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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. 72

The dingbat font we’ve all been waiting for: “Adanac is an iconic font representing aspects of Canadian culture and history.” [Via Drawn]

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Apr.29.2009
No. 71

Some classic books re-imagined as Atari 1980s Atari cartridges. [Via Drawn

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Apr.29.2009
No. 70

Robert De Niro has donated “1,300 boxes of papers, film, movie props and costumes” to the Harry Ransom Center at UT, documenting his career from the 1960s to today.

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Apr.26.2009
No. 69

The digital collections at Public Collectors is bound to be a time-sucker if more people add to the already awesome collections. [Via Many Stuff]

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Apr.26.2009
No. 68

The new Typographica. Excellent.

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Apr.26.2009
No. 67

Tattoo artist Scott Campbell laser-etches stacks of $1 bills. [Via Dark Roasted Blend]

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Apr.22.2009
No. 66

Here is one more compilation for the day: 35 truly original hand-made type experiments. [Via Design You Trust]

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Apr.22.2009
No. 65

“After assigning a color to every letter in the alphabet, I apply tiny dots of paint over every character on the page.” Wwo wonderful works by Lauren DiCioccio at 20x200: Vogue JUL07:pg145 and VanityFair MAY08:pg269. [Via Magtastic]

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Apr.22.2009
No. 64

I’ve never thought highly of typography in advertising — it’s typically an afterthought — but here is a pretty decent collection of 40 ads with imaginative typography. [Via Nice Fucking Graphics]

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Apr.22.2009
No. 63

New York magazine editor, Adam Moss, explains the big and tiny type on its covers. “It’s impossible to describe graphic design, but you want to create a visual tension on the cover.” [Via Design Observer]

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Apr.22.2009
No. 62

Popular songs redone as if they were computer alert windows. My favorite is Welcome to the Jungle.

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Apr.22.2009
No. 61

I will be Quip’n very lightly over the next few days as we move to Austin. Thank you for your patience.

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Apr.21.2009
No. 60

As officially closed as it gets: The new portal for the Speak Up archives is done.

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Apr.21.2009
No. 59

Art lovers rejoice. Not. Here is a timeline of layoffs and cutbacks at museums around the U.S.. [Via NotCot]

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Apr.21.2009
No. 58

A sentence I never thought I would write: A story about Comic Sans in The Wall Street Journal.

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Apr.21.2009
No. 57

A good shadow and gradient go a long way online. Smashing Magazine, shows a few tips and tricks.

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Apr.21.2009
No. 56

Major League Typos: Meet Adam Dunn and Ryan Zimmerman, professional baseball players for the Washington Natinals.

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Apr.20.2009
No. 55

The Spectrum of Online Friendship, from passive interest to investment. [Via Brandflakesforbreakfast]

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Apr.19.2009
No. 54

Forty logos that use Helvetica. (I have my doubts about some of them). [Via Evasee]

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Apr.19.2009
No. 53

A 1968 chart of UFO shapes. [Via Monoscope]

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Apr.15.2009
No. 52

STEP Inside Design magazine’s last issue is on newsstands now. Sad, it was a great magazine. It will next merge with its sister publication Dynamic Graphics to create, um, Create.

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Apr.15.2009
No. 51

Nerdiest design t-shirts available: Graphic Design Heroes T-shirt Series by Paul Nini. “Wolfgang Weingart ist mein Homeboy.” Ha!

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Apr.15.2009
No. 50

A Flickr set of U.S.-issued World War II posters. [Via Coudal]

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Apr.15.2009
No. 49

I Love Typography introduces We Love Typography, a smorgasbord of type basically.

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Apr.15.2009
No. 48

Pretty sweet work by Network Osaka. [Via Nice Fucking Graphics]

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Apr.15.2009
No. 47

Massive ad agency BBH spends $1,500 on the controversial Crowdspring site for the design of their logo. Recession or stupidity? You decide.

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Apr.14.2009
No. 46

A look at the interior design of the fro-yo (frozen yoghurt) culture: Blobby and colorful. [Via NotCot]

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Apr.14.2009
No. 45

Video of a jolly Australian fellow on the subject of TV idents.

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Apr.14.2009
No. 44

Amazing composite photographs of New York scenes: People yawning, people smoking, nurses, the homeless, and more. [Via Design You Trust]

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Apr.14.2009
No. 43

Virgin sure has a bucketload of logos for all their brand extensions.

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Apr.14.2009
No. 42

Design firm Airside presents a juicy process post about their logo work for client Dream Ranch. [Via Nice Fucking Graphics]

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Apr.14.2009
No. 41

Artist Fran Grom drills thousands of little holes into artistic eggshells.

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Apr.13.2009
No. 40

Hilarious: A blog devoted to photographing bird nests in signage lettering. [Via SwissMiss]

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Apr.13.2009
No. 39

Frog wonders what an advanced Social Security card could look and function like.

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Apr.13.2009
No. 38

Follow-up to No. 32 below: The matching graphic for tracking the career evolution from intern to Chief Creative Officer as a copywriter. [Via Nice Fucking Graphics]

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Apr.13.2009
No. 37

More than 50 pop-culture interpretations of Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper. [Via Brandflakesforbreakfast]

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Apr.10.2009
No. 36

A sketchbook designed specifically for sketching T-shirts, i.e., it’s in the shape of a t-shirt. [Via Design You Trust]

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Apr.10.2009
No. 35

Best business card related YouTube video ever: Your business card is CRAP! Well, okay, there is the American Psycho business card scene.

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Apr.09.2009
No. 34

Adrian Shaughnessy gives you Ten Graphic Design Paradoxes.

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Apr.09.2009
No. 33

Interesting: “Armed with digital cameras and note pads, our designers visit retail environments to photograph and observe product packaging on shelf in search of common design threads and competitive opportunities. If you’re a brand manager, marketing professional, package designer or student, Patterns is for you.” There is an 80-page free preview here.

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Apr.09.2009
No. 32

Nice, simple and funny graphic tracking the career evolution from intern to Chief Creative Officer in the advertising industry. [Via NotCot]

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Apr.09.2009
No. 31

Grain Edit gathers some tasty vintage Porsche posters.

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Apr.09.2009
No. 30

Studio on Fire is en fuego with this letterpress poster featuring a “1950s Diner Vampire Fight Scene.”

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Apr.08.2009
No. 29

Quite endearing story: “Back when my younger brother and I were growing up, we made up imaginary football teams that we ‘played for’ in the back yard. […] We’d make up team names and I’d draw helmets for them […]. I recently found eight of these early logo drawings […].”

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Apr.08.2009
No. 28

The first graphic user interface? Say hello to 1981’s Xerox Star 8010. [Via ISO50]

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Apr.08.2009
No. 27

Fantastic use of toilet paper cardboard rolls to make face sculptures. [Via Design You Trust]

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Apr.08.2009
No. 26

This month’s newsletter from our Seattle friends at Modern Dog is particularly great: Includes a collection of all Art Walk posters and logo explorations on an old project.

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Apr.07.2009
No. 25

Eager to pimp your designs Watchmen style? Now you can with Dave Gibbons’ Gazette typeface. [Via HOW]

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Apr.07.2009
No. 23

A few tips on graphic design contracts.

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Apr.07.2009
No. 22

Sweet commercial for Sprint loaded with smooth infographics by the talented Superfad folks.

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Apr.07.2009
No. 21

The ScanDock, a nifty little stand for your iPhone to photograph letter-sized documents (if you don’t have a scanner I guess) or small still lives. [Via HOW]

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Apr.06.2009
No. 20

Paul Shaw, please be my pen pal and send me awesomely addressed envelopes like you do for Eye.

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Apr.06.2009
No. 19

This medallion is the most branded object in the world.” Enough said. [Via iLT]

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Apr.06.2009
No. 18

Oddly fascinating: Video of all the recurring dance routines and moves in Walt Disney cartoons. [Via Dark Roasted Blend]

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Apr.06.2009
No. 17

Nice campaign for WWF, using magnetic boards so that people can place their coins as donations to reveal the shapes of animals.

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Apr.06.2009
No. 16

A very young Darth Vader James Earl Jones recites the ABCs.

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Apr.04.2009
No. 15

Psyop rocks some corrugated boxes in this ad for the UPS store. The (sound) punch-line is pretty good. [Via Motionographer]

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Apr.04.2009
No. 14

Xerox Corporation scientists have invented a way to make prints whose images last only a day, so that the paper can be used again and again.” [Via Design Mind]

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Apr.03.2009
No. 13

Do-it-yourself dresses, in paint-it-yourself and assemble-it-yourself editions. [Via Evasee]

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Apr.03.2009
No. 12

The Smoking Type Generator: Type something and watch it form as the cigarettes burn.

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Apr.02.2009
No. 11

With these new body scanners, you might as well go naked to the airport.

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Apr.02.2009
No. 10

Tired of looking at your computer-filled workspace? Check out this Flickr set,
Workspaces - No computers! [Via Drawn]

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Apr.02.2009
No. 9

A t-shirt of Super Mario as if drawn by da Vinci.

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Apr.02.2009
No. 8

Okay… Google Reader is doing some weird stuff… I think I fixed something. If you use GR and the community feed is still not working let me know.

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Apr.02.2009
No. 7

Designer Peter Buchanan-Smith to be keynote speaker at Winthrop University Senior show.

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Apr.02.2009
No. 6

From blog to print: Photographic documentation of the first publication from It’s Nice That.

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Apr.01.2009
No. 5

FontFont introduces FF Dingbats 2.0, now with rubber duckies.

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Apr.01.2009
No. 4

MyFonts interviews Eric Gill. *

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Apr.01.2009
No. 3

“In hopes of drawing attention to my work and this site, I am offering free Pen & Ink illustrations.” You heard the man, go ask Mark Mahorney for a free drawing.

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Apr.01.2009
No. 2

A video interview with everyone’s favorite Israeli type experimentalist, Oded Ezer.

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Apr.01.2009
No. 1

A new dollar sign has been approved by U.S. congress. * [Via Design Observer]

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Apr.01.2009
Vol. 28, April 2009

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

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Apr.01.2009
Quipsologies
Finding the Creative in the Everyday.
UnderConsideration Archive
Vol. 28 April 2009

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