Good Reason #01 for being a Seattle resident: Getting “Cupcaked”. It’s true, we were “Cupcaked” today. It was most definitely unexpected and really quite awesome to say the least. The very generous folks at Cupcake Royale chose us for their random act of cupcaking. Apparently they choose a group of people they admire and deliver free cupcakes. It’s almost too good to be true. So as a Pioneer Square safety precaution and because technically the cupcakes are kind of from strangers, we made the intern eat one first. Just playin. Thanks Cupcake Royale! The packaging and gift set was also very nicely designed. Looks like we’ll be paying it forward soon.
Random act of cupcake!?!
A “Superbig” Holiday Card
Since a few of us have already fallen off the resolution bandwagon, this post is a little belated, but we wanted to share it anyway. This holiday, we decided to send our clients and friends a larger dose of festive cheer than usual so we created an extra large holiday card to show just how much we care. Get it?… a super big card. We like to think of it as something for all their other holiday cards to look up to. As for mailing it goes, you know what big cards mean… superbig envelopes. We hope you all had a wonderful holiday! Wishing you the best in 2013!
‘Bottleware’ – Upcycled Coca Cola Bottles
Since 1916, Coca Cola has maintained a close eco-friendship with the earth by recycling their iconic bottles. The bottles are collected, cleaned, and reused time after time, but eventually the bottles deteriorate and their lives as Coca-Cola vessels must come to an end. That’s where Japanese design firm nendo comes in. In collaboration with Coca Cola, Nendo has given new life to these retired bottles by creating lovely bowls and dishes that retain the greenish-blue tint, dimpled base, and distinctive lower shape of the original bottles. Take a closer look at this beautiful example of upcycling here.
Super Great Toilet Keeper
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.
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.