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Quipsologies
~ Vol. 64 ~

What happens in this edition of Vegas-uploaded Quipsologies stays in this edition of Quipsologies.

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~ ARMIN ~

“Whereas San Francisco is home to the greatest number of designers per capita in the United States”. Frisco celebrates its Mayor-sanctioned Design Week.

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“It’s a shame because when people come in from the outside world they think this is how German designers are and for me, it’s personally embarrassing. I want to go away and hide and pretend I’m a brain surgeon or something.” Erik Spiekermann on the design of the 2006 FIFA World Cup identity.

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Why should you care who Ray Tomlinson is? Because he is credited for you getting your e-mail @ wherever you please. Origins of the @ sign.

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I try not to quip every single video that tickles my inner dude, but this majestic slow motion montage of destruction is actually quite beautiful.

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~ MARIAN BANTJES ~

Clothespins.

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~ BRYONY ~

Would Michelangelo be proud or horrified?

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~ JASON A. TSELENTIS ~

Learn all about Public Enemy rapper Chuck D, who studied graphic design before becoming the leader of the world’s greatest and angriest rap ensemble.

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3D browsing. It can happen, but when?

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Some of your home improvements can actually devalue your home. The BBC tells all about it, and invites you to send pictures too.

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While we’re in the U.K. Check out the latest rendition of the Tory (Britain’s largest centre-right party) logos on the BBC.

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The Best of Slate has been available in print, and as of June 19, ranked 34,495 in Amazon’s books since its publication. Maybe they need to stick to the web, and try climbing above their competition.

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~ RANDY J. HUNT ~

Hmm…Guy Kawasaki interviews youth culture expert Kathleen Gasperini. “In youth culture markets, a guy with khaki slacks and a blue button-down shirt and a clipboard simply scares off young people. Our field research teams are just as likely to have a tattoo as the person they’re talking to, but they tend to be older than the target market and many have journalistic capabilities.” Oh! So they have tattoos, how very clever. I hope they say “dope” and “rad” too.

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Ellen and Julia Lupton launch D.I.Y. Kids. I’m partial to Flik’s pet.

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~ M. KINGSLEY ~

Wednesday marks the 101st birthday of Jean-Paul Sartre. Sadly, the paper he co-founded in 1973, Liberation, is struggling with bankruptcy as well as the forced retirement of co-founder Serge July.

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As every designer knows, money can’t buy taste.

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Media critic, blogger, advertising executive, as well as a host of other gigs in broadcasting, cable and journalism: all bullshit jobs.

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Beware of Artist renderings.

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Point: “If you stand back and think about (brainstorming), it’s plainly inefficient,”
(via)

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Counterpoint: Brainstorming ain’t so bad.

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A great collection of covers of the “stupid and evil magazine” Hara-Kiri and its sister publication Charlie Hebdo.

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Besides spec work, beware of potential clients who want to bless your feet.

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So… think you’re a thorough note taker?

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On the mixing of music and art.

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The Maoist tendencies of Mountain Dew packaging.

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A short rant on mediocrity.

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Cartoonist/designer/artist/editor/etc. Joost Swarte’s sketches of a theatre/cultural center in Haarlem, the Netherlands have been realized.

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A discussion with genius playwright Richard Foreman covering his thoughts on anti-theater, language and surprise.

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PUBLISHED ON Jun.19.2006 BY The Speak Up Authors
WITH COMMENTS
Comments
Randy J. Hunt’s comment is:

I'm always one for adopting alternative application launchers (who needs folder of icons anyway?), but the 3D VFS is painful. That is why we're not browsing in an extra dimension. I'll look forward to one of these that doesn't make me feel as though I'm on a schooner in rough seas.

On Jun.19.2006 at 09:32 PM
James Moening’s comment is:

RE: Gasperini

Age the antiquarian
dilemma I can't
stand kids

On Jun.20.2006 at 12:25 AM
Keith Harper’s comment is:

struggling for creativity? feeling down about your brainstorming abilities?

you need to orbit the giant hairball

On Jun.21.2006 at 03:49 PM
eye’s comment is:

World cup logo/identity sucks.
11 proposals, are they better?

http://www.11designer.de/p/in_en.html

On Jun.22.2006 at 01:15 AM
emevas’s comment is:

How could they over look the greatest clothespin of all?

On Jun.22.2006 at 06:54 PM
Barney Danger’s comment is:

Wanna see more Hara-Kiri? go to www.placeboma.com/harakiri, not only more covers, but some inside pages as well, and heaps of info on the writers, editors, artists (betcha didn't know Melvin Van Peebles was an editor at Hara-Kiri?)

On Jul.06.2006 at 12:17 AM