kottke.org posts about National Geographic

National Geographic's new photo TumblrMar 11 2013

National Geographic has launched a new Tumblr site that features the less-celebrated-but-still-awesome parts of its vast photographic archive. I want this car:

Nat Geo Car

(via the verge)

National Geographic 2010 photography contestNov 24 2010

The Big Picture has a selection of photos from this year's National Geographic photography contest. It was difficult to pick a favorite, but I'll go with this one:

Single tree

The timeless design of National GeographicAug 19 2010

A look at how little the essential design of National Geographic magazine has changed since its introduction in 1888.

National Geographic's front cover is a great example of how well simple branding can be tied to a product or message. In this case, the slightly warm yellow has become a symbol of wonderful photography, intriguing articles and serves as a doorway into places worlds away.

I have fond memories of Fleer's otherwise forgettable 1991 set of baseball cards because of the yellow border...probably NatGeo spill-over.

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