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~ Vol. 28 ~

Quite a bevy of things in this edition of Quipsologies.


Calling all teenage boys!
The Jack Kirby Museum is online … well, kind of. [Via Boing Boing]


First there was the Heavy Metal Umlaut; now joined by the Modish Macron.


Dorkbot-NYC’s next event is Wednesday, September 7 at Postmasters Gallery in New York City. The self-generating tornado looks promising.


UK paper the Guardian has unveiled a redesign which features Paul Barnes’ font, Berliner. Further details are here. [Via Boing Boing]


Street art from around the world gathering in one place:Streetsy [Via Gothamist]


Time for the style update: New iPod nano.


Beautiful photography, unsusual circumstances, a good chuckle, and a few surprises by Pierre Javelle and Akiko Ida. [Via design*sponge]


Is there a difference between Graphic Design and Grafix Dezign? You bet there is, Rusty explains.


“Safe: Design Takes On Risk” an upcoming exhibition, curated by Paola Antonelli, at the MoMA, asks the thorny question “Could more have been done?”. And those involved —
Rob Rogers, Gregg Pasquarelli, Sulan Kolatan, Stefan Sagmeister, Michael Rakowitz, Masamichi Udagawa and Tobias Wong�— answer other questions.


V�tor Quelhas of Porto, Portugal points us to his research project about dynamic typography: dinTypo.


Two items noticed on I.D. magazine’s Sept./Oct. issue on newsstands now:

1. The ad for AIGA’s National Conference in Boston reads, “AIGA offers a multi-dimensional and provocative conference to explore ‘Design’ with a capital D….” It is unfortunate that the capital D — or the BO for STON — didn’t make it through prepress.

2. Steff Geissbuhler deems Speak Up author Gunnar Swanson intelligent. The rest of us, sneerers.

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PUBLISHED ON Sep.12.2005 BY The Speak Up Authors
Mr.Frankie L’s comment is:

In regards to the comment made by

Steff Geissbuhler about us sneerers:

We ain't so bad compared to the folks

at Typophile -- they really get upset

at bad kerning and bad typography!

On Sep.12.2005 at 09:51 AM
Mr.Frankie L’s comment is:

Btw, that bad prepress result for the AIGA conference...pretty damn bad.

On Sep.12.2005 at 09:54 AM
Ron H’s comment is:

Calling all teenage boys!

It should be "Calling all boys who were teenagers about 20-30 years ago."

Most comic book readers are over the age of 30 ...myself included. Kids nowadays are all about video games. If they are reading any comics it's manga related.

On Sep.12.2005 at 11:10 AM
m. kingsley’s comment is:

Ron, don't be so rigid in your thinking.

Have you never felt the transformative power of reading?

On Sep.12.2005 at 12:17 PM
Jeff Gill’s comment is:

Mr Kingsley

Thanks for the Guardian links, I haven't been near a newsstand all day, but my wife is going to bring one back with the shopping (While I watch the new series of Spooks). It looks gorgeous on screen though.

Just one note: The Guardian type family by Barnes & Schwartz is Guardian Egyptian. Berliner is the new smaller size of the paper. Making serious papers smaller is all the rage these days in the UK.

On Sep.12.2005 at 03:39 PM
m. kingsley’s comment is:

jeff, i stand humbly corrected.

On Sep.12.2005 at 04:04 PM
DesignMaven’s comment is:

At least we know Steff reads Speak Up.

To be Fare and Honest I don't remember Gunnar saying anything Favorable in reference to the New School Identity.

On the Condolences of the C&G Identity I commented followed by Felix.

The comments about silly, uninformed, and combative. Gotta be Michael Bierut. Big Bro being =-D and ='(


On Sep.12.2005 at 09:49 PM
Paul’s comment is:

How about the cover of the new issue of STEP (Inside Design)?

There is a thermometer-type graph relating to the "Hot Web Sites" roundup inside and the mid-section of the graph is labeled "Fair to Midland"...how did that one get by? It should, of course, be labeled Fair to Middling!

I mean, am I missing a joke that I'm not hip enough to register or am I right?


On Sep.13.2005 at 12:08 AM
Matthew Rodgers’s comment is:

I sent an email to STEP about just that and never got a response... guess they might have passed it on to whomever was featured to design the cover. I thought it might have been a web joke, but I certainly don't get it.

It's interesting how people mishear things or reinterpret them. I believe someone on one these threads mentioned New Orleans being under marshall law, what they meant of course, was that NO was under martial law. English is a strange and quirky language with many, many influences that often muddle the sense of words up.

On Sep.13.2005 at 02:31 AM
Jeff Gill’s comment is:

After acquiring an actual copy of the paper...

The Guardian redesign is absolutely lovely. There is enough variety in the single type family to keep it from getting boring, and it is a pleasure for the eyes to read. My only complaint is that there are a few big ampersands & quote marks floating around the paper that look like they were stolen from a big fat bodoni. They should be returned immediately.

On Sep.13.2005 at 01:14 PM
Gunnar Swanson’s comment is:

2. Steff Geissbuhler deems Speak Up author Gunnar Swanson intelligent. The rest of us, sneerers.

Hey. The man is an AIGA medalist. Who am I to argue with his analysis?

On Sep.16.2005 at 07:55 AM