Mickey Mouse is obviously more well-known than Bugs Bunny. But there’s a kitschy globalization aspect to Mickey that Bugs has somehow managed to avoid ,even though they both served as mascots for their companies (Disney and Warner Bros., respectively). How did Bugs do it?
So, if a dark-skinned alien with Kryptonian-on-Earth levels of power landed in the Deep South in 1839 and found himself a slave, he’d just break the chains binding him and others, right? Not necessarily.
An alien ship lands on Earth. Its occupant gets raised as human, hiding special abilities for fear of reprisal. But when the superpowered extraterrestrial becomes an adult, Truth, Justice and the American Way mean something very different. Because this strange visitor from another planet is black.
Buying a motorcycle helmet is a very tricky process. Most helmets are impossible to find if you want to try them on, plus everything fits differently, and most of the descriptions provided by helmet-makers are indecipherable and incoherent. Luckily for you, I get to try a lot of them out firsthand—and I’m here to help.
Icon 4x4 builds Frankenstein vehicles—off-road trucks that meld modern mechanicals with vintage bodywork to create jaw-dropping machines. As founder Jonathan Ward showed off two of his creations to us, it became clear: These aren’t just hot-rods; they’re architecture, fashion, and industrial design rolled into…
The most fundamental item of motorcycle gear is also, frequently, the most misunderstood. Let’s clear up the conventional wisdom and marketing obfuscation, then put the best, safest helmet possible on your head.
The share icon is broken. There are all manner of graphic elements designed to convey the action of sharing—but because we can't settle on a single design, most of us are left confused about what button to press in order to spread our love.
The devil's in the detail, and when it comes to iOS that even includes the tiny elements that make up its icons. Like the new Maps one, which is focussed around Apple's upcoming Spaceship Campus.
Co-author of Beautiful Creatures Margaret Stohl has left the world of southern Casters for alien love! Her latest scifi series, Icons revolves around a strange invasion and group of kids who are somehow connected to it. Conspiracies, plant tentacles and love! Check out the book trailer debut right now.
This is Marc Andreessen. He's not as rich as Bill Gates, not as inspirational as Steve Jobs, nor as well-known as Mark Zuckerberg—but that doesn't make him any less important. Because, in his twenty year career, Andreessen has probably done more than any other person to change the way we communicate online.
As goofy as Bluetooth headsets may be, there's still people who use them on a daily basis. So what happens to those people when they want to listen to music and use a headset? They need something like Jawbone's The Nerd.
Dwayne McDuffie's work is a huge reason why many of us still care about superheroes, and comics generally. He reportedly died today, of unknown causes.
Susan Kare, famous for making UI elements and icons for the Mac in the 1980s, then NeXT afterwards, is now selling prints of her original Macintosh icons. It says to visitors, "I was a nerd before you." [Kareprints via Laughing Squid]
The generic user icon in Outlook 2010, the stand in picture users see when a contact doesn't have a photo, seems to bear a striking resemblance to Bill Gates' infamous 1977 mug shot. Oh you slick Microsoft developer, you.
That's what he said to designer Joshua Kopac when he told him that the iTunes 10 logo "really" sucks. No, not "prepare to die". I mean "We disagree."