Posts tagged ‘Music’

Recycling should be heard not just seen!

OK, as most of you know, living in the Netherlands you have to recycle. No seriously, it’s, like, the law and stuff, paper, cardboard, plastic, old batteries, glass – your hair too if you want. Anyway, I’m kind of used to it now, but you have to take it seriously, it’s for the best in the long run, apparently.

A couple of friends had recently bought new iPod Nanos and Shuffles in the clear plastic boxes. Which are kind of cool (does anyone remember the original iPod packaging – that was awesome) but then you have an empty plastic box. What to do, what to do… Well this company has some great ideas for the use of them. Turn that empty box into a speaker for the iPod which came out of it, genius. All you need to do is switch the top from your box for the new one with the speaker mechanism on it to the clear plastic base. $40 US isn’t a bad price.

One question is, what do you do with the top you replaced? now you have one part of a cool box, but not the part you can put anything in… or am I being too damn practical again.? Hope it gives you ideas, it made me think about repurposing some of my old bits and pieces – being such a geek is useful at times, but being idle is the thing I have to get over.

Everybody says well done, great idea.


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(Rolling) Stone the crows

Recognise it? This is one of the most powerful and successful logos in recent history and the original artwork for the logo has recently been bought by the Victoria & Albert Museum in London for the sum of £92,500 (€117,470).

The story goes back a few years to 1970 when the designer John Pasche was studying at the RCA in London. By all accounts the Rolling Stones were not to happy with the boring ideas produced by their record label and sought elsewhere for a logo which was more to their liking.

John Pasche drew this up for them and it was an instant hit with the band, he was paid the princely sum of £50 for his work and the image has gone on to be one of the most recognisable symbols in the world of music. (The band also are said to have liked the logo so much they paid Pasche an extra £200 as a bonus.) He went on to design for the music industry as Creative Director at a couple of record labels and has received numerous awards for his work in the arts industries over the last 40 years.

Everybody says, nice one John, we love a good logo, especially one which is part of history and will, thanks for the V&A and the art fund in the UK, will remain one for years to come.