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Rebranding Playboy and the Idea of Arcology

Take a look at some of the latest ideas, products, and visuals for the week of July 1st brought to you by our strategists, designers, and developers.

Every week, the team at Use All Five give you the latest look at ideas, products, and visuals that are inspiring to us as a whole. Here are some cool things to check out this week, July 1st:

Ideas
How the Live Concert Experience is Changing: How can we make that shared human experience at a concert better with the technology we have in our hands?

Rebranding Playboy for a Younger Generation: Playboy is working to re-assert itself into American youth culture through a series of creative initiatives—the first of which being Playboy Marfa, a roadside attraction by Richard Phillips, in Texas. The brand will commission a series of art projects to reintroduce the company to a younger audience.

Self-Assembly Lab: A cross-disciplinary research lab at MIT composed of designers, scientists, and engineers inventing self-assembly technologies aimed at reimagining processes of construction, manufacturing and assembly at all scale-lengths.

Twitter’s Planning New Ways to “Cover” Live Events: The ability to track and monitor the moments of an event, either while they are happening or catching up at a later time, is something that Twitter wants and is capable of enhancing.

Products
Vesper: An incredibly detailed look behind the design of a seemingly simple to-do app.

Visuals
Explore Arcosanti: Arcosanti is an experimental urban laboratory developed by Italian-American architect, Paolo Soleri. Demonstrating arcology (architecture + ecology), Soleri’s idea for compact city design focuses on innovative design, community, and environmental accountability. The city was built by over 7000 volunteers and provides mixed-use buildings and public spaces.

Flandria: A typeface created by designer Julia Krysanova. The website exhibits the font in an intellectual manner, combining type specimens and photography to display the type against various objects including blank canvasses, magazine layouts, coffee mugs, t-shirts, etc.

The Entente: The Entente is a british design and typography studio formed by a couple of talented designers at Colophon Foundry. Their current website takes the spectacular branding/aesthetic that was born out of their recent exhibition called No Cash Value. The typeface that is used throughout their site was made specifically for the exhibition — which also has been released on Colophon.


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