Thursday, December 06, 2007


I've added a couple new links to the side panel of sites I've been exploring a lot lately. First is Wooster Collective, a site that focuses on a lot of street and contemporary art. The second is Urban Outfitter's blog, which I've been enjoying immensely, as it can be viewed in either chronological order or by city, and gives a nice array of exposure to everyone from graphic designers to musicians to other trends. Both worth a perusal!

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Design | Commercial | Olympics

Reflecting a current trend in design (or so Jenne assures me), the efforts of the creative team at Meomi (pronounced Me-Oh-My, I suspect) have been chosen as the official mascots of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. A different direction than that mascots from the last Olympic Games in Turin, though very reminiscent of the Cheburashka character used by the Russians as team mascot during the Turin games.

Of course Cheburashka dates from a 1950's children's book, so it goes to show that what goes around comes around in design trends, and that we can't blame the Happy Tree Friends for everything.