Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Green, Green, Everywhere!

It's no surprise that companies all over the globe are trying to make their products more green to attract more customers (oh yeah, and save the environment too). Recycling has become a lot more cool and attractive in the last few years.

Check out these recycling fashion statements:

Do you know how the recycling symbol came to be? Well, it is an interesting story! According to Wikipedia, "...the Container Corporation of America sponsored a contest for art and design students at high schools and colleges across the country to raise awareness of environmental issues. It was won by Gary Anderson, a 23-year-old college student at the University of Southern California whose entry was the image now known as the universal recycling symbol". Way to go Gary! I bet you never thought you would see your design on the front of so many products (or teenagers' T-shirts for that matter!).

Designers have also transformed the Möbius strip-like symbol into new and exciting designs, where will it go from here? There seems to be no end in sight, at least the planet is reaping the benefits of this trend!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

A Take on Pepsi's New Logo

Hahaha! I saw this image on How Magazine's blog, and I had to post it up here. Lawrence Yang is the creative talent behind the drawing below. Lawrence, I agree with you, now that's all I see every time I see a Pepsi ad too!

P.S. Coke is better :)

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter!

Easter is here, and it makes me think of an article that I read last year about a cool and unique way that Hatch design marketed themselves. They sent out Easter egg coloring kits, and allowed people to upload egg designs to their website. What an ingenious idea! Here are a couple of my favorite designs from this year's contest:

Pretty! :)

I can't look at this one too long...its an optical illusion!

Even the president is getting some face time