This Blood Drive Campaign Drops the A’s, B’s, and O’s From Global Brands and Landmarks
Last year the U.K.’s NHS Blood and Transplant launched the Missing Type campaign in England and North Wales to help sign up new blood donors and reverse a steep decline in donations by removing the A’s, B’s, and O’s from corporate logos and familiar landmarks.
Here’s What the U.S. 50-State Flag Could Have Looked Like
The late Robert G. Heft—the man credited with designing the 50-state American flag—was a 17-year-old boy fulfilling a class assignment when he came up with the winning design. The Illustrated America: Old Glory is a new book that features 50 American flag designs submitted by U.S. citizens to President Dwight D. Eisenhower that incorporated Hawaii and Alaska as the 49th and 50th states.
A British Designer Curated a Contemporary Art Exhibition for Dogs
British designer Dominic Wilcox is a master of the whimsical. His childlike imagination has created inventions such as a stained-glass driverless car and a helmet with a crane that serves cereal. He has brought children’s inventions and imaginary friends to life, and last weekend in London, he created a contemporary art exhibition for dogs.
Terra Is Literally a Lawn Chair—a Chair That You Grow in Your Yard
Back at the turn of this century, Torino, Italy–based design and art collective Nucleocame up with an eccentric idea: to grow a sustainable lawn chair made of living grass that you could plant in your backyard. Terra was a design-world hit, winning an award and exhibited at museums like Paris’ Centre Pompidou.
To Read This Book, You Have to Solve a Mechanical Puzzle on Each Page
Beautifully produced books have become coveted objects in a digital world. But young industrial designer Brady Whitney has taken the idea of book as object a step further with Codex Silenda—an intriguing wooden book whose pages you can turn, and story you can unlock, only after solving a different mechanical puzzle on each of its thick, laser-cut, hand-assembled pages.