February 19, 2008
A history of logos, great desktops, and more
- Neatorama features a history of tech company logos, from Adobe to Xerox. Who knew about the 1,000-armed Canon, or Nokia and the fish?
- Google invites kids to “Doodle 4 Google.” The winner gets a $10,000 college scholarship and a $25,000 technology grant for his/her school.
- Tap some taproot with the cute Jacobs & Sons Carrots logo (diggable). I also enjoy the efficiency of the Colorado Conservation Trust mark.
- Having grown up with the illustrated genius Richard Scarry, and having just gotten some of his books at a baby shower, I’m especially charmed by this Beastie Boys Sure Shot remix. [Via Marc Pawliger]
- Veerle has posted a bunch of lovely patterns, plus plenty of links you can use for further pattern research/inspiration.
- Smashing Magazine offers up some “(Really) Stunning Desktop Wallpapers.”
- Concept art:
- There’s plenty of 50’s art and illustration on Plan59.com
- For related goodness, see the I Love My Electric Appliance!! Flickr pool. “Lots of overjoyed women leaning on stuff,” notes Core77.
- Vanity Fair hosts a slideshow of classic Hollywood lobby cards from the late screenwriter Leonard Schrader’s collection.
- The Hatch Gallery offers up a sample of contemporary letterpress work. [Via]
- I enjoy the Art Deco stylings (not to mention the writing) in 1930’s The World in 2030. [Via]
- Also from the Thirties, you might like these Colliers ads and illustrations. [Via]
- Talk about dedication to a (suddenly) losing cause: a guy gets a Pats tat on the head. [Via, of all things, Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me]