Quipsologies Introduction
QUIPSOLOGIES, A DIVISION OF UNDERCONSIDERATION,
IS BENT ON KEEPING THE DESIGN COMMUNITY
AWARE OF AS MANY THINGS AS POSSIBLE
THROUGH AN EVER-GROWING CLUSTER OF CREATIVE
MORSELS FOUND ON- AND OFF-LINE.
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No. 56

Fresh Quipsologies tomorrow.

QUIPPED BY Armin
Aug.31.2010
No. 55

0 Views, a blog dedicated to YouTube videos with zero views. [Via brandflakesforbreakfast]

QUIPPED BY Armin
Aug.30.2010
No. 54

The great book Designing Obama by Scott Thomas is now available for online viewing for free. [Via Coudal]

QUIPPED BY Armin
Aug.30.2010
No. 53

From sketch of a 9-year-old to professional logo, from the mind of a 9-year-old to future venture: Vampire Doughnuts. [Via brandflakesforbreakfast]

QUIPPED BY Armin
Aug.27.2010
No. 52

Microscopic proofreading reveals embarrassing typo in the United States Visa and Border Crossing Card: Sixth President of the U.S., John Quincy Adams, is misspelled as AdamEs.

QUIPPED BY bryony
Aug.26.2010
No. 51

A review of this year’s TypeCon in LA.

QUIPPED BY Armin
Aug.26.2010
No. 50

25 bizarre coins that are legal tender. [Via Sub-Studio]

QUIPPED BY Armin
Aug.26.2010
No. 49

A visualization of the top million web sites based on their Alexa traffic ranking using each site’s favicon. The site is a bit slow, it’s probably getting hit hard with traffic of its own. [Via NOTCOT]

QUIPPED BY Armin
Aug.25.2010
No. 48

The Kraken, Loch Ness Monster, Yeti, and Sasquatch never looked so adorable: Monster Friends posters. [Via NFG]

QUIPPED BY Armin
Aug.25.2010
No. 47

Photographic alphabet (i.e., toast for T, beans for B). [Via NFG]

QUIPPED BY Armin
Aug.25.2010
No. 46

Graphic designer Justin Colt chronicles his cross-country trip with a lovely, horizontal-scrolling photo essay that goes, literally, from East to West.

QUIPPED BY Armin
Aug.24.2010
No. 45

Moshun, an awesome animated alphabet. [Via Motionographer]

QUIPPED BY Armin
Aug.24.2010
No. 44

The Group Typography Experiment: attendees at last week’s TypeCon design a collaborative, large-scale typeface using square and triangle stickers. [Via Felt and Wire]

QUIPPED BY Armin
Aug.23.2010
No. 43

Finally, an explanation of Inception for us OS X users. [Via BuzzFeed]

QUIPPED BY Armin
Aug.23.2010
No. 42

Sophisticated typography on the web is on the rise! Font Bureau announces its web font delivery service, Webtype and, coming soon, you can enter your web font enabled sites to the Web Font Awards.

QUIPPED BY Armin
Aug.23.2010
No. 41

A look at some of the winning print design entries of The 57th annual Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival.

QUIPPED BY Armin
Aug.23.2010
No. 40

Get ready to scroll: 250 Typography T-shirts. [Via Svpply]

QUIPPED BY Armin
Aug.20.2010
No. 39

The more the world changes the less the design of National Geographic changes. [Via Kottke]

QUIPPED BY Armin
Aug.20.2010
No. 38

Cashvertising: What if the government ran tiny, one-color ads on bills? [Via NOTCOT]

QUIPPED BY Armin
Aug.19.2010
No. 37

I didn’t know the recycling logo was the result of a contest carried on by the famed Container Corporation of America. [Via Designers go to Heaven]

QUIPPED BY Armin
Aug.19.2010
No. 36

Book covers with “X” in the title. [Via Coudal]

QUIPPED BY Armin
Aug.19.2010
No. 35

Woodblock letterpress coffee table.

QUIPPED BY Armin
Aug.19.2010
No. 34

583 vintage calculators. That thumbnail page is absolutely glorious. [Via ISO50]

QUIPPED BY Armin
Aug.18.2010
No. 33

The 48 Best Gun Manual Covers.

QUIPPED BY Armin
Aug.16.2010
No. 32

Fabulously explained: The illustrated guide to a Ph.D.. [Via Public School]

QUIPPED BY Armin
Aug.16.2010
No. 31

Retro-inspired identity redesign of the U.S. Postal Service. Looks like it’s a student project. [Via Coudal]

QUIPPED BY Armin
Aug.16.2010
No. 30

If, like me, you miss the writings of Kenneth FitzGerald you can get the best and some new ones in this lovely compilation, Volume: Writings on Graphic Design, Music, Art, and Culture.

QUIPPED BY Armin
Aug.16.2010
No. 29

Very nice proposed redesign of U.S. bills for The Dollar ReDe$ign Project.

QUIPPED BY Armin
Aug.15.2010
No. 28

Super high-end deck of cards with lovely typography and illustration work by Hatch. [Via NOTCOT]

QUIPPED BY Armin
Aug.15.2010
No. 27

The Great Typohunt, a book documenting a crusade to fix typos across the U.S.. [Via brandflakesforbreakfast]

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Aug.15.2010
No. 26

Typographic fun with ferrofluid for the 30th anniversary cover of Discover magazine. [Via NOTCOT]

QUIPPED BY Armin
Aug.12.2010
No. 25

The NorthFacebook, Nikea, Rolexbox… johnson banks has some fun with logo mash-ups.

QUIPPED BY Armin
Aug.12.2010
No. 24

Nomade,” a wonderful sculpture made out of letters in the French Riviera town of Antibes.

QUIPPED BY Armin
Aug.12.2010
No. 23

Main and end titles for the The Other Guys. [Via Motionographer]

QUIPPED BY Armin
Aug.12.2010
No. 22

For Tremors fans, an infographic wildlife video of the Graboid. [Via NOTCOT]

QUIPPED BY Armin
Aug.11.2010
No. 21

Disney’s World War II logos: “First asked to create a humorous logo for a Naval Reserve Squadron stationed at Floyd Bennett Field in New York, the Disney Studios quickly found itself inundated with requests to draw emblems for other military units as well. Disney had to assign five artists full-time to the task, but never charged a dime.”

QUIPPED BY Armin
Aug.11.2010
No. 20

Crafty artist Jurjen Semeijn takes the box that shoes come in and recreates the shoes within them using said box. [Via Design You Trust]

QUIPPED BY Armin
Aug.11.2010
No. 19

8 Faces, a new biannual typography magazine. [Via idsgn]

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Aug.11.2010
No. 18

The latest faux store from 826 National: 826 Baltimore: The Instant Heirloom Supply Co.. [Via The Dieline]

QUIPPED BY Armin
Aug.10.2010
No. 17

Photographic and videographic documentation of the inimitable Aaron Draplin going through The World’s Longest Yard Sale.

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Aug.10.2010
No. 16

Ultra minimalist Street Fighter characters. [Via NOTCOT]

QUIPPED BY Armin
Aug.09.2010
No. 15

Business cards get the Smashing Magazine treatment, i.e., a long, extended post that scrolls for ever and ever with juicy examples.

QUIPPED BY Armin
Aug.09.2010
No. 14

The first official swap of the promising SwapYourShop (a place for creatives to swap shops): From Brooklyn, New York to Valencia, Spain. [Via Undrln]

QUIPPED BY Armin
Aug.09.2010
No. 13

A morning radio show I listen to if I’m on the car, is the Morning X, which has a feature where one of the host calls a random business (usually one with an odd or funny name in an odd or funny city) and tries to get the person on the phone to say “I love you back.” Last week they tried calling letterpress masters Yee-Haw Industries in Knoxville, TN. Audio available at iTunes (click on #5, I Love You Call).

QUIPPED BY Armin
Aug.09.2010
No. 12

The Camera Lens Mug. [Via Svpply]

QUIPPED BY Armin
Aug.06.2010
No. 11

A very in-depth look from the designer of the new New York City subway map. In a nutshell: Suck it Vignelli, your map sucks.

QUIPPED BY Armin
Aug.05.2010
No. 10

The Vandercook 100, an upcoming self-published book on everybody’s favorite letterpress press.

QUIPPED BY Armin
Aug.05.2010
No. 9

Mid-century style ads for YouTube, Facebook and Skype. [Via Design You Trust]

QUIPPED BY Armin
Aug.05.2010
No. 8

Such a fantastic, functional idea: Placehold.it lets you create quick placeholder images while designing websites.

QUIPPED BY Armin
Aug.05.2010
No. 7

10 Essential iPad Apps for Publication Designers.

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Aug.04.2010
No. 6

From blog to retail: Core77 opens Hand-Eye Supply, a design-heavy store in Portland, OR. [Via NOTCOT]

QUIPPED BY Armin
Aug.04.2010
No. 5

Über type history nerd Paul Shaw selects the Ten Typefaces of the Decade.

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Aug.04.2010
No. 4

Best. Logo. Animation. Ever. The V&A museum logo comes to life in this animatronic sign in the tunnel at South Kensington tube station as visitors approach the entrance.

QUIPPED BY Armin
Aug.04.2010
No. 3

Using an iPhone 4G to photograph the cover image for MacWorld. [Via Magtastic]

QUIPPED BY Armin
Aug.02.2010
No. 2

Hear, hear: “Like all proper names, corporate names should be treated in text with initial cap, period.” Tony Spaeth on quirky company capitalization, or lack thereof.

QUIPPED BY Armin
Aug.02.2010
No. 1

The new Alliance Graphique Internationale website, with tons of great new images from its talented members. [Via Creative Review]

QUIPPED BY Armin
Aug.02.2010
Vol. 44, August 2010

Thank you for reading and contributing. Remember: Quip Responsibly.
Past Volumes are accessible through the archives.

QUIPPED BY Armin
Aug.01.2010
Quipsologies
Finding the Creative in the Everyday.
UnderConsideration Vol.44
August 2010

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