11 Fonts That Designers Love To Hate


Every design project is unique and requires a typeface that matches the visual aesthetics and compliments the content. However, there are some typefaces that designers try to steer clear of, because they find them ugly, outdated or overused. … Check it out ▸

If You Love Music And Hate Exercise, Here’s The Perfect App For You


Over 50% of teenagers in Poland don't do any exercise. The Run With Heart Foundation found a way to encourage them by rewarding them with the one thing most of them love – music. They collaborated with Warner, Universal and Sony and created a mobile website called Moving Tracks, where teens can listen to new tracks, but on one condition – the song only plays … Check it out ▸

LOL: 20 Lies Designers Tell Their Clients


Regular readers and subscribers of Digital Synopsis know that we've always been pro-designers and anti-clients (the annoying ones). Today's post is an exception and consists of 20 funny lies that designers tell their clients. From "golden ratios" to "international recognition", if you're a designer, you must have used at least one of these inflated jargons … Check it out ▸

This Brilliant Comic Strip On Rich Vs Poor Upbringing Will Humble You


Auckland-based illustrator Toby Morris reminds us that not everyone gets the same privileges in life, with this brilliant comic titled "On a Plate". The illustrations depict the story of two individuals born into different households and how their backgrounds and families play a huge role in the kind of opportunities they get in life. Check it out below. … Check it out ▸

This Device Tweets A Complaint To The Govt. Every Time A Car Runs Over A Pothole


Panama is a modern city but the roads have more holes than swiss cheese. To highlight this infrastructure failure, news channel Telemetro Reporta installed special devices inside potholes that tweet a complaint to the Department Of Public Works every time a car runs over them. They also had a special segment on the TV news show to present the complaints and … Check it out ▸

WWF Uses Photos Taken By Animals And Birds To Raise Money For Endangered Species


To raise funds for the preservation of endangered species, WWF Spain and stock photography site Latinstock came up with a brilliant project titled Animal Copyrights. They mounted lightweight harnesses with tiny cameras on to animals and birds and captured breathtaking views of their natural environment. They then selected the best photos and created a … Check it out ▸

Clever Toothpaste Ads Show How A Smile Changes The Entire Meaning Of A Message


Crest Toothpaste and agency Conill (US) have come up with an amusing campaign that shows how a smile changes the entire story. The ads show two versions of the same message, one with and the other without a smile emoticon. The addition of the emoticon changes the entire context of the message. Check them out below. … Check it out ▸

How Humans React To Different Colors


Did you know that green is used for night vision goggles because the human eye is most sensitive to, and able to recognise most shades of that color? People are often more productive in rooms painted blue. Pink makes us crave sugar. Red increases enthusiasm. Grey represents non-involvement, giving it a formal authority. … Check it out ▸

Here’s A Clever Billboard Designed To Make You Want Coffee


Based on the fact that yawning is contagious, Café Pelé came up with an interesting stunt at the Fradique Coutinho metro station in São Paulo. They installed a digital billboard with motion sensors that played a video of a man yawning every time someone came close to the display. As a result, most of the commuters themselves started yawning, after which, a … Check it out ▸

LOL: 21 Client Emails That Designers Hate To Receive


Creative Market has compiled a funny list of client emails that designers absolutely dread receiving. Most of them are plain old client stupidity, but some (like the payment-related ones) are just pure evil. Check out the compilation below. … Check it out ▸

Volkswagen Embarrasses Movie Latecomers In Funny Theatre Stunt For The New Passat


To highlight the pedestrian detector on the new Passat, Volkswagen came up with this cheeky stunt in Proyecciones cinema in Madrid. Before the movie started, when the trailers were rolling, latecomers were put in the spotlight with a beeping sound in the background. The audience had no clue what was going on. Watch the video below to know more. … Check it out ▸

Signatures Of 25 Famous Entrepreneurs And Their Hidden Meanings


MyPrint247 has come up with an interesting infographic that uses handwriting analysis (graphology) to provide a glimpse into the personalities of 25 famous tech entrepreneurs. The list includes Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Tim Cook, Larry Page, Sergey Brin and more. Check it out below. … Check it out ▸

LOL: 18 Things You Should Never Say To Ad Agency Employees


Agency employees get a fair share of cliché feedback from clients, co-workers and everyone else. In an interesting exercise, Adweek asked veterans from the industry to share the most annoying comments they get to hear on a daily basis. Here's what they had to say. … Check it out ▸

These Awesome Post-it Banners Can Be Used As Sticky Notes While You Surf Websites


You might have come across those 'stalking' banner ads that follow you around on every website, showing products and deals that you might have searched for previously. Post-it® decided to use this behavioural retargeting technology (yes, that's what it's called) for something that you purposely stick in front of your eyes - reminders. Using cookies and … Check it out ▸

How Cool Are These “Workout Billboards” By Powerade Sports Drink?


Powerade, the Coca-Cola-owned sports drink, came up with these cool "Workout Billboards" that not only advertise their products but also double as training machines. Three kinds of displays were used: a lat machine, a punching machine and a climbing wall that scrolls. Check them out in action below. … Check it out ▸