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Cara Delevingne Goes Braless In Sheer Black Dress With Intricate Lace Detailing

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Cara Delevingne made her way to Dior’s Paris Fashion show on Tuesday dressed in pieces from the label.

The actress picked a see-through black dress with intricate lace detailing from Dior’s Spring 2020 collection. The gown revealed her high-waist black underwear, with the top laid bare.

Delevingne matched the look with the label’s US$990 fishnet heels. The model had her blonde tresses curled and swept to the side, framing her face beautifully. She topped off the look with gold rings and linear gold hoop earrings.

In her recent Instagram post, Delevingne displayed her getup for the night and praised Dior’s designer Maria Grazia Chiuri as a “genius” for her work.

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Another epic show @dior. @mariagraziachiuri you are genius!!

A post shared by Cara Delevingne (@caradelevingne) on Feb 26, 2020 at 11:55am PST

[via Insider, cover image via DFree / Shutterstock.com] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/408826/Cara-Delevingne-Goes-Braless-In-Sheer-Black-Dress-With-Intricate-Lace-Detailing/

Prince Harry Wants To Be Called ‘Harry’ From Now On

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During an event for his sustainable travel initiative, Travalyst, the Duke of Sussex was introduced simply as “Harry.”

A month shy from his departure from the royal family, Harry made it clear that he will now go without the honorific.

The host of the event, Ayesha Hazarika, called him to the stage by declaring, “He [has] made it clear that we are all just to call him Harry, so ladies and gentlemen, please give a big, warm Scottish welcome to Harry.”

The event took place in Edinburgh, Scotland, where Harry spoke about tourism and the importance of “keeping [the] culture alive [and] protecting some of the world’s most precious spaces.”

Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, will officially step away from the royal family on 31 March 2020. The couple has agreed to remove their “Sussex Royal” title following their publicized withdrawal as royals.

The pair will go through a 12-month transition period at the end of March, and will shift their focus to setting up their non-profit organization.

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In Scotland today, The Duke of Sussex and Travalyst have hosted a summit to launch their next phase of work, putting communities first, with a mission to create a more sustainable tourism industry. • “We are a coalition of partners with a shared goal to transform the future of tourism and travel for everyone – to give people access to better information and ensure the future development of tourism positively supports the destinations that the industry relies on, and that their communities depend on. We believe travel is a good thing. It is the heart of human experience, of cultural connections and of new friendships.” – The Duke of Sussex Travalyst is working to build a future where people are able to take holidays and trips that have social, environmental and economic benefits to communities and destinations built in. There is an increasing desire for these types of trips – and we want to make them a reality for everyone. At today’s summit in Edinburgh, representatives from across the Scottish tourism sector discussed the need to encourage and incentivise sustainable practices across the supply chain, in a way that meets the needs of consumers who want more clarity on how to choose more sustainable options. Image © PA / SussexRoyal

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[via CNN, cover image via Bart Lenoir / Shutterstock.com] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/408825/Prince-Harry-Wants-To-Be-Called-Harry-From-Now-On/

Garnier Removes The ‘Grey’ From Logos’ Roots In Hair Dye Campaign

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Garnier gets to the root of people’s hair color problems by removing the “Grey.”

In an outdoor campaign called Keep Grey Away, the L’Oreal-owned beauty company wiped out the word “Grey” from logos by the likes of Fifty Shades of Grey, Grey’s Anatomy, and Grey Goose.

Posters of the blanked-out titles were placed around the UK. The activation took place in May 2018, but images of the campaign were only published online recently.

“Most people want to stay far from gray hair,” the company explained. “Garnier removes the gray of things to make it easier.”

Needless to say, it’s totally up to you however you’d like to rock your roots. Visual artist Alexandra Grant, who is dating Keanu Reeves, loves her naturally gray hair and refuses to dye it—and still looks amazing, by the way.

Image by Garnier UK via Ads of the World

Image by Garnier UK via Ads of the World

[via Garnier UK via Ads of the World] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/408827/Garnier-Removes-The-Grey-From-Logos-Roots-In-Hair-Dye-Campaign/

Gwyneth Paltrow Is In Goop Shape As She Rocks Tiny Bralette With White Trousers

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Gwyneth Paltrow flaunted her abs during the special screening of her Netflix show, The Goop Lab.

Paltrow wore a tiny bralette and a pair of matching white trousers from her own line, the G. Label. The white crop top featured thin straps, while the white flared pants sat well on her waist. Her abs peeked through the custom outfit, ensuring she looked gorgeous as always.

She paired her outfit with a gold necklace, bracelets and numerous rings. Paltrow smiled for the camera as she stood against a flower backdrop resembling a vagina, a concept along the veins of her new candle claiming to smell like a woman’s nether regions.

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We hope to always be irreplaceable provocateurs in the cause for good. #thegooplab premieres this Friday, only on @netflix #glabel

A post shared by Gwyneth Paltrow (@gwynethpaltrow) on Jan 22, 2020 at 12:09pm PST

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Me and @lexi__zhu star of “the pleasure is ours” episode of #thegooplab. Premieres this Friday, only on @netflix 🌺

A post shared by Gwyneth Paltrow (@gwynethpaltrow) on Jan 21, 2020 at 10:11pm PST

[via Gwyneth Paltrow, opening image via Tinseltown / Shutterstock.com] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/408645/Gwyneth-Paltrow-Is-In-Goop-Shape-As-She-Rocks-Tiny-Bralette-With-White-Trousers/

Google Simplifies Image Searches With Helpful Icons On Thumbnails

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Google has revealed that it will include new icons to images on search result pages for clearer identification.

The labels, which appear through mouseovers, will indicate where the images will point to, such as if they’re part of a recipe, video, or if they’re for product photos. For videos, the labels will also include the duration of the content.

Previously, users might have faced problems trying to save images from Google’s Image Search results. For example, they could have downloaded a video thumbnail instead of an actual image, or get redirected to an e-commerce site tied to the image. Through these new icons, users will be better informed of where the images are from.

“Giving users a quick heads-up before they click through is a nice change,” Google’s public liaison of search, Danny Sullivan, shared.

The new icons, previewed in the tweet below, will replace the dimensions details previously located at the bottom-right corner of the images. However, users can still check the images’ dimensions by clicking on them.

Later this week, Google Images will show new icons on desktop that provide useful information to indicate if images lead to pages with products for sale, recipes or video content. Mousing-over icons expands them to show the icons with text or length of video…. pic.twitter.com/RrbGnk27iq

— Google SearchLiaison (@searchliaison) February 25, 2020

As part of this change, image dimensions that currently appear for mouse-over on Google Images thumbnails will be removed. These can still be accessed by mousing-over the image in the information display that appears when a thumbnail is selected…. pic.twitter.com/AcI8rSe49m

— Google SearchLiaison (@searchliaison) February 25, 2020

“Licensable” icons that we shared about last week remain in beta testing, so not everyone will see those yet. You can learn more about those here: https://t.co/g4eeuHgg7K

— Google SearchLiaison (@searchliaison) February 25, 2020

[via Mashable, cover image via Google Search Liaison] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/408821/Google-Simplifies-Image-Searches-With-Helpful-Icons-On-Thumbnails/

Ariel Winter Goes For ‘Little Mermaid’ Red Hair After Completing ‘Modern Family’

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Ariel Winter was often seen in her jet-black hairstyle on long-running television series Modern Family as Alex Dunphy, but with the 11th and final season wrapped up, the actress has opted for a drastic hair transformation.

After attending the sitcom’s wrap party in a barely-there dress, Ariel Winter is living up to her first name by going for a red-washed hair color resembling Ariel from The Little Mermaid.

“With Modern Family’s long run ending, [Winter] was finally free to have the hair color she wants,” her colorist Tabitha Dueñas told Refinery29. Dueñas shared that Winter previously dyed her locks this strawberry color during a break from filming, but now “never wants to go back to black, ever again.”

“I’m a strawberry and a shortcake, so new nickname?” Winter wrote on her Instagram post revealing her new look.

Her followers flocked to the comments section to compliment the actress on her new hairstyle. “Gorgeous,” one user simply wrote, while others gave her pet names like, “Kim Possible” and “Ariel Mermaid.”

Take a look at her new hair color below.

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🍓🍰I’m a strawberry and a shortcake sooooo new nickname?🍓🍰🥰🤓

A post shared by ARIEL WINTER (@arielwinter) on Feb 26, 2020 at 1:12pm PST

[via Refinery29, cover image via Tinseltown / Shutterstock.com] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/408824/Ariel-Winter-Goes-For-Little-Mermaid-Red-Hair-After-Completing-Modern-Family/

Hailey Bieber Stuns In Sparkly Mini Dress With Daring Upper-Body Cutout

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Hailey Bieber stole the show at the Saint Laurent fashion show during Paris Fashion Week.

The supermodel sparkled in a halter black dress embellished all over with silver stripes. The dress featured a daring cutout at the torso, exposing slight midriff.

She accompanied the mini dress with a pair of black heels with metal tips at the front, while her blonde hair was styled in soft waves. Bieber enhanced her eyes with a smoky shadow, and painted her lips with pink gloss.

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thank you @ysl @anthonyvaccarello 🖤

A post shared by Hailey Baldwin Bieber (@haileybieber) on Feb 25, 2020 at 1:01pm PST

Hailey Bieber In Saint Laurent’s Retro AW20 Show pic.twitter.com/PwbBNYPKaP

— art (@interesartt) February 26, 2020

Stylememaeve via Instagram: @haileybieber for @ysl by @anthonyvaccarello #ProudStylist pic.twitter.com/WPV8Uy4Yb2

— The Biebers (@TheBiebersud) February 25, 2020

[via Hailey Bieber, opening image via Andrea Raffin / Shutterstock.com] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/408822/Hailey-Bieber-Stuns-In-Sparkly-Mini-Dress-With-Daring-Upper-Body-Cutout/

Ashley Graham Gets Real About Motherhood By Pumping Breast Milk In Uber

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Ashley Graham shows she’s quite the multitasker in her latest Instagram Story.

The supermodel and mother-of-one shared footage of herself pumping milk in a car. “First pump in an Uber. Ever so slightly awkward,” she wrote atop the clip.

Graham appeared to be fresh-faced and wearing a black blazer, and was using the breast pump in the backseat.

This isn’t the first time Graham proved she could nurse her child while juggling other responsibilities. Recently, she shared a photo of herself checking her phone on bed while feeding her son Isaac. “Multitasking Sunday,” she captioned her snap.

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Use to answer emails on my uber rides, now I pump before my breasts explode💥💦

A post shared by A S H L E Y G R A H A M (@ashleygraham) on Feb 26, 2020 at 12:14pm PST

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multitasking sunday

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I just wanna say, I love you to the infinity and back♥️ { @ashleygraham } #ashleygraham #babyboy

A post shared by With love, Thaís💜♥️ (@ashgrahambr) on Feb 24, 2020 at 11:47am PST

[via Ashley Graham, opening image via JStone / Shutterstock.com] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/408790/Ashley-Graham-Gets-Real-About-Motherhood-By-Pumping-Breast-Milk-In-Uber/

Eminem’s Tongue-Twisting Rap Challenge Is Leaving Many Fans Out Of Breath

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Eminem has started a new challenge to see if fans can rap as fast as him.

The ‘#GodzillaChallenge’ calls upon fans to cover the fastest verse from his song Godzilla featuring the late Juice WRLD.

The track, part of Eminem’s latest album Music to Be Murdered By, involves Eminem rapping 224 words in 31 seconds.

He challenged fans to beat his timing, and said he was offering prizes to those “who can spit it.”

It didn’t take long for internet users to share their own interesting takes on the song. The rapper was met with several successful attempts and interesting tries, while many participants lacked the oxygen in their lungs to complete the challenge.

“Thank you, @Eminem, for not only inspiring me as an artist but also pushing rap to new heights,” tweeted one fan.

“Fill ‘em with the venom and eliminate ‘em” @triller #GodzillaChallenge is on. Who can spit it? Reposting + got prizes for my favorites. https://t.co/jWfW83X7P8 pic.twitter.com/jKMpJH7nw7

— Marshall Mathers (@Eminem) February 25, 2020

Excuse me while I OOP #GodzillaChallenge pic.twitter.com/TlOAs3wZgn

— Craig Thompson (@MiniLaddd) February 25, 2020

Guys help me get noticed by eminem’s godzilla challenge! @Eminem @triller #godzilla #godzillachallenge
One breath 😉 pic.twitter.com/hItqG4wTRO

— Michael Yeghiazaryan (@MikeFever23) February 25, 2020

I did this weeks ago but @triller @Eminem is hosting a challenge for the crazy ass Godzilla verse and we gotta show him ya boy and win this shit! Likes and retweets appreciated. #GodzillaChallenge pic.twitter.com/Nob4wwfft1

— Crypt (@CryptTheRapper) February 25, 2020

Me after attempting to do Eminem's #GodzillaChallenge pic.twitter.com/3tDGMhS0gJ

— PHENOMINƎM (@vidadelphia) February 25, 2020

3 seconds into the #GodzillaChallenge

— 🥶 (@mattdot__) February 25, 2020

Me :

I’m going to try & sing “Godzilla “ by Eminem.

My lungs :

😂😂 #GodzillaChallenge pic.twitter.com/d6MCncqBMj

— Alex R. (@AlexTheGreatzz) February 25, 2020

I am out of breath just watching this. Murderous my man!

— Philip Franz (@akaPNASTY) February 26, 2020

Holy @Eminem I was feeling out of breath just watching you. 👏🏼👏🏼Great lung capacity! https://t.co/Pyv8k53y9Y

— Pampam🌱🐾🐶🦋🥗💕💛 (@Pampam82974598) February 26, 2020

[via Twitter Moments, opening image via Kathy Hutchins / Shutterstock.com] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/408820/Eminem-s-Tongue-Twisting-Rap-Challenge-Is-Leaving-Many-Fans-Out-Of-Breath/

Britney Spears Breaks Her Foot With A Loud ‘Snap’ In Distressing Dance Video

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Britney Spears’ latest video is not for the faint-hearted.

Spears shared a video of herself dancing in black shorts and a yellow sports bra. Her choreography involved spins, jumps, as well as floor work.

At the end of the video, Spears, who appeared to be wearing a white crop top, fell to the floor and a loud “snap” could be heard.

“I haven’t danced in six months so I was full throttle at this spot,” Spears captioned her post. She apologized to fans for the loud “crack” that emerged when a bone in her foot broke.

The singer also acknowledged that she was dancing barefooted, and told followers that it made things easier for her to control her footwork without wearing socks or shoes.

“And yes, I know I’m barefoot. Don’t laugh but I grip the floor better that way,” she said. “P.S. you can hear where I broke my foot here. Sorry it’s kind of loud,” she continued.

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I haven’t danced in six months so I was full throttle at this spot 🏎💥💃🏼 !!!! And yes …. I know I’m barefoot …. don’t laugh but I grip the floor better that way !!!! PS you can hear where I broke my foot here 🙄🙄🙄 ….. sorry it’s kind of loud !!!!!

A post shared by Britney Spears (@britneyspears) on Feb 26, 2020 at 2:23pm PST

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When you break something it tends to heal stronger specially when you’re my Girl👌🏽 my lioness broke her metatarsal bone on her foot doing what she loves which is dancing 💃 Wishing her the best recovery so she can jump, run, and dance her butt off 💪🏽 #stronger

A post shared by Sam Asghari (@samasghari) on Feb 18, 2020 at 10:46am PST

[via Britney Spears, opening image via Tinseltown / Shutterstock.com] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/408816/Britney-Spears-Breaks-Her-Foot-With-A-Loud-Snap-In-Distressing-Dance-Video/

Kobe Bryant’s Memorial Service Tokens Removed From eBay For Violating Policy

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Kobe Bryant’s memorial service took place earlier this week at Staples Center, commemorating the 41-year-old and his daughter Gianna, who both lost their lives in a helicopter crash in January.

The event on Monday saw over 20,000 attendees, who were all given keepsakes in memory of Bryant. Some of these items ended up on eBay for sale, which is a policy violation.

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Adobe’s Crazy Collection Of 50+ Apps, Broken Down In 10 Minutes

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Adobe offers an array of creative apps for users from almost every discipline. Whether your interest lies in design, photography, video editing, animation, social media or user experience, there is a software made for everyone.

With that being said, it can get confusing for many when these names are being thrown about. So, to make it easier for all, YouTuber Humtog has taken it upon himself to explain over 50 Adobe apps within just 10 minutes.

“I made this video to quickly give you an overview of all Adobe products as I couldn’t find a similar guide anywhere else, not even in Adobe’s own website,” Humtog says in the video. “I hope it helps anyone entering the creative fields to get a sense of different apps.”

Watch the full breakdown video below.

[via Peta Pixel, cover image via Adobe] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/408811/Adobe-s-Crazy-Collection-Of-50-Apps-Broken-Down-In-10-Minutes/

Moscow Police Seize Vehicle Bearing Striking Resemblance To Batman’s ‘Batmobile’

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Pull over, Batman.

Traffic police in Moscow have seized a replica Batmobile alike the one in Batman v Superman. According to authorities, the vehicle did not adhere to road safety regulations and was “not manufactured within factory conditions.”

On top of that, the “Batmobile” wasn’t registered with authorities and its dimensions “exceeded acceptable norms,” deeming it unfit to be driven on public roads.

RT reported that that police spotted the car parked on a street in central Moscow without its license plate.

Officers had to call a special towing service to remove the vehicle. Authorities also wrapped the vehicle in plastic to avoid scratching it.

According to a statement released by the Ministry of the Interior of Moscow, the owner of the car built the automobile in a private workshop, and did not obtain a “certificate of approval” for the vehicle type. This also meant that the car did not have clearance to operate on roads.

As a result of the violations, the owner has received three citations for lacking proper documentation, the car’s excessive size and its irregular features.

Moscow police impounded a replica Batmobile equipped with armor, night-vision and lasers. It also had a model gun that made shooting sounds.

The owner (not confirmed to be Batman) faces fines for illegal assembly and it being unsafe for Russian roads. pic.twitter.com/v460lvzVpZ

— AJ+ (@ajplus) February 26, 2020

BATMAN BUSTED: A homemade Batmobile got towed by police in Moscow, Russia. https://t.co/EikRuyFXXu pic.twitter.com/Kf7kWyA1H5

— Good Morning America (@GMA) February 26, 2020

Someone apparently deposited the Synder Batmobile in Moscow earlier this week. pic.twitter.com/NoIfEq4rVh

— Kevin Rothrock (@KevinRothrock) February 26, 2020

[via BBC, opening image via IMDb] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/408813/Moscow-Police-Seize-Vehicle-Bearing-Striking-Resemblance-To-Batman-s-Batmobile/

Netflix Debuts Top Show & Movie Rankings, Updated Frequently, For Quality Binges

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Netflix will now be providing Top-10 lists that subscribers can use to narrow down fan-favorite shows and movies on the platform.

The streaming service announced the addition on Monday in a blog post. The feature, now live, reveals the top 10 programs in terms of popularity in the user’s country, with the television and movie sections having their own separate lists.

Users will still see recommended titles on the homepage, but there will also be an added indication whether a show falls under the Top 10 ranking in the form of a red badge on its poster.

Netflix explains that it will update the lists regularly and offer recommended titles relevant to viewers’ preferences, so they will be able to “find something to watch more quickly and easily.”

Some of the most popular programs in the US as of 24 February can be found below.

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[via The Mercury News, images via various sources] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/408814/Netflix-Debuts-Top-Show-Movie-Rankings-Updated-Frequently-For-Quality-Binges/

Hidden Design Details Of 50 Popular Logos You Probably Didn’t Know About

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You might know the meaning behind the arrow or smile in Amazon’s wordmark and the hidden arrow in FedEx’s branding. Over the years, more brands have emerged and taken a foothold in the mainstream, bringing more clever logos to light.

Printing firm UPrinting.com has put together an interesting infographic breaking down the hidden meanings behind 50 of the world’s most recognizable logos.

While the visual guide features mainstays like Apple, Google, McDonald’s, and Coca-Cola, there are also logomarks from companies that haven’t been dissected as prominently.

Find out some amusing details behind the logos of Quiksilver, UNIQLO, Hershey’s Kisses, and more, by clicking the infographic below.

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Click to view enlarged version. Image via UPrinting.com

[via Infographic Journal, images via UPrinting.com] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/408823/Hidden-Design-Details-Of-50-Popular-Logos-You-Probably-Didn-t-Know-About/

Nike Unveils Powerful Tribute To Maria Sharapova After She Announces Retirement

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Tennis player Maria Sharapova bade adieu to her career, prompting Nike to create a fitting send-off.

The Russian superstar retired with five grand slam titles to her name. Unfortunately, she was banned from the game for two years in 2016 due to claims of drug use.

To honor her tremendous career, Nike released a tweet that showed her portrait with lines plastered atop it. “They wanted you to walk away when you made mistakes. But instead of becoming the player the game wanted? You became the player the game needed,” the text read.

The tweet follows Nike’s heartfelt tribute to Kobe Bryant a few days ago.

Nike had been the sponsor for Sharapova throughout her entire career. A 2006 ad created with Wieden + Kennedy highlighted her “intense competitive appetite” that laid beneath her “beautiful, feminine exterior.” It ran during the 2006 US Open, where she defeated Justine Henin for the Women’s Singles title.

Farewell to one of the greatest competitors in the history of the sport. @MariaSharapova pic.twitter.com/6wRpBaB7gx

— Nike (@Nike) February 26, 2020

[via AdAge, opening image via Fabio Diena / Shutterstock.com] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/408815/Nike-Unveils-Powerful-Tribute-To-Maria-Sharapova-After-She-Announces-Retirement/

Kim Jong-Un Gets ‘Plastic Surgery’ To Look Handsome & Young In Epic Photoshop

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As elusive as North Korea might be, its leader Kim Jong-un has been fronting headlines and memes all over the world.

The next look at Kim imagines him as dashing young man straight out of a K-pop boy band. An edit of the North Korean leader shows him with a slimmer face, sharper jawline—and weirdly, a kinder gaze even though his eyes still look the same.

The details in the photoshopped version are incredible, especially when placed next to the original portrait of Kim. His nose is smaller, his lips are rosier, his eyebrows are more extended, the creases on his face are gone, and he now has an elongated neck.

The longer you look, the more remarkable the edited image gets. You’ll find that he even has a visible Adam’s apple and lower shoulders.

The only way of identifying the man is by looking at his iconic haircut, which has been retained in the edit.

The side-by-side photos, shared by Facebook page Exorbitant Memes, have inadvertently amused thousands of social media users.

A while ago, the internet revelled in a slimmed-down picture of Kim that somehow made him look more intimidating. This edit makes him appear a lot more endearing.

Posted by Exorbitant Memes on Tuesday, February 25, 2020

[via Exorbitant Memes, images via various sources] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/408818/Kim-Jong-Un-Gets-Plastic-Surgery-To-Look-Handsome-Young-In-Epic-Photoshop/

Wendy’s Twitter Account Is Now Private, But It’s Not To Hide Its Savage Trolling

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Wendy’s, the fast food chain notorious for its brutal tweets against rivals, went quiet this week and locked its Twitter account, which means its rants can’t be viewed by the public.

Could it be that the restaurant is suddenly remorseful over its snappy disses? Of course not.

As discovered by innovation consultancy R/GA’s strategy director Jack Appleby, the chain started sending out tweets about DoorDash soon after it made its Twitter account private.

It turns out that the move is part of an advertising campaign with the delivery partner, and focuses more on making customers feel special.

“Alright, Friendys, breakfast is just around the corner, so we’ve gone private,” Wendy’s tweeted. “It’s just you, us, and the tweets.”

Wendy’s took advantage of its private status even further, and invited Twitter followers to grab a free coupon by sliding into its DMs.

Of course, the deal isn’t as exclusive as it appears to be. “You get that lovely faux-exclusivity-that-really-anyone-can-use gag,” Appleby explained.

Curious how @Wendys plays this whole locked/private account thing.

Positioning something as exclusive for followers would be interesting, especially if it's screenshotable – then you get that lovely faux-exclusivity-that-really-anyone-can-use gag.

— Jack Appleby (@JuiceboxCA) February 26, 2020

Andddd it’s a @Wendys x @DoorDash promo. pic.twitter.com/qzm3D3kt67

— Jack Appleby (@JuiceboxCA) February 26, 2020


— Katie Higgins (@higginsk_11) February 26, 2020

[via Jack Appleby, cover image via Wendy’s] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/408817/Wendy-s-Twitter-Account-Is-Now-Private-But-It-s-Not-To-Hide-Its-Savage-Trolling/

Obama Sends Cease & Desist To TV Stations For Anti-Biden Ad ‘Twisting’ His Words

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On Tuesday night, South Carolina television stations aired an advert misrepresenting Obama’s audio narration from his own book, using his words to admonish Joe Biden.

The ad was circulated by a pro-Trump group called Committee to Defend the President, who purportedly spent more than US$250,000 in South Carolina to rally against Biden.

It begins with a narrator announcing, “Joe Biden promised to help our community. It was a lie. Here’s President Obama.” The commercial soon plays audio from Obama’s passage in his 1995 novel, Dreams from My Father, which touches on the unfair treatment to black voters by politicians.

Obama’s audio highlights a quote from a barber speaking about Chicago’s first black mayor, Harold Washington.

However, it was projected against Biden, and even ends with the message, “Enough. Joe Biden won’t represent us, defend us, or help us. Don’t believe Biden’s empty promises.”

Obama has sent a cease-and-desist letter to South Carolina television networks to stop airing the ads containing the “unauthorized use of President Obama’s name, image, likeness, voice and book passage” from “a completely different context more than 20 years ago,” the letter read.

“[The ad is] designed to suppress turnout among minority voters in South Carolina by taking President Obama’s voice out of context and twisting his words to mislead viewers,” Katie Hill, Obama’s communications director said in a statement. “In the interest of truth in advertising, we are calling on TV stations to take this ad down.”

Our new ad playing in South Carolina: @JoeBiden joined segregationists, wrote a bill that disproportionately jailed African Americans, & blamed black parents for inequality. He will not represent us. pic.twitter.com/9qkiOOYn0V

— Defend Trump (@Defend_Trump) February 26, 2020

[via CNN, cover image via Evan El-Amin / Shutterstock.com] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/408810/Obama-Sends-Cease-Desist-To-TV-Stations-For-Anti-Biden-Ad-Twisting-His-Words/

Tokyo 2020 Unveils Striking Animated Pictograms That Mirror Each Sport In Games

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Olympic pictograms

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics has revealed the first-ever animated pictograms in the history of the Games.

The 73 pictograms were created by Japanese designer Masaaki Hiromura and animated by Japanese motion designer Kota Iguchi. Each rendition imagines a sport in full sequence against a white background.

The moving pictograms comprise a series of three movements—appear, static and disappear. According to the organizers, the moving pictograms emulate the “characteristics and athleticism” of each sport and “highlight the dynamism of the athletes.”

23 pictograms represent the 22 Paralympic sports while the other 50 represent the 33 Olympic sports. Some of the pictograms include a basketball player slam-dunking a ball and a gymnast performing a standing split.

The team managed to recreate the 3D movements of athletes, and transformed them into 2D. Complex motions such as twists have also been included.

Iguchi said that it took over a year for them to create the animated pictograms.

“The new kinetic sport pictograms will broaden the appeal of each sport by means of their beautiful and more easily conveyed expressions,” he explained.

“I hope that they will brighten up each of the events and, while a creation of the Tokyo 2020 Games, I hope they will be passed on to future Games as a legacy for the future, as well as inspiring video designers in other countries,” he continued.

The moving pictograms will be featured on Tokyo’s 2020 website, social media channels and its venues.

For the first time in Games history, #Tokyo2020 has created kinetic sport pictograms! #Tokyo2020 has created the first animated pictograms to highlight just how dynamic, innovative, and special this Games will be! ✨#UnitedByEmotion @Olympics @Paralympics pic.twitter.com/NFw8uhFaU2

— #Tokyo2020 (@Tokyo2020) February 26, 2020

Tokyo 2020 Kinetic Sports Pictogramshttps://t.co/pvfQpExaD5 pic.twitter.com/9WKY7EhVgS

— Andreas Storm (@st8rmi) February 27, 2020

Paralympic pictograms

[via It’s Nice That, opening image via Tokyo 2020] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/408807/Tokyo-2020-Unveils-Striking-Animated-Pictograms-That-Mirror-Each-Sport-In-Games/

Salt Bae’s New Pink Burger For Lady Diners Is Getting A Lot Of Eye Rolls

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The Turkish salt-sprinkling chef, christened as Salt Bae, is capturing the internet’s attention again, this time for launching a new burger crafted for women at his first US location in New York City.

As part of the outlet’s grand opening, Salt Bae’s Nusr-Et Burger in NYC will be giving away a special burger to “compliment the ladies.” It’s a dainty veggie sandwich for women who are *inevitably* watching their diets.

The burger for ladies, made smaller than Nusr-Et’s usual burgers, is packed with squash, carrots, cilantro, white onions, parmesan cheese, and a homemade mango chutney.

Not to mention, the buns are pink, so it’s clearly for females.

“Salt Bae’s new burger restaurant menu sounds like a giant troll,” Eater New York’s article wrote.

Al Avci, Nusr-Et Burger’s general manager for US operations, told Eater New York that the menu item was a success when it launched in Dubai. While the menu states that the burger is “free for ladies,” Avci explained that men will not be charged when they order it too.

If you feel bad about getting the veggie burger on the house, you can wash that down with a US$99 Golden Shake.

"We wanted to compliment the ladies," the general manager says of free veggie burgers only for women https://t.co/zcuj05uNjW

— Eater NY (@EaterNY) February 26, 2020

"Free veggie burgers in pink buns to women only"

Caution: Opening this article will cause involuntary eye-rolling 🙄🙄🙄🙄
(I guess you can take that warning w/a pinch of salt 😌) #SaltBae's New Restaurant Menu Sounds Like a Giant Troll https://t.co/S5vsc3CQcs via @EaterNY

— Sherry Ruczynski (@photofervor) February 26, 2020

$99.00 #saltbae ‘Golden Shake’ w gold leaf?! (c/o our eagle-eyed END OF DAYS correspondent ⁦@amortowles⁩) pic.twitter.com/QwwOHpx3Bx

— Adam Platt (@plattypants) February 24, 2020

As listed in the menu, caps included:
"Veggie Burger: IT IS FREE FOR LADIES" https://t.co/7TE22DfHcP

— Steven Alvarez (@Chastitellez) February 26, 2020

We as a culture made Salt Bae and thus we deserve this monstrosity https://t.co/UGdclE1aLI

— Serena Dai (@ssdai) February 25, 2020

[via The Takeout, images via various sources] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/408812/Salt-Bae-s-New-Pink-Burger-For-Lady-Diners-Is-Getting-A-Lot-Of-Eye-Rolls/

Starbucks’ Next Beautiful Location In Tokyo Is Springing Up In A Greenhouse

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Starbucks’ locations in Japan are driving a lot of envy around the world. There’s the traditional tatami-style townhouse in Kyoto for culturophiles, the futuristic cherry blossom and origami-themed store in Tokyo, and a coffee bar with boozy drinks in Osaka.

Its next outlet is set to bloom all over Instagram when it opens on 14 March, coinciding with cherry blossom season. The upcoming Starbucks will open at the new Hana Biyori greenhouse run by amusement park Yomiuriland.

The 16,146-square-foot area will be decked with greenery all year, including petunias, fuchsias, bellflowers, geraniums, and begonias in the form of floral chandeliers.

Flora aside, the greenhouse café will house two large aquariums featuring 1,200 colorful fish spanning 50 species. A 26-foot tank will display saltwater fish and corals from Okinawa, while a 9.8-foot aquarium will be filled with greenery and rock formations.

On the southern terrace of the botanical garden, guests will be greeted with rows of flower beds. The greenhouse will also go dark four to six times a day, and that’s when the magic happens—digital light and sound projections created by 20 projectors and 18 speakers will be cast across the room, incorporating the surrounding flowers. There will also be an otter enclosure and a rotation of workshops when the greenhouse opens.

Image via Yomiuriland

Image via Yomiuriland

Image via Yomiuriland

[via Time Out, images via Yomiuriland] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/408809/Starbucks-Next-Beautiful-Location-In-Tokyo-Is-Springing-Up-In-A-Greenhouse/

Trump Has A New Spelling For Coronavirus And It’s Catching On On Social Media

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Since its emergence in December 2019, the deadly coronavirus has been given a number of names. It was nicknamed the “Wuhan virus” when the disease was almost exclusive to the city, before being known as the novel coronavirus and its official name, COVID-19.

US president Donald Trump now has a new term for it you can add to your dictionary: “Caronavirus.”

On Wednesday, the president took to Twitter to pin media outlets for “doing everything possible to make the Caronavirus look as bad as possible, including panicking markets… USA [is] in great shape!”

Trump later held a news conference in the White House to address the coronavirus, and put vice president Mike Pence in charge of the US government’s response to COVID-19.

Trump also said the nation was “very, very ready” to fight the virus, but commented that “right now it’s not the right time” to impose travel restrictions on other countries, including those with large numbers of reported cases.

His “Caronavirus” misspelling caught the attention of readers, and even trended on Twitter.

Twitter users wondered if Trump would have been more concerned about the virus if it had been named “Corona virus” after the Mexican beer.

“In fairness, Caronavirus is a walk in the park compared to Coronavirus,” commented actor Rachel Dratch.

Low Ratings Fake News MSDNC (Comcast) & @CNN are doing everything possible to make the Caronavirus look as bad as possible, including panicking markets, if possible. Likewise their incompetent Do Nothing Democrat comrades are all talk, no action. USA in great shape! @CDCgov…..

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 26, 2020

Holy crap! There's also Caronavirus? I'm still trying to learn about #CoronavirusOutbreak! https://t.co/Fan0K70EXv

— Wajahat Ali (@WajahatAli) February 26, 2020

The epidemiologist Donald Trump just discovered another virus: The Caronavirus. https://t.co/u0D4nXF1tc

— Paul van der Meer (@Paul_VanDerMeer) February 26, 2020

Maybe if we tell Trump it’s called the Corona virus because it’s Mexican like the beer he’ll be more concerned with trying to prevent it from coming here.

— The Volatile Mermaid (@OhNoSheTwitnt) February 25, 2020

Fixed. #caronavirus pic.twitter.com/MnufYnvv9F

— Radical Leftwing Moderate (@EthanLights) February 26, 2020

Don't worry everyone, Trump has the "Caronavirus" under control pic.twitter.com/oSaUfxp9D4

— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) February 26, 2020

In fairness, Caronavirus is a walk in the park compared to Coronavirus. https://t.co/J0EKpfP1Ew

— Rachel Dratch (@TheRealDratch) February 26, 2020

[via The Daily Dot, cover image via a katz / Shutterstock.com] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/408808/Trump-Has-A-New-Spelling-For-Coronavirus-And-It-s-Catching-On-On-Social-Media/

Heineken Deceptively Encourages Drinking & Driving With Public Beer Fridge

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Video screenshot via Publicis Singapore

Heineken reveals probably the only acceptable way to drink an ice cold beer before you drive: a completely safe Driver’s Fridge.

The public refrigerator doesn’t actually contain booze, but Heineken Singapore’s non-alcoholic 0.0 beverage, which supposedly tastes like real beer.

The Driver’s Fridge, placed in strategic locations in the green city, can only be opened with car keys, and automatically unlocks when it detects the frequency sent out by the keys.

The invigorating campaign was launched by advertising and public relations company Publicis Singapore.

[via The Drum, video and cover image via Publicis Singapore] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/408805/Heineken-Deceptively-Encourages-Drinking-Driving-With-Public-Beer-Fridge/

‘Wheel Of Fortune’ Contestant Loses $11K Vacation After Oddly Asking For ‘Q’

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Wheel of Fortune contestant Marle’ta Robinson missed the chance of winning a trip to Costa Rica worth US$11,000 with her best friend of 15 years for asking for one letter—and that was Q.

Robinson and her best friend Nancy Krol competed as a duo team during the game show’s Girlfriend Getaways week last Thursday. In the express round, they had to solve a puzzle under the category, “Living Things.”

The phrase was left with, “E _ _TIC – AND – C _ L _ R _ _ L – BIRDS” during Robinson’s turn and she asked for a Q.

Host Pat Sajak nonchalantly replied, “There is no Q.”

The next contestants, Pauline Fillipou and Emily Newton, went home with the big prize by immediately solving the puzzle, “EXOTIC AND COLORFUL BIRDS.”

Social media users, clearly appalled by Robinson’s letter choice, began questioning her move. “Out of all of the letters, the letter Q had to be said,” one user wrote, while another assumed “they lost on purpose” for suggesting the letter Q.

The other friend disowned the one that said let’s use q! https://t.co/tg5l5Si2jp

— Josh (@UCFJAGFAN) February 21, 2020

Out of all of the letters, the letter Q had to be said! #wheeloffortune pic.twitter.com/Sy5IefI8Wd

— Blakeley McMurrey (@officalblakeley) February 21, 2020

Exactly what word was she thinking of when she called a Q 🤔 #WheelOfFortune

— Candice (@RegardsCandice) February 21, 2020

Q? Yea, they lost on purpose. #wheeloffortune

— Will Gilbertsen (@lilwillystyle97) February 21, 2020

[via Vice, cover image via Wheel Of Fortune] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/408803/Wheel-Of-Fortune-Contestant-Loses-11K-Vacation-After-Oddly-Asking-For-Q/