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Never Built: Los Angeles’s Never Realized Architecture

Thursday 01.17.2013 , Posted by

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Los Angeles is perhaps most famous for two things: its prolific creation of movies, and its massive urban sprawl. The city is unique for having almost no geographic center, instead being spread between districts like Hollywood and the San Fernando Valley (which are city sized in their own right). Now Los Angeles’s A+D Architecture and Design Museum is asking the question “What if?” What if the area’s many proposed architectural projects from the past had been realized? Never Built explores ideas that were never to be, looking at futuristic projects ranging from ideas for massive public institutions, to cantilevered outdoor recreation spaces and extensive rail-based public transportation. It’s an exciting look at the future that could have been… one that is daring the City of Angels to dream big again. [Read more...]

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Vintage Letter Heads of Some of History’s Greatest

Thursday 11.08.2012 , Posted by

Remember the good old days when you had to use a pen and paper to send someone a note? Did you have a fancy letter head or just go the old notebook paper route? For businesses and famous people, letter heads were a must and now these ancient artifacts can be perused for pleasure at Letterheady.com. The site was started by Shaun Usher who also runs Letters of Note and Lists of Note. [Read more...]

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Visual Bits #268> Super Duper Man: Alternative Heroes

Monday 09.10.2012 , Posted by

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Visual Bits #264 > The Not So Innocent World Of Disney

Wednesday 09.05.2012 , Posted by

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Visual Bits #213> Make Art Not War

Saturday 06.16.2012 , Posted by



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Disney Heroines Come to Life

Tuesday 04.03.2012 , Posted by

Disney characters are iconic and have the magic quality of bringing back pleasant memories of the time we first saw them: whether at a cinema, one of the theme parks around the world or as a childhood toy. In Disney’s animated feature films their diverse characters have been seen all over the world and one graphic design student from Finland has created his own characterization of the loved Disney female leads. [Read more...]

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DISNEY PRINCESSES AS ALLURING COVER GIRLS

Friday 12.30.2011 , Posted by

Many girls dream of being princesses and many also imagine a fairy tale of their face gracing the cover of popular fashion magazines. Young artist, Tumblr user, and admitted Disney fan, Mary (Petite Tiaras) gives us a mashup of the best of both worlds by designing covers for popular fashion magazines, such as Vogue, Vanity Fair, and Elle, with Disney princesses as cover girls. [Read more...]

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What If Company Logos Were Honest?

Wednesday 12.28.2011 , Posted by

What would happen if large corporations actually ran their companies with our best interests in mind? Their logos might look a bit more like these new editions in design wiz Viktor Hertz’s ongoing series: Honest Logos. Each design remixes the original, replacing their name with something more closely representing a stereotype behind what the company really brings to the world. The results are as refreshing as a grande caramel-mocha Frappuccino with whipped-cream and caramel drizzle… but a whole lot less fattening. [Read more...]

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China’s Fake Disneyland: The Park That Never Was

Friday 12.16.2011 , Posted by

Like a a faded ghost of the classic American Dream, an unfinished Disney-like castle rises into the cloudy China sky. Located just 45 minutes drive from the center of smog covered Beijing, the building is part of a now decaying construction project abandoned over a decade ago… an amusement park touted as ‘the largest amusement park in Asia.’ Reuters own David Gray captured these images of the park which is located on about 100 acres of once prosperous farmland. Hardly a coincidence, the park was going to be called Wonderland. [Read more...]

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The Lion King: Original Concept Art

Monday 09.26.2011 , Posted by

Last week Lion King 3D hit theaters, so we wanted to bring you some of very cool concept art from the original production. So far the new rendition of the film has earned a whopping 29 million on it 3D release, greatly surprising executives at Disney who where estimating it would make around 10 to 12 million. You can see Lion King like never before, from Setempber 16th to October 1st. [Read more...]

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