About a year ago, Japanese toilet company TOTO created a motorcycle that runs on human waste ( it can talk too – weird). TOTO’s back again this year with an even more ridiculous product – a poop-powered soccer goalie. This toilet can actually block shots from some of the world’s best players. With the help of two high-speed cameras on the goal posts, the SGTK captures, analyzes, and predicts where the ball is going in under 0.1 seconds. A powerful spring then shoots a second ball out of the toilet bowl to deflect the first ball. If you’re having a shitty day (excuse the pun – I had to) then I recommend watching the video and browsing the website for a laugh.
Super Great Toilet Keeper
Thanks for the throwback.
For the 2012 Seattle Design Festival’s FYI Poster Contest, we decided to draw the support (literally) of the community to create a relatively small cross section of the people and fans who brought the Sonics back. View our submission as well as the others on the FYI Poster Contest Facebook page HERE - OR - ZOOM IN HERE.
Damn Good. Damn Right.
Superbig was recently featured in a new book, Damn Good, for a few projects. We’re still waiting for our copy, but a favorite designer/blogger/author, David Airey, posted a preview on his site. Thanks, David.
“Brimming with inspiration, Damn Good highlights the favorite work of designers around the globe, showcasing their best and most passionate projects. This unique and diverse collection challenges the status quo and typical industry boundaries, and also contains the stories behind the work — in the words of the creative teams who designed them.” — FROM THE BLURB
The book was created by Tim Lapetino and Jason Adam of Chicago and LA-based design firm Hexanine, and published by How Books. Nice work guys.
The Letter Shaping Game
To all of you type enthusiasts out there, here’s the game for you. Created by Mark MacKay for Method of Action, Shape Type presents you with a mis-shaped character and challenges you to adjust several bezier handles until you’ve smoothed out its curves and corners just right. Its amazing use of the canvas element in HTML5 allows it to replicate Adobe Illustrator’s vector editing environment in a web format, enabling easy manipulation. When you think you’ve adjusted the letterform to perfection,
your letter is compared to the original and you’re given a score based on their similarities. Not only is it a test of you typographic prowess, but Shape Type also gives you a brief type history lesson by listing the typeface name, the type designer and the year
it was released. Go ahead, give it a try! And if you enjoy this game, be sure to also try its predecessor, Kern Me.
The 50 things every creative should know.
I’ve continually come across this very relevant blog and decided that it too was my turn to share. Many of these topics will likely resonate with with a seasoned creative’s routine and #the50 does a good job of briefly examining some of these truths. If you’re a young hopeful fresh out of the gate, this post will probably be more than insightful. With that in mind, we’re always looking for talented and passionate people, if that is you then please refer to topic #11 in the post.
look familiar? it’s a fluke.
Throughout the year Fluke employees need a place to store and tote loose documents. Instead of providing typical blank folders, Fluke decided take an extra step and have folders custom made for all internal personnel. For this project there were two requirements. One, it needed to hold loose documents. Two, it needed have a cool graphic treatment that spoke to the Fluke brand. What we came up with is the classic school Pee-Chee complete with custom illustrations giving it an engineering spin. Who doesn’t appreciate a little nostalgia?