Jan 31, 2009

Innovative Way Of Promoting The Library.

Innovative Way Of Promoting The Library.

If one asks you how to promote the library by itself, what would you suggest? Though there are various ways of doing it, but if you ask the residents of Kansas City the answer could be quite interesting. They have their own innovative way of promoting their libraries. The residents of Kansas City were asked to nominate influential books that represented their town, and huge forms of the winning selections were then used as the exterior of the library's parking garage.

Kansas City Library (2) 1(Image credit: jonathan_moreau).
Kansas City Library (2) 2(Image credit: wcb0028).

Cardiff Public Library:
Here we have another one: Cardiff Public Library, which differs when it comes to the walls around a library. It's supposed to be only a temporary feature at Cardiff Library until the new building is completed. But this looks much better than the usual traditional front of the building and if we were given a choice then this could have been a permanent feature.

Cardiff Public Library (3) 1(Image credit: benbore).
Cardiff Public Library (3) 2(Image credit: keithpatterson).
Cardiff Public Library (3)(Image credit: toughcrowd).

Other Posts:
Interesting Door Mats.
Women Of The World.
Why Never Leave Kids Alone!
Sea To Market - Journey Of A Pearl!

Jan 30, 2009

Creative and Cool Bus Stops – Part 2.

Most of the bus stops are plain without any creativity, but what we have here isn't one of the regular ones. Each of the bus stops that we have here are unique in its own way.

Air Conditioned Bus Stop.

Creative and Cool Bus Stops - Part 2 (30) 1This one is probably the most comfortable and advanced bus stops of our post, fully enclosed with air conditioning. This bus stop stands, just next to Burj al Arab and Wild Wadi (water theme park). "As many as 47 of the 1,000 planned air-conditioned bus stops were opened in the month of April, 2008 in different parts of the city." Conti……………..

Is This A Bus Stop:

Creative and Cool Bus Stops - Part 2 (30) 2A bus transfer station at the Pacific View mall in Ventura, California. It is a series of three parts developed into a spiral shaped transformation from a bus to a house.

Classic Car And Bus Stop In Havana:

Creative and Cool Bus Stops - Part 2 (30) 3Taken from cab window: 50's car with original 1930's bus-stop behind.

Swing On A Bus Stop In London:

Creative and Cool Bus Stops - Part 2 (30) 4Swing on a Bus Stop in London, part of Bruno Taylor's "Playful Spaces" art project.

Living Room In Bus Stop:

Creative and Cool Bus Stops - Part 2 (30) 5This living room bus stop was created Ikea and Deutsch team together for the marketing of Design Week 2006.

Bus-Stop in Brisbane, Australia:

Creative and Cool Bus Stops - Part 2 (30) 6A lounge room made out of a bus stop.

Bus Stop In Germany:

Creative and Cool Bus Stops - Part 2 (30) 7Bus stop in Germany, advertising for the movie .

Bus Stop Near Corinth Canal, Greece:

Creative and Cool Bus Stops - Part 2 (30) 8Someone had obviously felt that seats were needed and wisely didn't expect the authorities to do anything about it; instead, they brought some of their own old chairs.

These are from the conceptual project "The Bus Stops Here" by Fiori, a Portland based design and research firm. Each bus stop concept is a focused look at a specific issue.

Creative and Cool Bus Stops - Part 2 (30) 9Creative and Cool Bus Stops - Part 2 (30) 10Creative and Cool Bus Stops - Part 2 (30) 11Creative and Cool Bus Stops - Part 2 (30) 12Conti……….

Bus Stop In Stovring, Denmark:

Creative and Cool Bus Stops - Part 2 (30) 13Bus-Stop In Scottsdale, Arizona:

Creative and Cool Bus Stops - Part 2 (30) 14This is a new look at Scottsdale's bus stops, made of metal. Now here we have metal seating in a place where temperatures go up to 120°F in the summer ;-)

Bus Stop In Curitiba:

Creative and Cool Bus Stops - Part 2 (30) 15The Village Bus Stop:

Creative and Cool Bus Stops - Part 2 (30) 16If you zoom in close you see that it's a "Coach Station".

Digital Bus Stops:

Creative and Cool Bus Stops - Part 2 (30) 17"An interactive model that will provide information and maps about the route that each citizen wishes to take, it will permit the use of display screens, activated by touch or by mobile phone and it will provide wireless connectivity."

A Very Special Bus Stop:

Creative and Cool Bus Stops - Part 2 (30) 18This is one of the bus stops which the city of San Francisco's transportation agency asked people to vote on a lineup of bus stop designs in June, 07.

Creative and Cool Bus Stops - Part 2 (30) 19Bus Stop In Australia:

Creative and Cool Bus Stops - Part 2 (30) 20Bus Stop In Alexandria, Virginia:

Creative and Cool Bus Stops - Part 2 (30) 21Bus Stop In Seattle:

Creative and Cool Bus Stops - Part 2 (30) 22This one has a really colorful and interesting mosaic.

A self financing and revenue generating model for bus stops of Jabalpur, India:

Creative and Cool Bus Stops - Part 2 (30) 23Bus Stop In Salinas, Puerto Rico:

Creative and Cool Bus Stops - Part 2 (30) 24Interesting!

Bus Stop In Volgograd, Russia:

Creative and Cool Bus Stops - Part 2 (30) 25A heritage from Soviet Era, and here is the rest of huge gallery - link.

Bus Stop In Wellington, New Zealand:

Creative and Cool Bus Stops - Part 2 (30) 26It's a zoo bus stop, here colors and theme looks apt!

Bus Stop In Athens, Georgia:

Creative and Cool Bus Stops - Part 2 (30) 28Interesting use of a school bus?

A few more interesting bus stops:

Creative and Cool Bus Stops - Part 2 (30) 29Creative and Cool Bus Stops - Part 2 (30) 30Creative and Cool Bus Stops - Part 2 (30) 31This bus stop allows skaters to go on a mini slope attached to a bus stop; it's a Quicksilver ad.

Creative and Cool Bus Stops - Part 2 (30) 32Creative and Cool Bus Stops - Part 2 (30) 33Another interesting bus stop ad:

Creative and Cool Bus Stops - Part 2 (30) 34Here is the rest of gallery - link.
Don’t miss to check out “Creative and Cool Bus Stops – Part: 1| 2| 3”.

Other Posts:
Nature's Ice Show.
Creative Business Cards.
Interesting Ads Using Elevators.
Clever Alternate Uses Of Everyday Objects.

Jan 29, 2009

Awesome Interactive Drawings.

Awesome Interactive Drawings.

Here are a few beautiful masterpieces created with only a pencil or a paintbrush. Though its not a secret that the artists use Photoshop to make these paintings more realistic and impressive, but still the results are very impressive. And when one talks of optical illusion art, you cant miss M. C. Escher, who has inspired the likes of many artists with his optical illusion art. Well known examples of his work includes Drawing Hands - 1948 (the last image of this post), a work in which two hands are shown, each drawing the other.

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Icebergs Comes In Stripes.
Life Inside Household Appliances.
20 More Interesting License Plates.
Tiny Buildings Made From Business Cards.
9 More Interesting Bridges From Around The World.