Dieline Friday Wrap-Up: Kanye’s In-store Gap Debut, DALL-E, and Honeybears

Dieline Friday Wrap-Up: Kanye’s In-store Gap Debut, DALL-E, and Honeybears

The Friday Wrap-Up is a newish column from Dieline the place we speak about a few of our favourite tales of the previous week from the world of packaging and branding, whether or not it’s from Dieline or elsewhere. Expect a number of shout-outs, enjoyable, weirdness, and perhaps even a bit of music.

Welp, it’s still hot, everybody, and it does not look like there’s any finish in sight. Here’s hoping for a national climate emergency! Around the Zoom workplace, we sipped Velveeta martinis and talked about our upcoming convention in November, so get stoked (for the convention, not the “Veltini”).

Also, in the event you simply obtained paid, right here’s a listing of abortion funds in each state you may donate to this very second.

Anywho, on to Friday’s excessive fives!

“Spaceship” Was an Inside Job

“It’s not onerous to promote out if you aren’t promoting a lot to start with,” stated David Swartz, an analyst for Morningstar.

Oof. Sick burn, Swartz. That’s from a Bloomberg piece by Allison Nicole Smith heralding the arrival of Kanye West’s (now Ye) Yeezy assortment hitting The Gap in Times Square. The now-possibly ill-fated partnership struck again in 2022 has completed little greater than generate buzz and some jackets and hoodies, however now you’ll discover this kinda Yeezy/largely Balenciaga collab on cabinets.

Personally, I feel all goes to plan! This is payback for when pre-fame Kanye labored at The Gap. Let’s get that revengeance bread, Ye!

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I Love You, Honeybear

Where all my Teddy Roosevelt tall-tale followers at? Check out this piece from our very personal Rudy Sanchez on why honey will get packaged in bear-shaped bottles.

DALL-E Job Fair

Chances are, in the event you’re very on-line individual, you’ve already seen the AI-generated DALL-E pictures come and go out of your Twitter feed like forgotten Wordle scores tumbling into the abyss.

However, Katie Hicks of Marketing Brew penned an intriguing piece about whether or not graphic designers needs to be frightened about DALL-E 2 placing them out of labor. I’m unsure there’s a world the place design doesn’t have some human ingredient to it, however for the one who has to make 5,000 banner adverts earlier than EOW, have you ever thought-about plumbing? I’m unsure there’s a robotic for that but.

That stated, could OpenAI’s tool be used for disinformation? All signs point to yes.

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Red Flag Brigade

Good on Danielle Pender for her It’s Nice That piece on client red flags. While I’m certain a substantial amount of you’re nonetheless processing the trauma of a consumer relationship turned poisonous, it’s good to have a wholesome reminder of what it’s best to look out for when soliciting your self for work. Speaking from private expertise, I can solely inform you that I’ve labored in a number of workplaces the place we had been all simply “one massive household,” and I can inform you that I couldn’t increase my family on the “aggressive wages” they provided. 

And if anybody from my pre-freelance and Dieline previous is studying this, run!

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My Life With the Thrill Kill Colorful Occult

If you’re something like me, you wish to learn a chunk concerning the occult’s obsession with shade on the flip of the twentieth century. So take a look at this piece from Ellie Howard over at Eye on Design:

“But the concept that shade exerted affect was not “new,” though let’s imagine there’s something New Age about it. The shade revolution emergence is chalked all the way down to the colour business’s growth after 1918, printing expertise advances, and the sensible utility of shade methods devised by chemists Wilhelm Ostwald and Michel Eugene Chevreul. But shade’s recognition within the consumerist market has arcane roots. As design researcher Jianne Whelton requested: “What privileged color that it should combine with the term psychology?” Color has infiltrated each facet of our lives for the reason that late twentieth century, and one affect is the otherworldly musings of a Victorian mystic group. “Its transcendence as a religious marker by each Theosophy and spiritualism additional enhanced its particular standing, ” she wrote.”  

Final Girl Fan Club (image)

Yes, everybody ought to go see Jordan Peele’s Nope this weekend, however horror heads additionally obtained their first style of David Gordon Green’s trilogy finale Halloween Ends this previous week, and I’m righteously stoked. Also, there’s no method this “ends,” and Jamie Lee Curtis will likely be enjoying Laurie Strode by way of hologram in loss of life. 

Halloween Ends – Official Trailer

Halloween Ends10.14.22 is Laurie Strode’s last stand. After 45 years, the most acclaimed, revered horror franchise in film…

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