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Quipsologies
~ Vol. 72 ~

No Summer re-runs of links in this edition of Quipsologies.

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~ ARMIN VIT ~

5th Anniversary World Trade Center commemorative coin comes with pop-up towers.

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The School of Visual Arts will open the Milton Glaser Design Study Center and Archives in October.

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How do you market the new VW Rabbit? You put it on the back, um, side of Playboy of course. (SFW!)

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Since I am quite removed from the movie and entertainment design industry I am always fascinated by those that specialize in it. Peter Tangen takes photos for movie posters (including this month’s quipped The Descent). Now, if I could only find the retoucher to his photos.

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In case you haven’t heard: Helvetica, The Film.

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Two books that I will browse at the bookstore but will not buy: Supply And Demand: The Art of Shepard Fairey and Body Type: Intimate Messages Etched in Flesh by Ina Saltz.

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Bennett takes us inside Hatch Show Print, with video footage of big letterpress presses doing what they do best: Pressing. Part I, Part II.

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When Fans Attack, or, When Fans Affect Change: During Janet Jackson’s burgeoning CD Cover contest, she decided to change the title from 20 Years Old to 20 Y.O.. Not that it really matters, I’m just sayin’.

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~ JASON A. TSELENTIS ~

The LA Times launches their own photo sharing site, Your Scene.

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Disadvantaged Children share their views through photography at Snapshots by Young Hearts.

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Kick-start your mail with one of the new motorcycle stamps.

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Restoration Hardwarde has a new brand extension, Brocade Home, that not only has a feminine look to its identity but also targets the female market according to Gary Friedman, the Company’s President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman.

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In more brand extension news, Goodyear looks to target performance drivers with Fierce.
Fiercely similar to HR Giger’s work.

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Meet the Nike SP-8 Tour Shoe, Tiger Wood’s official shoe.

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And while on the subject of Nike, this planar analysis en español assembles Nike’s footware from the ground up using geometry. And then takes you through the shoe giant’s history. It’s in English tambien, but I found it in Spanish first.

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~ M. KINGSLEY ~

Annals in Genius: The Getty has retained M&C Saatchi to come up with posters like the one promoting a Rubens painting with the line “Rampaging Pig Tramples Man as Caped Hero Delivers Death Blow!” [via]

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“But what if the non -things — the space between the things — is just [as] if not more important?” On the aesthetics of “hooverin’.”

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Bet you don’t know Dick.

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This link has been kicking around for a couple weeks, but it’s really worth listening to: Sir Ken Robinson makes a moving case for creativity.

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The secret origins of the greatest show on television; that being Pants-Off Dance-Off. (probably not safe for work)

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Only two more weeks to catch the annual exhibition of Edo-period ghost scrolls at the Zenshoan temple in Tokyo.

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From the Department of Defense’s Pointless PowerPoint Initiative, comes yet more evidence of “Rumsfeld’s amateurish approach to war planning.” Waggish follows up with an exercise in typology.

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“Finally, after more than 1000 years in obscurity, the last unreadable pages of the works of ancient mathematician Archimedes are being deciphered, thanks to the x-ray vision at the Department of Energys Stanford Linear Accelerator Center. This discovery gives us the most complete record of Archimedes works since the middle ages.”

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For those who have never seen a printing press, here’s a lovely film of an old Heidelberg in action. [via]

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PUBLISHED ON Aug.14.2006 BY The Speak Up Authors
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Comments
Pesky Illustrator’s comment is:

NYC gets commemorative coin with pop up buildings. New Orleans has water balloons filled with toxic floodwater. Availble now...

I'd like to see more of the Edo-period ghost scrolls in Tokyo. Anybody here from Japan?

On Aug.14.2006 at 09:46 PM
Darrel’s comment is:

That coin is great. You can re-enact them falling down over and over!

On Aug.15.2006 at 10:35 AM
Bennett Holzworth’s comment is:

Armin, Thanks for the link. It was a great week of letterpress fun.

That Heidelberg film makes me wish that I had a great video camera and editing skills. For now I will just keep doing the home movie thing. This film reminds me of a movie on YouTube. I think it is the same press. Those Germans sure do know how to make a beautiful press.

On Aug.16.2006 at 06:54 PM