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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. 64

15 Logos That Look Like Other Things. Number 3 blew my mind.

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Feb.26.2010
No. 63

Amazing posters printed by inking dice. Yes, dice. [Via Coudal]

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Feb.25.2010
No. 62

Steve Heller narrates a 4-minute video on the visual development of the Olympic pictograms. [Via Coudal]

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Feb.25.2010
No. 61

The Effing Typeface, an A – Z of sexy things (barely SFW). [Via BuzzFeed]

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Feb.25.2010
No. 60

For those working in-house, HOW has launched the In-HOWse Designer Blog. [Via Daily Heller]

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Feb.25.2010
No. 59

John White, graphic designer, uses Sure Deodorant to combat his busy work life.

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Feb.25.2010
No. 58

I so want to go to there: The Flour Art Museum in Ahrensburg, Germany, featuring over 1,900 sacks from more than 115 countries. [Via NOTCOT]

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Feb.24.2010
No. 57

No Smoking Area Pie Eating Area. [Via brandflakesforbreakfast]

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Feb.24.2010
No. 56

I actually learned a few things from this infographic: 15 Things you should know about breasts. [Via BuzzFeed]

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Feb.23.2010
No. 55

Thinking for a Living, a great resource when it first launched, goes for version 2.0.

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Feb.23.2010
No. 54

New Type York, a new photographic blog that uncovers “the typographic artifacts of New York City.”

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Feb.22.2010
No. 53

After a self-imposed week-long vacation from e-mail, Amy E. Martin decided to take all her unread e-mails and make them into a magazine.

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Feb.22.2010
No. 52

“Mostly, I feel like I am witnessing the total abandonment of graphic design. It’s as if the whole industry is yelling out: WE’RE POOR, WE’RE SCARED and WE’RE STUPID.” A pr*tty sh*tty interview with Paula Scher.

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Feb.22.2010
No. 51

From cactus to paper clips, Vladimir Koncar, puts together great object typefaces in each of his Type Diaries, check out all three: one, two and three. [Via NOTCOT]

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Feb.22.2010
No. 50

A series of typographic ads for Durex condoms. Potentially NSFW. Also, potentially disturbing for its use of Hobo. Hobo! [Via NOTCOT]

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Feb.22.2010
No. 48

The ingredients of a Hot Pocket, beautifully typeset. [Via brandflakesforbreakfast]

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Feb.22.2010
No. 48

The office waste-toilet paper machine is a must have…but I hope it removes the staples.


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Feb.19.2010
No. 47

Nicholas Skyles has taken an otherwise unappealing and undecipherable chart — charting the connections of TV series based on the character Tommy Westphal of St Elsewhereand made it, well, cool and engaging.

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Feb.18.2010
No. 46

Hilarious illustration depicting all the sensory glands of the Designers’ Tongue. [Via VIBE]

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Feb.18.2010
No. 45

CoverSpy hits the New York subways every day to find out what people are reading, uploading the book cover and brief details of who was reading it. And to think that New Yorkers bury their noses in books to not be bothered. [Via BuzzFeed]

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Feb.18.2010
No. 44

This will probably be the most informationally erudite Layer Tennis match ever: Khoi Vinh vs. Nicholas Felton, this Friday.

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Feb.18.2010
No. 43

DHL supplies haute couture.

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Feb.18.2010
No. 42

A somewhat random, but highly enjoyable, collection of early twentieth century vintage advertisements from Vancouver directories. [Via Drawn]

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Feb.17.2010
No. 41

Is lottery the new creative frontier? Stop-motion master PES, brings his charm to the Washington Lottery.

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Feb.17.2010
No. 40

Carving a giant “Watch It” on gallery walls. [Via Design You Trust]

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Feb.16.2010
No. 39

Video interview with Kyle Cooper. [Via Motionographer]

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Feb.16.2010
No. 38

The new New York lottery scratch-off, no different than “The black American Express card [or] Johnny Walker Black”: Black, sexy and luxurious. [Via Gothamist]

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Feb.16.2010
No. 37

T-shirt Wars, a very clever stop-motion animation using 222 t-shirts. [Via Nice Fucking Graphics]

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Feb.16.2010
No. 36

More than 400 ampersands have come together for The Society of Typographic Aficionados’ Font Aid IV. All proceeds from the sale of the font will go to Doctors Without Borders, to help with their relief efforts in Haiti.

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Feb.15.2010
No. 35

Graphicology reports from the heart on Dubai with more amazing Arabic and Western logos.

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Feb.15.2010
No. 34

Sign master John Downer in gold-leaf-lettering action at L.A. store, Reserve. [Via House Industries]

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Feb.15.2010
No. 33

So vintagely yummy, 1972 Bulgaria Black Sea Resorts stamps.

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Feb.15.2010
No. 32

“Design Currency: Defining the Value of Design” presented by the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada (GDC) in partnership with Icograda already has a solid roster of speakers but they are looking for nominations on someone “who is under 30 and would do a great job at representing the ‘next generation voice’.”

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Feb.12.2010
No. 31

The personal 2009 annual report of Dan Meyer… animated.

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Feb.12.2010
No. 30

Yum… Wood type pillows. [Via HOW]

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Feb.12.2010
No. 29

Our fourth book, Flaunt: Designing effective, compelling and memorable portfolios of creative work is now available exclusively from us as a book $24.99 and a PDF $15.00.

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Feb.11.2010
No. 28

ISO50 collects some non-clichéd suggestions from industry friends on overcoming creative block.

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Feb.10.2010
No. 27

Lovely execution and idea, A–Z paper cups.

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Feb.10.2010
No. 26

This Valentine’s Day express your love in rap lyrics with these deadpan greeting cards, Stank Sentiments For Sweethearts. [Via NOTCOT]

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Feb.09.2010
No. 25

Iconic TV and movie cars as minimalist posters. [Via Design You Trust]

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Feb.09.2010
No. 24

Visualizing the activity of your mouse’s cursor. [Via Coudal]

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Feb.09.2010
No. 23

Svpply is the merchandise version of ffffound, with a pretty cool aggregation of designery products.

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Feb.09.2010
No. 22

From Curlz to Gotham, Jessica Hische presents “My Evolution of Type Taste from Grade School to Present.” [Via SwissMiss]

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Feb.08.2010
No. 21

If the Super Bowl were directed by famous filmmakers.

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Feb.08.2010
No. 20

Hadn’t seen these beauties before: Josef Albers’ album covers for Command Records between 1959 and 1961. [Via AisleOne]

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Feb.05.2010
No. 19

Amazing collection, click on “Exhibitions,” at the Center for the Study of Political Graphics. [Via ManyStuff]

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Feb.05.2010
No. 18

Minimalist, destination-style posters for Star Wars. [Via BuzzFeed]

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Feb.05.2010
No. 17

Pepsi just can’t get a break against Coca-Cola. Hilarious video, must watch until the end.

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Feb.04.2010
No. 16

A look at the current exhibition “The New Typography” on display at MoMA. [Via Design Observer]

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Feb.04.2010
No. 15

Right before Valentine’s Day, if you happen to be in Boca Raton, the exhibition Curiosities, Rick Valicenti + the 21st Century Thirst will open at Florida Atlantic University’s Schmidt Center Gallery on February 13th.

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Feb.03.2010
No. 14

Rating the effectiveness of the New York Subway Isotypes.

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Feb.03.2010
No. 13

Best. Airplane. Paint job. Ever. [Thanks to Mike DiGiacomo]

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Feb.03.2010
No. 12

Floppy disks as painting canvas. [Via Design You Trust]

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Feb.03.2010
No. 11

Gestalten.tv interviews Christoph Niemann. [Via Creative Review]

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Feb.03.2010
No. 10

In case you missed it: Logorama, an animated world of logos.

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Feb.03.2010
No. 9

Great signs and this protest against protesters. [Via Plazm]

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Feb.02.2010
No. 8

Re:collection “is an inventory of Australian graphic design produced in a period circa 1960–1980.” Awesome. [Via Draplin]

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Feb.02.2010
No. 7

In case you needed a chart to demonstrate the obvious (i.e., the U.S. pollutes like mad), here is a pretty one that “shows the amount of CO2 emissions by country, both in aggregate and per capita.” [Via Link Drop Today]

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Feb.02.2010
No. 6

The best custom lettering of 2009.

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Feb.02.2010
No. 5

FontFeed looks at the nominees and winners of the 52nd Grammy Awards in the categories of music packaging.

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Feb.01.2010
No. 4

Unusual and Fascinating Currency.

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Feb.01.2010
No. 3

Contrariwise, a blog devoted to literary tattoos. [Via FontFeed]

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Feb.01.2010
No. 2

Video of Michael Bierut’s presentation and CreativeMornings on the subject of clients.

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Feb.01.2010
No. 1

A typographic rattan chair by Stefan Sagmeister while in Bali. [Via HOW]

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Feb.01.2010
Vol. 38, February 2010

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

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Feb.01.2010
Quipsologies
Finding the Creative in the Everyday.
UnderConsideration Archive
Vol. 38 February 2010

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