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Making a T-Shirt and the Design of Eastern European Matchbox Labels

Take a look at some of the latest ideas, products, and visuals for the week of December 2nd brought to you by our strategists, designers, and developers.

Ideas
NPR’s Planet Money Makes A T-Shirt: The Planet Money team followed the making of a T-shirt, from cotton fields to factories to container ships.

This Is The Man Bill Gates Thinks You Absolutely Should Be Reading: Author Vaclav Smil tackles the big problems facing America and the world.

The New Monuments To Digital Domination: Technology giants in the United States are building bombastic new headquarters to immortalize their grandiose ambitions, while inside they plan to turn traditional office culture on its head.

Ad Nauseam: The more we hate it, the more it agrees with us. How advertising turned anti-consumerism into a secret weapon.

Products
Prime Air: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos revealed that the company is experimenting with delivering packages via drones within a mere 30 minutes.

Changefolio: A product that allows you to set up donation rules to the charity of your choice based on your daily spending at your bank.

Affectiva: A technology start-up company will start offering a face-reading software to mobile developers starting in mid-January.

Visuals
Eastern European Matchbox Labels: Massive collection of matchbox labels from around the world but the majority are Eastern European from the 1950s and 1960s.

Soda, Pop, Coke: A visual remix of the famous 2003 Harvard Dialect Survey, which maps out the various dialects of American speech.

Slanted #22: The theme of the issue is “Art Type” – exploring typography at the edge of art, or art at the edge of typography.


Levi Brooks is the CEO/Co-founder of Use All Five.
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