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~ Vol. 92 ~

A freshly brewed edition of Quipsologies.



Happy new year!


Two projects from photographer Simon Hoegsberg: “The Low Fat Diaries,” from Copenhagen to the Mediterranean sea on 14 Euros a day; and “Professional Fury,” three days of headbanging fun. Plus more, of course, at the rest of his web site.


Until January 11 you can vote on STEP Inside Design’s first-ever Readers Choice Award for their upcoming STEP 100 annual. (Registration required).


If you have the time, all the pages of the great Plazm magazine. [via]


If you publish books (or simply care about books), starting yesterday, books will now be identified with a 13-digit ISBN number instead of 10 digits.


Speaking of books, Chicago State University has a fancy new library.


Those crazy folks at Wieden+Kennedy are looking for another twelve crazy folks to join their WK12 program. Get psyched with a video.


AIGA and Adobe want to define the designer of 2015. Quick, people, only eight years left.


Why you would ever need high resolution files of laundry care icons I don’t know, but just in case… [via]


In my stocking this year, one of my favorite books, Sensacional! Mexican Street Graphics.


In my brother’s stocking, David Adjaye: Making Public Buildings. Not necessarily graphic design, but quite good.


Adopt a roach. Why? I don’t know.


Front page news, Saddam executed: International papers had no trouble showing the “rope” image, while U.S. papers opted for a less graphic image.


Plus a whole slew of best-of lists that we won’t subject you to.

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PUBLISHED ON Jan.02.2007 BY The Speak Up Authors
Darrel’s comment is:

Aside from the annoying flash and pop-up laden web site, from what google seems to indicate, the WK12 is nothing more than an intern program with the catch that the interns pay them for the opportunity.

Clever, I suppose. More power to them.

On Jan.02.2007 at 10:10 AM
Mark’s comment is:

Thanks for the link, Armin. Just to clarify, though, the reason no American papers ran the Saddam rope image on Saturday is because it was not available. The hanging happened at just after 11 p.m. Eastern, hard on many papers' deadlines. Images from the execution were not available until quite a few hours later, too late for most Western Hemisphere newspapers. A number of papers did come back with a version of the rope image on their Sunday front pages, however.

On Jan.02.2007 at 10:40 AM
Armin’s comment is:

Ah, thanks Mark... I was removed from civilization for most of the holiday break.

On Jan.02.2007 at 10:43 AM
Pesky’s comment is:

I've been gone for the whole season too, Armin. Not Christmas, but having just moved into a little Bauhaus condo closer to town (karmic payback for arguing with Gunnar about hating modernism, I suppose.)
And I'm just now setting up my computer again among the mile high stacked boxes and studio furniture...

Is it 2008 yet?

On Jan.02.2007 at 02:42 PM
Edel Rodriguez’s comment is:

Armin, someone gave me that "Sensacional" book for Christmas too. I've had my head stuck in it since then, just beautiful. I recommend it to everyone interested in street graphics and Latin American culture.

On Jan.02.2007 at 06:17 PM