Ever since my subscription to Kite Monthly lapsed, I didn't realize octopus kites were a thing. Turns out there are YouTube videos of octopus kites going back years and years, but it's one that was shot just this week that's gone viral on social media: That massive beast was launched
Seeking talented, self motivated designers to design and develop packaging for licensed products. Must have 2+ years of Packaging Design experience, a clear understanding of consumer packaging design and print expectations (bleeds, die lines, retouching, formats, resolution, mock ups, etc.) and a solid understanding of design, layout and type usage.
Ideal candidates have a bachelors of Science in Engineering (Mechanical or Manufacturing) and can perform plastic, component, and assembly specification analysis to ensure function & quality targets. Must have an understanding of injection molding and part design CAD (Solidworks) and the ability to build hand mock-ups and test concepts quickly.
Candidates must have a Bachelors in Industrial Design or Advertising and will contribute to the development of game design strategies, maximize current technologies and trends, and leverage best practices. A minimum of 7 years of progressive experience in consumer packaged goods design, and previous experience developing licensed products is required.
This is a wood toy set design for preschooler kids, aiming to stretch the kids' imagination, is easy to assemble and safe to play with. The product concept also tries to explore a second life for the product to be sustainable.
As a child, I had a mild fear of the dark. Okay, I would scream hysterically whenever left in a pitch black room. I had a Peter Cottontail nightlight for most of my childhood, upgrading to a plain white one in the hallway for a few years after that, and
Candidates will be responsible for producing high quality, creative graphics on toy packaging from concept to production. Applicants should have 3-5 years of consumer goods packaging/graphic design experience and hold a BFA Degree. A working knowledge of type manipulation, photography, mechanical art production and preparing 3D packaging samples required!
The creator of Trunki, Rob Law, as quoted by the BBC in their story on the verdict, says he was "bewildered by this judgment, not just for ourselves but for the huge wave of uncertainty it brings to designers in Britain”.
With hotly anticipated entries like the virtual reality Oculus Rift headset dropping for us consumers at the end of this month, and Microsoft's Hololens augmented reality hardware available to developers around the same time, this spring makes for as clear of a starting line as we've seen in the race
Dear Reader, are you perhaps … looking to freshen up the scenario for your design history reenactment group? … a sun-loving DIYer caught in-doors, seeking to evade a persistent winter? … a creative-type in a gestational holding pattern while awaiting a Spring delivery? If you are then read
Seeking exceptional motion graphics designers with expertise in Cinema 4D and a focus on animation (can you model products in Cinema 4D, then bring it to life with animation?). Primary responsibility will be to conceptualize, design and produce top notch work (both in motion and static) from concept to completion.
Lego has got the interlocking toy brick market locked down, and in the half-century since launching their signature product, they've gone from mere toymaker to outright cultural force. We tend to think of them as the toy brick company. So I was surprised to learn that they were not the
Core77's editors spend time combing through the news so you don't have to. Here's a weekly roundup of our favorite stories from the World Wide Web. Meet the Designers Behind the "Ethnically Ambiguous" Bratz DollsEnter a caption (optional)Like the rest of the world we applaud Barbie's new realistic looks, but
The Swiss type foundry Grilli Type likes to do as much as it can to bring its letterforms to life. “For us, it's always important to also create this visual world around our typefaces, to make them more than just those black-and-white shapes that we know nobody will ever care
These hard-to-believe GIFs have been ripped into a video that's making the rounds on social media: First off, the footage is real. Secondly, as is often the case these days, the creators are not being credited--while the science-themed Facebook pages that have re-uploaded the GIFs as their own videos are
Introducing WooBots– a high-quality wood robot collection designed for action-packed fun. Specially crafted to transform into different states in just a few seconds, each character is totally unique in design and the limits to creativity are endless.
When the Optimal Bow Teknika first made its way into my inbox, I was skeptical. Featuring belly-baring women and a twisted piece of metal weaponry, the promotional materials looked like something out of an apocalyptic video game (and one that's a bit objectifying of women). Nonetheless, I was intrigued. Described
WowWee is a multiple award-winning OEM leader in the Technological Toy and Gadget space. Creative designs, innovative technology and a good dose of fun have allowed WowWee to develop high tech toys and consumer electronics that entertain both kids and adults alike. With office locations spread across the globe we
Industrial designer Arthur Sacek has an unusual blend of specialities: Product design, LEGO, computer graphics and digital fabrication. A current project of his, the Lego Pinpoint Animator, is a good example of how this cocktail of skills manifests itself in the form of an innovative tool. Sacek's device is
Bethany Koby is the co-founder of Technology Will Save Us. Their DIY Gadget Kits are the most accessible way to play and code with technology. Koby loves inspiring kids, and has put together a list of gifts for the Creator Generation.
Recently amid cartoonish background noise and joyful participants playing musical fruit (more on this later), I had a fascinating conversation about the future of art and technology with some facilitators of the new Design Interactions Studio taking place at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. In our brief
Xraycer is the ultimate mountain wheeler for adults an the lightest, most intuitive and portable summer sled ever created. The Xraycer is built as a toy for adults based on the idea of driving downhill without restrictions, bringing an extra element of fun to a beautiful mountain hike.
Edge Dominos maintain the traditional number pattern but innovate by using solid aluminum and removing all excess material. Travel-size and light weight, Edge works just as well on the go as it does around the home. The durable black metal finish and laser engraved number pattern will never scratch off,
As we saw a few years ago with Chuck Stover's work, Shapeways and 3D printing have become a go-to source for unusual dice designs. Here are some eye-catching stainless steel pieces on Shapeways by Ceramic Wombat: I'm guessing you roll this one to get better Wi-Fi: Steampunk Dice also has
If you were tasked with designing a two-sided die, what would you come up with? Let’s say the only criteria is that it cannot be a coin, as it must roll inside of a dice-roller like Wyrmwood’s Dice Tower. The easiest way to solve the problem--and only change the
Photographer Spencer Rutting was volunteering for a youth organization when he had an activity idea: To organize a race where the kids would build their own self-powered vehicles. It was a success, as "The kids loved building real stuff and they were really creative with the material that was available."
Jason Camberis remembers what it was like to play arcade games as a kid. Now a grown man, the Chicago-based engineer builds and kits out arcade cabinets for a living. But no matter how faithful his reproductions, when you compare the sensation of playing one as an adult versus playing
Ready, set—snap! Earlier this month, Art Center College of Design hosted their annual Formula E competition (the 'E' is for elastic) where students, professionals—and anyone else crazy enough to participate—are invited to build and race rubber-band-powered toy cars. The main competition takes place on the art school's Pasadena campus, but
We designers are perhaps biased in thinking the best thing a parent can do is support any creative interest shown by their child. But bias aside, I've gotta put Australia-based Tez Gelmir forth as a candidate for the Father of the Year award. "My son has recently developed an interest/obsession
Nearly two decades ago, Marc Prensky perfectly defined that awkward feeling of explaining how to use an iPad to your grandparents by coining the terms 'digital native' and 'digital immigrant.' Having recently spent a week with my grandparents, I can't help but feel a renewed appreciation for that exact
Growing up, Joshua Ben Longo was plagued with terrible night terrors—often waking up in the middle of the night to see ghosts, trolls and forms of smoke tormenting him above his bed. "Sometimes the hallucinations are harmless, but too often they are frightening," says Longo, who still experiences them occasionally.
We've had an eye on the "Hackaball" project by London based agency Made by Many since we heard wind early last year. What started out as a brief for two talented incoming interns, slowly grew legs and spiraled into a learning project that saw the studio stepping back from the
Apparently, everyone's favorite familial relationship testing board-game Monopoly was first conceived in 1903 as an educational tool by American Elizabeth Magie— the game-play intended to illustrate the negative aspects of concentrating land in private monopolies. Over a century on, the brand has lost much of its satirical sting—indeed, now something...
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