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Iconic Logos Digitally Rendered in LEGO

Iconic Logos Digitally Rendered in LEGO

Kamil Piatkowski is a graphic designer from Poznań, Poland, that grew up, like most of us, with LEGO. He decided to combine his two passions by digitally recreating iconic brand logos as if they were made with everyone's favorite toy brick. From FedEx to Batman, and his airness ...

Jet Pack 2.0

Jet Pack 2.0

Most backpacks suggest you’re toting thick textbooks everywhere you go. That’s fine if you are scurrying between classes, but if you’ve left school in the rearview mirror, consider a bag a little different. The Jet Pack 2.0 is the backpack designed for your grown-up tech, and it boasts a unique fractal design that is equal parts professional and fun. The proprietary tessellated panel offers lightweight protection, while the coated fabric and zippers keep everything dry. Inside you’ll even find a 15” faux fur lined laptop sleeve to keep your computer all spiffy. Each is packed with an Airmesh ventilated shoulder harness and back panel, a storm flap zippered front pocket, and a look that will stand out.

10 Great NSFW Coffee Table Books

10 Great NSFW Coffee Table Books

Tossing a stack of Hustlers on your coffee table will confuse and frighten guests. But if you happen to have an appreciation for the beauty of the form, there are ways to show it without coming off like a horny teenager. Ditch the dirty mags and pick up a hardcover from a talen...

The Big Bad Book of Bill Murray

The Big Bad Book of Bill Murray

Bill Murray is a mythical creature. His stories are traded over late night cans of PBR, each more unbelievable than the last. It's enough to forget he's also a joy to watch in films like Lost in Translation, Caddyshack, Ghostbusters, and so many others. The Big Bad Book of B...

A Visual History of Architecture Told With LEGO

A Visual History of Architecture Told With LEGO

Between the Neoclassical period, Postmodernism and the architect's names you're familiar with, it can be difficult keeping everything straight when it comes to the buildings around you. LEGO, on the other hand, can be as simple as snapping some bricks together to see if your fing...

The Escapist Is Monocle's In-Depth Travel Magazine

The Escapist Is Monocle's In-Depth Travel Magazine

Whereas other travel magazines take you to a couple of hot restaurants and offer a few touristy things to do, The Escapist, Monocle's summer magazine, isn't afraid to get its hands dirty. The travel mag goes in-depth on 10 cities around the world. You'll find info on local style,...

The Art of Mad Max: Fury Road

The Art of Mad Max: Fury Road

Movie companion books are generally not things we're interested in, but all bets are off when it comes to Mad Max: Fury Road. The Art of Mad Max: Fury Road is the official companion book to the movie that we can't stop talking about around the office and includes what essentially...

Out of the Jar: Artisan Spirits and Liqueurs

Out of the Jar: Artisan Spirits and Liqueurs

Liquor is an old brand's game. It's ruled by the Jim Beams, Glenlivets, and the Beefeaters of the world. Excitement comes with rare vintages, special blends, and the like. This, however, is changing. Out of the Jar: Artisan Spirits and Liqueurs finds those small makers using pre...

The United States of Pizza Coffee Table Book

The United States of Pizza Coffee Table Book

We're not going to get into a Jon Stewart-esque debate about Chicago versus New York styles of pizza because at the end of the day, all pizza is delicious. If anyone was going to write about The United States of Pizza, it would have to be the guy that Chicago magazine called "a p...

50 Years And More Of The Pirelli Calendar

50 Years And More Of The Pirelli Calendar

Year after year, the Pirelli Calendar is filled with gorgeous, half-naked women photographed by famous photographers. It's also impossible to get your hands on unless you're one of Pirelli's "important clients or VIPs" (it's a short list). Until now! In order to celebrate the 50t...

Monocle Travel Guide Series

Monocle Travel Guide Series

Monocle has been doing everything from books on good business to bracelets for as long as we've been doing this, and the results are always excellent. Their latest release is a collection of guide books in collaboration with Gestalten that are presented in full color, hardcover, ...