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Top 10 Most Popular Articles Of 2012

To kick off DesignTAXI’s ‘Year in Review’ series this year, we look back to see what was most popular among you, our readers.

Check back in the coming days for 2012’s most overdone trends, weirdest inventions, world records, and what to look forward to in 2013, in this five-part series.


MOST READ ARTICLES

10. ‘Confessions Of A Designer’, What Goes On In A Designer's Mind



London-based designer Anneke Short came up a series of minimalist posters that challenge the preconceptions that people have of designers.


9. Famous Logos And The Cost Of Designing Them



A list of logos of famous brands—such as Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Twitter and Nike—by Stock Logos looks at the designs and the prices that were paid to design them.


8. A Guide To Recognizing 21st-Century Subcultural Tribes



An illustrated series of portraits by Rob Dubi that looks at subculture stereotypes, and pokes fun of ‘Apple Store Indie’, hipsters, rockers, emo, and hip hop kids, and ‘Popcore dorks’.


7. ‘Film Alphabet’, Posters That Quiz Your 1980s, 1990s Movie Knowledge



British artist and designer Stephen Wildish created minimalistic graphic posters that test your knowledge on pop-culture movies from the 80s and 90s—giving you a sense of nostalgia.


6. Artist ‘Paints’ With Marijuana Smoke



Brazilian artist Fernando de la Rocque uses marijuana smoke to print images, by blowing the smoke onto stencils placed on paper. He ‘paints’ out drawings that are usually of religious or political figures, to spark controversy.


5. ‘The Avengers’ Reimagined As Medieval Knights



Malaysian illustrator and deviantART user, theDURRRRIAN took ‘The Avengers’ and reimagined them in a fantasy setting—depicting the Marvel heroes as knights set in medieval times.


4. First ‘Heartless’ Man: You Don’t Really Need A Heart, Or A Pulse



Two doctors Billy Cohn and Bud Frazier from the Texas Heart Institute successfully replaced a dying man’s heart with a device—proving that it is possible for your body to be kept alive without a heart, or a pulse.


3. Real-Life ‘Tony Stark’ Builds Motorcycle From A Broken Car To Escape Desert



Frenchman Emile Leray turned his broken down car into a working motorcycle to escape the desert of northwest Africa—with only the contents of a simple toolbox and hacksaw.


2. A Human Sized Pin Toy For Cheeky Interactions



Bag designer Lulu Guinness created this human-sized pin toy as part of Clerkenwell Design Week in the UK and placed the interactive sculpture on the street for passers-by to have fun with. Many stepped up to the screen, pressed their bodies against the pins, and set cheeky images of themselves.


1. Using Corporate Logos, Slogans on Condom Wrappers



A cheeky project called New Condoms by Max Wright, takes corporate logos and lays them over an image of a condom—to inevitably make the slogans sound like innuendos. KFC’s “Finger lickin’ good” will never be thought of the same again.
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