So this campaign from the NYC Health Department has an interesting message, you know, pointing out that sugary, corn-syrupy drinks might be causing you to put on some extra pounds. But will someone please finish Photoshopping the one with the Gatorade bottle? I’ve never poured a green Gatorade in to a cup, only to have it magically become a brownish, bourbon color.
This is a pretty interesting project from MIT. Basically you type your name it, it searches the internet to find information about you and puts together a handy little chart of how the internet sees you. I’m not entirely sure on how to interpret it, but I think I’m a professional that likes books, sports and politics that has more accidents than the normal person. Cabell’s makes sense, education and art are the big ones for him. Check out our web personas below and click here to do yours.
I always think to myself every morning when I brush my teeth that there has to be an easier way to get all the toothpaste out of the tube. And now a Korean designer has thought of something to help in my quest. It’s a toothbrush with a slit in it to slide the end of the toothpaste tube in to and then it helps you get more of the toothpaste out. I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it again, simple is always best. Click here for more.
Something you probably don’t know about part of the WORK Labs staff is that we’ve got a pretty strong New Jersey background. Well, specifically, Jen and I are both from New Jersey. So I was asking Jen if she ever knew about these dinosaurs near Freehold (yes, the one Bruce Springsteen is from) that were made from old car parts. It was something that I remembered always driving by and you could see them from the highway. I think in kindergarten or first grade, my class took a field trip there as well. It was such an overwhelming experience, being 3 feet tall and standing next to a dinosaur that’s 25 feet tall. It’s one of those memories that is so surreal it almost seems like it must have been a dream. But either way, after a few minutes on Google, I found Jim Gary’s Dinosaurs. These have to be it. The only one I vaguely remember is the last one, because I think you could actually see that from the highway. But, really, how many people in central NJ in the mid-eighties were making dinosaurs out of old car parts? I’m posting a few resources here for you to check out, because these dinosaurs are awesome. First is a blog called Lost In Jersey, which is where most of these snapshots are from, the photos link to that. The second is what I believe was Gary’s actual website. And finally, Jim Gary on Wikipedia. I could go on to tell you all about him, but I’d just be repeating what all the other sites say, so check them out.
The Dieline has a pretty good post up about General Mills re-releasing some retro cereal boxes. I really love how much more simple these are than the boxes of late. But then again I really love when things are designed to be simple and straight-forward. Click here for more.