An exemplary mid-October edition of Quipsologies.
The Type Directors Club presents its medal to Paula Scher.
TDC Medal: Paula Scher, Wednesday, November 1 2006, New York, NY
Debbie Millman moderates a discussion with Coca-Cola’s Moira Cullen.
AIGA DC: Innervisions: Creating a Culture of Design, Tuesday, November 14 2006, Washington DC
From the Department of Too Clever for its own Good: “The Chicago White Sox and convenience store chain 7-Eleven have signed a sponsorship agreement moving home game start times to 7:11 p.m.” [Thanks to Josh B. for the link]
How is this Art? [Thanks to Ben Krull for the link]
Word on the Street:
Beware of your actions (you might regret it).
CBS said it plans to launch a branded channel on the online video juggernaut YouTube that will consist of a wide variety of short form videos from the network and its cable partners.
World of Graphic Design, the international trade magazine for communications design, will host the Creative Paper Conference for the first time this autumn.
On October 7th, RISD opened the doors to the recently renovated Fleet Library (part of the Future by Design capital campaign).
Just in time for the new NBA season, papa’s got a brand new ball.
Seattle’s General Public, Inc. has some frightful news to release around Halloween about their rebranding, but in the meantime, here’s some news about their job vacancies: General Public, Inc. is currently looking for a copywriter with bad [expletive] ideas and a designer with motion experience. Must be able to dance like the little dude in the movie.
The British National Museum of the Performing Arts has an online collection of ephemera from the history of English theatre, including the above variety poster from 1951 (remind you of anyone’s work?).
An advertisement, noted without comment.
CBGB’s may have closed last night, but the logo lives on at CBGB Fashions.
Following the previous two quips, Glen Boyd asks “When are we going to let the hippies back into the record store?”
“Lingerie associated with sensationalist scenarios, orgasmic gazes and explicit messages will certainly keep the public looking for a while to come. But as we become increasingly immune to such advertising for products across the board, it will fall on the lingerie industry to continually redefine and capture what Roddick calls our “hidden sexual tension” the suggestive rather than the explicit.” On the state of lingerie advertising
From Japan, the Good Design Award 2006 winners are announced.
The Yves Klein retrospective recently opened at the Centre Pompidou. If you can’t make it to Paris, at least check out the online archive which includes two filmed documents of art making think naked girls rolling around in paint.
After Wright’s Guggenhiem, we had “building as logo.” Now we have “logo as building.”