Healthy or Health Hazard?
For a new project we’re scanning the world of e-cigarettes, tomorrow’s micro-electronic nicotine device. Hereby a sneak peek of a selection of our visual research. It may only be a matter of time before they enter the mainstream.
The future of smoking has officially arrived.
Luxurious packaging design for Habit – a company specializing in drug rehabilitation and cessation products. Habit believes in giving their customers a luxurious, exclusive and discreet experience through its wide range of products. Treating addictions ranging from nicotine to heroin, each product is housed in a unique black bottle or container to insure your rehabilitation will be done in style.
Package design by Morey Talmor
The memes are like gateways to Russian sub-culture and cultural history. The domestic amateur-photography reveal the life and vices of the subjects: stuffed squalid interiors, satanic rituals, frontal flash, acne, teenage angst, guns, booze, track suits, baseball bats, gangsigns and sex are recurring motifs.
The carpets were originally bought for insulation and to make up for the paper thin walls, through which you could hear everything going on next-door, and have been inherited through several generations. In the pictures you typically see carpets hanging in rooms furnished with Ikea furniture and plasma TVs bought on credit.
In the more wealthy families carpets cover all four walls, floor, couches and chairs, making the apartment look like the dwelling of Mongolian nomads. But there is also a significant percentage of office workers, living in cheap rental housing, who have carpets on their walls.
This post is made possible by Timur Akhmetov, Asger Behncke Jacobsen, Chi-Long Trieu and Jozef Ondrik as part of The Trending Topic magazine. Please read about the magazine and see another relating entry by clicking here.
The Trending Topic is an online magazine about Post Internet behavior. You can’t think away The Internet anymore. You cannot create something contemporary without taking its effects into account. The Internet is no longer just a promise, it’s a fact. The first issue, #OPTIMZE., is made by the 2nd year graphic design students of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie as an assignment posed by Jonathan Puckey and Pinar Demirdag.
The androgynous supermodel Andrej Pejić, an international runway star, is advertising HEMA‘s (= our all time favorite Dutch retail chain) ‘Mega Push-Up Bra’. More then two cups extra for €20,-. It seems to be the first time that a man does a women’s lingerie campaign. Women’s lingerie advertisements will never be the same. Echt Hema.
We’re blown away by the Metahaven for Wikileaks shirts and scarves.
Hey y’all, Gui here. Pinar&Viola asked me for a guest post on the 4chumblr wars, something I was more than happy to write about.
One year ago, the fogs of war came to the internet. Tumblr users stepped into one of 4chan’s trolling territories. The /b/ros and anons declared war on the blogging platform which they saw as a hub of annoying 16-year-old meme-stealing hipster girls. For days 4chan launched attacks against Tumblr and filled it with porn and gore and gore porn; Tumblr fought back by filling 4chan with adorable kitties, lots and lots of adorable kitties.
As with most things internet, the war was shortly lived. The peace deal was signed off with the creation of 4chumblr: two characters in constant sexual tension, teenagers with overflowing hormones. The foreveralone guys of 4chan as a green man in a black suit, the hipster Tumblr girls as a fashionable blue haired young lady.
This post is made possible by our most precious Christi Taartjesmaker.
Infantilism may be a fashion perennial, but if the blogger Ari Seth Cohen had his druthers, every season would be a senior moment.
“My eyes have always been drawn to older people, and from a style point of view, I find them more interesting because they are of an age where they don’t have to impress anyone and can wear what they want.” Ari Seth Cohen