When you walk out of the Älmhult train station, there’s not much to see. To the west is a string of filthy box cars on the railroad, and to the east, a small park with no people. TripAdvisor will tell you that there is only one thing to do in the tiny Swedish village: Go to IKEA.
It happened late on Tuesday night. Of course I was working. "Have you seen this?" my colleague Chris Mills texted. He followed up with the link to a site where a rather devilish-looking UX professional promised to get drunk and evaluate the website of your choice. Only $75! I knew I had to do it, and that Gizmodo…
Some of these alternate helmet designs, created by artist and graphic designer Dylan Young, are cool as hell. Others, not so much. They're all really fun to look at, though, and isn't that what matters?
We already knew that Japanese architects (and the public) are no fans of Zaha Hadid's massive Olympic stadium—they've been protesting the design for a year. But last month things escalated—rapidly—when a whole slew of new insults emerged, and now, Hadid has responded. It's pretty bad!
Everyone's heard that there are no clocks or windows in casinos so that gamblers won't realize how long they've been losing money. But is this actually design gospel? And does it work? According to research, it turns out that the most successful casino design may not be the dark, maze-like designs we think they are.
Why can't you stop gambling? Many people would say it's because the windowless, maze-like layout of casinos is designed to keep you mesmerized by the games. But scientists argue that the most successful casinos keep you playing with a new set of psychological tricks.
This year marks the 101st riding of the Tour de France, one of the most brutal sporting events ever created by man. In fact, plenty of us are so focused on the madness that we overlook how incredible the technology that powers it has become—and how it's evolved over more than a century.
The semi-finals of the World Cup begin today, and soccer, er, football fever—though slightly dimmer now Stateside—is ramping back up for the rest of the world. Which makes it a perfect time to check in with one superfan-slash-designer, who redesigned each official World Cup poster for fun.
Dutch designer Guus ter Beek doesn't really like what he sees when he watches watches World Cup games on ESPN, so he and his colleagues went and invented a new, better way to broadcast the games.
Every year, the World Cup is played with a new ball. That makes it unique—after all, few other sports reinvent the wheel every four years. But this element of uncertainty is also exciting, and it means that soccer ball technology has come a long, long way since the 1930s—when World Cup balls were still inflated…
We've previous featured the work of Football as Football, a project to reimagine NFL logos in four different European styles. Today marks the release of the fourth and final wave, a few of which are above.
As you settle down to watch the Opening Day night games tonight, you probably won't be thinking about the massive array of lights that illuminate the game. But that blinding artificial sunlight was once a technological phenomenon that stunned fans and had the police threatening to shut it down.
If you're of the mind that the most exciting moments in football are when that capricious prolate spheroid starts bouncing around, then do we ever have the hockey puck for you. Meet the Aalto Puck. It can be yours for free.
Every two years, the world takes part in a figurative dance that's been decades in the making. First, it's the iconic passing of the torch. Then, an epic, national-pride-filled opening ceremony. And, finally, it's the moment we've all been waiting for. The holiest and most timeless of Olympic traditions: It's time to…
NYC-based designer Ryan K. Fishman has mashed up 32 recognizable corporate logos with NFL teams, and has presumably been sued by everyone.
You'll want to bookmark this interactive calendar, produced by Column Five Media. It's an intuitive way to sort the Sochi goings-on by sport and date, and the events are listed by an actual American time zone.
They're here. It's the third release from Football as Football, an ongoing design project that is reimagining each of the NFL's 32 teams in the style of four different European soccer crests.
You may not need the education (the video is cheekily subtitled "For Liberals, Ladies, and Limeys"), but you'll still want to watch this fantastic guide to American football from BAFTA award-winning director, designer, and animator Fraser Davidson.
We've seen this before with NFL logos, but it was about time for some enterprising artist to try his hand at basketball, the most internationally popular American sport. Six of our favorites are above, but click here to see Serbian designer Milan Vučković's reimagining of all 30 NBA teams as soccer crests.