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Qs / Vol. 10 / October 8 - October 14

The top 15 out of a 25-quip week.

A = Authors | C = Community

A / No. 23 / Armin / Nice print ads for The Economist but, then again, I am a sucker for the black/red/white combo. [Via John Nack on Adobe]

A / No. 20 / Armin / The top 15 magazine covers — including the Best Use of Photoshop prize. [Via magCulture]

A / No. 31 / John Feldhouse / The power of packaging. Of course, designers already knew this. [Via Digg]

A / No. 27 / Armin / A Star Wars action figure collector goes pixel-mad. [Via Drawn]

A / No. 25 / Armin / Are Google’s special logos unAmerican? [Thanks to Felix for the link]

C / No. 11 / Randolph / Arial versus Helvetica. Think you know the difference? Compare them in real time with the new Fontometer application.

A / No. 17 / Armin / Prettiest remote control. Ever. [Via Elektro Plankton]

C / No. 14 / jduren/ Mmmmmm Environmentalism, sweet sweet Environmentalism [Via Adage]

C / No. 13 / Christapher/ Heaven is a place where all animals go. People’s heaven is under ground.

A / No. 18 / Armin / This is pretty funny: Two artists, Christine and Justin, are making drawings of things they want and selling them for the price of what that thing might cost (plus tax, apparently). So a drawing of an iPhone would cost $432.42, while a drawing of a good joke, would be free. [Via Gothamist]

A / No. 10 / Armin / A sampling of continuous line art. What, no Felix Sockwell love?

A / No. 33 / Armin / Three highlights from last night’s 20/20 installment at AIGA Next: 1) Christopher Baker’s take on architecturally-integrated urban screens, a lovely display of reactive typography. 2) Andrew Sloat’s mesmerizing, twelve-panel ode to the 22nd Ammendment, Section One. 3) And, despite only a Coming Soon splash page, you should keep an eye out on Amy Wang’s Ametrica, an effort to take America metric.

A / No. 32 / Joe Marianek / Victor Cedarstaff, inventor of the Bolo Tie. Here’s his patented design.

A / No. 26 / Armin / Yet another interview with Stefan Sagmeister. Design sounds more interesting with an Austrian accent, no doubt.

C / No. 10 / Koz / “It’s an attempt to buddy up to buyers by pretending to share their dislike for advertising. But an anti-ad is really just an ad that doesn’t have the guts to admit to what it is.” The story behind, and a negative critique of, those sparse Ketel One ads. Via Coudal.


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PUBLISHED ON Oct.15.2007 BY Armin
alex’s comment is:

No.23 Economist ads:
Awesome. I just got back from a trip to London, and these things were plastered all over the tube stations. I couldn't help staring at them every time I was down there, and when I got back that was on the top of my list of things to google.

On Oct.15.2007 at 02:03 PM
alex’s comment is:

No.23 Economist Ads:

Awesome. I just got back from a trip to London two weeks ago and these things were plastered all over the tube stations. I could stop staring at them every time I was down there. They were a great contrast to all the slick and polished ads. I googled them as soon as I got home.

On Oct.15.2007 at 02:06 PM
alex’s comment is:

ok, so they both came through.

On Oct.23.2007 at 09:38 PM