The turkey based designer named Efil has crafted a beautiful series of poster showing the principles of design only using paper. Cutting pieces of paper, juxtaposing the pieces, pasting geometrical shapes and using simple typography is the formula of this beautiful series. She mention that you can actually buy them.
Making bitcoin like the cash in your pocket
Last week we announced Fold, our new mobile payment app for using bitcoin at stores where you shop at every day.
We launched Fold’s predecessor, Coin for Coffee, back in the spring as an experiment to see if our technology could power bitcoin payments at Starbucks. To our delight, people jumped at the opportunity to use their bitcoin to grab their morning coffee, and many users have made it part of their daily routine. We faced our share of challenges: broken barcodes, Starbucks and Coinbase service outages, and a rather colorful customer service incident that included a threat of bodily harm. In the end, we felt the experiment was a huge success. We’re excited to take lessons learned from Coin for Coffee and apply them in developing Fold.
Bitcoin is a Currency
Bitcoin has the promise to be so much more than old fashioned paper money, but it isn’t yet useful like the cash in your wallet. It’s difficult to use bitcoin to buy the important things for daily life, like cereal and socks and toilet paper.
We aren’t the first to feel this way. The emergence of bitcoin debit cards is the most obvious attempt of trying to solve this problem. We think the recent backlash around fees with Xapo’s new debit card helps to illustrate that this isn’t a preferred solution. We want to do better than rehash the problems with the current payment industry. We want a truly native bitcoin experience.
A Native Experience
With Fold, we want you to spend your bitcoin like cash. Using Fold is as easy as choosing how much to pay, loading that amount of bitcoin, and scanning your phone on the barcode scanner. Any change goes right back to your bitcoin wallet.
The Coin for Coffee web app works a lot like this already, but a mobile app will better integrate with your bitcoin wallet and provide a seamless day-to-day experience. We’ll release a beta of Fold for the iPhone this Fall and eventually an Android app too.
This is the most exciting time it has been to be involved in the bitcoin community. With this community’s support, we can build a truly awesome app that will allow bitcoin to live up to its potential. Get behind Fold and get involved by signing up at foldapp.com and following us @fold_app on Twitter. We want to hear from you, because you’re going to help make Fold great.
It may be the middle of summer, but you’d never know from looking around offices, where, on the hottest days of the year, it’s not uncommon to see workers wrapped up in sweaters at their desks. As temperatures outside rise, most corporate office buildings become hermetically sealed, air-conditioned ice cubes, forcing workers everywhere to grab a Snuggie. In a study of government office buildings, for instance, 60% of workers complained of thermal stress—that they’re too hot or too cold in their workplace. Why can’t we manage to keep offices at a comfortable temperature?
We’ve been really excited by the response we’ve gotten to coinforcoffee.com.— Olaoluwa Osuntokun (@roasbeef)July 3, 2014
I love the future. Just bought Starbucks with bitcoin. https://t.co/yQWGc30fph— Arthur Reeder (@arthursucks)July 25, 2014— Kerri Dunn (@KerriDunn1)May 24, 2014
The last one is a personal favorite.
As much as we like buying gift cards, we love helping users spend their bitcoin. We’ve found that spending bitcoin on day-to-day expenses is really satisfying.
Today we’re announcing our latest effort to chase that feeling.
With Fold, you can
- Pay everyday merchants with bitcoin. At launch, you’ll be able to spend bitcoin at Target and Starbucks.
- Save money. Fold will offer discounts and “bitcoin-back” rewards when you spend bitcoin at your favorite retailers.
Excited to try it? Good. We’ll be blogging about how to get into the beta program, but until then, sign up for the mailing list to learn more.
“NIKE have designed several new typefaces for teams playing at this year’s FIFA world cup including two collaborations with renowned graphic designers, wim crouwel (netherlands) and neville brody (england).”
Once upon a time (a handful of months back), I managed the design work on this can. S/O to Stag&Hare, Finished Art, The Coca-Cola Company colleagues who worked on producing this and developing the POS look and feel. A fun collaboration. S/O to LeBron for introducing a really delicious version of Sprite.
_old enough to know better_young enough to do it anyway_
Russian Arktika-class nuclear powered Icebreaker Yamal
Facets x trashhand
I’ve had the amazing opportunity to collaborate on a project with the incredible designer, Justin Maller and I couldn’t be more excited with the result.
Each piece is a limited run at only 25 and every print has been signed and numbered.
Go to trash.facets.la for more info.