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~ Vol. 74 ~

A humble one, this edition of Quipsologies.



Per this month’s Word It: 10,000 Reasons Civilization is Doomed.


Purple is the new black. Four in a row here.


Now that’s sketching.


Designer of the Lucida type family and Wingdings, Charles Bigelow, recipient of a MacArthur Grant has just received the position of Melbert B. Cary Professor – a chaired professorship – at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). Alexander Lawson and Hermann Zapf previously held this position. [Thanks to Jill Bell for the news].



Marilyn Merlot and Fat Bastard. An archive of interesting wine names and labels.


A slideshow of great guerrilla advertising.



Sesame Street uses animated typography.


If you have the urge for letters, you have typomania.


While drug companies are busy working out the details of personalized pills, advertisers are already at work on personalized ads.


Have your design and drink it too. Nice crema.



The difference between Marvel and DC Comics? The floating-head cover, of course.


The secrets of good graphic design in 22 panels. [via]


On Goethe’s birthday, here are a few links which explore his theory of colors.


Reminiscent of a previous quip about Timothy O’Sullivan photographs, and just closed over the weekend: an exhibition at ICP which featured Christopher Rauschenberg’s Rephotographing Atget project.


High-school junior Britney Gallivan has proved the experts wrong by folding a piece of paper more than eight times.

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PUBLISHED ON Aug.28.2006 BY The Speak Up Authors
Randy J. Hunt’s comment is:

This Britney Gallivan paper folding story is amazing. I can't understand how it would possibly take 7 hours to make 12 folds, even if that does mean walking back and forth through the local mall.

On Aug.28.2006 at 11:26 AM
Jeff Gill’s comment is:

My son and I once managed ten folds (I think) using newsprint. We made massive, livingroom-filling sheets by taping lots of individual sheets together. If I remember correctly, we got an extra fold every time we quadrupled the size of our paper. It's a fun project for a rainy day.

On Aug.28.2006 at 02:14 PM
Joe Moran’s comment is:

Bonny Doon is the best wine maker and vineyard in the US, in my humble opinion... onion?

And they have the greatest labels, too.

Taste them yourself. Go on... taste them.

As Maurice Hennesy told me, "Give the corn to the chickens... give the grapes to the man" ...

Debatable, but what the heck was I supposed to say to the President of Hennesy?

To all you Frenchys -- Hennesy told me his 7th generation grand-dad was an Irish conscript in Napoleon's army. He stayed back after surviving the war and started distilling champagne grapes into cognac. !!!

"Laisse le bon temps rouler" Roll On! Mike-Foxtrot!


On Aug.28.2006 at 10:55 PM
Andrew Boardman’s comment is:

I like the purple dresses. Not for the purple itself but for all of the historical nuances they connote, all of the royal spite that emanates. These dresses seem to say "Sure, I'm one of many queens but you're the one following me."

I love the Sesame Street Crowd Alphabet. The sheer organization of each group in each letter is marvelous. I wonde if the director told the people, after assembling them, to run like a mother, 'cause that's what it looks like.

On Aug.31.2006 at 06:48 PM