Below was one of our main competitors, notice that the comic is marked AJ but the letters appear side by side instead of stacked.
Repurposing unplayable 45s with a RFID player. You always see a lot of scratched up, neglected 45s at flea markets and garage sales. Records that won't play anymore. This system uses a sticker wih an RFID antenna inside, and a reader in the form of a "record player". You can program the stickers to cue up any playlist you want. This is something that I've been working on for the last couple of days. They're still mp3 files, and the records still take up space, this is just a new, cheap way of listening to music at parties without people all huddled around a computer.
Last week I made a post about the Pink Lady apple of
Italy Australia and I thought that the branding around the fruit was great. Today, another apple. When we went to the store this morning, a nervous but smiling woman gave us an apple in a box for free- the Annurca apple from Campania! This is one of the earliest apples that we know of- you can see it in the frescoes of ancient Rome. They pick the apples when they aren't ripe, and then lay them out on some hay and turn them every once and a while to ripen them until they turn red. It's a little too mealy for me but still fun to eat. Plus- another example of interesting apple branding.
Did you know that after the Ramones, Dee Dee Ramone started rapping? Now a lot of people make fun of him for this, but I've gotta say...There's something really innocent and interesting about these songs. It's like he just did whatever he wanted to and didn't care what anyone else thought- or maybe it was the drugs who knows? These videos aren't really videos at all, but I suggest that you let them play while you go to wikipedia and read up on Dee Dee. First song isn't rap, second one sort of is, and the third one- is. He even raps in german.
When I was going to school at KCAD in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Brian was my drawing instructor. That second image in this post? I remember when he drew that in class- it took him maybe 3 minutes. He's got a great style and still does his art while also doing animations/illustrations in the medical industry, the contract furniture industry, as well as some stuff for the film industry and every once and a while an album cover. Industry. Check out his blog here, and more animation work here.