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~ Vol. 23 ~

Many, many things from M. Kingsley in this edition of Quipsologies.


Channel Ten news in Melbourne, Australia gasps at New York’s NYC2012 Olympic bid logo. Suckers! [Via Gothamist]


Articles from AIGA’s VOICE will become regular additions to BusinessWeek’s Innovation section. Currently playing: Phil Patton’s The Art of Camo


Peanut Chews rebrands, repackages and airs TV commercials for the first time in 88 years, and in the process they are now sold by Just Born, Inc., rather than Goldenberg — conspiracy theories welcome. [Thanks to Print’s Joyce Rutter Kaye]


You know this has got to be good: “Two grown, wealthy men, fighting a legal battle over the right to use the number ‘3’.” [Thanks to Marcus McCallion]


“Abstraction is the glass that is always half full.” Painter Al Held passed away at his home in Italy last week. His massive paintings featured complex geometries in multiple perspectives and a fastidious technique when masking many layers of acrylic paint. The work was at once intellectually rigorous and visually pleasing — perfectly at home in either the museum or as a mosaic in the Lexington Ave. and 52nd Street subway station. A native New Yorker, Held was a member of the generation that benefited from the post-War GI Bill.


Opening August 3 at CBGB 313 Gallery (next to CBGB’s) in New York City: An exhibit of either the worst or the most interesting (I truly can’t decide) recent art movement — Stuckism.


Consider the twelfth item from the Stuckist Manifesto:
The Stuckist gives up the laborious task of playing games of novelty, shock and gimmick. The Stuckist neither looks backwards nor forwards but is engaged with the study of the human condition. The Stuckists champion process over cleverness, realism over abstraction, content over void, humour over wittiness and painting over smugness. If it is the conceptualist’s wish to always be clever, then it is the Stuckist’s duty to always be wrong.

Hmmm… perhaps they’re on to something.


From the Department of Who Buys This Shit? (Over-Branding Division): A very special souvenir from the King Tut exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.


We’ve all had enough nights where our reception of a show was ruined by a rude crowd (or improved by a stimulated one), and we all know different places sound better than others. But what is it about design that can influence experience? Justin Cober-Lake considers the context of pop music.


John Perreault on the not-too-secret source of patterns found in Matisse paintings.


Speak Up folk seem to love these. [Thanks to Michael Dooley]

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PUBLISHED ON Jul.31.2005 BY The Speak Up Authors
feelicks sockwl jr’s comment is:

NYC2012... nice.

they own the name too

make that: NYC2012�

btw- should be seeing

another in design week UK.

they called for the original

fakey yesterday.... -fakelix

On Aug.01.2005 at 02:26 PM