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Quipsologies
~ Vol. 56 ~

A link deluge in this late edition of Quipsologies.

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~ M. KINGSLEY ~

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This just in: Pigs To Fly! A major media client debuts an ad campaign featuring the name of the product upside-down!

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If you enjoy sites like Speak Up, you may want to help maintain network neutrality.

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Congratulations to Robin Givhan, this year’s winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Criticism. a collection of her insightful essays can be found here.

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As a lesson in art direction, we present The Hall of Douchebags. Now stay away from those brick walls.

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Pendant la fermeture de Speak Up, j’ai trouvé cet Dictionnaire de l’argot des typographes, avec des coquilles célèbres ou curieuses.

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Simon Doonan to Jack Pierson: Drop Dead!

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Mountains Out of Molehills: Two people who call themselves “designers” (word used in the most generous sense) snuck one of their “products” (also used in the most generous sense) into the Whitney Biennial. Hilarity did not ensue.

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The history of Québecois tabloids and Canadian True Crime Magazine.

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May 9, 2006 — Sint-Lucas Visual Arts, Ghent (department of the Institute for Higher Education in the Sciences & the Arts) presents an entire day of graphic design with lectures and presentations by: Willem Oorebeek, Julia Born, Wim Crouwel, Experimental Jetset and Will Holder.

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David Weinberger’s getting sloppy. Volvo has a new logo.

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On the charms of the flourish.

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A blog on arabic typography and design.

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A Tadanori Yokoo exhibition is currently at the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain in Paris. But then, when is he not having an exhibition?

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~ BRYONY ~

Cute and funny animation of your noisy neighbor.

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Monopoly’s updated Here and Now edition (due this fall), will feature votes from the public at large. Until May 12, fans can vote on www.monopoly.com for their favorite landmarks from 22 cities — including New York’s Times Square, Chicago’s Wrigley Field, Honolulu’s Waikiki Beach, Beverly Hills’ Rodeo Drive and San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge.

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Life Lessons the latest campaign by TLC utilizing little “Precious Moments”-esque figurines in fun ads on tv… but best yet is the e-cards, you can change the hair color, skin color, eye color, and best of all — the message on the plaque.

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Brooklyn-based Stencil 1 recently released its first collection of reusable graffiti stencils featuring popular iconic and eclectic images from the 70s and 80s ranging from turntables and go-go girls to semi-trucks and joysticks. The stencils are precut 8 1/2 x 11 inches from heavy duty Mylar. They can be used to customize anything from walls and furniture to t-shirts.

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La Fraise, the Gallery of Slogans, is open to you and everyone to submit slogans to have printed as tees… and all are in french, and yes the foreign appeal is always fun.

“Je vous aime. Sauf toi là-bas.” [I love you all. * Except you over there.]

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Over 1,700 unique buttons to suit your fancy.

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2-in-1 for the starving artist.

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On chairs:

1. If you can’t afford to drive your own Ferrari Superamerica, for 1% of the price you can now own the Xten office chair. By the Pininfarina Group, and going for $2,995.

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2. The terra grass armchair by Nucleo, is made of die cut cardboard pieces that fit together to make the form of an armchair. You just need to fill it with dirt, sprinkle it with grass seeds and water.

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3. Designed by Peter Traag, and created by pumping polyurethane foam into the oversized chair cover which is lined with a special type of polyester. As the foam cures, the wrinkles on the chair cover are then formed.

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The USB flash drive that could.

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Finally, the Beatles will be joining the online music revolution with a remastered catalogue.

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~ JASON A. TSELENTIS ~

The UNC-Charlotte Design graduates have taken a mechanical approach to their public relations materials. The show will run from May 5th to the 12th and will feature the work of six senior designers: Michael Carpenter, Jeanette Coleman, Matt Daniels, Nick Irwin, Tim Rebich and Ryan Willard.

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Even though we’re no where near 2008, a run of Presidential websites have begun flooding the internet. And it’s anybody’s guess which of these will be taken seriously: Hillary Clinton, Christopher Walken, Rocco the Pug, and of course, Superman’s nemesis General Zod.

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For a look inside Microsoft’s Mac lab (yes, you read that correctly), check out David Weiss’ weblog. Believe it or not, they have some old Mac SE boxes sitting there.

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The NetFlix packaging has come a long way, as demonstrated in this online history.

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For those of you that adore David Hasselhoff’s hottest TV show, take a gander at these slick KITT interfaces from Knight Rider.

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For even more violence read this information graphic that charts where people have jumped from the Golden Gate Bridge.

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Who says toys for tots have to look like they came from a Disney Store? Babygadget promotes loads of innovative and appealing toys for tots and gadgets for gals.

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Al Gore uses information graphics and his charming charisma to educate Americans about global warming in this world wide release that amazed the Sundance film festival audience.

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~ ARMIN ~

Most awesome: Josef Müller Brockmann’s classics in motion. [Via]

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Tomato redesign. [Thanks to Kevin Lo]

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A nice and simple visualization of what good web markup looks like. (To anybody keeping count, Speak Up looks a lot like the before shot). Edit: This is a quip I had prepared prior to the recoding, I am happy to say Speak Up is a happy after-shot.

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In the quest for evermore obscure t-shirts, you might want to subscribe to Stockholm-based T-post. Every six weeks you get a t-shirt in the mail based on world news. Dig the trouser-less models. [Via]

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Fellow Mexican design blog, Isopixel, is hosting a contest to come up with a Google logo to celebrate International Design Day on April 27. Yes, that is, like, soon. Isopixel’s Raúl Ramírez explains that the contest is not official nor related to Google. He contacted Google to suggest IDD as a holiday they should include in their rotation but it won’t be so. Still, should be fun.

Fun with gummy bears&hellip Safe for work if you don’t mind gummy bear on gummy bear action; otherwise NSFW.

A follow-up to Bryony’s quip in the previous Quipsologies: Giant Yankee baseball cap spotted.

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PUBLISHED ON Apr.24.2006 BY The Speak Up Authors
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Comments
ps’s comment is:

love the hall of douchebags.

On Apr.24.2006 at 11:24 PM
Brian S’s comment is:

Wow, that Müller-Brockmann video is pretty impressive. But where's the gummy bear link?

On Apr.25.2006 at 06:10 AM
Armin’s comment is:

Sorry... Gummy bear action. Updated on the post as well.

On Apr.25.2006 at 08:39 AM
Chris Dixon’s comment is:

The new Volvo... thing. Are we going there? I guess someone had to find a use for Adobe Dimensions.

On Apr.25.2006 at 07:56 PM
Vuarnet’s comment is:

Thanks...

This is my Doodle proposal:

http://www.isopixel.net/archivos/2006/04/27-abril-dia-mundial-del-diseno/

On Apr.28.2006 at 01:13 PM