How Do You Redesign The Simpsons?


The Simpsons has one of the strongest, most complete visual brands on Earth. What happens when you tear it apart? Why are the Simpsons yellow? According to Matt Groening, that unmistakable hue was chosen because it was unmistakable. “An animator came up with the Simpsons’ yellow and as soon as she showed it to me,

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You can now sketch in a notebook and have it digitized instantly


Moleskine have just launched a new writing set that allows you to draw or take notes using a smart pen, in their specially designed notebook, that then works with an app to instantly digitize it for you. The Smart Writing Set includes a notebook they call the Paper Tablet, the Pen+, and the Moleskine Notes

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Tilt Brush: painting from a new perspective


From the earliest cave drawings, to classical paintings, to crayon scribbles, humans just have a thing for visual expression. These days digital art has spurred new opportunities for creativity, going well beyond good old pencils and paper. It’s against this canvas that we bring you Tilt Brush—a new virtual reality (VR) app that lets you

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Zaha Hadid’s 10 best buildings in pictures


From the swooping space-age shopping mall to the Z-shaped school with a running track through it, here are the buildings that Zaha Hadid will be remembered for.   Riverside museum, Glasgow (2011) (pictured above) Hadid’s first major building in Britain, dubbed “Glasgow’s Guggenheim” and winner of the 2013 European museum of the year award. Beneath

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Inside Bang & Olufsen, Birthplace of the World’s Prettiest Gadgets


Svend Olufsen and Peter Bang founded Bang & Olufsen in 1925 (in its Apple-esque origin story, they set up shop in an attic, to build radios), but the company didn’t become relevant until the 1960s. In the mid-1950s, design greats like Arne Jacobsen began experimenting with new materials and colors, galvanizing a wave of mid-century modern

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