Vintage Cigarette Boxes Feature Designs From The Soviet Space Program

In earlier decades, when someone reached for a smoke, they might shake out a cigarette from a box featuring the cosmonaut dog Laika, Sputnik, or the Soyuz. These largely Russian cigarette packages are a retro look at a time when even a quick hit of nicotine would remind us of our spacefaring dreams. » 9/29/14 3:01pm Monday 3:01pm

Dystopian Fashion Comes with Special Signal-Blocking Pocket for Phones

British company The Affair has created a number of science fiction themed fashion lines, but their latest is a masterpiece. The clothing is all modeled on what people wore in George Orwell's 1984, and comes with a shielded phone pocket made from material can effectively pull you off the grid. » 9/25/14 11:29am Thursday 11:29am

Rejected Saul Bass Posters For The Shining—With Stanley Kubrick's Notes

Saul Bass is a legend of film design; he storyboarded segments of Spartacus and West Side Story, and created some of the most famous credit sequences every to grace the silver screen. He also designed numerous classic movie posters—although director Stanley Kubrick didn't love all of his designs for The Shining. » 8/11/14 11:30am 8/11/14 11:30am

How An Architect Who Has Never Left North Korea Imagines The Future

North Korea's architecture is truly fascinating, influenced by the need to rebuild Pyongyang in the wake of the Korean War and the nation's relative isolation. What happens when an architect who has never been outside North Korea designs futuristic buildings to accommodate tourists visiting their country? » 8/07/14 5:00pm 8/07/14 5:00pm