Creative Block is magic 8 ball for designers when're they're out of ideas or need some guidance! Fun!

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A tear-off calendar with 365 different fonts by 180 foundries and designers

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Awwwweee!!!!!

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A cut out map of the entire cities of New York and Paris.
Insane! That definitely required a great deal of patience and time, so its no surprise that both maps are one-of-a-kind. The NYC one is sold for $550 while the Paris one is for $250.

By Charlotte, NC-based artist Karen O'Leary's Studio K.

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"A Lebanese environmental activist stands inside a room made out of glass on the sidewalk of Beirut's Ain al-Mreisseh neighborhood on October 16, 2009. The activist intends to endure the hot atmosphere of his glass room and the increasing water level by locking himself inside for three days and nights in an act which symbolizes the negative outcomes and the dangers of global warming."

Go Leb!!!

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Felice Varini is known for creating illusions of flat graphics on 3 dimensional spaces. From a fixed viewpoint these graphics will look falt.

His latest project Cercle et Suite D'eclats takes on the challenge of working at a much bigger scale, the scale of a village. In this project, he superimposed perfect circles on a town called Vercorin in the Swiss Alps. From within the village, the graphics are fragmented and don't make much sense, but from a distance, the lines form a series of rings!!!

More of his work after the jump.

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A range of bottles with collapsed bases!!!
Designed by Polish designer Agnieszka Bar.

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A lamp that appears as a simple graphic icon.
Designed by Korean-based group DMO.

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The design makes it look as if the books are perfectly balanced on the rod!!!
Get it here.

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Yes, with SHARPIE MARKERS!!!...and finished with a clear coat for protection.
Pretty cool advertising for Sharpie though!

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Letterpress typography card set
Get them here at Etsy.

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No more grey skies!!!

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A mouse pad that doubles as a notepad. Right notes, doodle, and then when you need it to be clean again, just tear off the sheet and start over. You can buy it for $6.5 here. Made out of 30 sheets of paper. Simple but smart and practical!

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The suitcases transform into a sofa!
Designed by Erik de Nijs and inspired by "his travels, homesickness, and the need for comfort while away from home."

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Sushi to go! An Advertisment for Yuzu Sushi (a sushi place) in Quebec, Canada.

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Made of durable plastic. Buy it here.

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As if it was made just for me!!!! For those of you who don't know, they call me the cookie monster!!!

Designed by Venezuelan designer Enrique Luis Sardi in collaboration with Italian coffee company Lavazza.

First you drink the coffee, then you eat the cup! Brilliant. And perhaps many of us have thought of something like this at some point, but they did it!

“The cup is made of pastry covered with a special icing sugar, which works as an insulator, and makes the cup waterproof hence allowing you to use the cup and then appreciate its taste.”

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No need for putting parts together anymore! Plus it looks really cool!

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Last week, we've all witnessed cause-related marketing efforts to support the fight against breast cancer. Some were better than others while other pink painted products were just another way to profit from the suffering of others.

Purple Lab
however, have managed to brand themselves to work with the cause. They launched their lip gloss Sealed With A Cure line in partnership with Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation.

"Not only do part of the proceeds from the lip gloss go towards helping find a cure, each lipstick is named after a victim of the disease (the first one is called Nancy) and comes with a note telling the person’s story.

It’s a good reminder that breast cancer victims aren’t just a statistic. It’s also clever that the lip gloss is formulated to enhance wellness – it’s packed with echinacea as well as vitamins E and C. I was also interested to find that it’s also scented with vanilla – the scent that supposedly fights depression."

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This guy has a thing for paper. Check out more of his work here.

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