Big news in this edition of Quipsologies. Really.
In 1996, Addi Somekh and Charlie Eckert began traveling the world in search of world peace through balloon hats.
Here’s a promotional Quicktime film that pitches an idea for a television show (includes Martha Stewart).
1. Alberto Korda took the famous picture of Che Guevara.
2. Jim Fitzpatrick (designer of Thin Lizzy album covers) turned it into a high-contrast image and claims authorship.
3. Korda’s estate licensed the rights to a company, Fashion Victim, that is currently reproducing it on t-shirts made in Honduran sweatshops.
[Thanks to greg.org]
When an obsession with the Other goes wrong: a website dedicated to the misuse of Chinese characters in Western culture.
Breaking News: Adobe to buy Macromedia.
When traveling by plane and bored in the cabin, flip through Sky Mall, you never know what you might find: A giant crossword puzzle can become inspiration for beautiful pixel patterns.
“Yet unlike many former graffiti artists who have turned their street credibility into successful careers as graphic designers or youth-market branding gurus,” writes Randy Kennedy for The New York Times “Revs has continued to shun, angrily, the worlds of conventional art and commerce.” Revs, a legendary graffiti artist, is tagging buildings with very heavy steel sculptures — and with permission.