VW Changes Their Corporate Font To Something Less Interesting

I’m pretty sure we have more than our share of typography nerds in our readership, myself included. So when I saw Volkswagen was planning a change to their corporate font, I was interested — VW has been remarkably consistent with their strong typography over the years, so this change better be good! Sadly, it isn’t. » 5/27/15 9:40pm 5/27/15 9:40pm

A Wetsuit That Looks Like a Business Suit Is Hybrid Clothing Perfection

Yeah, bro, I know, life is complicated and you’re a grownup with hardly a minute to spare for shredding gnar. Not to worry, Quicksilver’s new “true wetsuits” are made from that wetsuit-y neoprene material so you don’t have to change between the beach and the boardroom.
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Here's Why a Single Airplane Seat Can Cost Airlines $300,000

Massagers! Sliding doors! Airbags! THE AMENITIES ALONE! The space race between airlines to design fancier first class and business class seats is well-known. But all that luxury comes at a price to the airlines—a price that is, oh, more than the average cost of a home in the United States. » 4/03/15 3:34pm 4/03/15 3:34pm

A Simple Design Tweak May Keep Drunk People From Falling On Train Tracks

The number of deaths linked to drunk passengers who wander off the platform and onto the tracks has steadily increased over the years. But a new study of these falls shows that many of them occur in the same way—and that there might be a few simple ways to prevent some of them. » 3/30/15 11:26am 3/30/15 11:26am

Here's What Nissan Was Thinking When They Designed The New Titan

The 2016 Nissan Titan was drawn up at the company's big studio in San Diego over the last few years. This video breaks down how Senior Design Manager Diane Allen arrived at the product we'll be driving this year... and should help you decide if it still looks like the outgoing F-150. » 2/19/15 10:05am 2/19/15 10:05am

Formula One Takes Important Action Against Mid-Season Helmet Changes

In a bold move, Formula One has gotten straight to the cancer killing its appeal to fans and removed it before the season even starts. Starting this year, drivers will no longer be able to change their helmet designs mid-season. No longer will you, the fan, have to put up with drivers trying to express themselves. » 2/18/15 4:16pm 2/18/15 4:16pm

The Alaskan Town Living Under One Roof

An impossibly long, single-lane tunnel is your only way into Whittier, and your only way out. Make it to the other end of those dimly lit miles, and you'll find all the ingredients of a city. Except instead of a sprawling, urban center, this town has been scaled to fit almost entirely into one lonely Alaskan tower. » 1/15/15 1:24pm 1/15/15 1:24pm

Why Penis Noses Got Banned From F1 In 2015 

Last year's Formula One noses were enough to give you nightmares of being attacked by a phallic object that has absolutely nothing to do with King Missile's body of work. Fortunately, the FIA agrees: no, the Easter Island nose treatment wasn't actually safe, and has been banned in 2015 per the rules. » 1/05/15 11:42am 1/05/15 11:42am

Stop Fawning Over Retro Liveries. It's Time For Something New.

Every time a professional race team swaps sponsors, switches cars or starts a new year, you always hear approximately 47 billion calls for them to go back to a classic livery. "Do the pink pig!" "You're not sponsored by Gulf, but can you do Gulf blue and orange anyway?" "ZOMG MAKE GULFTINI STRIPES!" » 12/20/14 12:00pm 12/20/14 12:00pm

The Port Authority Bus Terminal: Myth, Mystery, Mess

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For many coming to New York City, the available entry is the Port Authority Bus Terminal (PABT). However, if a traveler seeks the charm of a grand entrance, they will be greatly disappointed. The PABT is considered, colloquially, to be a hall of unfathomable nightmares. As one Yelp! reviewer put it: » 12/04/14 2:26pm 12/04/14 2:26pm

An Amazing Village Designed Just For People With Dementia

Centuries after Shakespeare wrote about King Lear's symptoms, there's still no perfect way to care for sufferers of dementia and Alzheimer's. In the Netherlands, however, a radical idea is being tested: Self-contained "villages" where people with dementia shop, cook, and live together—safely. » 11/27/14 9:30am 11/27/14 9:30am

A Cheaper Highway Guardrail May Be Malfunctioning and Deadly

It's the difference of just one inch. In 2005, the guardrail manufacturer Trinity Industries shaved that much off its guardrail design, saving the company $2 per guardrail head. It also neglected to report this design change to the Federal Highway Administration. Tens of thousands of these potentially deadly guardrail… » 10/28/14 5:57pm 10/28/14 5:57pm