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Andrew Rutledge

Designer and Developer of all things web related. blog.popflys.com

A Rewarding Foursquare

I know Sheryl is getting tired of my posting from my native blog Popflys, but I just had to share this one. Developed around the framework of Foursquare, the app Turf basically “gamifies” the experience with rewards and social interaction…

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Fresh Branding

A fresh new branding campaign has been launched for Stack Architects. The creators of this clean and concise design are The Consult. “They were looking for a fresh brand identity that would reflect its craft and, being a new organisation,…

Lego Ambient

Above is a sample of an idea produced by Access Agency for Lego. Although it is just a concept, it is probably one of the better ambient/viral tactics I’ve seen in recent years. One thing I’m not sure about is the…

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Lamar Peterson Illustration

Have you ever seen a piece of work (art) and had only one single thought on it? A thought like (excuse my French) “what the fuck is happening right now?” This is exactly what I think when I see the…

Marvel Volkswagen Spoof

Marvel Comics took the Volkswagen “The Force” video and made their own dupe on it. While still wondering the legality behind it, I think it was a simple, easy, and effective idea to market their new cinematic release of…

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Hatch Easter Egg Design Contest

Hatch is holding its 4th annual easter egg design contest. Honestly I’ve never even heard of the contest until recently, although I knew about Hatch as a firm. There are some pretty good ones in there, my favorite of course…

Identity Design: The Landing by Jamie Stolarski

Below are images from the new identity design created for The Landing by Jamie Stolarski. The Landing is a jazz club in San Antonio, I can’t think of many well designed jazz club identities, Jamie on the other hand killed…

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Glennz

One of my favorite illustrators of all time, Glenn Jones better known as Glennz, has released some fresh work! I’ve been following him for awhile and his illustration wits have always inspired me. He takes stereotypes, personification, and literalism to the right…

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Split Web Type

I recently found this fresh idea utilizing web type. Manufactura Independente did a nice little write up which you can find in the links I posted. Anyways, web type has always sucked, true type that is (not images). They (Manufactura) managed to…

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Old Town Tender

I just came across this design/branding project early this morning. I have to say it is one of the most inspiring and creative ideas that I have seen lately. The point is to increase awareness for Rock Hill, South Carolina.…

SpY Street Art

Today’s post is about street art. It was a huge trend that picked up on a mainstream scale in the late 90’s and has continued to gain popularity among the public. Unfortunately with public recognition comes what some would call…

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Jeremy Pettis: Twenty-Six Types of Animals

Alright, I didn’t download and post all of the images associated with Jeremy Pettis’ feat. There are just way too many so below is only a taste. Go see the full set here. Anyways, the story behind this is simple.…

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Temple Design Student

My friend and design consultant, Justin Morris, was recently indicted into lettercult. Now this isn’t the Pulitzer prize, but in the design world it is pretty rad to have your work posted on here. Justin is a Tyler School of…

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Anarchitecture by Oliver Ratsi

Some interesting photo pieces by Oliver Ratsi. Ratsi is a French artist with an unfortunate flash built website, but I’ll look past it after seeing these photos. Basically if you couldn’t see it already, Oliver has deconstructed architecture that he…

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Helga Steppan Monotone

Some say that photography is the most complicated art to pursue. While there a lot of problems with that phrase and a lot artists that would love to combat, this is primarily true. It’s hard to be original with a…

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People for Bikes Campaign

Before I dig into these ads with my thoughts, I want to say that I fully support this cause. Philadelphia is notorious for being very unfriendly to it’s large bike population. We completely lack bike lanes which are crucial to…

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Good Company Coffee

It’s pretty easy to not stand out in the coffee industry. Hell, Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts have a tough time doing it with what seems like a limitless budget and the opportunity to work with the best in design. Landor…

Alphabet Cities

Treating solids as a kind of typography, French artist Armelle Carnon created a series of poster-style flat wall prints that seek order in the chaotic spirals, winding alleys and misshapen squares of famous cities. A strange and unique, but surprisingly alphabet-like,…

A history of the World in 100 Seconds

A simple use of geographic coordinates and wikipedia articles provides us with this simple animation. Displaying what looks like exploding random dots, is actually the location of large amounts of human progression. “Many Wikipedia articles are tagged with geographic coordinates.…