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SPRING AWAKENING

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The Finnish design house Marimekko can always be counted on to lift winter-weary spirits with its range of eternally upbeat textile motifs. Here, some of the company’s spring 2014 prints, including (above) a 50th anniversary edition of its famous Unikko poppy, magnified in size this time–as all indelible images deserve to be.

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HEARTY

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Turkey, bacon, gruyere cheese, tomato, iceberg lettuce, and dijon mayonnaise. Sounds like a New Yorker to me. The sandwich, that is, being offered by the London cafe chain, Benugo, which has just undergone a branding makeover that includes cute visuals, like this poster.

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GETTING CLEAN

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In one of the most peculiar brand loyalty stories ever told, New York Magazine reports that Tide laundry detergent–no lie–has become valuable currency in street drug transactions.  It sells “for either $5 cash or $10 worth of weed or crack cocaine.”

 

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SHADOW BOX

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Admittedly, self-initiated “minimalist” film posters have a vaguely design-school-project feel about them. But I give high marks to the creator of this Batman poster, mainly for injecting a bit of textural interest with that crushed paper backdrop.