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Quipsologies
~ Vol. 68 ~

If you are not too flabbergasted by Marian’s numerous poignant reviews of ICOGRADA’s Design Week please enjoy this sustainability- and globalization-free edition of Quipsologies.

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~ ARMIN VIT ~

South Africa bicycle-kicks its logo as it prepares to host the World Cup in 2010. More than just the picture of the logo at our sister site.

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Expsoing and nurturing the material culture of Canada: The Canadian Design Resource. [Thanks to Michael Erdmann for the note]

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If art, Gestalt, film and psychology or a combination thereof is your thing, then visit Roy Behren’s Rudolf Arnheim, a web site on his life and work.

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“There is no graffiti in Rwanda. In part, this is because there isn’t any spray paint.” Wendy MacNaughton on designing the campaign for the first democratic local elections in Rwanda, in 2001.

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Who knew? Snickers has, like, major brand recognition. [Work by TBWA\CHIAT\DAY, the agency’s first round of work for the recently landed account]

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Mmmmmm… Two-feet-tall wood Neutra. [Via]

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In case you don’t follow the network upfronts you may have missed the new logo for the UPN/WB mashup, The CW. Mmmmm… Ligature. From what I have gathered, I think it was designed by Troika Design Group, but don’t quote me on that yet.

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~ BRYONY ~

Tired of your blah walls, but not into wallpaper or decals?

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Review of the Airchair (from tipping tips, cute feet and ecofriendly shipping style).

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For the parents out there: Mom and Dad cards.

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Is the glass half empty, or half full?

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Word on the Street:

Small Italian town village store.

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~ JASON A. TSELENTIS ~

NC State has a new Graphic Design Chair, meet Santiago Piedrafita.

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If you’re in Minnesota, don’t miss the Formula One exhibition at the Design Museum.

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File under functional+food. It’s a most toastable piece of furniture.

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Play Ball! The 2007 All Star game has a logo!

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In more logo news, PSU (Portlabd State University, not Playstaion University) has a new identity as well.

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Okay, so just what exactly is a “Design Bum”? Redhat magazine interviews Issara Willenskomer.

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~ M. KINGSLEY ~

Did anyone catch the Woody Guthrie documentary on PBS last week? I’ve been slightly fixated on the comparison between the mottoes on his guitar (This machine kills fascists) and his friend Pete Seeger’s banjo (This machine surrounds hate and forces it to surrender).

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More notes on camp.

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Have you ever experienced seeing something on Getty images, then coming across it in an ad? I have.

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Oh, the joys of creatin’ ads for Jimmy Dean sausage.

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Annals in plagiarism: Guess who! and Guess who, too! (Kinda NSFW)

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Following up on previous Jim Flora business, Wardomatic presents scans and sketches from Flora’s book The Day The Cow Sneezed.

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OK, so I guess I’ll just have to bide my time.

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For all you sustainability fans out there, here’s an idea deserving of another look.

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Why? Because Lee jeans will probably make several times that amount in profit.

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Groovy pictures of a groovy package for The Andromeda Strain soundtrack.

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Groovy film from groovy 1967: Tonite Let’s All Make Love in London. N.B. It takes up 567MB.

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Friday marks the 95th anniversary of Marshall McLuhan’s birth. Since Debbie Millman’s Design Matters is on summer hiatus, why not spend the afternoon listening to the man who gave us such phrases as “the medium is the message” and “global village” and who described media as either “hot” or “cold.” His 1967 quip “moral indignation is a technique used to endow the idiot with dignity” sadly still rings true today.

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Friday is also the birthday of a certain little one.

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For the next client meeting that goes wrong.

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~ THE NEW YORKER CAPTION CONTEST—QUIPIFIED ~

What may become a regular feature on Quipsologies as a grammatical, linguistical and, um, funnycal exercise we hereby present our take on The New Yorker’s weekly caption contest. Feel free to add yours in the comments (and submit to the official contest as well).

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I warned you about that floosie in accounting. [AV]

Honey, the Steelcase collection has reached its bound. [RJH]
Honey, I know gas is expensive, but let’s move back home and carpool to work with the Johnsons. [JAT]

[From MK]: On several occasions, I’ve heard Al Franken’s anecdote about a theory which comes from a writer up at Saturday Night Live. It proposes that every cartoon in The New Yorker works with the caption “fuck you.” I find this infinitely hilarious on both a conceptual and juvenile level.

I’ve also devoted many hours to coming up with my own version – often a variation that includes “titties” – but, with no success. So my response this week, and every other, remains a resolute “fuck you.”

Thank you for your consideration.

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PUBLISHED ON Jul.17.2006 BY The Speak Up Authors
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Comments
Su’s comment is:

Re New Yorker contest: Christ, what an asshole.

On Jul.17.2006 at 09:26 AM
Jason Tselentis’s comment is:

Su, that made my morning complete.

On Jul.17.2006 at 09:51 AM
szkat’s comment is:

the only snickers ad i've seen has been on chicago taxi cabs
and it reads "hungerectomy."

i feel really stupid that for about two days i thought, wow, maybe they're going to do something to promote awareness of world hunger. you know, snickers really satisfies... all those people who have no food. and then i was annoyed because there was no website, no CTA whatsoever. i thought it was the birth of a new campaign of something cross-promotional at least.

i'm getting the impression it's little more than brand retension, and i'm just... eh.
still not gonna buy it.

On Jul.17.2006 at 05:33 PM
Darrel’s comment is:

We have a 'Design Museum' in MN?

On Jul.24.2006 at 12:52 PM