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Fascinating Design for a Machine That Helps Food Packagers Hit Target Weights for Multiple Items

I've always wondered how food packagers hit precise weights with multiple items that are different sizes. For instance, if you buy a 12-oz. package of unsliced mushrooms, they're not all the same size--does somebody have to sit there and randomly take different mushrooms in and out to hit the numbers?No. Instead, they use this machine that does the...

"Shizzle:" A 2D/3D Custom Font Designed for Nike

Two Points, a design studio based in Barcelona and Hamburg, was approached by Nike to design a custom font. Intended for use at a shop in London's Chelsea Football Club Stadium, the brief was simple, according to Eye on Design:Essentially, says [Two Points cofounder Martin] Lorenz, Nike asked for "something that surprises us," which both thrilled and...

Pentatonic-Designed Pebble, a Portable Cutlery Set Made from Recycled Materials

Pentatonic, a design and technology firm that's self-dubbed as "The circular economy company," has designed a line of eco-friendly portable cutlery called the Pebble.In addition to the utensils being made from recycled polypropylene, polycarbonate and steel, "The case is 'made from music' from recycled CDs, handles from recycled food packaging and the...

Subversive, Adversarial Product Design: Alexagate Add-On Blocks Amazon Echo From Listening In

It's insane to me that anyone would bug their own house for the convenience of shopping with your mouth. Yet Amazon had sold over 100 million Alexa-enabled devices by January of last year; combined with Apple's HomePod and Google Nest, millions of homes have offered better self-surveillance than the NSA could've cooked up in their wildest dreams.Now...

Personal Protective Pods are Here

Under the Weather is a company that makes personal tents, originally designed for parents watching children's sporting events in poor weather. I (kind of) ridiculed the designs in 2017.But now it's 2020, and the company has taken off. COVID-19 has provided needs that Under the Weather has met, as with their IntubationPod, which protects healthcare workers...

Family-Friendly, Train-Themed Kansas Restaurant Already Had Social Distance Food Serving Figured Out

The family-friendly Fritz's Railroad Restaurant in Kansas City is way ahead of the social distancing curve. Even prior to the pandemic, the restaurant's procedure was to order your food by telephone, and it was delivered not by a waiter, but by an overhead train and an open-air dumbwaiter:They should start licensing this!

How Long Until Typography Becomes Political? Biden Campaign Updates Fonts

We're not yet to the point where even typography becomes politically loaded, but I'm sure that day will come.In the meantime, the Biden campaign has upgraded its typefaces, as revealed by Robyn Kanner, the campaign's senior creative adviser: I will say that "Decimal & Mercury" kind of sounds like an '80s cop show.Journalist Hunter Schwarz, founder...

Did You Know That You Can Visit the House from the "American Gothic" Painting?

Grant Wood's iconic American Gothic is of course named for the house in the painting, or more specifically its upper window, with its three Gothic arches. An inspired Wood reportedly spotted the house on a visit to the Iowa town of Eldon, sketched it on an envelope, came back to sketch it in more detail the next day, and later requested a photograph...

This is the Most Bizarre Presentation by a Car Designer I've Ever Seen

Rolls-Royce has created a limited edition version of their Wraith called the Kryptos. I guess it's targeted at cryptocurrency traders? In any case, they've released a video presentation of the car featuring RR Bespoke Designer Katrin Lehmann describing what they're trying to do, and the presentation is so batshit that I felt I had drugs in my system...

Announcing the Winners of the 2020 Core77 Design Awards Community Choice Prize

The votes are in! It's time to announce the winners of the 2020 Core77 Design Awards Community Choice prize. One grand prize winner and 17 category winners have been chosen by the Core77 audience as their favorite awarded design projects of 2020, with the grand prize winner taking home a special prize of $500 cash. And the 2020 Community Choice winners...

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