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~ Vol. 27 ~

Pinky fingers, weird A’s and Number 23 in this edition of Quipsologies.


I love type workshop, oh yes I do…. from the boys at/in Underware.


In Worth1000’s ongoing Photoshop contests, the latest in the Mate a Movie series delivers some chuckles. [Via Posterwire]


Kevin Casey, of Astroblasto, finds the icon for Google’s latest application, Google Talk, too similar to that of Real Player’s. Can we add the talk bubble to our list of design clichés?


On the ongoing, uncomfortable situation of Native American mascots for NCAA teams, “At least 18 schools have mascots the NCAA deem ‘hostile or abusive,’ including Florida State’s Seminole and Illinois’ Fighting Illini.” [Thanks to Randy J. Hunt for the link]


For those waiting for the much anticipated book version of Beast magazine, you’ll have to keep waiting. But if you want a good read, grab a copy of News Aesthetic before it disappears.


Full of eye candy and high-tech Flash action, the Air Jordan site continues to amaze. Check the site monthly, as it updates frequently. The legend may have retired, but the brand lives on.


While on the subject of pop culture… bookmark this website address because like all of Darren Aronofsky’s films (Requiem for a Dream and ∏), the website will impress. At present, The Fountain’s just parked with some spooky lava-blob that moans. Patience.


What’s up with that letter “A”?

Artemy Lebedev on the Russian origins of the Declaration of Independence — one of many thoughtful essays guaranteed to keep you from working.


A critique of McDonalds’ “two-fingered salute”.


On cultural differences in perception. [Clusterlinked]

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PUBLISHED ON Aug.29.2005 BY The Speak Up Authors
Darrel’s comment is:

Worth1000 is a fun place, but also perpetuates the logoworks-esque spec-work problem (though, at least the money goes directly to the artist, unlike the 'other' place).

On Aug.29.2005 at 02:31 PM