tulip icon and clean typography.  They describe themselves as having “a bold, yet simple design, representing the spirit of the United brand.”  Continental, on the other hand,...

The things we’re doing with plastic….

Green, sustainability, and recycling are all buzz words we hear in today’s culture.  But what’s actually being done?  Here are a few awesome stories about how plastic is being used: Design student Anna Bullus started thinking about recycling gum after walking on her campus’ spotted sidewalks.  She realized that gum is simply modified rubber, and...

Color Capture

At the Architectural Digest Show this past weekend I heard about an App from Benjamin Moore “Color Capture”.  This app allows you to take a picture, or use a picture from your library and match a color.  (It is similar to the eyedropper tool on Photoshop.)  You can see the spectrum of colors that exist...

The best thing about my new job…

I started working at Blenderbox a couple months ago.  Yet, it is only recently that people have started to ask me, “What is the best thing about your new job?”  This seems rather ironic to me, as I knew the answer before I even began at Blenderbox. I moved across the country to work here. ...