Classic Album Covers in Google Street

Like Etienne Lavie, Halley Docherty mixes brilliantly the city with art. In this series, she puts cult albums covers in their real places on Google Street. A mixing which plays with urbanism, music and the digital culture, to discover in the next part of the article.

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Via Fubiz

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Happy Birthday Mac!

Mac 30 – Thirty years of innovation.

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Robot Food’s Fifth Anniversary Oak Aged Rum

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Robot Food arrived at the peak of the global recession. Five years later, they’re toasting success with their very own anniversary rum. Call it what you want – the Global Recession, the Economic Downturn, the Credit Crunch – five years ago, Robot Food were all up to their necks in it. But it wasn’t all bad. January 1 2009 was the time Robot Food made their entrance.

“Even though creative agencies were disappearing all over the globe, we knew it was the right time to set up. Shrinking budgets meant more scrutiny on the quality of output, which opened the playing field to a streamlined, hands-on team willing to work hard and push creative boundaries. To paraphrase John Galliano, it was a credit crunch not a creative crunch.”

Simon Forster, Creative Director

To celebrate these five fantastic years, the agency has had special, limited edition rum bottled, with a label that speaks of ‘a depth and complexity far beyond its years.’ Each bottle has been hand numbered and finished with a branded wax seal. Why rum?

“Rum fuelled many an evening’s conversation as we were setting the business up, so it felt apt. To mark the occasion, we chose a very special pale gold sipping rum.”

Mike Shaw, Client Director

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via thedieline.com

2013

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These are the events of 2013 summed up in a single drawing by artist Mario Zucca to make an end-of-year pop-culture-and-news mashup. (click for larger image) There are around 90 separate events depicted, including Game of Thrones’ Red Wedding, a bunch of video games and apps, pop culture sadness, and news stories.

Migrant Malt Scotch Whiskey

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In early 2013, designer, Chad Michael was contacted by the Trautwein Distillery Company to help them develop their new brand “Migrant”. Trautwein Distillery Company is a German based company who wanted to develop a brand based on their late grandfather, Ken Trautwein, who immigrated to the U.S. in the 1930’s . The solution was to use visual cues from his actual passport, passage, and the rawness that period reflected. The whiskey itself is based on a simple, home whiskey recipe Ken Trautwein concocted decades ago.

Beautifully done.

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From thedieline.com