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HULU 1996!!!

We’re not sure what the reason is, but HULU today has gone retro. All the crappy goodness that was the web in 1996 is now live on HULU; from slowly loading gif images, to annoying guestbook signups, to footers indicating “best viewed on netscape navigator” hahaha YES, 1996 webworld is back. But don’t worry, there is a button that allows you to GO BACK TO THE FUTURE and access the normal HULU you are used to.

GET THOSE 3D GLASSES READY!

FUTURE AMAZING is going 3D in 2011, all our featured stories and featured work online will be shown in glorious 3D; and our NEW business cards will be in 3D too! If that’s not enough will also be making our own custom 3D glasses, which we will hand out to all our friends, family and clients :)

NEW FUTURE AMAZING TUNES!

We’re always listening to a good mix of some pretty awesome tunes at the studio, so we felt it was time we shared. We recently created a custom flash based music player for our website, we have yet to figure out a way to integrate it, we figure we might just make it a popup. The next step is creating a non flash based music player, until APPLE and ADOBE play nice and create an iPhone, iTouch and iPad that can play FLASH DAMN IT! Until then click on the link above or below to check out the tunes we feel influence us and get us going at the studio… Music will be updated on a WEEKLY to Bi-WEEKLY basis :)

>>LAUNCH MUSIC PLAYER<<

NEW YORK TAXIS GET A MAKEOVER

If you’re a New Yorker, you may be saying - “ANOTHER MAKEOVER!?”

However, the makeover is not as extreme as it was in 2007 when the city introduced new hybrid vehicles and a new design to the medallions and layout of information.

As of last week, the city has announced a new plan to simplifiy the NYC Taxis logo with a simple enclosure logo, of the “T” in a black circle. As Mayor Bloomberg put it… “If you live in New York, if you see a yellow T, you know it means TAXI”.

What are your thoughts on what a simple icon like this means, versus the full word? Subjectively speaking, for us, the word TAXI always related to NYC, but a simple Yellow T, we’re not sure if thats enough to represent the iconic yellow baracudas, that dominate the landscape in New York City…

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SIMPLE BUT DIRECT - WOLFF OLINS REEL

LOGO REDESIGN: VAN GOGH MUSEUM OF AMSTERDAM

At first glance, one may feel that there is not big difference or nothing really to captivate or allure. But the new contained logo actually works beautifully as a brand and in its new application system. Click on the link to get a look at the new logo and it’s usage; very clean and clever.

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WOOLLEY FUEL COMPANY HISTORIC ANIMATION

As we embark on the new portion of our services, we decided to create a video for one of our favorite clients. The goal was to show history, nostalgia, and a evoke a sense of trust with the 87 years old company. This was done on a 15" powerbook G4… imagine what we can do on our more robust system…

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HAVING FUN WITH THE CD FORMAT

As the CD will inevitably find its resting place side by side with Maxwell Cassettes, and laser discs, designer Matt Ottdal decided to have some fun. Using the jewel case standard format of a CD, he has created a compilation of experimental types as well as typographic explorations used in these CD jewel case cover samples. It’s quite unique and fun…

DON’T SAY WE NEVER GAVE YA NUTHIN… 60 FREE FONTS!!!

Thanks to TEMPLATE-MONSTER a collective of online and traditional type houses, this month has unveiled the mother of all FREE FONT hookups. Most free fonts, in all honesty SUCK! But there are some real good gems here. Feel free to browse and go through each one - dedicate some time to this, cause it will take awhile, but trust us, it’s all worth it if you are a designer and TypeFace nerd like us :D

>>>GO GET SOME FREE FONTS<<<