Environmental charity Hubbub (in collaboration with Common Works) has figured out a way to trick litterers into being better human beings! Capitalizing on Londoners’ love of sports and strong opinions, smokers can now use their cigarette butts to make their voices heard on various burning questions, like whether Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi is the best in the world. Their Neat Streets initiative has many brilliant campaigns, one of which turns chewing gum into paint-by-numbers sorta drawings! See more below.
Calligrapher and type designer Sebastian “Seb” Lester is one of my favourite people to follow on Instagram (@seblester). The hand drawn calligraphy videos that he creates are so satisfying to watch that I find myself returning to them time and time again. It’s no wonder he’s amassed a following of over 1.2 million followers on his various social channels.
I asked Seb, of all the videos he’s made so far, which words have been the most fun to draw. The video above is a compilation of his favourites. A couple weeks ago I had the opportunity to ask him a bit more about his work as a sort of mini interview to accompany the video. You can read it in its entirety, a view some more videos, below.
This Kickstarter will appeal to all the urban cyclists out there! SmartHalo by Montréal-based CycleLabs, aims to produce a smartphone compatible device that fits permanently onto your bike, directing you to your destination in the fastest and safest way possible. SmartHalo essentially turns your bike into a smart bike.
See more images and promo video below!
54 drone propellers, 1 semi-protective dome/umbrella, an elaborate metal bar apparatus, and what looks to be some plastic crates. “The Swarm” is Youtuber gasturbine101‘s own personal flying machine which is basically both the best and worst idea ever! It only works for 10 minutes and cost the guy about £6000. Watch the precarious test flight video below!
Designers Jesse Reed and Hamish Smyth, the duo behind the highly successful New York City Transit Authority Graphics Standards Manual Kickstarter campaign, are at it again. This time around they have their hearts set on releasing a reissue of the 1975 NASA Graphics Standards Manual.
The Kickstarter aims to celebrate the now iconic work of Richard Danne and Bruce Blackburn (of Danne & Blackburn), the young design firm responsible for the redesign, which was part of President Richard Nixon’s general initiative to raise the standard of design and communications of US government agencies in the early 70s.
More images and promo video for this fantastic archival project below!
Harvard University lecturer, Matt Kaliner, combines his talent for building unconventional sandcastles with his research background in the sociology of art. However, while fascinated by the different ways people respond to his work depending on where they’re built, Kaliner admits to not having “worked up anything particularly deep about sandcastles” and ultimately being drawn to do what he does by “the sheer joy of playing on the beach.”
Whether or not you can read anything deeper in them, these sand castles are stunning to look at. See more of Kaliner’s amazing creations below!