Vikings, Gorgon Loops, and USBs: check out the backstories behind symbols we see every day.
A fascinating peek into the back end of running a website: how Paper prepped for a massive increase in traffic.
On November 11th 2014, the art-and-nightlife magazine PAPER “broke the Internet” when it put a Jean-Paul Goude photograph of a well-oiled, mostly-nude Kim Kardashian on its cover and posted the same nude photos of Kim Kardashian to its website (NSFW). It linked together all of these things—and other articles, too—under the “#breaktheinternet” hashtag.
There was one part of the Internet that PAPER didn’t want to break: The part that was serving up millions of copies of Kardashian’s nudes over the web.
Hosting that butt is an impressive feat. You can’t just put Kim Kardashian nudes on the Internet and walk away —that would be like putting up a tent in the middle of a hurricane. Your web server would melt. You need to plan.
Can’t wait to try this recipe. And check out the use of animated GIFs!
These logo knockoffs are beyond shameless. One guy doesn’t even bother copying: he just puts logos from other people in his portfolio.
Check out more logo rip-offs at: LogoThief.
The business model of “free” is the business model of Corporate Surveillance.
From tweeting to rhyming, bestselling author Daniel H. Pink gives you six new pitching techniques from his latest book, TO SELL IS HUMAN.
Professor Renata Salecl explores the paralysing anxiety and dissatisfaction surrounding limitless choice. Does the freedom to be the architects of our own lives actually hinder rather than help us? Does our preoccupation with choosing and consuming actually obstruct social change?
View the full lecture here: http://www.thersa.org/events/video/archive/renata-salecl-the-paradox-of-choice
This would be fun.
German website CURVED/labs worked up this concept design for an anniversary edition of the original Macintosh, echoing that machine’s shape while flaunting the thinness possible with 2015 technology.