Monthly Archives: January 2011

Davos Crest

Davos, Switzerland, is a famous Alpine resort town now better known globally for being the site of the annual World Economic Forum than for its ski slopes and chalet.  The WEF takes place this week, from January 26-30. In reading recent news about the event and town of Davos itself, we recently stumbled upon the official “wappen” crest, which we find striking in it’s utter simplicity and, frankly, its dullness. And , yet, it has a refreshing look.

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Diddy Sucks / You Would

Multiple stencils of hip-hop supa-dupa-star producer and rapper Kanye West on the protective wood lamp post hoarding in Nolita, in downtown New York City. “Diddy Sucks” (a reference to music mogul P. Diddy, a.k.a. Puff Daddy, a.k.a. Sean Combs) and “You Would” are written next the image of Kanye. Too funny. The stencil looks great.

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Style Rookie

Along with the Sartorialist, the Style Rookie is another of our favorite go-to style blogs. Also known as “the New Girl in Town,” the site is written by 13-year-old Tavi Gevinson, who in a couple of years went from obscurity to becoming an influential voice in global style, invited to sit in the front row at fashion shows and pen stories for magazines.

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Fresh Brew Badge

We recently unlocked the Foursquare Fresh Brew badge. It was a pleasant surprise. But what we found even more pleasant was the badge design itself, which is elegant in its simplicity. Good stuff.  (BTW, we unlocked the badge while checking in at Intelligentsia Coffee at Sunset Junction in Silver Lake, in Los Angeles.)

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Meat Without Feet

Our Global Graphica friend and all-round creative force of goodness,  Richard, sent us this pic from the road and it put a massive smile on our face: The “Meat Without Feet” truck somewhere in the wilds of greater New York City suburbia (quite possibly Conneticut). Clever touch of marketing. LOVE IT.

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Image Copyright 2011 Richard Haase. All rights reserved.

Jupiler Beer Logo

Love the logo and design of this Jupiler beer coaster we found in Amsterdam. Jupiler is a massively popular Belgian lager widely available in Belgium’s neighbor, the Netherlands.

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I Amsterdam

Select shots of life-size letters sculpture of the “I Amsterdam” logo and slogan in Museumplein park next to the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, Holland.

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