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Through our recent survey, a significant amount of you commented that you missed Quipsologies on Speak Up as a weekly round-up. So we would like to oblige. More or less. We are not bringing back all of it, just the top 15 of each week — organized from top to bottom. These top quips are not determined subjectively, they are the ones that got the most clicks throughout the week. So you are likely to be missing on some good stuff but if your click-quota for the week is limited these round-ups might alleviate the pain.

A = Authors | C = Community

A / No. 19 / Bryony / A fishy design has been selected for the New York Aquarium.

A / No. 14 / Armin / Rethinking the tattoo “in order to propose a new functional and aesthetic way of thinking”. [read on I.D.]

A / No. 23 / Armin / Book by its Cover, a very nicely designed and simple blog from illustrator Julia Rothman: “I wanted to share all the nice books I regularly notice and have collected over the years.” [via]

A / No. 15 / Bryony / After a year, (RED) disappoints many.

A / No. 11 / Armin / A gallery of letterpress posters from Kennedy Prints, who “guarantee to put ink on paper and it may be wet when you get it”. [via]

C / No. 25 / Josh B / Starbucks? No. Starstrucks. Can’t wait to see the logo.

A / No. 13 / Armin / Could this possibly have gone unblogged by design blogs? The Essential Dada, a list of journals, many with images, many with complete collections. Awesome to say the very least.

C / No. 27 / Joe M / The Danish Lottery Logo. “A modern version of hearts, spades, diamonds and clubs.” Sure beats Mega Millions.

C / No. 22 / jhayne / You’re never too old to have a blob.

C / No. 28 / Josh B / The top 25 movie posters ever, as chosen by Premiere Magazine. I can’t help but think a design magazine would choose a different 25.

Also in today’s news, Premiere Magazine will cease publication next month. Their website will survive though.

A / No. 17 / Armin / Akzidenz Grotesk, The Music Video! Catchy tune. [via]

A / No. 21 / Armin / Flickr set of Swiss posters from the good ol’ days. [via]

C / No. 24 / Unnikrishna Menon Damodaran / Mastheads.org is a collaborative directory of 325+ magazine mastheads built for professional writers, editors, illustrators, photographers, designers, researchers, PR professionals, and media mavens.

C / No. 33 / jhayne / “Meet the cast” in the official Helvetica film poster.

A / No. 7 / Randy J. Hunt / Do you want to throw in the towel, but just can’t find the words? Try iQuit. (thanks Josh)


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PUBLISHED ON Mar.12.2007 BY Armin
adelie’s comment is:


On Mar.12.2007 at 10:27 AM
Maths?’s comment is:

I don't know my maths that well, but won't a weekly top list skew the results in favour of the links appearing at the start of the week?

I get them off Quips anyway - just sayin'

On Mar.12.2007 at 11:21 AM
David E.’s comment is:

I think I mentioned this before, but I miss having everything on one site. I may be more interested in articles on corporate branding, for example, but I'd stay to read the other stuff. I would imagine others did the same. To have things broken up into three different sites discourages people from posting on threads they might not actively seek out to read. You said that the days of having 150 comments on a single thread are gone – maybe that's part of the reason why.

All three sites look beautiful of course, and they're all worth visiting.

On Mar.12.2007 at 12:42 PM
Mark Notermann’s comment is:

Thank You!

I missed Quips while it was away from the main site, and found the sheer volume a bit daunting. I also think the CTR rating provides a great incentive for contributors to not only offer relevant content, but to take a minute to craft an appealing text link.

One of the things I've always liked about SpeakUp in general was the balance between open contribution and well written and edited content, This walks the line well and also encourages a bit o' that friendly competition.

The gloves are off!

BTW--I vote in favor of the _blank anchor.

On Mar.13.2007 at 12:43 AM
Armin’s comment is:

Maths, yes, this does benefit the early links in a way. But most of the heavy clicking happens within a day or two, so it's not that lopsided.

David, yup, we've gone over this discussion... Decisions have been made, blogs have been launched : )

Mark, the "target=_blank" thing is completely 50/50. I'm still considering one against the other. We'll see.

On Mar.13.2007 at 08:28 AM