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Qs / Vol. 11 / November 19 - November 25

The top 15 out of a Holiday-reduced, 17-quip week.

A = Authors | C = Community

A / No. 66 / Joe Marianek / Ward Sutton illustrates our reaction to campaign logos. [Thanks to Rukiye Sahin]

C / No. 29 / Alfonso / You don’t need to be a geek to appreciate this bookshelf, but it helps. [Via BoingBoing]

C / No. 32 / Andrew / Easily the most creative CD packaging I have ever seen. It’s a pop-up dollhouse!

C / No. 31 / Marc / “Interactive” online product catalog. Be sure to hover over the blue cup.

A / No. 72 / Armin / Are you a bev-nap-sketching kind of designer? What if someone wire-bound a bunch of napkins for you to sketch in? Is that something you would be interested in?

A / No. 64 / Armin / Faub.org, for creative professionals post-Katrina. One of the best designed web sites I have seen in a long time.

A / No. 71 / Armin / Looking for über-designery stuff that you can’t find in your own neck of the woods? Let the credit card-taunting Supermarket help. Hey, the holiday season is upon us, and you don’t want to regift that sweater with the deer on it, right? Right?

A / No. 63 / Randy J. Hunt/ A homeless man in LA inspires and profits(?) from a fashion brand built around him.

A / No. 67 / Randy J. Hunt / I’ve lusted after the Sorapot for awhile now. Looks like I may be able to soon satiate my thirst for smart, smart design.

A / No. 65 / Armin / Matching U.S. bills to their real-life monument counterparts. [Via ffffound]

C / No. 30 / Doug B. / Jenny Holzer projecting all kinds of typographic goodness at MASS MoCA.

A / No. 75 / Armin / For anyone that has tried to get a decent pixel-to-vector rasterization, the geniuses at Stanford have the ultimate tool, VectorMagic, it’s free and you can save the result to your desktop. [Via Boing Boing]

A / No. 76 / Armin / The road from hell to heaven, web browser edition. [Via Objects in Space and Time]

A / No. 68 / Armin / I have no idea what’s going on in these versions of Asian Doritos, but it sure makes more sense than Doritos and Godzilla (two years after the movie played).

A / No. 73 / John Feldhouse / It’s a gamer’s dream… new World of Warcraft ads, featuring Mr. T and William Shatner.


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PUBLISHED ON Nov.26.2007 BY Armin
Sean Flanagan’s comment is:

Not for nothing, but that faub.org site is awful. It's bandwidth-intensive, asks for the user to navigate in a counter-intuitive way, is nearly unreadable, devoid of content, and doesn't tell the user anything about itself or the city of New Orleans. Sure, it looks nice, but what's the point?

On Nov.26.2007 at 11:37 AM
Peter Whitley’s comment is:

I don't know, Sean. I kinda thought the navigation was part of the exploration. There's a lot of discovery going on there that relies on more personal involvement than a click. I liked it. (And it did well to hide the fact that they really don't have much substantive content yet...just a lot of flair.) I was disappointed that their gallery and shop didn't carry the theme.

On Nov.26.2007 at 12:55 PM
Pesky’s comment is:

Faub.org is just a start. Counterintuitive? How about a non-spoonfed method of exploring.
You need to remember that this is all reconstruction after a DISASTER. Give the folks a little time to make things happen, develop some content...revisit another day...BELIEVE ME, NEW ORLEANS HAS A LOT TO SAY...

On Nov.28.2007 at 07:26 AM