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TIME Magazine’s Punny Cover Turns Donald Trump Into A ‘Peach’

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TIME magazine trumps the orange president stereotype with an illustration that depicts POTUS as a peach.

Illustrator Edel Rodriguez reimagines US president Donald Trump as an orange-hued peach for the publication’s 25 March cover, which asserts that Democrats would dare to “impeach” him. See what it did there?

The artwork is a punning response to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)’s declaration that it was “not worth it” for the Democratic-led House to impeach the president.

The cover art was animated by New Jersey-based design studio Brobel Design, and you can find it below.

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Conventional wisdom in Washington tends to treat impeachment as a fringe crusade, on a par with campaigns by antifluoridation activists or UFO enthusiasts, and views Nancy #Pelosi as right to resist this momentum. Many believe it would be a political disaster for Democrats, galvanizing @realdonaldtrump’s base and alienating moderates. Republicans have taken to goading their opponents to try it, while White House officials say they relish the prospect of the Democratic Party tearing itself apart over the issue. “It would play right into our hands,” says a House Republican leadership aide. The question of whether to impeach #Trump isn’t just a Washington parlor game, writes Molly Ball (@mollyesque). Attempting to undo the will of the voters and remove a duly elected President is one of the most consequential powers entrusted to the Legislative Branch. The next presidential election could hinge on how such an effort plays out. Yet much as @speakerpelosi may not want to say it now, even her reticent Democratic allies in the House admit the push for impeachment is likely coming. “It gets more difficult to avoid every day,” says a House Democrat who has voted against every impeachment resolution presented so far. Read more at the link in bio. Illustration by @edelrodriguez for TIME; animation by @brobeldesign

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Researchers Discover Noise-Blocking Material That Drowns Out Coworkers’ Voices

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Good news for anyone who has ever wanted to cancel out somebody else’s droning: researchers at Boston University have recently figured out that by sticking a PVC pipe with a secret add-on up a loudspeaker, they could not hear anything at all.

The whole pipe was left open, save for a tiny 3D-printed ring around its rim, which cut out 94-percent of the sound blasting from the speaker. This left too little to be audible to the human ear. The new “acoustic meta material” was printed from a mathematically-designed blueprint.

Typically, acoustic paneling works by absorbing sound and converting vibrations into heat. However, this material is completely open, allowing anything but sound to travel through it.

This bodes well for architecture and interior design, as these metamaterials can be used to enhance people’s way of life. Soundproof yet transparent wall could revolutionize the cubicle life of the working man.

Researchers also believe that HVAC systems can be fitted with these silencers, and that drones can be muted to silence. MRI machines, ever so terrifyingly loud for patients trapped in small spaces, could be made infinitely quieter. The possibilities for applications are limitless.

While the material must be tweaked mathematically for every use, its potential could really be music to all our ears.

[via Fast Company, opening image via Shutterstock]

NSFW Perfume Is Designed To Smell Exactly Like Sex, Including Semen & Sweat

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If, like Rihanna, you love the smell of sex in the air, you might want to consider purchasing a bottle of this erotic perfume.

Parisian perfumery Etat Libre d’Orange prides itself in over-the-top fragrances—“unconventional” would be an understatement. Its 34 products include ‘I Am Trash’, the first perfume to be created with recycled materials, and ‘F**king Palaces’, its take on “a woman who dresses for seduction.”

Possibly its most contentious offering is its very first perfume, ‘Sécrétions Magnifiques’, which was created not only to conjure up memories of intimate encounters, but also to recreate their scents and odors. This means the racy fragrance replicates notes of semen, perspiration, blood, and saliva.

“We are on a razor-edge,” the brand details on its website. “Skin and sweat mingle, and tastes of musk and sandalwood. The slightly salty marine effect stirs, arouses, and sets your mouth watering.”

Etienne de Swardt, the founder of the perfumery, tells VICE’s Amuse that the scent was inspired by his memory of the AIDS crisis in the 80s, when he was a young teenager. “I thought about doing a perfume that would smell exactly like the situation, where, you don’t know if you’re going for it, or if you’re protecting yourself from what you want.”

“You are at the point between pornography and romanticism,” Swardt describes of the duality of sex in the era. “You are lost between attraction and repulsion.”

He adds that customers are purchasing his products online without knowing what they really smell like, reflecting that for the brand, concepts seem to be favored over what its fragrances smell like.

“I was born a storyteller and not a perfumer,” Swardt says.

ну привет

>Like blood, sweat, sperm, saliva, “Sécrétions Magnifiques” is as real as an olfactory coitus that sends one into raptures, to the pinnacle of sensual pleasure, that extraordinary and unique moment when desire triumphs over reason.

— Грех и Гортанобесие (@HaroHaroGenki) December 3, 2018

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Great Wall Of China & Other Famous Landmarks Turn Green For St. Patrick’s Day

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Cities all over the world turned their famous landmarks green in celebration of St Patrick’s Day on 17 March.

Ireland’s tourism board, Tourism Ireland, celebrated the event by sharing images of global icons illuminated in the hue through its social media accounts.

The Dancing House in Prague, Riverside Museum in Glasgow, the Great Wall Of China and the Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club were among those that temporarily changed their colors for this special day.

The color green has become synonymous with the Irish holiday, and well as the Irish culture.

Take a peek at these greenly-lit buildings below.

Prague joins our #GlobalGreening … here's the Dancing House (Tančící dům) by the Vltava River

— Tourism Ireland (@TourismIreland) March 16, 2019

Big thanks to @riversidemuseum in Glasgow for lighting up green for #StPatricksDay #GlobalGreening … looking FANTASTIC

— Tourism Ireland (@TourismIreland) March 17, 2019

WOW! The Great Wall of China looks stunning this evening, celebrating #StPatricksDay #GlobalGreening

— Tourism Ireland (@TourismIreland) March 17, 2019

Spettacolare! The beautiful Gazebo di Terrazza Mascagni in Livorno (Italy) joins our #GlobalGreening for the first time

— Tourism Ireland (@TourismIreland) March 17, 2019

Gateshead Millennium Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne, joins our #GlobalGreening again this year 😀

— Tourism Ireland (@TourismIreland) March 17, 2019

Beautiful Bamburgh Castle, on the north-east coast of England … illuminated in green for #StPatricksDay

— Tourism Ireland (@TourismIreland) March 17, 2019

How amazing does the @CuttySark in Greenwich look – illuminated in green for #StPatricksDay

— Tourism Ireland (@TourismIreland) March 17, 2019

Australia goes green 😀here's Crown Perth looking gorgeous in green #GlobalGreening

— Tourism Ireland (@TourismIreland) March 17, 2019

Fantastic! The Peninsula in Hong Kong joins our #GlobalGreening for the first time, to celebrate #StPatricksDay and the island of #Ireland … big thanks to @PeninsulaHotels

— Tourism Ireland (@TourismIreland) March 17, 2019

The Grote Kerk in The Hague and the “Admiraal van Obdam Wassenaer” statue joined our #GlobalGreening⁠ ⁠ to celebrate #Ireland and #StPatricksDay

— Tourism Ireland (@TourismIreland) March 16, 2019

The Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club looks beautiful illuminated in green #GlobalGreening

— Tourism Ireland (@TourismIreland) March 16, 2019

Portugal joins our #GlobalGreening … here's the Museu Condes de Castro Guimarães in Cascais 🇵🇹

— Tourism Ireland (@TourismIreland) March 16, 2019

[via Mashable, opening image via Shutterstock]

Fashion Nova’s Bodysuit Is Basically A ‘Front Thong’ With Arm Straps

Fast-fashion retailer Fashion Nova has always been known for its ultra-daring garments, and its latest outfit is living it up to this reputation.

Its latest getups features a bodysuit with a super-high side cut. Dubbed ‘Here For Fun’, the US$24.99 piece has a “front thong” that looks incredibly uncomfortable to customers, who are equally baffled by the extreme look.

The retail brand shared the garment on its Instagram, resulting in an outpour of comments by opinionated social media users.

One shopper wrote that the outfit was “like having a wedgie on the front side,” while another hilarious commented, “yeast infection has entered the chat.”

Another Instagram user said, “This attire is not bad for strippers/dancers, or for porn stars,” with others likening the garment to a thong with arm straps.

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We Like It Red Hot 🌶🔥⁣⠀ Search: "Here For Fun Bodysuit"⁣⠀ ✨✨

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[via Daily Star, opening image via Fashion Nova]

Burger King Cheekily Calls Out Starbucks’ Prices With US$5 Coffee Subscription

Burger King is openly coming after Starbucks with its latest coffee subscription.

The fast food chain is offering its app users a ‘BK Café Coffee’ subscription that would entitle them a small hot cup of Arabica coffee everyday for only US$5 per month.

Its promotional image, which features a Starbucks-like logo, admits which company the burger chain is taking a swipe at. Its tag line reads, “Enjoy BK Café for a month for the price of a large cappuccino from Starbucks.”

The deal, which commenced on 15 March, is only available for those who have downloaded the BK app, and can be accessed via the ‘Offers’ tab daily to redeem a small coffee.

Burger King’s North America president, Chris Finazzo, says that the company is leveraging on technology to please customers’ experience through a subscription service that would keep patrons caffeinated for just US$5 a month.

coffee elevates your mind, body and soul…and clearly your energy levels. 😏 grab some premium BK Cafe coffee made with 100% arabica beans so that all of those “over caffeinated" tweets we exposed you to yesterday aren’t for nothing.

gotta love corporate twitter. ☕

— Burger King (@BurgerKing) March 6, 2019

[via Business Wire, opening image via Business Wire]

Pornhub’s St Patrick’s Day Viewers Were Lusty For Leprechauns, Shamrocks & More

Adult video site Pornhub has revealed what its viewers had been searching for on St Patrick’s Day, which fell on Sunday, 17 March.

The platform divulged that the keyword “leprechauns” spiked by over 1200 percent, and that “St Patrick’s Day” saw a 1000-percent increase on the Irish holiday.

Other searches comprised “shamrock” (811-percent increase), “clover” (328 percent) and “luck” (251 percent).

While the site’s overall traffic remained the same that day, the average time spent per visit rose by five percent.

Elsewhere, people looked up “Irish anal,” which saw a 383-percent increase, and “Irish cougar,” which had risen by 382 percent in popularity.

Pornhub has also revealed some amusing misspellings that could have been the result of an over-consumption of beer during the holiday. Misspelled “hentai” saw an increase by 18 percent with a lot of people looking up “hentia.” Many viewers seemingly could not spell “MILF” as well, and were entering keywords like “Milff” instead.

[via JOE, images via Pornhub]

Kylie Jenner Reveals Why Her Wallpaper Design Always Looks So ‘Dirty’ In Photos

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Kylie Jenner’s home décor isn’t the sort you would discover while flipping through magazines on interior design. It’s adorned with condom art, and her wallpaper looks as if it’s been smudged with grime.

The reality star, now deemed the “youngest self-made billionaire” in the world, wishes to put it out there that her wall isn’t actually filthy.

While the backdrop appears to be stained, Jenner points out that the splotches were a deliberate design decision—they’re actually glittery rose gold “splatters,” but appear “dirty” to people under low lighting.

“For those who always ask, it’s a wallpaper, and it’s like rose gold splatters all over my walls,” the socialite determines in a series of Instagram stories.

Here’s one design lapse that she probably could not have foreseen.

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For all you wallpaper shamers😂

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[via ELLE, video via kyliesnapchat, images via various sources]

Bud Light Designs Limited Edition Bottles In Celebration Of St Patrick’s Day

Beer brand Bud Light went festive with a limited edition bottle design for St Patrick’s Day this year.

The company teamed up with FCB/RED, a retail division of marketing agency FCB Chicago, to create a bottle that reflects Ireland’s rich history and its traditions.

In place of its classic banner, Bud Light’s special packaging displays translated Gaelic, in addition to a three-leafed shamrock on top of its branding.

The bottle is dressed in green, which is inspired by the color of grass in the Killarney Hills of Ireland, and, of course, the hallmark hue of St Patrick’s Day. Take a look at the design below.

Everyone: What is Bud Light doing for St. Patrick’s Day?

Us: Bud Light. But green.

— Bud Light (@budlight) March 16, 2019

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Buckets of Bud Light > Pots of gold ☘️ • • • 📸: @stpaddysbrickell

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Cheers to partnering with #budlight on a special St. Patrick’s Day bottle design #stpatricksday #fcbred #design ☘️

— FCB/RED (@FCB_RED) March 17, 2019

[via The Drum, opening image via FCB/RED]

Oscar-Winning ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Editor Regrets Airing This Cringe-Worthy Scene

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Bohemian Rhapsody bagged four awards at the Oscars this year, including ‘Best Sound Editing’, ‘Sound Mixing’, ‘Film Editing’, and ‘Best Actor’ for Rami Malek’s rendition of Freddie Mercury. However, audiences feel the biopic is undeserving of one award, with the film’s editor now agreeing that one scene shouldn’t have made it in the final cut.

John Ottman, the editor of the Bohemian Rhapsody movie, now claims that he wishes he could “put a bag over [his] head” because of a scene that has been widely mocked on social media.

Internet users have griped over a part of the film where the members of rock band Queen are depicted meeting music manager John Reid (played by Aidan Gillen) for the first time.

The clip, which you can watch in the tweet below, has been criticized for moving too swiftly between cuts.

“This is objectively bad,” Pramit Chatterjee, content writer at StoryPick, remarks of the meeting scene. “Someone with no idea about editing will notice it. My brain is on fire thinking that this is an OSCAR-NOMINATED MOVIE!” The tweet has accrued nearly 9,000 reshares and over 32,000 likes.

In response to the outcry, Ottman tells The Washington Post, “Oh my God! Wow, I didn’t know about that, but I know why that’s out there.”

“Whenever I see it, I want to put a bag over my head… that’s not my aesthetic,” he says. If he could re-release an extended cut of the film, “I will recut that scene!”

Ottman explains that the film was pre-aired for test audiences, who commented that they enjoyed learning how the band got together in their early years. The editor then revisited the snippets and slowed them down, but couldn’t tweak the notorious scene due to time limitations.

Check out the widely-mocked clip, as well as other scenes that have made fans wonder if the film deserves its ‘Best Editing’ Oscar, below.

People, actual fucking people, are watching scene after scene like this and are saying "bruuuh! best. movie. of. the. year"?
This is objectively bad. Someone with no idea about editing will notice it. My brain is on fire thinking that this is an OSCAR NOMINATED MOVIE! FUCK!

— Pramit Chatterjee 🌈 (@pramitheus) January 26, 2019

[via CinemaBlend, videos via various sources, cover image via 20th Century Fox]

Jim Carrey Mourns Christchurch Shooting Victims With Heart-Wrenching Artwork

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Actor, activist and artist Jim Carrey has dedicated a heartbreaking tribute to New Zealand following a mass shooting at two mosque last Friday.

In his artwork, Carrey creates a self-portrait that depicts him crying for the victims of the attack. His iris is illustrated as a globe, suggesting that he weeps for the world.

“My heart is with you, New Zealand, my tears for all of us,” he wrote in the drawing.

The Masjid Al Noor and Linwood Masjid mosques in New Zealand suffered a terrorist attack by an alleged white supremacist gunman on Friday, leaving at least 50 people dead, including a 14-year-old student, and 50 people wounded.

— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) March 16, 2019

[via Huffpost, images via various sources]

Watch: Rembrandt’s 1632 Painting Gets Reimagined As Haunting Walk-In Experience

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Image via Mauritshuis online catalog (public domain)

The workings of the human anatomy have fascinated many for centuries, perhaps even more so for people living in the 17th century. Then, lessons on anatomy were such a novelty, members of the public could purchase tickets to attend them.

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, now famously known as Rembrandt, was just 25 years old when he was first tasked to paint Amsterdam surgeons at work. One of his artworks, created in January 1632, depicted Dr Nicolaes Tulp examining the body of criminal Aris Kindt with his fellow doctors. Kindt was convicted of armed robbery and sentenced to death by hanging.

While Rembrandt’s anatomical artworks might be easier on the eyes for people who preferred to watch from afar, spectators of the future will now have the opportunity to observe this piece, The Anatomy Lesson of Dr Nicolaes Tulp, up close and through the eyes of the artist.

To commemorate 350 years since the great painter’s death, Amsterdam-based VR and AR studio Capitola VR has partnered insurance and asset management Nationale-Nederlanden and the Mauritshuis museum to simulate the masterpiece in 3D. In this rendition, art lovers will be able to step in the painting through their own phones.

The AR painting is free for viewing via ‘Rembrandt Reality’, an app available on iOS and Android.

To bring the painting literally to life, Capitola VR hired lookalike models to play the doctors who had been in the room with Rembrandt nearly 400 years ago. Developers also leveraged Apple’s ‘ARkit’ and Google’s ‘ARcore’ to enable the portal.

Rembrandt’s artworks might have been amazing examples of experimentations with highlights and shadows, but they could do with a touch of realism—now made possible with AR and VR. The subjects in the piece have been recreated “to make them look as much as possible as the [depicted] characters in the painting,” said the VR agency’s David Robustelli.

Spectators around the world simply need to find a place to drop a virtual gate, in which they will enter to meet Dr Tulp and his colleagues in the anatomical theater of 1632. There, they will also be able to zoom in the painting and pick up some trivia, such as the fact that the corpse originally had one hand.

Due to the intricacy of the recreated masterpiece, the app is 567.7MB in size, and can be downloaded via Apple’s App Store and Google’s Play Store. However, you can preview it in the experience captured by AR and VR new site UploadVR below.

[via UploadVR, cover image via Mauritshuis online catalog]

Artist Sues The Smithsonian For Refusing To Display His 16-Foot Trump Painting

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A MAGA artist has decided to appeal his lawsuit against the Smithsonian Institution, in addition to National Portrait Gallery director Kim Sajet, after the US District Court in DC threw out the case for his painting to be displayed at the institution.

Portraitist Julian Raven’s 16-foot artwork titled Unafraid and Unashamed—which depicts a giant Trump head with a falling American flag being rescued by a bald eagle in space—is so extraordinarily patriotic, it served as the backdrop for the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in February, and incited attendees to flock over for selfies.

Despite the popularity of the painting, its artist has grappled with convincing the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery to display Unafraid and Unashamed.

According to court documents, Raven first requested for the artwork to be put up at the Rockwell Museum, an affiliate of the Smithsonian, following Donald Trump’s inauguration in 2017. When that didn’t work out, he turned to the National Portrait Gallery, confident that it deserved a spot alongside portraits of the nation’s other presidents.

To his dismay, the gallery’s director, Kim Sajet, commented that it was “too political” and “too big.”

“The last thing she said to me was ‘It’s no good,’” he recalled.

He also told The Daily Beast, “It’s a painting of Trump. It’s gotta be yuge!”

After being declined, Raven filed a suit against the Smithsonian, alleging that it had breached his First Amendment rights and Fifth Amendment right to due process.

He also claimed that the art world was very much ruled by “very strong political ideologies on the left.” As a result of this supposed bias, Raven, a self-declared “starving artist,” said his livelihood has taken a beating—he apparently sold only one artwork in 2018.

“My art sales just took a nosedive,” he said.

Judge Trevor N. McFadden’s 20-page ruling couldn’t have helped his career. It concluded, “Mr Raven’s constitutional claims fail as a matter of law.”

With DC’s US District Court rejecting his complaint over the supposed prejudice of the Smithsonian, Raven plans to escalate the case all the way to the Supreme Court.

incredible art at CPAC this year

— Max Tani (@maxwelltani) February 28, 2019

The Artist Behind the 16-Foot-Wide Trump Painting Wants It in the Smithsonian

— DESIGN ART (@fineartandesign) March 12, 2019

[via The Daily Beast and Artnet News, images via various sources]

Samsung Releases S10 With Hole-Punch Camera, Makes Internet Think Of Kim Jong-Un

Samsung has released its new Galaxy S10, and it comes with a hole-punch camera.

The punch hole design has led to a burst of creativity as users seek to add a little pizzazz to the average phone wallpaper. One user has decided to add North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on the wallpaper, and his position has made it look as though he is using the camera as binoculars.

Others added a ‘Minion’ on it and another user placed Star Wars’ ‘R2-D2’ instead. Check out more designs below or head over to the S10 wallpaper subreddit here.

These Samsung s10+ wallpaper is really getting out of hand.

— KK (@hakkim__) March 5, 2019

Not so sure about #bender from #futurama. Too much emotions in his original eyes.

— Matt B (@Mattcabb) February 27, 2019

Best i could come up with lol from r/S10wallpapers

Fron Hong Kong Store from r/S10wallpapers

Wall-E Wallpaper! Featured on MKBHDs Thumbnail today! from r/S10wallpapers

Gotta be the best wallpaper so far from r/S10wallpapers

Death Star for S10/S10e from r/S10wallpapers

[via Mothership, opening image via Samsung]

Liverpool injury latest: Jurgen Klopp gives updates on sidelined trio Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jordan Henderson and Naby Keita

Liverpool injury latest: Jurgen Klopp gives updates on sidelined trio Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jordan Henderson and Naby Keita
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‘Best draw possible’ – Liverpool fans call on Reds to put five past Porto again following Champions League draw

‘Best draw possible’ – Liverpool fans call on Reds to put five past Porto again following Champions League draw
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London Fashion Week Photographers Fooled By Guy In Deliberately Horrible Outfit

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Fashion trends can get a little weird sometimes, and YouTubers Zac and Jay have decided to bank on the oddities of the industry to see if they could fake their way into London Fashion Week 2019.

In the 15-minute video below, the duo show the elaborate steps that they had taken to capture the attention of the fashion photographers.

The two sought Max Fosh, a “confident, unfashionable, blank canvas of a man,” and dressed him up in off-beat apparels to wow onlookers at the sidewalks of London.

Max Fosh, whose fake model name is Maximilian Bucharest, actually had photographers paying heed to his getup. They swarmed him to get pictures of the faux supermodel, who was really a guy dressed in deliberately ridiculous garb.

“The photographers were out in force, risking life and limb standing in the busy road,” Zac and Jay comment. “But they didn’t care. The hottest man in fashion was in town.”

[via PetaPixel, opening image via The Zac and Jay Show]

Norwegian State Railways Gets A Retro Ribbon Logo Spelling Its New Name, ‘Vy’

Architecture studio Snøhetta has created a new name and identity for the Norwegian State Railways, which is now called Vy.

The new retro logo illustrates the letters “V” and “y” interlocking in a “ribbon-like shape.” According to Snøhetta’s website, the logo also features a continuous line, which “represents railway tracks, the motorway, tyre tracks or an open road, or even to the staves that govern movement and pitch in musical notation.”

The new name is derived from an old Scandinavian word that translates to “to see.”

“The name brings associations to the fundamentals of traveling—to see new things, to get new perspectives and to broaden one’s horizon,” the website continues. “It’s reminiscent of childhood memories, of looking out of a train window and seeing the landscape pass by at terrific speed.”

The wordmark is part of a new visual identity that features a pine green and gray palette inspired by natural and urban landscapes. The colors reflect the cities, fjords and mountains of Norway as you zip past the landmarks.

Snøhetta teamed up with designer Göran Söderström from typeface company Letters from Sweden to customize a new type family for Vy. The font is inspired by characters from Sweden’s Lab Grotesque, as well as Gothic typefaces from 1993.

The updated “crisp and modern” typeface, called ‘Vy Sans’, also comes with three different weights of ‘Vy Display’ that mirror the logo’s pen strokes.

The new identity will be displayed on trains, buses, uniforms, Vy’s website and app.

[via It’s Nice That, images via Snøhetta]

Apple’s Hilarious iPhone Ad Proves How ‘Privacy Matters’ Everywhere You Go

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Apple has released a new ad that centers its stance on privacy. The commercial will air during NCAA March Madness in the US.

The 45-second spot, which circles the tagline “Privacy matters,” suggests a string of hilarious everyday situations where people would wish to have their privacy protected, be they to weed out eavesdroppers at restaurants or having ‘Keep Out’ signs installed.

“If privacy matters in your life, it should matter to the phone your life is on,” the commercial declares. It concludes with the line “Privacy. That’s iPhone.”

The ad comes just a few weeks after a FaceTime glitch made headlines. The bug allowed anyone to listen in on calls, and did not place Apple in a good light.

This new campaign reinforces that Apple still prioritizes privacy. In addition to the video, Apple has erected a billboard that reads, “What happens on your iPhone, stays on your iPhone.”



[via Mac Rumors, opening image via Apple]