The Hotlist – Edition 4

NEWS

The Internet’s Top 5 Challenges In The Next 5 Years: IADAS

slide_16053_223343_huge

As the Internet enters its fourth decade, the IADAS believes the next five years must see improvements in privacy protection, copyright law, net neutrality, the open web and Internet security.

Take a look through our slideshow (below) explaining each of these challenges, their implications, and directions that some have already taken on the road to constructive solutions that promote a vibrant Web. Vote for the issue you find the most pressing, and share your thoughts for creative solutions in the comments.

AD CAMPAIGN

Adios LA

header4_960

You can slip out the back Jack or you can put up five 10 x 23 foot billboards in your neighborhood. Adios LA is a visual goodbye to the city Jon Jackson has called home for years as the artist heads east making New York his new home. Not wanting to string LA along, he has decided to firmly break it off through a graphic billboard series posted on the famous streets of his first love. Most take Mr. Simon’s advice when leaving town, but if you want a city with benefits you better do more than make a new plan Stan.

PACKAGING

Stranger & Stranger Christmas Absinthe

absinthe2

Whats better than ornate lettering? Ornate lettering, stamped in gold and letterpress on an alcohol bottle that’s what. This bottle is a beautiful piece of design work…

MUST READ

The Art of the Design Critique

5208274883_a2d89c5893_b

“…Despite its value to the outcome of the design process, it’s far too often avoided like a trip to the dentist because we subconsciously feel criticism of our work is not just a reflection on our design, but is a spotlight upon our personal shortcomings. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Proper design criticism focus on goals, outcomes, and the needs of the users. …”

WORKSPACE

Garrett Murray

deskvert

Garrett Murray’s ultra clean temporary setup in New Jersey. We need to get our hands on some Herman Miller stuff, STAT!

TYPE

Cool Font Pairings – Fontfuse

Screen shot 2011-01-28 at 1.05.01 AM

Choosing the right font pairing is an art that requires passion and skill. Introducing FontFuse, the font pairing design resource driven by quality fonts from the best type foundries and your limitless creativity. Take the plunge into FontFuse!

SITE REDESIGN

Apple

Screen shot 2011-01-28 at 1.22.00 AM

Apple made some site tweaks this week which made came with some oohs, aahs, and GASPS. I would wager that in a few weeks they’ll turn to loves & inspirations.

MUSIC

Foo Fighters Tease

Screen shot 2011-01-28 at 1.28.02 AMThe Foo Fighters have been on our radar for a while with their new album but, they released this fantastic tease that already has 500K plays on soundcloud… This album is going to be on repeat for a long time when it comes out.

VIDEO

House Industries Trailer

Screen shot 2011-01-28 at 1.31.56 AMHouse Industries showcases their amazing work archive, that show why, they rock as much as they do. Watch it over and over.

HAVE A TIP?

Feel free to send us a tip if you think you’ve got the hot stuff. ‘hotlist@fuelyourcreativity.com’

Designer, Maker of Things | Creative Director – @boomtownroi You should follow him on twitter @chadengle .

 

If you liked this article, please help spread the news on the following sites:

  • Bump It
  • Blend It
  • Bookmark on Delicious
  • Stumble It
  • Float This
  • Reddit This
  • Share on FriendFeed
  • Clip to Evernote