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Branding legends ask ‘What If?’ at Kyoorius Designyatra 2014

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In just 11 days, India’s biggest design conference – Kyoorius Designyatra – will kick off in Goa. Themed ‘What If’, the ninth iteration of the three-day event continues its quest to bring together the world’s most radical creative minds, with branding legends Ivan Chermayeff and Michael Wolff topping an impressive speaker lineup of leading designers, strategists and creatives. 

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Link About It: This Week’s Picks : Viral urban legends, David O’Reilly’s Mountain Game, the moon’s two faces and more in our weekly look at the web

Link About It: This Week's Picks

1. Wilderness Collective Explores Alaska This week, adventure purveyor Wilderness Collective released “Alaska on Snow Machines,” a short film from their recent trip. Surreal scenic shots of stunning ice caves and barren, snow-covered landscapes are accompanied…

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Learn to paint myths and legends with the new ImagineFX

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Learn to paint myths and legends in the latest issue of ImagineFX – on sale now! 

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15 Classic Business Cards Of Tech Legends

While you have plenty of options to leave an impression online, offline, the business card still serves a primary use for the "here’s how you can contact me" approach. There are plenty of very interesting business card designs but if you have ever wondered what the business cards of tech legends like Bill Gates and Steve Wozniak looked like, have we got a compilation for you.

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Below are 15 name cards belonging to people who have made a huge mark in the online and tech world. These names are probably not unfamiliar to the lot of you even though the designs really reflect the days of yesteryears. Some cards exude formality, others a sense of cheekiness. How far they’ve come from the days these business cards were making their rounds.

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook. The co-founder and CEO of Facebook has the world at his fingertips and made himself clear to the world with the phrase "I’m CEO, Bitch" on his name card. (Image Source: anthonylee)

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Steve Jobs, Apple. Back in the day, the founder of Apple went by with a relatively simple name card. (Image Source: ofisyasami)

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Jerry Yang, Yahoo!. The chief of Yahoo opted for a more fun approach with his name card. And just look at that email: You can’t find emails like that anymore. (Image Source: bitrebels)

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Eric Schmidt, Google. Google’s former CEO and now executive chairman used a formal and simple name card to introduce himself to fellow businessmen. The color for g seemed a little different though. (Image Source: bitrebels)

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Bill Gates, Microsoft. The backbone of Microsoft used bright orange as the colour palette for his name card. He even used his given name, William. (Image Source: designtaxi)

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Larry Page, Google. The co-founder and CEO of Google, Larry Page made sure everyone knew the company he was working for with the massive Google! logo in the centre. (Image Source: businessinsider)

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Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple. Wozniak went for a different approach as compared to Jobs. The co-founder of Apple opted for a metallic, almost credit-card-like feel for his name card. (Image Source: topdesignmag)

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Evan Williams, Twitter. Williams went for a very simple design for his business card. It looks like it is made from recycled paper! (Image Source: clubsoda)

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Mitchell Baker, Mozilla. Mozilla’s former chairman bore the original dinosaur logo of Mozilla on her business card. (Image Source: lizardwrangler)

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Meg Whitman, HP. CEO of Hewlett-Packard keeping it simple with her business card. (Image Source: startiger)

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Tim Berners-Lee, founder of WWW. A man that many people thank today for inventing the world wide web, Berners-Lee went by with this classic business card design. (Image Source: telenet)

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Kevin Mitnick, ‘World’s Most Wanted’ hacker. Even the world’s most wanted hacker had his very own business card! It certainly is made to impress! (Image Source: acumendesign)

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Richard Stallman, GNU. Stallman is known for his free software movement and for launching the GNU project – and less on his unusual sense of humor. (Image Source: cngulu)

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Wright Brothers, Cycle Company. The Wright brothers were known to have built the world’s first successful airplane. This was the name card they used when they started their own company. (Image Source: psprint)

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John Donahoe, eBay. eBay is famous for being a successful platform for online shopping. The CEO used a classic design for his business card. (Image Source: auctiva)

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How this intricate mural of underwater legends was brought to life

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Seafood specialist Mussel Men commissioned Good Wives and Warriors to transform a 24-foot wall in its latest pop up restaurant into a blackboard paint mural inspired by sea myths and legends.

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Interview: Peanut Butter Wolf: Founder of LA’s iconic Stones Throw records discusses creativity, artistic freedom and working with music legends

Interview: Peanut Butter Wolf

In 1996, Chris Manak—aka Peanut Butter Wolf—self-released “My Wold Premier,” a collaborative effort between him and his partner and close friend Charizma, who died three years previous in a carjacking. The release was deeply personal and…

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OFFSET 2014: design legends and dancing shoes

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As the countdown to OFFSET 2014 continues, Computer Arts deputy editor Julia Sagar caught up with co-founder Bren Byrne to find out what’s in store for attendees this year. The three-day event kicks off on 21 March, but there’s still time to grab early bird tickets to Dublin’s favourite design conference – and one of the most exciting creative events in Europe…

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US visa bureau says ‘League of Legends’ is a professional sport


High-level League of Legends players can now be awarded the same visas as more traditional pro athletes, says publisher Riot Games. On July 11th, Riot e-sports manager Nick Allen told GameSpot that the company had convinced US immigration services to recognize League of Legends as a professional sport and simplify the visa process accordingly; the first person to benefit will be Canadian player Danny “Shiphtur” Le, who was temporarily unable to compete this spring because of work permit problems. E-sports VP Dustin Beck later confirmed the change to Polygon. “This is a watershed moment,” he said. “It validates e-sports as a sport. Now we have the same designation as the NBA or NHL or other professional sports leagues.”

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The Designer Says: Tweet-sized advice from design legends

The Designer Says

“I just want to make beautiful things, even if nobody cares.” – Saul Bass Framed as a call-and-response between designers, “The Designer Says: Quotes, Quips,…

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ListenUp: New music and a look at the lives of music legends George Jones and Richie Havens


Richie Havens: Freedom Sweating and strumming the guitar with artistic force, folk singer Richie Havens opened up Woodstock in ’69 with a three-hour-long, 11-song set that culminated with “Freedom.” A star on the rise, the Brooklyn…

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