Remembering the Designer Who Made Our Cities More Colorful

The graphic designer Deborah Sussman died at the age of 83 this week, leaving behind a technicolor legacy. She was perhaps most famous for designing the graphics and signage for the 1984 Summer Olympics, which transformed Los Angeles into a dazzling playground of magenta and teal. But Sussman also left her mark on… » 8/22/14 9:57am 8/22/14 9:57am

The World's Largest HD LED Display Takes Over Jacksonville

Not everything is bigger in Texas. The gargantuan LED display housed in the Dallas Cowboys' stadium, and the even the slightly more humongous display in the Houston Texans' stadium, have just been displaced by the mega-jumbotron debuting today in Jacksonville. » 7/26/14 11:30am 7/26/14 11:30am

With Video Walls This Huge, You'll Forget You're on a Cruise Ship

Luxury liners are getting bigger and more grandiose every year. Royal Caribbean's newest cruise ships, for example, are the size of a small town. And, rather than simply stare out at the ocean, revelers aboard these boats will be treated to a visual experience like none before thanks to an array of cutting-edge… » 10/09/13 11:50am 10/09/13 11:50am

Seattle Jokester Redesigns Languishing Construction Hole as a Whimsical…

While we doubt the 3-year-old construction "hole" that's plagued Seattle neighborhood Green Lake will actually become a play area—complete with 65-space unicycle parking lot—it's really the thought that counts, and the thought here is pretty clever. » 8/21/11 11:00am 8/21/11 11:00am

The Easy Way to Keep Trucks From Hitting Bridges

I'll admit that I'm not intimately familiar with whatever system of maps, measurements, signs and stations is currently keeping trucks from slamming into overpasses, but it has to be a hell of a lot more complicated than this. [Reddit] » 12/18/10 12:00am 12/18/10 12:00am

NeonClick Sign Snaps Together Like Legos

Here's a simplified way to snap yourself together a quick neon sign. Connect the first module to the $30 power supply, and string together whatever catchy phrase you wish in your choice of pink, green or blue letters or numbers. » 11/30/06 4:54pm 11/30/06 4:54pm