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Qs / Vol. 11 / November 5 - November 11

The top 15 out of a 37-quip week.

A = Authors | C = Community

C / No. 14 / Koz / Eric Gill got it wrong?

A / No. 22 / John Feldhouse / Some might already know about this site, but it has some useful tips for the folks rusty with Photoshop.

A / No. 31 / Armin / A woman with multiple personalities sketches all 17 of them. [Via Fortean Times]

A / No. 23 / Joe Marianek / Paula Scher is cranking out new incredible paintings.

A / No. 29 / John Feldhouse / 101 City Lists. Check out the Art & Design workers half way through.

A / No. 14 / Armin / Walking the fine line between eeeew and awesome, a hairy typeface. [Via Dark Roasted Blend]

C / No. 11 / Anthony / photos of type signage from around the world.

A / No. 18 / Armin/ Everyone will click on this link, except you.

C / No. 8 / Sarah / For the voyeur in all of us.

A / No. 28 / Armin / “If you don’t buy this magazine, Dick Cheney will shoot you in the face” — winner in the Best Cover Line category of the 2007 Best Cover contest from the American Society of Magazine Editors.

A / No. 15 / Armin / From The Department of the Absurd: T-Mobile owns the color magenta in the telecommunications industry.

C / No. 15 / Amy / Postcards from our awesome future where you can work out while commuting. I don’t know about the hot tub though.

A / No. 40 / Armin / Free Magenta! [See No. 15-A above]

C / No. 9 / Andrew / Great collection of music videos made with vector arts here: Vector music videos.

A / No. 27 / Armin / A look at the uniforms of women basketball players in the very early 1900s. Not a bad alternative for today’s baggy shorts.


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PUBLISHED ON Nov.12.2007 BY Armin
Peter Whitley’s comment is:

For some reason I feel like I'm not supposed to like Paula Scher's paintings...as if, hasn't she accomplished enough already? But I do, albeit in a geeky, guilty pleasure sort of way. They're saccharine.

Think the schizophrenic self portrait is a fake. I mean, do ALL of her personalities prefer a crayon medium? C'mon. (Especially in that one of the personalities appears to be holding a painter's palette; shouldn't at least that one be in oil?)

Found faces is terrific. Love it. Reminds me of that Taschen book of 1000 signs.

T-Mobile can keep magenta for all I care. If it doesn't work in black and white, it doesn't work in pink.

On Nov.13.2007 at 12:26 AM