First off, this picture (and tagline) gives me the heebie-jeebies. That aside, this is a leaked pic of the Eee PC, a computer that doesn't really even try to differentiate itself from the MacBook Air (it is, however, gold. Which obviously means first place). Anyway, specs and details can be found here.
This poster, created by the golden paws of Marian Bantjes, was produced using a foil stamp on copper paper. Aside from being terribly pretty, these posters benefit AED’s Speak for the Child
project which provides assistance to children orphaned by HIV/AIDS in
Kenya. The first run sold out, but if ya want one you can email them here.
FYI, The Dieline just underwent a site redesign. I wish I could say it was mindblowing, but it's actually pretty mellow and unassuming (which is probably how a blog about packaging design should look, so no hard feelings).
On a more colorful note, Fanta just went through a redesign of its own. While aforementioned blog is peeing their pants over it, I have qualms over even calling it a redesign, because it pretty much looks like Fanta just took a roll-around in the design trends of 07/08, and will therefor have to undergo another redesign around this time next year. But maybe that's the point?
fubiz is a French blog that does an incredible job tracking creatively inspirational imagery, design, and art, and they throw enough visuals out to keep you occupied even if you don't speak French. Recently they posted some awesome shots of light painting by Lapp-Pro (Jan Wöllert and Jörd Miedza), and they're even better than some of the light graff that's been working its way through Europe. Check it out here.
Check out the Synthesis, a sexy phone concept posted at Core 77... and designed by a 16 year old. He (Andrew Seunghyun Kim) included a pretty cohesive presentation on it's supporting elements too (dock, camera, etc), and they're impressive for any designer, especially one that just learned how to drive. C'mon, off you go!
My pals at JoyEngine run an awesome blog tracking art, design, and the occasional sneaker, and if you're hoping to keep an eye on the stuff that most people don't understand (but will be desperate to in two years), then you should read it. Sometimes it's political, and sometimes it raises eyebrows, but it's always, always gold. Kind of like The Beatles.
Additionally, these are the guys behind Soft+Furry (which you should know about by now), and track the arty side of CO better than anyone else in town, so read up, readers- a little f bomb never hurt anybody.