- Jul 24, 2009   Updated: Mar 28 2011
Whether you believe the apocalypse is coming in 2012 or you think the whole idea is hogwash, there's no avoiding apocalyptic innovation.

These articles below are all inspired by the apocalypse and the end of the world, from post-apocalyptic landscape art installations to zombie dating.

Implications - As the year 2012 edges ever closer, designers, artists and innovators are increasingly upping their focus on the apocalypse. Consumers' focus, however, remains on the poor economy and global warfare, which creates a perfect storm for apocalyptic innovation. By adding a humorous, insightful or slightly subversive twist to this somewhat macabre theme, organizations can avoid fear-mongering and instead inspire awe and interest among consumers.

From Post-Apocalyptic Installations to Zombie Dating: