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Typographic Christmas Tree Ornaments

More specifically, asterisks from a variety of fonts cut in sheets of beech plywood. Dubbed Typeflakes, these are the work of Leon Bahrani, who makes them available for £14.99. Each sheet provides 18 decorations, complete with a hole for the string. Below you'll find Helvetica Neue Bold, Bauer Bold Titling, Gill Ultra Sans Bold, Copperplate Gothic Bold and NeuAltisch Plain.

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Video: Content Marketing's Magic Bullet?

The growth of video consumption has been fueled not just by a barrier to entry for its creation that basically no longer exists, thanks to increasingly affordable content creation hardware and software, but to the ubiquity of video-friendly mobile devices. The result is that last year the use of online video usage rose 12% among business to business content marketers, according to a recent Content Marketing Institute (CMI) survey. Brainshark, which "enables companies to improve productivity with cloud-based business presentation solutions for sales, marketing and training," has collected such nuggets about the inexorable rise of video as the content marketer's best friend in the infographic below.

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Videos from the AIGA Head, Heart, Hand Design Conference

AIGA's Head, Heart, Hand conference, held in Minneapolis last October, apparently drew almost 2,000 attendees. If you missed the three-day conference devoted to design thinking, design for social impact and design as craft, the good news is that the first batch of videos has been posted on the AIGA site. While there are a number of worthy clips among these, my favorite, below, is that of crusty ad veteran George Lois. Seeing all those old campaigns is quite something.

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Bitcoin Explained Via Animated Infographic

Puzzled by all the hoopla around Bitcoin? Australia-based designer, director and animator Duncan Elms is responsible for the creative behind the short video below that provides an overview of this controversial digital currency. As a sign of how fast things can change, the text indicates that the current value of a Bitcoin is around $70 US. Not even close, since the value has recently exploded to top more than $900. As the saying goes, we live in interesting times.

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The Creative Clash Card Game Needs You

With three weeks to go to reach the goal of $20,000 on Kickstarter, it's not clear if the card game created by Lancaster, Pennsylvania-based design firm The Infantree will see the light of day.

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iPhone 6 Wrap Around Screen Concept

New iPhone 6 concept from Iskander Utebayev (Video by Ran Avni) shows wrap around screen feature.

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The 3D Type Constructions of Radian Design

Based in Nantes, France, the Radian Design studio has been cranking out some extremely nifty examples of complex 3D type constructions.

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Dieter Rams' 10 Principles of Good Design in Poster Format

During decades as head of design for Braun, Dieter Rams was involved in the development of hundreds of products. However, his rigorous approach to creating a visual design language extended much farther, notably inspiring Apple's Jonathan Ive. Rams was able to distill his approach into ten principles of good design:

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Inside Apple's Spaceship Headquarters

Check out the new images acquired by Wired of Apple's new headquarters, nicknamed the 'spaceship' campus.

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6 Essential Mac Tips

We've covered all but the last tip on creativebits before, but it's still a nice reminder.

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