01. Petrocoll Spatula Putty (above)

“The OTHER MARKETS Platinum Pentaward went to Mouse Graphics in Athens (Greece) for a line of Petrocoll cement bags. The mould can be said to have been broken for this type of product, found mainly at construction sites. The aim of the agency was to create a design for Petrocoll that broke radically with its competitors, and thus get the brand much talked about. The design features elegant, non-provocative female figures. The risk of slipping up was quite great, actually.” (potw)

02. Chromeography: Mid-Century Chrome Lettering

“There are still a few spots to polish, but I thought readers would appreciate a sneak peek at another project of the Mid-Century Modernist. Chromeography is dedicated to the chrome logos and lettering affixed to vintage automobiles and electric appliances — those unsung metal emblems and badges that are overlooked, forgotten, damaged, lost to time or the dump.” (mcm)

03. Tube Amplifier by Case-Real for Elekit

“Japanese designer Koichi Futatsumata, founder of Case-Real studio, has designed a vacuum tube amplifier for electronics manufacturer Elekit.” (dezeen)

04. With Setanta gone, England turns to Internet to broadcast away games

“Once again, the Internet has saved the day. As some of you may know, Setanta, a sports broadcaster, recently went out of business in the UK. The unfortunate thing is that Setanta held the rights to England (football/soccer) away games. England play the Ukraine, in Kiev, next week, in a World Cup qualifier, so that leaves English fans without a way to watch the game. (England have already qualified, so it’s not really a huge deal.) What do do?!” (crunchgear)

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