Posts tagged “august 19 2011

Peter Gregson for Coca Cola

Graphic designer Peter Gregson has designed a series of collectable Coca-Cola cans to celebrate the brand’s 125th anniversary this year. The Serbian designer referenced vintage Coca-Cola ads and posters from the ’30s and ’40s to create a style which, while completely new, reflects the drinks’s longevity


Hewlett-Packard ditching tablet, smartphone and computer businesses

Computer giant Hewlett-Packard is pulling out of the tablet and mobile phone market after poor sales of its products and stiff competition from rivals Apple and Google.The announcement – just a year after the company spent billions acquiring failing mobile maker palm – came as HP said it also plans to sell or spin off its PC division.Together, the moves would take HP out of the consumer market, though it will continue to sell servers and other equipment to business customers.

The shock move comes in the wake of alarming news from retailer Best Buy, who according to reports are struggling shift its stock of over 250,000 HP Touchpad tablet.It has only shifted 10 per cent of the stock so far and is reportedly asking HP to take the rest back.

‘Our TouchPad has not been gaining enough traction in the marketplace,’ said HP CEO Leo Apotheker in a conference call.

‘We have made the difficult but necessary decision to shut down the WebOS hardware operations.’

HP’s mobile device business, which includes the webOS-running smartphones and TouchPad has suffered while rivals Google and Apple have seen roaring sales of their products.


Split Family Portraits – Ulric Collette

A series of portraits and photographic research work on thegenetic similarities among members of the same family. An idea of the photographer Ulric Collette with half faces between brothers, sisters, parents and children.

Son – Father

Sisters

Sister – Brother

Twin Sisters

Mother – Daughter

Father – Son 

Father – Son

Daughter – Mother

Cousin

Brothers

Brothers


Fisker Karma Hybrid

Three years and a billion investment dollars after the Fisker Karma rolled forth as a stunning plug-in-hybrid concept, it’s finally ready to rock as a stunning production car.

While growing up in Denmark, Henrik Fisker inherited from his father a deep appreciation for American cars of the Sixties. Upon completing formal design studies, he put his rearing to excellent use. Warming up for the Karma, Fisker designed the BMW Z8 and the Aston Martin DB9 and V-8 Vantage—all of which stand tall next to any Corvette or Eldorado. Up front there’s a 260-hp, GM-supplied four-cylinder engine spinning a mighty generator. Next in line is a 20-kWh, American-made lithium-ion battery pack. Twin AC motors straddling the rear axle deliver 402 horsepower to the differential.

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The propulsion system, the Brembo brakes, the 22-inch cast aluminum wheels, and the aluminum suspension components are supported by an aluminum space frame stitched together with 260 feet of welds and a thousand or so rivets. The Karma’s aluminum skin is finished with a solar-cell roof, a composite decklid, and plastic bumpers.

The car — which has a base price around $100k — is all the rage among the top players in the green community … and according to reports, Al Gore and Colin Powell are next in line to get a Karma, while Leo DiCaprio got his already


Day into Night

A series of prints that capture the “humanity and energy” that flows in New York from day to night. Stephen Wilkes spent at least 10 hours per piece shooting pictures from the same perspective. Artist Stephen Wilkes 

 


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