Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Copy Cat

Although the packaging for Red Jak looks great (a few of my twitter friends were singing, I mean tweeting its praises)...I just can't get over the fact that they pretty much ripped off the colors/ideas of one of the most well known drink brands...Coke.

The reds of the two brands are slightly different (probably because Coke has trademarked their shade of red) but the overall color schemes are the same. If you took away the vertical red strip, the "low carb" version of Red Jak has almost the same packaging as Diet Coke, even similar flourishes (though Diet Coke uses them more subtlety).

This is iconic packaging.

So, Red Jak, even though I understand where you got your motivation, I wish it wasn't so close to the inspiration. Your packaging just reminds me of the way, I think I'll drink a Coke right now!

Thursday, March 18, 2010


These "legoisms" depicting different aspects of New York City were created by Christoph Niemann. He even published them into a book! I love how he takes this iconic toy and makes its pieces into a quirky statement. I found it extremely entertaining to see what he can do with only a few blocks and his imagination. Here are some of my favorites:

This makes me think of American Beauty... "It's soooo beautiful..."

I suddenly have a craving for sushi...

So simple, but very amusing.

This one is my favorite. The first time I was in a NYC subway station , I said "Did I just see a rat the size of a dog?!?...yes, yes I did, ew."

He also has some funny Google Maps images, check them out here.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Time to Get Outside!

The thermometer hit over 75 degrees today, and I certainly took advantage of it by taking the dog on not one, but two walks! It is so beautiful outside!!!

I saw some chalk drawings on the sidewalk today, but NOTHING compares to these by artist Edgar Mueller:

Product placement anyone??

The artist at work...

...the final :)

This one is absolutely amazing! It looks like it was adjusted in photoshop, but I don't think that it was. I can't even imagine how long this must've taken to do!