Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Laptopskins.net is a nominee for the design award of the Federal Republic of Germany

After receiving an internationally renowned iF design award in 2008, laptopskins.net is a nominee nominee for the design award of the Federal Republic of Germany in 2010!

The Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany is the country‘s highest distinction in the field of design. It is known as the »Prize of Prizes«. The reason: no other design award sets such strict criteria on entries. Thus, a company can only enter the competition for the Design Award if its product has already been awarded a national or international design prize.

Another precondition for entry is that companies must have been nominated by the Ministries and Senators of the Federal States or by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology.

Wish me luck!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

thank you all for your gallery submissions!

Thank you all for the many submissions of your laptop skins for our laptop skin gallery - they're all beautiful and we really appreciate the effort! Please keep them coming!  We would like to show the world how our skins look in real life - if you bought a laptop skin on laptopskins.net, please send a picture of the applied skin to info@laptopskins.net so we can add it to our gallery. thank you very much!

Saturday, May 31, 2008

custom laptop skins for asus EEE PC 8G, 4G and 2G

you can order any design from laptopskins.net as a custom notebook sticker for your Asus EEE PC 2G, 4G or 8G right now: simply order the skin as a custom size and enter the dimensions 21.5 cm x 15.4 cm (8.46 in x 6.06 in) - the skin will fit your EEEPC perfectly. Check out the selection and make your EEEPC stand out even more! there are more images on flickr.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

New customer photo gallery

check out the new laptop skin gallery for your pics - powered by tiltviewer, the images are displayed in a gorgeous 3D view and it's simply fun to browse through them. we would like to show the world how our skins look in real life - if you bought a laptop skin on laptopskins.net, please send a picture of the applied skin to info@laptopskins.net so we can add it to our gallery. thank you very much!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

laptopskins.net wins iF communcation design award

i just received the mail that this year's jury considered laptopskins.net worth an iF communcation design award!

For over fifty years iF Industrie Forum Design e.V. has had its roots at the Hannover exhibition center. Launched in 1953 as the “Special Show for Well-designed Industrial Goods”, this registered association — as indicated by the German abbreviation “e.V.” — was expanded in 2001 to include a new operating arm: iF International Forum Design GmbH. This organization is now responsible for all iF business areas — above all for staging the renowned iF award competitions.

As an independent institution iF exercises a decisive mediating role between design and industry, fulfilling this function for many years now in an objective and reputable manner. This special capacity allows iF to make a significant contribution to the success of design services in an economic context as well as enhancing public awareness of the importance of design.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery

at least, that's what they say. Stumbling across lapschticks manufacturer schtickers.com today, I found resemblances that are more than a coincidence: schitckers.com is using laptopskins.net's own laptop photo to promote their own stickers.

Checking the the dates via the wayback machine, it turns out schtickers.com had been presenting their stickers as frontal photographs since the launch of their site:

then, in december 2006 laptopskins.net launches, as far as we know as the first site displaying laptop skins in a 3D position:

sometime in january of 2007, schtickers.com suddenly begins using the same angle, the same laptop model, lighted in the same way, to promote their laptop skins:

Taking the detail image from their site, resizing it a little and comparing it with what we consider to be the original image it turns out that the laptop photos are identical.

Well, it's good to see we seem to have had the right idea to present the skins like that - that makes us proud. And obviously, the photography seems be good as well - good enough for schtickers.com to use, anyway. Would have been nice to be asked though - copyright is copyright.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

laptopskins.net accepted into german advertising yearbook

today i received the 2008 edition of the german advertising yearbook "Jahrbuch der Werbung" - and laptopskins.net made it into the book! 

The jury judged many thousand entries, only a few of which made it into the book - I'm very proud of this achievement. Yay!

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

new designs: warning laptop skins

make a clear statement with our new warning sign laptop skins: radioactive, electric, deadly, poisonous, explosive... whatever suits your mood or character.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

new designs: typography laptop skins

now that should be something for the graphic designers and book lovers out there: your favourite fonts as typographic laptop skin. we have nine skin designs with 9 all-time great fonts available: bodoni, frutiger, rotis, officina, helvetica, times, haettenschweiler, gil sans and cooper black. each of them a very characteristic font face that will make your notebook really stand out.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

new designs: paisley laptop skins

finally there are fashion-inspired laptop skins for all the notebook fashionistas available on laptopskins.net: our collection of paisley patterns (you might know them as persian pickles) give your laptops the certain "je ne sais quoi".