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Airbus Unveils Futuristic Aircraft Concept With Blended Wing Body Design



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Airbus has introduced a revolutionary “blended wing body” aircraft design that can potentially cut down on fuel consumption by up to 20-percent, in comparison to the current single-aisle aircraft available now.

Known as MAVERIC (Model Aircraft for Validation and Experimentation of Robust Innovative Controls), the “blended wing body” scale model demonstrator is two meters long (6.6 feet long) and 3.2 meters wide (10.5 feet wide).

The sleek body configuration hints at opportunities for “propulsion systems type and integration,” as well as a spacious and flexible cabins, potentially offering a fresh new experience for passengers on-board.

It could also likely cut down on noise as the plane’s engine is placed above the central body, shielded away.

“Although there is no specific timeline for entry-into-service, this technological demonstrator could be instrumental in bringing about change in commercial aircraft architectures for an environmentally sustainable future for the aviation industry,” Jean-Brice Dumont, executive vice president of Engineering at Airbus explained in a statement.

Discover #AirbusMAVERIC, our blended wing body aircraft demonstrator! An innovative shape for improved performance & an enhanced passenger experience.
Learn how: https://t.co/niu4e4vhlw pic.twitter.com/5bB8tcLuvW

— Airbus (@Airbus) February 11, 2020

Airbus Design That Could Revolutionize Flying as We Know It. Airbus' blended wing body plane and the result, MAVERIC, could make flying much more efficient. pic.twitter.com/AIux3XKH5w

— thealienshop.com (@ThealienshopC) February 16, 2020

[via CNN, cover image via Airbus] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/408660/Airbus-Unveils-Futuristic-Aircraft-Concept-With-Blended-Wing-Body-Design/

Ashley Graham Proudly Flaunts Purple Stretch Marks In Body-Positive Photo



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Ashley Graham flaunted her stretch marks to her 10 million Instagram followers.

The supermodel gave birth to her son Isaac a month ago, and earned herself a few stretch marks while carrying him. The snap showed her covering her chest while baring the purple marks running along her belly button area.

“Same me, few new stories,” she captioned the photo of her striped tummy.

Graham’s fans applauded her for bravely sharing the body-positive photo and being transparent about the postpartum process.

“Keep inspiring women all over the world,” a fan wrote on the Instagram post. “Best story your body can tell,” another commented.

Graham recently shared a photo of herself in disposable underwear, stating that it has been her “favorite piece of clothing” ever since she gave birth.

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same me. few new stories.

A post shared by A S H L E Y G R A H A M (@ashleygraham) on Feb 17, 2020 at 12:23pm PST

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Raise your hand if you didn’t know you’d be changing your own diapers too🙋🏻‍♀️ After all these years in fashion I never could’ve guessed that disposable underwear would be my favorite piece of clothing but here we are! No one talks about the recovery and healing (yes even the messy parts) new moms go through. I wanted to show you guys that it’s not all rainbows and butterflies! It’s been tough, but my friend Chelsea @cmrh and ceo at @fridamom is making waves and starting honest conversations. It’s unbelievable the obstacles we still face talking about what women really go through. All their stuff she sent me has been a life saver.

A post shared by A S H L E Y G R A H A M (@ashleygraham) on Feb 10, 2020 at 6:14pm PST

[via Yahoo Lifestyle, opening image via JStone / Shutterstock.com] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/408664/Ashley-Graham-Proudly-Flaunts-Purple-Stretch-Marks-In-Body-Positive-Photo/

Jennifer Lopez ‘Recharges’ After Busy Work Period In White Swimsuit Photo



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2020 has been pretty hectic for Jennifer Lopez with her much-anticipated Super Bowl performance with Shakira, followed by the Oscars nomination for her role in Hustlers. After getting some time for herself, Lopez shared a mirror selfie of herself in an Instagram post.

The 50-year-old is seen wearing Frankies Bikinis’ Firefly swimsuit in white with her hair tied up in a bun. She captioned the post with, “Relaxed and recharged.”

Last week, Lopez celebrated Valentine’s Day with her soon-to-be husband Alex Rodriguez and showcased their love through a black and white montage-styled video.

“To love and be loved. That’s happiness. You all make my heart so full and I love you so much,” Lopez wrote in the captions as she wished him a happy Valentine’s Day. “Macho, you make all my biggest dreams come true!”

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Relaxed and recharged. 🤍

A post shared by Jennifer Lopez (@jlo) on Feb 16, 2020 at 10:22am PST

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To love and be loved. That’s happiness. You all make my heart so full and I love you so much. Happy Valentines Day! Macho, you make all my biggest dreams come true!!!! 💕💕💕 #Amor #Familia 🎥: @jasonbergh 🎼: Edith Piaf c'est l'amour

A post shared by Jennifer Lopez (@jlo) on Feb 14, 2020 at 3:20pm PST

[via Hello! magazine, cover image via Kathy Hutchins / Shutterstock.com] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/408663/Jennifer-Lopez-Recharges-After-Busy-Work-Period-In-White-Swimsuit-Photo/

Banksy’s Valentine’s Day Mural Gets Defaced With Crude Bright Pink Message

Banksy’s latest work has been defaced just 48 hours after it appeared.

The mural was painted at the side of a rented house in Bristol, England last Thursday, ahead of Valentine’s Day. The art showed a young girl with a slingshot and a splatter of red flowers in the air.

The family that owns the home took the initiative to cover it so that nobody could vandalize the artwork.

Unfortunately, someone covered the work with an offensive phrase in pink letters. The BBC reported that a plastic panel protecting the mural was torn down, allowing vandals to spray over the mural with a phrase reading, “BCC W*nkers.”

The acronym “BCC” is believed to be in reference to the Bristol City Council.

The family who owns the property where the artwork was sprayed on told the BBC that they were “devastated” with the incident. The flowers, which were part of the artwork, had also gone missing, said Kelly Woodruff, one of the family members.

Woodruff added that it was “saddening” how the culprits had “taken the joy away from everyone.” She wanted the artwork to be “available for everyone for years to come.”

Woodruff also said that her family has installed temporary fencing and closed-circuit television cameras in the aftermath of the vandalism. She elaborated that “all measures are temporary,” and that the family was figuring out the “best way to clean the damage, restore and protect it” so the public can enjoy Banksy’s work in the future.

New #Banksy vandalised. Just what is wrong with people? 😡 pic.twitter.com/uogIKOqk79

— Claire Rendall (@clairerendall1) February 15, 2020

[via CBS News, opening image via Banksy] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/408658/Banksy-s-Valentine-s-Day-Mural-Gets-Defaced-With-Crude-Bright-Pink-Message/

Ivanka Trump Sparks Outrage Among Fans After Wearing Hijab For Mosque Visit



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During her visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Ivanka Trump shared photos of her donning a headscarf as she entered the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi.

Trump flew in to take part in the Global Women’s Forum, where she also met the crown prince Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

Trump prompted tons of backlash across the internet, as many thought she was showing “fake support” for Muslim women. Others pointed out that she was wearing it merely to please Muslim leaders and Muslim audience, when she was only “supposed to support American women.”

Some Trump’s fans, however, jumped to her defense, stating that her decision to wear it was because it was a customary gesture. Because Trump was visiting a mosque, she had to abide the establishment’s rules, they said, adding that she wasn’t making a statement with the hijab.

Check out the comments below.

The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque; a masterpiece of modern Islamic architecture and design.
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📷: AP pic.twitter.com/6zrNqhOQpg

— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) February 15, 2020

When you travel the world promoting gender equality–but you and the other chicks cover your head and remove your shoes– while the men… well… https://t.co/B7Tzht1srf

— Annette G. H. 💎 (@AnnetteGH86) February 16, 2020

If she's going to persist in this performative shit, could someone get her some acting lessons? Can I nominate this for next year's Razzies? https://t.co/Bi9jeeVjM8

— Portia EW Thinks I'm Pushy McGonagal (@PortiaMcGonagal) February 16, 2020

Welcome, Ivanka, to the long line of free women who voluntarily don a tool of religious subjugation that gets women beaten, imprisined, and killed all over the world. Welcome to the long line of women w power who betray women without power.

I’m so tired. #FreeFromHijab

— Yasmine Mohammed ياسمين محمد 🦋#FreeFromHijab (@YasMohammedxx) February 15, 2020

How much dd Congress allocate for self-conscious cosplay preening for the daughter? https://t.co/V054NXVatY

— Jeffrey Wright (@jfreewright) February 16, 2020

A post like this is NOT helping women. It makes it look like a glamor shoot – not serious work.https://t.co/5IZN9JLys6

— LindseyKook (@LindseyKook) February 16, 2020

Ivanka is just respecting the holy place which is outside her country. She is not hijab advocate. If you want to be taken seriously, you have to be little considerate about people's feeling and situation than being an extremist (about your views), it puts you in the same bucket.

— Riz (@Riztalk_) February 16, 2020

I have to disagree with this one.
In a Church you take off your Hat,
in a Synagogue you have to wear kippa
and in a Mosque you have to cover your hair, not even fully.
It's just a gesture of Respect.

— Snake Legacy (@TheSnake303) February 15, 2020

Now, talk about Daddy's Muslin travel bans!

— John Pavlovitz (@johnpavlovitz) February 16, 2020

How sad Ivanka wears the hijab and gives up her freedom to kiss thier a$$, she is a Globalist as I see it. I don't trust her & her evil husband. They will be the fall of America as we know it Globali$t sucks, she should be concerned only American Women First. https://t.co/4l7GbWzLhP

— geraldine sanchez (@geraldine9484) February 15, 2020

[via Indy 100, opening image via a katz / Shutterstock.com] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/408661/Ivanka-Trump-Sparks-Outrage-Among-Fans-After-Wearing-Hijab-For-Mosque-Visit/

IKEA Unveils Instagram Filter For Customers To Discover Which Furniture They Are



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IKEA has launched its very own story filter for customers to answer the age-old question, “Which IKEA icon are you?”

The IKEA “personality test“ will help internet users determine which item might suit them best. From a dependable FRAKTA bag to a timeless BILLY bookcase, there is something for everyone.

To activate the story filter, all you need to do is to visit the IKEA UK Instagram account @ikeauk and click on its “filters” section. Click on the personality test filter and try it out.

Some of the personality options include the Swedish meatball, which could mean you are traditional and uncomplicated; KALLAX shelves, which signifies you might be practical and organized; and an STRANDMON armchair if you are classy and cultured.

Ikea launches ‘Which Ikea icon are you?’ Instagram filter #Retail https://t.co/l4SY2dYwNf pic.twitter.com/zD6VIPFNhy

— Retail UK Newslocker (@retailuknws) February 17, 2020

[via House Beautiful, opening image via Hadrian / Shutterstock.com] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/408657/IKEA-Unveils-Instagram-Filter-For-Customers-To-Discover-Which-Furniture-They-Are/

Facebook’s New ‘Hobbi’ App Looks Suspiciously Like Pinterest



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Facebook has rolled out a new app that is being likened to Pinterest.

Hobbi invites users to note down and consolidate ideas, hobbies, and inspirations in one space, similar to the lifestyle-centered app that lets people bookmark ideas.

Hobbi also lets users bookmark photos and videos on the app, and organize them under various categories. One added bonus is the ability for users to review the progress of their home projects.

With Hobbi detaching from Facebook to be its own app, users can solely look through lifestyle-based content without any social networking aspect.

“[Hobbi is] meant to help you document and remember the things you do, which is about the past, while Pinterest is about discovering ideas and inspiring action for the future,” a spokesperson for Pinterest told CNN.

Facebook’s NPE Team was created back in July 2019 to develop consumer-centered apps like meme creating app Whale and Hobbi. The app is now available on iPhone and iPad through the App Store.

Facebook’s NPE Team Releases an App Like Pinterest

Facebook has launched an app called Hobbi via its NPE or New Product Experimentation team.

The app is quite similar to Pinterest designed to collect images of your hobbies and interests and then keeping them in boards to… pic.twitter.com/rgQVCarSDI

— Infographics For All (@youinfographic) February 17, 2020

[via CNN, cover image via App Store] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/408654/Facebook-s-New-Hobbi-App-Looks-Suspiciously-Like-Pinterest/

Marshmello’s Face Gets Unmasked In Rare Photo Posted By His Girlfriend



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For the most part, American DJ Marshmello has been living in anonymity with his head covered by his iconic mask.

While fans recognize him as Christopher Comstock, the EDM star’s face is rarely seen. However, his girlfriend Kelsey Calemine treated audiences to a glimpse of his mug with a sweet tribute posted on Valentine’s Day.

Calemine didn’t tag Marshmello’s account in the Instagram post, though she tagged Dotcom, Comstock’s other moniker before his rise in EDM as Marshmello.

Forbes revealed the man’s identity back in 2017. Comstock also shared on Twitter, “I don’t take my helmet off because I don’t want or need fame. I’m genuinely trying to create something positive for people to connect with.”

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lucky. happy vday🌹

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[via EDM.com, images via various sources] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/408662/Marshmello-s-Face-Gets-Unmasked-In-Rare-Photo-Posted-By-His-Girlfriend/

Trump’s Campaign Manager Quickly Deletes Air Force One Photo Taken From 2004



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Donald Trump’s campaign manager wasn’t swift enough for internet trolls.

Donald Trump visited the Daytona 500 last Sunday, and Brad Parscale, his re-election campaign manager, shared a photo of the Air Force One plane in flight at the NASCAR race on Twitter. He captioned it, “@realDonaldTrump won the #Daytona500 before the race even started.”

However, eagle-eyed social media users were quick to point out that the photo was actually taken in 2004, back when former president George W. Bush visited the annual race held by NASCAR.

Parscale immediately deleted the tweet and replaced it with a different image taken by photographer Mark J Rebilas. The snap showed the Air Force One with a much sparser crowd.

The first picture was taken by photographer Jonathan Ferrey, who joked about the mishap. He told CNN that he didn’t attend the Daytona 500 this year, but “won the photography before the race even started.”

The blunder went viral on Twitter, with many social media users criticizing Parscale for uploading the wrong photo to conceal the actual attendance numbers. “Brad, you forgot to photoshop people into the many, many empty seats,” one Twitter user wrote.

lol here’s the one that brad the shitbird had to delete because it was for a different president pic.twitter.com/x0JafX6vxf

— Ned Pyle (@NerdPyle) February 17, 2020

.@realDonaldTrump won the #Daytona500 before the race even started. pic.twitter.com/nzZXK6Gww6

— Brad Parscale – Text TRUMP to 88022 (@parscale) February 16, 2020

The President of the United States gives the command for the 2020 #DAYTONA500. pic.twitter.com/YJgX6vwmon

— NASCAR (@NASCAR) February 16, 2020

Brad, you forgot to photoshop people into the many, many empty seats.

— Helen A. Basket (@TrumpNationalHQ) February 17, 2020

Dude.
The stands are empty 🤣 pic.twitter.com/SMwmUQ2Znd

— Shopgirl 🇺🇸🗣☮️ (@idnac4u) February 17, 2020

Brad @parscale: What do you mean this ain't Air Force One at Daytona?!? Guys are you sure? pic.twitter.com/VLNsheERZX

— Jeremy Newberger (@jeremynewberger) February 17, 2020

[via Independent, opening image via Michael Candelori / Shutterstock.com] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/408656/Trump-s-Campaign-Manager-Quickly-Deletes-Air-Force-One-Photo-Taken-From-2004/

Burger King Promises Free Whopper If You Accompany ‘Lonely’ Ronald McDonald

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Burger King India created a cheeky way to troll its fast food competitor for Valentine’s Day.

The campaign took on McDonald’s mascot, Ronald McDonald, and pictured him sitting alone in various places. Combined with the music in the background, the clown was depicted as a sad figure.

The text in the video read, “It sucks to be lonely. Especially on Valentine’s Day,” before asking viewers to upload a selfie of themselves taken with the mascot.

Burger King tweeted the video, stating, “We’ve found the loneliest man I the world. Go ahead give him company, take a picture or two, and we’ll give you a free Whopper this Valentine’s Day #LonelyNoMore.”

The ad was created with advertising agency Famous Innovations.

With Valentine's Day around the corner, we thought of doing something nice for our loney friend. Watch this space for more.#LonelyNoMore
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.#valentines #love #valentineday #bemine pic.twitter.com/97NWK2H41y

— BurgerKingIndia (@burgerkingindia) February 11, 2020

We've found the loneliest man in the world. And he's been right in front of us the whole time. Go ahead give him company, take a picture or two, tag @burgerkingindia and we'll give you a free Whopper this Valentine's Day. #LonelyNoMore
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.#valentineday #bemine #ContestAlert pic.twitter.com/eQGlXcESGo

— BurgerKingIndia (@burgerkingindia) February 12, 2020

Happy Valentine’s Day! Click a picture with him, tag @BurgerKingIndia and DM us to get a free Whopper!
Ps: dont forget to mention #LonelyNoMore
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.#valentines #love #valentineday #bemine #ContestAlert pic.twitter.com/6SIyh42fMZ

— BurgerKingIndia (@burgerkingindia) February 14, 2020

[via Best Media Info, opening image via Burger King India] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/408653/Burger-King-Promises-Free-Whopper-If-You-Accompany-Lonely-Ronald-McDonald/

Dystopian Masks Resembling Your Face Let You Unlock Face ID Easily & Safely



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With the COVID-19 epidemic at large, a new startup developed by Danielle Baskin has unveiled N95 respiratory masks with human faces printed on them to “work with facial recognition software.”

The Face ID-compatible respirator masks are the first of many “trendy dystopian products” promised by Baskin’s new company, Resting Risk Face. The medical masks aim to protect users from infections while overlapping facial features so users can easily unlock software like iPhones’ Face ID.

“Unlock your devices with a surgical mask that looks just like you,” the website reads.

In order to have your very own face on the surgical mask, you’ll need to upload a photo of your face on the website and patiently wait for an email to be sent to you.

Answering a question about whether this was a joke, the website responds, “Yes. No. We’re not sure.” It then informs visitors to wash their hands regularly and get vaccines, and that viruses should not be taken as a joke.

“Gorgeously layered levels of dystopia,” The New Yorker’s food correspondent Helen Rosner commented.

The company encourages those who “enjoy late stage capitalism” to get their hands on the masks for US$40 each, even though they are still under development.

Baskin shared on Twitter that the masks do not have a launch date, and will not be available during a global mask shortage. The website provides a waitlist for those interested to get the literal face masks in the meantime.

Made this service that prints your face on an N95 mask, so you can protect people from viral epidemics while still being able to unlock your phone.

😷+👃🏻👃🏽👃🏿👄=🔓https://t.co/SXslSjoiMz pic.twitter.com/rByMBwdPB8

— Danielle Baskin (@djbaskin) February 15, 2020

gorgeously layered levels of dystopia https://t.co/28UHguWwrE

— Helen Rosner (@hels) February 16, 2020

Other uses for selfie masks that folks have mentioned, besides unlocking your phone.

– Anti-surveillance tech (if using a different face)
– Adds whimsy to the sterility of hospitals
– If you're sick (or breathing smoke), you might be more likely to wear a mask if it looks "cool"

— Danielle Baskin (@djbaskin) February 16, 2020

To all those inquiring: No, I don't have plans to produce these *during* the global mask shortage. There's a waitlist and no launch date.

Does anyone have a recommendation on how someone eager to drop cash on a novelty mask can help? An organization that donates supplies?

— Danielle Baskin (@djbaskin) February 16, 2020

This seems entirely appropriate levels of creepy for this dystopia we are heading into.

— Paul Potiki (@GuanoLad) February 16, 2020

This is brilliant and sad at the same time 🙁

— AdmiralSAS ☃️ (@AdmiralSAS) February 15, 2020

[via Mashable, cover image via Face ID Masks] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/408652/Dystopian-Masks-Resembling-Your-Face-Let-You-Unlock-Face-ID-Easily-Safely/

Kyoto’s Tourism Campaign Shows Off ‘Empty’ Scenery Amid Coronavirus Outbreak



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If you have visited tourist landmarks only to be disappointed by swarming crowds who prevent you from capturing great pictures, Kyoto locals say now’s the right time to head down to the charming city.

According to SoraNews24, the city was struggling with overtourism for years, but the coronavirus scare kicked in and deterred travelers from visiting the region. Shop owners also said the difference was so drastic, they hadn’t seen the streets so quiet in 30 years.

Merchants in Kyoto’s Arashiyama district have since started a tourism campaign titled Suitemasu Arashiyama (Empty Arashiyama) to invite visitors back into the area. Business owners have put up posters around the ancient city depicting popular Instagrammable spots that have emptied out in the light of the deadly virus.

One poster of a monkey reads, “There haven’t been more monkeys than humans in a long time,” while a picture of the Hozugawa River Cruise comes with the message: “If you come now, you can go down the river as many times as you like without waiting.”

The campaign also highlights hashtags like, “#NoPeople” and “#NowIsTheTime.”

Kyoto, home to 17 UNESCO world heritage sites, now takes the stance of an untouched, rather than an overcrowded, destination.

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[via SoraNews24, images via various sources] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/408659/Kyoto-s-Tourism-Campaign-Shows-Off-Empty-Scenery-Amid-Coronavirus-Outbreak/

‘Keanu Reeves’ Gets Sighted By MAGA Fans, But Everyone Else Knows That’s Not Him



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“Keanu Reeves” made his appearance at the Maryland Bike Show, and graciously accepted a selfie request by a MAGA enthusiast—at least, that’s what a circle of Trump campaigners thought.

Photos of a man draped in the Confederate flag posing next to a male character with long black hair and a piercing gaze have gone viral. While sharers of the images have identified the familiar-looking guy as Hollywood icon Keanu Reeves, other internet users were quick to argue—that’s not Keanu Reeves.

“Maryland Bike Show this past weekend with Keanu,” the uploader wrote. “Apparently he restores antique bikes and is a Trump supporter!”

Fellow enthusiasts were evidently reeling with excitement. “I didn’t know Keanu Reeves is a Trump supporter,” one wrote. “Nothing like having Neo, John Wick on our side! Thanks Keanu.”

“Keanu Reeves is a Trump supporter,” another described. “I can go on with my day now!”

Keanu believe your eyes? Hairstyle and clothing choice aside, other internet users knew right away that the man was an impostor. Naturally, the memes ensued.

While fans have accurately spotted Reeves in public and even in a history textbook, this wasn’t one of those lucky occurrences.

Lol pic.twitter.com/QX5hwBi80C

— Mids Cleo (@ogrods) February 15, 2020

And we thought Rob Lowe with cable was bad…. pic.twitter.com/DWDPVpCwNw

— Wallace Ritchie (@WallaceRitchie) February 15, 2020

Mom can we get Keanu Reeves?

Mom: We have Keanu Reeves at home

The Keanu Reeves at home: pic.twitter.com/vUGXCdsaqI

— Jessie Roman (@FroyoBaggins) February 16, 2020

That's actually Keanu's evil counterpart WaKeanu.

— Zach (@Zachrid) February 15, 2020

That’s not him, you’ve captured his stunt double!

— Quasar Funk (@FunkQuasar) February 15, 2020

[via The Daily Dot, images via various sources] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/408655/Keanu-Reeves-Gets-Sighted-By-MAGA-Fans-But-Everyone-Else-Knows-That-s-Not-Him/

Andy Warhol’s Erotic Male Drawings Shunned In The 50s Make First Public Display



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Andy Warhol’s never-before-seen erotic drawings of men will be up for display in an exhibition of the artist’s work at London’s Tate Modern, and will later be published in a book titled Andy Warhol: Early Drawings of Love, Sex and Desire.

The drawings delve into sexual themes relating to love and lust by depicting young men in intimate moments, from affectionate embraces to X-rated scenarios. These works, unfortunately, never made it to the public eye.

Warhol had attempted to put up these works for an exhibition, but was shunned by the gallery owners’ homophobic stance back in the 1950s, when he was just a commercial illustrator striving to become a full-fledged artist. Warhol later went on to achieve international fame through his work in pop art and prints of film stars.

The venereal drawings will now be presented in a book consolidated by Michael Dayton Hermann from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, which will be set to release later this year.

20 of the illustrations will also be exhibited for the first time during Tate Modern’s Warhol retrospective in London from 12 March 2020 to 6 September 2020.

Standing Male Torso (1957) – Andy Warhol. @TASCHEN will publish a book of Warhol's erotic drawings of men from the 1950s, many of which have never been seen before – lovely! #LGBTHM20 pic.twitter.com/HZHjLqlU8s

— Michael Langan 🏳️‍🌈🇪🇺🇵🇹 (@mlanganwriter) February 17, 2020

Andy Warhol's 1950s erotic drawings of men to be seen for first time. https://t.co/fX2mXLXA9U #Art pic.twitter.com/hUHCb19yqH

— A-sideB-side Gallery (@Aside_Bside_) February 17, 2020

Andy Warhol's 1950s erotic drawings of men to be shown for first time

Collection lined up for Tate Modern not displayed before due to homophobia artist encountered https://t.co/3A26wbnqLh pic.twitter.com/lzsKExYl0E

— Skot Armstrong (@SkotArmstrong) February 16, 2020

[via Happy Mag, cover image via National Archives and Records Administration / Public domain] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/408651/Andy-Warhol-s-Erotic-Male-Drawings-Shunned-In-The-50s-Make-First-Public-Display/

Supreme Dunks Into Oreo Collab For Brand-Heavy Spring/Summer 2020 Collection



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From branded baggies to lawn chairs, Supreme’s Spring/Summer 2020 collection has something for everyone. This round, the SS20 lineup presents new collaborations with Oreo, Mac Tools, Ziploc and more.

The highly-coveted label has unconventional collaborations in the past, but Supreme and Oreo seem like a batch made in heaven. Each pack of Supreme Oreos comes with three bold red branded cookies stuffed with double fillings.

Supreme also presents the Mac Tools T5025P Tech Series Workstation with the brand’s logo emblazoned across the kit. Besides its aesthetic appeal, the workstation offers 10 drawers, integrated power supplies and more.

The Ziploc baggies in the series arrive with Supreme’s print, but the use of them is anyone’s guess.

Stamped with Supreme’s print, the SS20 range includes homeware items such as a lawn chair, incense burner, and transparent lock.

Supreme’s SS20 will drop on 20 February 2020 in stores, and online on 27 February 2020. Scroll down for the some sneak previews. The full collection can be found here.

Supreme x @Oreo

Coming Soon. pic.twitter.com/I6vlUpOBq5

— The Supreme Saint (@TheSupremeSaint) February 17, 2020

Supreme x Ziploc

Coming Soon. pic.twitter.com/5bqbfaIqRm

— The Supreme Saint (@TheSupremeSaint) February 17, 2020

Supreme/S&M 1995 BMX Dirtbike

Coming Soon. pic.twitter.com/tV7NXUAMEb

— The Supreme Saint (@TheSupremeSaint) February 17, 2020

Supreme Glow-in-the-Dark Zippo

Coming Soon. pic.twitter.com/3TjC2O2eaA

— The Supreme Saint (@TheSupremeSaint) February 17, 2020

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Spring/Summer 2020

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Couple’s Adult Video Filmed At Buddhist Holy Site In Myanmar Outrages Locals



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A couple has sparked outrage after filming a video of themselves having sexual intercourse at a sacred Buddhist temple in Myanmar.

The couple engaged in sexual activity in the ancient city of Bagan, a well-known tourist destination in Myanmar and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The 12-minute video was then posted on Pornhub under the profile name, ‘YeeesYeeesYeees’. The uploaders described themselves as a 23-year-old Italian couple with tattoos and piercings.

The video, which has been viewed over 250,000 times and retrieved more dislikes than likes, shows them performing the act, with the camera panning to show the pagoda in the background.

Locals expressed anger at the clip, with many expressing frustration towards the couple.

“Our Bagan pagodas are The Holy Land,” wrote Mg Khin Gyi on Facebook.

Managing director of tour company New Fantastic Asia, Tun Tun Naing, criticized the security at the site and called for action against the couple.

Blaming the coronavirus behind a decline in tourist numbers, Mandalay chairman of the Union of Myanmar Travel Association Myo Yee said it had been a difficult time for them as many tourists were not coming to the country.

Myanmar citizens are fuming over a 12-minute porn video shot by an Italian couple in Bagan, a tourist hotspot and UNESCO heritage site of Buddhist pagodas. https://t.co/XluKs6Kar7

— Rappler (@rapplerdotcom) February 15, 2020

[via Channel News Asia, opening image via Shutterstock] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/408643/Couple-s-Adult-Video-Filmed-At-Buddhist-Holy-Site-In-Myanmar-Outrages-Locals/

Gucci Reimagines Logo With Vibrant ‘Psychedelic’ Twist For 70s-Style Campaign

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Gucci’s GG logo belt has been deemed the “most popular” fashion product in the world. Now, the luxury label has taken things further by reenvisioning the iconic emblem with surreal elements reminiscent of 70s psychedelia and nightclubs.

For the brand’s new GG Psychedelic Collection, Gucci has given the monogram a playful, multicolored appearance interlocked with a pattern of stars. The whole visual embodies the experimental “visual distortion” of the era.

Gucci imagined the giddy aesthetic as an extension of the distinct “streetwear attitude” that the retailer has been known for since being helmed by creative director Alessandro Michele, and has applied the vibrant motif all over a new ready-to-wear collection featuring apparels, accessories and carriers.

The trippy capsule is now available online and in stores.

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Playing with visual distortion and wide color spectrums, the #GGPsychedelic campaign showcases the collection’s key pieces including a backpack featuring the multicolor GG and stars pattern. Discover more through link in bio. @alessandro_michele #AlessandroMichele

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Channeling the spirit of an imaginary nightclub in the 1970s, imagery from the #GGPsychedelic campaign unveil the special collection: a hooded parka, a sweatshirt and jogging pants embellished with a multicolor GG and stars print. Discover more through link in bio. @alessandro_michele #AlessandroMichele

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On the dancefloor of the #GGPsychedelic campaign, the multicolored collection designed by @alessandro_michele unfolds: from pajama-style silk shirts to wool sweaters, the House’s monogram is combined with a stars print. Discover more through link in bio. @alessandro_michele #AlessandroMichele

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The pictures from the #GGPsychedelic campaign take their cue from the spirit of the colorful lineup designed by @alessandro_michele defined by an unexpected take on the House’s monogram. Discover more through link in bio. #AlessandroMichele

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A retro, lively atmosphere defines the #GGPsychedelic campaign to present @alessandro_michele’s latest collection. A homage to Gucci’s monogram, the special lineup mixes a multicolor GG print with stars. Discover more through link in bio. #AlessandroMichele

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[via Prestige Online Singapore, video and images via Gucci] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/408650/Gucci-Reimagines-Logo-With-Vibrant-Psychedelic-Twist-For-70s-Style-Campaign/

Coronavirus Photos Captured By Microscopes Show The Deadly Virus Up Close



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Scientists and medical professionals are trying to understand the mysterious coronavirus, officially termed as COVID-19, in order to find a cure and ways to prevent its attacks.

Researchers from the Rocky Mountain Laboratories at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases have since published a number of images of the novel coronavirus up close.

The pictures were captured through transmission electron microscopes and scanning equipment, and depict the crown-like virus particles isolated from a patient in the US. The particles were observed with cells cultured in the lab.

The coronavirus is named after the Latin and Spanish words for “crown,” referring to the virus’ distinct crown-like spikes apparent under microscopic vision.

Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2

Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2

Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2

Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2

[via Futurism, images via NIAID-RML (CC BY 2.0)] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/408648/Coronavirus-Photos-Captured-By-Microscopes-Show-The-Deadly-Virus-Up-Close/

Emily Ratajkowski Steps Out At Press Party In Bra Top From Own Swimwear Brand



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Emily Ratajkowski displayed her midriff at the Vanity Fair Oscar after party.

The supermodel attended the star-studded event in a white two-piece outfit reminiscent of the early 2000s bare-midriff fashion trend. The outfit consisted of a bra-style cropped top and a skirt that sat low on her hips.

She wore minimal accessories—a silver bracelet as well as a ring, ensuring that her toned abs were the highlight of the whole ensemble.

According to her stylist Emma Jade Morisson, her look was custom-made for her by designer Chrissy Reiling and Inamorata, Ratajkowski’s own swimwear brand. Morisson told Business Insider that the supermodel helped with the creation of the getup.

A representative of the designer told Insider that Ratajkowski “gave inspiration” and “helped to design it.”

The trend was first introduced in the 90s, but was made popular in the early 2000s when many celebrities adopted the style and were photographed with their tummies exposed.

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Custom @inamoratawoman x @christyrillingstudio for @vanityfair

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Custom Inamorata for Oscars 2020

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#emrata in custom @inamoratawoman x @christyrillingstudio

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[via Insider, opening image via DFree / Shutterstock.com] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/408640/Emily-Ratajkowski-Steps-Out-At-Press-Party-In-Bra-Top-From-Own-Swimwear-Brand/

Gordon Ramsay Disguises As Woman In Cooking Show And Looks Like Mrs Doubtfire



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Gordon Ramsay looked unrecognizable as he dressed up as a woman for his hit television show Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours To Hell and Back.

The chef transformed into his alter ego ‘Libby Lou’ by donning a blonde wig with a prosthetic nose, later mingling delightedly with fellow guests of a restaurant.

Ramsay wore a full face of makeup complete with blusher, a smokey eye and light pink lip gloss. He also put on a huge hat and pearl accessories to complete his drag look. An Instagram user thought he looked similar to Mrs Doubtfire.

Ramsay went undercover to dine at the Southern Kitchen, a restaurant in Virginia, where he was unimpressed with the food.

He found out that the family was being torn apart by bankruptcy after pouring everything they had into the business. Ramsay had 24 hours to save the restaurant from falling apart.

“Trust me, this is a bit of a page turner,” Ramsay told his viewers, before removing his wig and prosthetic nose to reveal his true identity.

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This dude looks like a lady tonight on an all new @24hoursfox ….. @tanaramsay I apologize in advance

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NW: Mrs Doubtfire pic.twitter.com/eOShgh4ENf

— Tom Zambeno (@RoadRaider3) February 16, 2020

[via Gordon Ramsay, opening image via Sterling Munksgard / Shutterstock.com] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/408642/Gordon-Ramsay-Disguises-As-Woman-In-Cooking-Show-And-Looks-Like-Mrs-Doubtfire/

‘Parasite’ Storyboards Paired With Final Film Illustrate Bong Joon-Ho’s Vision

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Bong Joon-ho is known for meticulously sketching up storyboards, which he faithfully follows through during filming. Due to their elaborate nature, storyboards for his historic Oscar-winning film Parasite now double as a graphic novel.

Bong managed to complete the shoot for Parasite within a tight 77-day production schedule with the drawn storyboards as his guide. The film broke records at the http://www.designtaxi.com/news/408647/Parasite-Storyboards-Paired-With-Final-Film-Illustrate-Bong-Joon-Ho-s-Vision/

Halle Berry Announces Fitness Collection By Posing In Plunging White Bodysuit



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Halle Berry proves that age is just a number when it comes to fitness in her latest promotional photo for her new collection.

The actress shared an ab-baring photo to promote new workout gear that she produced in collaboration with her longtime trainer Peter Lee Thomas.

The one-piece suit featured a plunging neckline that extended to her belly button, revealing her taut tummy.

Her line, called rē•spin by Halle Berry, is her first-ever fitness collection, and it includes waist trainers, compression vests, an abs wheel, along with a whole bunch of other stuff that will put you in shape.

“For the last two years, you’ve showed up, showed out and shared this crazy fitness adventure with me and @peterleethomas! I’m so eternally grateful for you guys, and wanted to create something extra special to celebrate our two years together – I’m thrilled to announce my first EVER fitness collection, rē•spin by Halle Berry!!” she captioned the post.

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Welcome to an EXTRA special edition of #FitnessFriday!! For the last two years, you’ve showed up, showed out and shared this crazy fitness adventure with me and @peterleethomas! I’m so eternally grateful for you guys, and wanted to create something extra special to celebrate our two years together – I’m thrilled to announce my first EVER fitness collection, rē•spin by Halle Berry!! To introduce you to the collection, @peterleethomas and I will be doing back to back #PHITTalks using rē•spin pieces, and this week? We’re talking about the subject y’all can NOT stop asking about – Core work!! Check stories for more. Can’t wait to meet the collection?? Find it at @tjmaxx, @rossdressforless, @marshalls and @burlingtonstyle stores all over the U.S. – and don’t forget to tag #RespinByHalleBerry and show us what you find! Happy Friday ♥️

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Exciting announcement! Introduction to the rē•spin fitness line with the one and only @halleberry

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[via Women’s Health, opening image via Tinseltown / Shutterstock.com] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/408641/Halle-Berry-Announces-Fitness-Collection-By-Posing-In-Plunging-White-Bodysuit/

McDonald’s Saucy Optical Illusion Ads Will Make You Do A McDouble Take



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A set of giddy photos posted by McDonald’s Thailand is capturing the internet’s attention, at first for appearing uncharacteristically seductive and then for revealing much more lighthearted scenario safterwards.

The images depict characters amorously gazing at their apparent lovers and leaning in for a kiss.

Internet users were taken by surprise at how steamy the shoot was, seeing as how it was an actual campaign posted by the family-friendly fast food chain.

However, it didn’t take long before they realized the other parties in the dimly-lit shots were McDonald’s burgers shaped to look like noses, lips and chins.

The racy nature of the optical illusion Valentine’s Day adverts was emphasized by McDonald’s own slogan, “I’m lovin’ it.”

People who have had a long-term relationship with food will certainly resonate with this clever campaign.

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[via McDonald’s Thailand] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/408646/McDonald-s-Saucy-Optical-Illusion-Ads-Will-Make-You-Do-A-McDouble-Take/

McDonald’s Saucy Optical Illusion Ad Will Make You Do A McDouble Take



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A giddy photo posted by McDonald’s Thailand is capturing the internet’s attention, at first for appearing uncharacteristically seductive and then for revealing a much more lighthearted scenario afterwards.

The image depicts a man amorously gazing at an apparent lover and leaning in for a kiss.

Internet users were taken by surprise at how steamy the shoot was, seeing as how it was an actual ad posted by the family-friendly fast food chain.

However, it didn’t take long before they realized the other party in the dimly-lit shot was a Big Mac shaped to look like the nose, lips and chin of a person.

The racy nature of the optical illusion Valentine’s Day ad was emphasized by McDonald’s own slogan, “I’m lovin’ it.”

People who have had a long-term relationship with food will certainly resonate with this clever campaign.

วาเลนไทน์นี้ ไม่ว่าจะคนมีคู่หรือคนโสด…

Posted by McDonald's on Thursday, February 13, 2020

[via McDonald’s Thailand] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/408646/McDonald-s-Saucy-Optical-Illusion-Ad-Will-Make-You-Do-A-McDouble-Take/

Seize The Last Chance To Enter Your Work For A’ Design Award 2020

Kick off the new decade by accomplishing something you’ve been dreaming of for your career. A’ Design & Competition, one of the world’s largest design competitions, is accepting entries until 28 February 2020.

The competition recognizes outstanding and thoughtful designers no matter their disciplines or experience, propelling their work onto an international stage observed by international media, buyers, publishers, and relevant companies.

With 100 main categories to enroll your best projects or concepts under, there’s definitely one for every designer. The competition recognizes outstanding and thoughtful creatives no matter their experience or design disciplines—graphics and visual communication design, packaging design, fashion, apparel and garment design, sustainable products, projects and green design, and photography and photo manipulation design are just the tip of the iceberg. More categories can be found here.

Apart from global recognition, laureates of the A’ Design Award will receive a winners’ kit comprising a trophy, a feature in the A’ Design Award Winner Designs Yearbook, a design excellence certificate, space allocation in the winners’ exhibition both online and physically in Italy, international PR and publicity, a spot on the World Design Rankings, an award winners’ manual to show you how to make the most out of your new winner’s title, free sales listing and numerous tools for designers to kickstart your award status, and gala-night tickets for two to the award ceremony, where you’ll be presented with networking opportunities with industry leaders, fellow tastemakers, and members of the press.

Submissions will be judged by an international jury panel consisting of academics, design professionals and press members.

Interested creatives and brands are invited to enter their work to the A’ Design Award & Competition by 28 February 2020. DesignTAXI will unveil the winning submissions on 15 April 2020.

Take a look at some exceptional submissions from previous years. You can learn more about the A’ Design Award & Competition here.



Please, Don’t Stay Hungry Magazine by Gerhard Kirchschläger



Please, Don’t Stay Hungry Magazine by Gerhard Kirchschläger



Please, Don’t Stay Hungry Magazine by Gerhard Kirchschläger



Cruor Barolo Wine Bottle by Audric Henri Dandres



Cruor Barolo Wine Bottle by Audric Henri Dandres



Fisj Canned Fish Packaging Concept by Simen Wahlqvist



Fisj Canned Fish Packaging Concept by Simen Wahlqvist



Undercover Pinot Noir Unique Gift by Ampro Design



Undercover Pinot Noir Unique Gift by Ampro Design



Pepsi Generations Beverage Packaging by PepsiCo Design & Innovation



Pepsi Generations Beverage Packaging by PepsiCo Design & Innovation



Reflexió Typography project by Estudi Ramon Carreté



Reflexió Typography project by Estudi Ramon Carreté



Reflexió Typography project by Estudi Ramon Carreté



Reflexió Typography project by Estudi Ramon Carreté



Letterforms Album by Dina Ruzha



Letterforms Album by Dina Ruzha



Tobacco Teeth Anti-smoking Advertising by Miroslav Vujovic



Tobacco Teeth Anti-smoking Advertising by Miroslav Vujovic



Blue Whale Cafe Branding Café Branding by Yunjin Jung



Blue Whale Cafe Branding Café Branding by Yunjin Jung



Blue Whale Cafe Branding Café Branding by Yunjin Jung



Blue Whale Cafe Branding Café Branding by Yunjin Jung



Omdanne Convertible Biodegradable Clothing by Cristina Dan



Omdanne Convertible Biodegradable Clothing by Cristina Dan



Drink Without Straw Straw by Cao Weizh – Luxun Academy of Fine Arts



Drink Without Straw Straw by Cao Weizh – Luxun Academy of Fine Arts



Drink Without Straw Straw by Cao Weizh – Luxun Academy of Fine Arts



SideKick Notebook Notebook by Tan Mavitan



SideKick Notebook Notebook by Tan Mavitan



SideKick Notebook Notebook by Tan Mavitan



SideKick Notebook Notebook by Tan Mavitan



Kurio Modular Shelfing System by Markus Hofko



Kurio Modular Shelfing System by Markus Hofko



Kurio Modular Shelfing System by Markus Hofko



Plates Visual Communication by Sergei Didyk



Plates Visual Communication by Sergei Didyk



Plates Visual Communication by Sergei Didyk



Plates Visual Communication by Sergei Didyk



Life From Stone Exhibition by Chris Slabber



Life From Stone Exhibition by Chris Slabber



Life From Stone Exhibition by Chris Slabber



Taekwondo Poster by Li Taizhong and Liangxiangdong



Taekwondo Poster by Li Taizhong and Liangxiangdong



Eluminance Printed Lighting Barrier Tape by Duane Lye Dun Wei – SIMTech



Eluminance Printed Lighting Barrier Tape by Duane Lye Dun Wei – SIMTech



Eluminance Printed Lighting Barrier Tape by Duane Lye Dun Wei – SIMTech



The Exquisite Touch Cutter Knife by Hyorin Olivia Lee



The Exquisite Touch Cutter Knife by Hyorin Olivia Lee



The Exquisite Touch Cutter Knife by Hyorin Olivia Lee



Kaishan Chinese Spirit 18 Neo-Chinese Spirit Package by Jansword Zhu



Kaishan Chinese Spirit 18 Neo-Chinese Spirit Package by Jansword Zhu



Marais Piano cake packaging by Kazuaki Kawahara



Marais Piano cake packaging by Kazuaki Kawahara



Marais Piano cake packaging by Kazuaki Kawahara

Enroll your design work to the A’ Design Award & Competition before submissions close on 28 February 2020.

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