Category: Design

Chicago: City of Big Holes 

The Chicago Spire designed by Santiago Calatrava was poised to rise and twist 360 degrees over 150 stories near Chicago’s Navy Pier. However financial woes have almost certainly doomed the project and Chicago is left with an enormous hole just off Lake Shore Drive.

Early this year the Chicago Architectural Club saw an opportunity and held a global competition, Mine the Gap, in which it posed the question: What the hell should we do with this frigging massive hole? (paraphrased) From dozens of entries the results have been announced and below are some of the more intriguing and occasionally wacky submissions. The winner is the first image, called The Second Sun. Much more detailed imagery on their site.

 

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Anthony Burril Says: Say Yes More Than No 

Here at headquarters we just framed and hung Anthony Burril’s Work Hard and Be Nice To People print and now he’s already gone and teamed up with the West Wales non-profit The Do Lectures to make this sweet woodblock print.

The Do lectures are all about getting a handful of speakers together in one place, in the hope that they may inspire you to go Do something. To give you the tools and the desire to change the things you care about.

I’ll take one poster and one ticket to Wales, please. (via bltd)

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Tuned Pale Ale Encourages Beer Drinkers to Make Music 

 

Pretty much my holy trinity: beer, music, and design all wrapped into some beautiful packaging by Matt Braun and Chris Mufalli for Tuned Pale Ale.

Tuned Pale Ale is a product that explores the musical affordable in everyday objects and promotes social spontaneity. While drinking beer, people become musically encouraged and often start making music with objects around them. This product aims to promote more of this type of social interaction.

(via Gizmodo)

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