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Quipsologies
~ Vol. 82 ~

A roof-raising edition of Quipsologies.

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~ BRYONY ~

Urinals inspired by nature, meant to be beautiful and unique—one of a kind.

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Bittersweet letterpress.

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A Polish student has won a competition to design a logo for the EU’s 50th birthday celebrations next year. [Via]

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~ RANDY J. HUNT ~

Sun Microsystems announces Project Blackbox. I’d love to stick this just below a cargotecture home.

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Yahoo! Launches Time Capsule designed by Jonathan Harris.

“For 30 days, from October 10 until November 8, Yahoo! users worldwide can contribute photos, writings, videos, audio — even drawings — to this electronic anthropology project. This digital data will be gathered and preserved for historical purposes.”

Sadly, every theme, from Love to Sorrow to Beauty seems to be the venue for poorly composed sentences complete with emoticons (how very 1998 of us) and photographs of pet owners and boyfriends. When we look back at 2006 we’re going to reflect on depressingly self-centric, time-parasite personal online journals. I guess that is pretty accurate. Oh, throw in the war reference too. You’ve only got 16 days remaining to contribute to the capsule, so get to it.

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~ JASON A. TSELENTIS ~

New York—The World Graphic Design Foosball Championship happens Oct. 27th at the studios of karlssonwilker inc. & the office of paul sahre. Be there or be square.

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Feeling geriatric? Use the hand-holding robot when you need to cross the street!

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Speak Up’s own Marian Bantjes has typography appearing in the November issue of Wired for the “Church of the Non-Believers” article.

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~ ARMIN VIT ~

Building Letters Three, Tsunami edition is now available. Buy the magazine, help a good effort, get 25 free fonts.

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A variety of interesting reads about marketing, naming and branding at namedevelopment.com/blog.

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How to Ruin a Web Design—The Design Curve. [Thanks to Ricardo Cordoba for the link]

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For all Joshua Davis fans out there: An Adobe Customer Success Story. [Thanks to Szkat for the link]

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Casablanca poster redux. More or less.

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~ M. KINGSLEY ~

To promote a lovers’ weekend in London, Eurostar has chosen this image of a typical English breakfast. Look closely.

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Queens of the Stone Age guitarist Josh Homme has taken the art of hotel room destruction to a new level with his Secret Wall Tattoo project.

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The next time you’re in Budapest, and happen to be looking for the House of Terror Museum — aka where the Nazis and Soviet-led Political Police ran a prison/torture facility — just look for the sunny typography. [via]

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A personal essay on the Disney brand experience.

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From the Annals of Notable Events in Contemporary Aesthetics: Giorgio Gomelsky (an under-appreciated, yet important figure in the history of rock music) on the origin of feedback.

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Yeah, I watch “Project Runway” — so what? Here’s a fabulous interview with Tim Gunn. Carry on!

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Quote of the week: “…the structuralists—the advocates of planning music before you hear or care what the plan gives you—were right: do not rely on unplanned music; it comes out as though it were planned, but planned by someone you cross the street to avoid.” — Robert Ashley, liner notes to Automatic Writing

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Comments
Doug B’s comment is:

fyi: The foosball link is 404

On Oct.23.2006 at 10:01 AM
Armin’s comment is:

Those urinals are freaky. I would have trouble going in them. A little too LittleShopOfHorrors-ey for me.

On Oct.23.2006 at 01:03 PM
Keith McCord’s comment is:

What's in a "W?" Any good graphic designer could argue that the Waukee "W" has no middle block serif, thus bearing enough difference (with the color changes and such) to be legal...am I right? (well except that they admit to copying two University logos) more

On Oct.24.2006 at 02:19 PM
milo’s comment is:

Wow, good stuuf, the urinals and the SEOmoz blog are the best links, thank you for sharing.

On Oct.24.2006 at 02:33 PM
Von Glitschka’s comment is:

Secret wall tattoos are awesome. I just may have to do that when I go to NY next month.

On Oct.29.2006 at 02:16 AM