Bauhaus Versions of Famous Logos

Honoring the Bauhaus centennial (Walter Gropius founded the German art school in 1919), 99designs opened a competition asking designers to reimagine famous logos in Bauhaus style. This saw Burger King morph into a minimal, more formal presentation, and Google’s simple logo transform into a stream of half circles, among  many more alterations. The designs not only commemorate the school, but also shed light on its …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Nokia's banana phone, exploding stars, the world's oldest tattoos and more in our look around the web

1. Amateur Astronomer Photographs Exploding Star An Argentinian amateur astronomer was simply testing out his new 16-inch telescope by taking a bunch of short-exposure photographs when he managed to snap an image believed to be one in 10 million—or even one in 100 million. The photo is of an exploding star in a distant galaxy—a visual that professionals have been hoping to capture for a …

Lacoste Replaces Croc Logo for Endangered Species

Few logos are as familiar as Lacoste’s crocodile and, for the first time in the brand’s history, the reptile was replaced by not one but 10 other animals. To celebrate the launch of Lacoste and the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s three-year partnership (called Save the Species), 1,775 of the classic T-shirts were adorned with endangered species—from the Vaquitas (a type of porpoise) to …