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http://www.usatoday.com/life/movies/news/2009-06-04-transformers-contest_N.htm

Contest: Design the ultimate Transformer – USAToday

USA TODAY wants you to design us a brand-new Transformer. Show us your idea in both pre- and post-transformation mode and tell us whether your creation is an Autobot or Decepticon and what it does. (For instance, check out Gannettron, an everyday USA TODAY newspaper box that morphs into a robot specializing in communications and news distribution via network satellite.)

Submissions are due June 18. You’ll be able to view and vote for the finalists June 22, and the winner will be interviewed and have their design displayed in our June 26 print edition.

Technical specs: You can design your Tranformer on paper or digitally, but please send us the result in a single, high-quality (200-DPI) .jpg or .gif file. You must register for a free USA TODAY.com account in order to upload your design.

http://www.usatoday.com/life/movies/news/2009-06-04-transformers-contest_N.htm

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My Note –

Check the Rules

Click “send in your design” at top right part of banner on top of page for directions on uploading your concept drawing. Then view the gallery and recommend your favorites to cast your vote on or before June 18. You’ll be able to view and vote for the finalists on June 22. The winner will be featured by USA Today – Sounds like fun.

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http://current.com/items/90160438_new-work-by-junktion-design-reuse-junk.htm

Lights made from old rotary phones – very nifty

new work by junktion - Israeli designers reworking old designs into new uses

new work by junktion - Israeli designers reworking old designs into new uses

jucktion has launched new furniture and lamps. ‘junktion’ is a reuse design studio,  trying to create a meeting point with what the city of tel aviv has already classified as junk. they take everyday objects out of context, and try see them in a new way.
it was founded by a group of israeli designers.

http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/8/view/6617/new-work-by-junktion.html

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Pretty cool… Nathan Sawaya brings you LEGOs, a childhood favorite of mine, as never seen before. Since 2000, he’s used around 1.5 million bricks to construct wildlife, gadgets, landmarks and surreal sculptures. Here’s a little sample of his work:

Amazing Lego Artist - Nathan Sawaya created this new sculpture from Legos

Amazing Lego Artist - Nathan Sawaya created this new sculpture from Legos

http://current.com/items/90152775_lego-art.htm

His wordpress site –

“Life By Sophisticated Youth”

http://sophisticatedyouth.wordpress.com/2009/06/03/lego-artist/

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VCAMs are “Viewer-Created Ad Messages” — DIY commercials made by you. Our sponsors set the specs; you make the ad.

You’ll get $2,500 for an ad aired on Current TV and up to $60,000 if it is shown elsewhere.

http://current.com/make.htm

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