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Wacom gets into DJ Gear with NextBeat

If you work in the creative industry, you would have heard of Wacom. They are well known and respected for their lines of graphics tablets. In fact they make the best ones out there, for professionals all the way down to cheap models for beginners. They don’t really have any competition. Well apparently having a complete monopoly on graphics tablets isn’t enough. They are now getting into musical/audio/dj equipment. The company has announced a new line of touch-sensitive controlled consoles called NextBeat. Details are a bit thin at the moment, but what we know is a device it has lots of buttons and knobs and a small LCD for controlling samples. It’s got a large touch-sensitive pad that...

Wacom gets into DJ Gear with NextBeat
posted on: Mar 18, 2009 | author: Edna

Beautiful Australian Wine Label Design...

I’m a sucker for good packaging. And I’m a sucker for a good bottle of vino, but will also settle for a nicely designed label on some rubbish plonk. Although this usually leads me to drinking some rather unsavory wine, I do think the world is a better place with nicely designed anything. The world is also a better place through the eyes of a drunk. Designer Daily has put together a really pretty selection of 25 wine bottle labels. TheDirtyMexican actually spotted this one, but he was clearly too lazy to post it – so I will do it on his behalf. Our faves after the jump....

Beautiful Australian Wine Label Design
posted on: Mar 13, 2009 | author: Edna

Freaking Amazing French Live Visuals

Holy crap – this video will wake you up. It’s an amazing electronic music live set by Etienne de Crécy at the “transmusicales de Rennes” music festival. Apparently the visuals are done by the France based (duh!) group Exzyt, who’s website seems to be down at the moment. They call themselves Experimental Architects – who apparently marinate construction with video, music, graphic design, photography and gastronomy, without forgetting to leave space for interaction, freedom, informality and unpredictability. Our projects can result in spatial video games, architectural buildings, musical environments and/or thematic food feasts. Yes. I love the way the french describe themselves. It all sounds very exciting. Much like this video. Anyway – I’d kill to see this...

posted on: Jan 28, 2009 | author: Edna


Much has been made of the death of the Polaroid, you’ve all probably read thousands of articles on it and went out and stockpiled catridges like they were tins of beans in the days leading up to the Y2k crisis. News of the shutting down of production was taken badly by design mavens worldwide. Wailing blog posts likened the decision to a dagger thrust into the heart of kitsch lovers worldwide, it was an apocalypse on par with a decision to stop global cute puppy production. Auschwitz had nothing on this man-made disaster. Believe. Humanity has never been subjected to such a nefarious example of corporate malevolence and short-sightedness. Thankfully, a hero has emerged. Technology and a geek...

posted on: Nov 19, 2008 | author: thedirtymexican


This is one for the designers and type freeks amongst you – the Typocalypse series by Lars Willem Veldkampf. A simple yet engaging examination of Font and the subliminal messages its use is sending. Check them out some of our favs after the...

posted on: Oct 24, 2008 | author: thedirtymexican

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