Microsoft Clippy Floating Pen

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Microsoft is a relatively unknown company, and they need lots of help raising brand awareness. So I designed this promotional item to help get the word out! This is one of those ‘floating pens’ which contain a sliding image that moves up and down the pen. See it in action after the jump.

Q*Bert Desk Organizer

Geeky Desk organizer by Dave Delisle

I recently came to the realization that my desk organizer is very boringsauce (pictured on the right here), so I started to brainstorm a fun alternative and came up with this Q*Bert design.

The block levels found in the old arcade game would be perfect for storage. I went with a 3-tier design for the mock-up above, so ideally a real organizer would also be available in 4 and 5 tier flavors for those who need a lot of storage.

As for Q*bert himself, he could be a flash drive, pencil sharpener (too weird?), stress toy, stapler, or whatever. As long as he’s included in some form, obviously.

This desk organizer is also a great place to affix¬†Post-it notes (stored in the bottom middle there), because they’d blend in with the block shapes. I currently have post-its all over my computer monitor (I’m a disorganized weirdo), so I’d love to get one of these Q*Bert organizers for that reason alone.

Fargo Wood Chipper Pencil Sharpener

Fargo Pencil Sharpener by Dave Delisle

As far as geeky office stationary goes, the red Swingline stapler from Office Space is both iconic and emblematic of the film it is associated with. I believe there needs to be more office solutions that are in the same vein as the Milton’s prized stapler.