Since I'm helping out this week, I figure I may as well do some self-promoting:
#1: Lookwork, our new RSS reader and image-bookmarking service for creative professionals, is slowly unwrapping itself. You can watch the teaser video below, or apply for a beta account at Lookwork.com.
Harrowing news: America is not the only country overrun by ICP-rocking, facepaint-wearing, Faygo-drinking Juggalos. It appears that, in an occurrence similar to the plot of Outbreak, someone unintentionally packed one into his suitcase and flew to Australia, where it multiplied and became a clan of violent street clowns. The only good news comes from knowing that Australia is an island and it's unlikely that the pandemic will spread beyond its shores.
Alzheimers New Zealand wanted to create a piece that would remind folks about the pain of living with this disease, something that would symbolize the loss of memories for those affected. They actually hollowed out working erasers and retrofitted them with USB thumbdrives. The campaign won a Silver Design Lion at Cannes International Advertising Festival 2010. Just goes to show, about anything is a potential form of media.
The Eraser campaign was developed at Colenso BBDO, Auckland.
A spicy new iPad app has arrived. Flipboard creates a sexy 'magazine' of all your feeds - Facebook, Twitter, etc. More than just an RSS reader or aggregator, it brings a stylish layout and pleasant user interface to the party. Sure the presenter in the vid is a bit douchey, but the app is pretty sweet.
Does is actually take away the intimate contact between reader and paper? For us it did, but of course, we came up standing behind that dude playing Asteroids, laying a quarter down above the the 1P button.