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• Quipsologies, is a division of UnderConsideration, chronicling the most curious, creative, and notable projects, stories, and events of the graphic design industry on a daily basis.

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UnderConsideration is a graphic design enterprise that runs a network of blogs, publishes books, organizes live events, and designs for clients.

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Brand New Classroom / Providing a space for critique and opinions on student identity work.

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Flaunt: Designing effective, compelling and memorable portfolios of creative work / 2010, self-published.

Graphic Design, Referenced: A Visual Guide to the Language, Applications, and History of Graphic Design / 2009, Rockport.

Women of Design: Influence and Inspiration from the Original Trailblazers to the New Groundbreakers / 2008, HOW Books.

The Word It Book: Speak Up Presents a Gallery of Interpreted Words / 2007, HOW Books.

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by ricardo cordoba

Readers of Quipsologies will be familiar with the alternative movie posters created for the Alamo Drafthouse theater chain. Here is a New York Times article about Mondo, the company that commissions these posters.

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10.09.2011

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by doug bartow

File Under Nerdy Fun: KERNTYPE, a kerning Game by Mark MacKay for Method of Action.

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10.08.2011

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by armin

Toys from the 1980s. Boy, we sure had a lot of transformer-ey toys back then.

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10.07.2011

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by armin

Modernism icons + Dia de los Muertos = Dia de los Modernist, a series of screen prints. Love it.

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10.07.2011

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by armin

A series of abstracted packaging of famous brands. Can you guess them all?

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10.07.2011

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by armin

It’s no surprise that we’ve heard from Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, and Barack Obama on the death of Steve Jobs. All the journalists, all the tech blogs, all the usual suspects have written and acknowledged his impact on their work and lives.

My mom wrote me this e-mail this morning.

She could not care less about the fact that the iPhone 5 was not released last week nor can she name all the models or the “G” numbers of the various Macs that have been owned in my family. She is a writer and barely knows how to Open and Save a Word document, check her e-mail, and click on links that lead to a browser. She is not a Mac devotee like most of us.

She simply sees the impact that these devices had in our lives. The things it has allowed me and my brother to do. The pleasure they bring to my dad — who has been buying Apple products since the mid-1990s. When we all get together for the Holidays, their house becomes almost a showroom of Apple: 4 or 5 iPhones, 2 or 3 iPads, 2 or 3 laptops, and at least 1 desktop. “Whose white cable is this?” is one of the most common questions.

This is the true impact of Steve Jobs: His work became the fabric of our lives.

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10.06.2011

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by armin

Jonathan Mak totally nailed it with this graphic.

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10.06.2011

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by armin

For their 2011 summer BBQ invitation, London-based The Partners decided to burn some coveted design-centric objects, from a non-working iMac to a D&AD yellow pencil.

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10.06.2011

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by armin

Felix Sockwell reminisces about doing some exploratory icon work back in 2004 for iTunes.

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10.06.2011

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