01. Disney to Purchase Marvel Comics for $4B

“The Walt Disney Co. said Monday it is acquiring Marvel Entertainment Inc. for $4 billion in cash and stock, bringing characters like Iron Man and Spider-Man into the family of Mickey Mouse and WALL-E… Under the deal, Disney will acquire ownership of 5,000 Marvel characters. Many of them, including favorites such as the Fantastic Four and the X-Men, were co-created by the comic book legend Stan Lee.” (time)

02. The Dieline’s Latest Top 10 Package Designs

“This week’s Top 10 package designs, as recommended by our readers. Remember, if you like something, hit “Recommend This” just below the post. The 10 most recommended posts get posted weekly, so vote for your favorites!” (dieline)

03. pig 05049 (above)

“Named after a real pig, which was tagged with the number 05049 and raised on a Dutch farm, PIG 05049 by designer Christien Meindertsma, is a book that documents the products made from a pig.” (ianclaridge)

04. Oasis Split: What Next For Noel Gallager?

“What next for Britpop’s most conspicuous under-achiever asks John Tatlock. Maybe Amorphous Androgynous point the way forward…” (quietus)

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