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Sassoon

Via khymeira.

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Glitch

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Yolandi Vi$$er

Some Yolandi Vi$$er randoms.

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Marina Cano

Marina Cano

Beautiful wildlife photography by Marino Cano.

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Underground Supporters Olympics posters

London designers Rizon have created a series of unofficial posters for businesses to sidestep strict marketing rules that prevent them publicising their involvement in the London 2012 Olympics.

Their Underground Supporter posters can be downloaded here and are designed to avoid infringing the guidelines published by Olympic organisers LOCOG.

“Working in the field of licensing and merchandising, the draconian way LOCOG has enforced the brand rules around small and medium enterprises wanting to show their support of the games has incensed us,” says Rizon’s managing director Dave Collins.

“Total control for sponsors is not the Olympic spirit and certainly not in the spirit of British fair play.”

Via Dezeen.

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Elena Sudakova x Sølve Sundsbø

Elena Sudakova photographed by Sølve Sundsbø for Numéro France.

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Living room

Just something about this living room that resonates with me. The art, the table…

Via tiefgang.

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London 2012 Olympic medals

London 2012 Olympic medals

The medals for the London 2012 Olympics were designed by David Watkins and produced at the Royal Mint headquarters in Llantrisant, South Wales.

The design for the reverse features five symbolic elements:

  • The curved background implies a bowl similar to the design of an amphitheatre.
  • The core emblem is an architectural expression, a metaphor for the modern city, and is deliberately jewel-like.
  • The grid suggests both a pulling together and a sense of outreach – an image of radiating energy that represents the athletes’ efforts.
  • The River Thames in the background is a symbol for London and also suggests a fluttering baroque ribbon, adding a sense of celebration.
  • The square is the final balancing motif of the design, opposing the overall circularity of the design, emphasising its focus on the centre and reinforcing the sense of ‘place’ as in a map inset.

The front of the medal always depicts the same imagery at the Summer Games – the Greek Goddess of Victory, Nike, stepping out of the depiction of the Parthenon to arrive in the Host City.

Some more details:

  • The London 2012 Olympic medals weigh 375-400g, are 85mm in diameter and 7mm thick.
  • The gold medal is made up of 92.5% silver and 1.34% gold, with the remainder copper (a minimum of 6g of gold).
  • The silver medal is made up of 92.5% silver, with the remainder copper.
  • The bronze medal is made up of 97.0% copper, 2.5% zinc and 0.5% tin.

Via London 2012.

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MOCA business card

Part of MOCA’s corporate identity incorporates the absence of a logo.

Via Li,Inc.

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Rainbow Slinky

Slinky Study by Thomas Brown.

Via Patternity.

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