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Taco Bell Rebrands

  • Posted by Broz
  • On 11/20/2016
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Everyone’s favorite late night drunken fast food joint is getting rebranded and some people aren’t happy.   The old Taco Bell logo was hardly sophisticated, but goddammit: it was proudly 90s. The decade of Chester Cheetah, of Wayne’s World, of Clinton Sax, of OK Soda and leopard-print leggings. It had a defiantly Double Dare aesthetic that double […]
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This Bud’s For ‘Murica

  • Posted by Broz
  • On 05/11/2016
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Until the November presidential election, Budweiser is modifying its beer cans to read America rather than Budweiser and some other “patriotic” design changes.     Budweiser is going to potentially ingenious, potentially absurd branding extremes.     Going patriotic isn’t genius or absurd; it’s played. Budweiser did it back in 2012 to make more money during the […]
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The End of Twitter

  • Posted by Broz
  • On 02/07/2016
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Is the end of Twitter imminent? Since its IPO last in 2013, there has been an absence of substantial user growth, a lack of company direction and Twitter has become a well-known bully pulpit (take Jimmy Kimmel’s well-known bit Celebrities Read Mean Tweets, for example). Four of Twitter’s top executives have left for greener pastures and their […]
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The Golden Ratio In Design

  • Posted by Broz
  • On 01/26/2016
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When I was a young art student I took art history from a professor who was obsessed with taking the Golden Ratio and ghosting it over works of art. He spent an entire semester dropping it on top of the Mona Lisa, the Parthenon and even the Apple logo. One can only listen to a failed alcoholic photographer at a […]
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Denver Before The Boom

  • Posted by Broz
  • On 12/06/2015
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At the Denver Public Library you can view photographer Kim Allen’s photographs of Denver before the real estate boom. Being a native of Denver, I remember LoDo before Coors Field, the lofts and the rooftop bars  took over. It was a place few would venture after dark, unless you wanted to score a bevy of illegal […]
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Reese’s ‘Not’ Xmas Tree Peanut Butter Cups

  • Posted by Broz
  • On 11/30/2015
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‘Tis the season for bitching about something petty on the internet. The latest victim is Reese’s Christmas Tree Peanut Butter Cups. Hard to argue that they look anything but an actual Xmas tree. http://twitter.com/AshweeCarter/status/668989061332377600/photo/1   People should stop bitching about how the peanut butter cups don’t resemble blobs and are actually laced with toxic chemicals. Here are but […]
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Denver International Airport Rebrands

  • Posted by Broz
  • On 09/17/2015
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Commemorating its 20th anniversary, Denver International Airport (DIA) has rebranded with a new logo. The new design features the Jeppesen Terminal (which wasn’t built when the original logo was designed) and displays the airport code DEN boldly, downplaying the actual name Denver International Airport. The airport is known as DEN and not DIA globally, so the change is […]
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Yankees Suck!

  • Posted by Broz
  • On 09/06/2015
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A great read about the hardcore punk kids that built the Yankees Suck t-shirt empire. To say their tactics were anything but law abiding is something of an understatement.   How they dealt with competition: Given the profits, it was inevitable the competition would start selling knockoffs. None of this was regulated. But the Suckers weren’t sold […]
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New Logo for Google

  • Posted by Broz
  • On 09/02/2015
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The new logo for Google unveiled. Not surprisingly, the internet had much to say. Google also released a plethora of branding concepts that did not make the cut. This is all part of the larger plan that puts Google under a new holding company called Alphabet. Here is how Google founder Larry Page explains it:   What is Alphabet? […]
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New Zealand’s New Flag

  • Posted by Broz
  • On 08/12/2015
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For decades, New Zealanders have debated changing their national flag as critics feel the design does not represent the country accurately. The Union Jack and the placement and color of the stars of the Southern Cross do not differentiate it much from Australia’s flag. Prime Minister John Key announced a referendum in 2014 to change the flag and […]
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