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Qs / Vol. 18 / June 16 - June 22

The top 15 out of a 27-quip week.

A = Authors | C = Community

A / No. 43 / Armin / Four designers attempt a better Google icon. [Via Design You Trust]

C / No. 30 / Colin / Check out these beautiful, honestly described quality fonts for all your professional requirements. (Via H & FJ.)

A / No. 40 / Armin / This one goes out to our pun-loving contributor, Joe Marianek: The 50 Best Pun Store Names. [Via Dark Roasted Blend]

C / No. 34 / George / Endangered text

A / No. 55 / Armin / This typographic scarf may make a great fashion statement, but it looks a little drafty. [Via HOW]

A / No. 48 / Armin / Sweet work, navigation and overall presentation from DesignBolaget in Denmark. [Via The Serif]

A / No. 51 / Armin / Nice balance of cute and clever in this series of print ads, “Volkswagen Trucks. For every kind of load.”

A / No. 49 / Armin / A collection of official city logos from around the world. Amazing how similar in wobbly style they all are when put together. [Via Coudal]

A / No. 47 / Armin / Very clever tool that I don’t see myself using but someone else might: The Awesome Highlighter allows you to highlight (as in with one of those fluorescent yellow markers) web sites and then send them to friends and foes. [Via Brandflakesforbreakfast]

C / No. 35 / Daelan / My Kid Took These

C / No. 28 / Ricardo Cordoba / Is Google making us stoopid?

A / No. 53 / Armin / One more nice combination of work and navigation, from Dublin-based Red & Grey. [Via Fairspot]

A / No. 45 / Armin / Great music video “produced” entirely through Apple’s OS X and a few other popular applications by Dennis Liu. Definitely a must-click. [Via Brandflakesforbreakfast]

A / No. 41 / Armin / Self-explanatory this title, “Astro Boy Mural Created From 138,000 Recycled Tokyo Metro Tickets.” [Via Dark Roasted Blend]

C / No. 32 / Johno / iLT’s second Typography Crossword. The prize is a license for Anziano!


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PUBLISHED ON Jun.23.2008 BY Armin
Christina’s comment is:

Q #8, those are countries, not cities.
Ahhh...the punned store names....fantastic...

On Jun.23.2008 at 02:02 PM
Pesky’s comment is:

Of the official country logos, most of them have those tragic Matisse swipes and blobs that are so generic as to make them boring.

The two consistently recognizable ones are still Jamaica (because they stuck with The Condensed Sans Serif Caps for ages - and it works - just like the lilting Bob Marley theme they still use) and, secondly, Spain's logo - for incorporating the essence of the great Catalan artist Jean Miro.

On Jun.23.2008 at 07:23 PM
Gary’s comment is:

Also, Tasmania isn't a country - it's a state. For now.

On Jun.23.2008 at 09:59 PM
Armin’s comment is:

Hey, I'm just a graphic design not a mapematician or somethin'.

On Jun.23.2008 at 10:28 PM
Pesky’s comment is:

And the capital of Armin-ia is Vitsburg....

On Jun.23.2008 at 11:03 PM
Pesky’s comment is:

Note to self: must learn to spell.

It's capitol not capital. And it's Vitville not Vitsburg.

On Jun.24.2008 at 08:57 AM