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Posts Tagged ‘Spencer Cross’

More Tasteless Design Humor


At the risk of cheerleading the less-than-stellar efforts to cull a tiny snicker of emotion from our tedious, melancholy designer lives, we won’t endorse this comic strip from Penny Arcade that may or may not be funny to those who practice design. We’ll leave it up to the other blogs to assign the star ratings.

Thanks to Spencer Cross.

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The 25 Best Typographic Title Sequences You’ve Ever Read

Thanks to Mark Klaverstijn and Roel Wouters, we have a two-parter of the most amazing type-based title sequences known to man, edited together in a lovely non-chronological manner that links them together stylistically. Additional thanks to Spencer Cross.

Splasher Suspect Arrested; Manifesto Appears at Another Fairey Show


The keen eyes of Spencer Cross spotted this story about the bust of the supposed Splasher (who was nabbed trying to stink up Shepard Fairey‘s show last week). Suspect James Cooper swears he didn’t do it, but two nights later, two people showed up to another Fairey event and distributed tabloids entitled “If we did it this is how it would’ve happened.” In it, they criticize Fairey, Swoon, Faile, Visual Resistance, and Marc and Sara Schiller at Wooster Collective, as well as claiming they were responsible for Banksy and Neckface splashings.

You can spend hours poring over the whole thing since the NY Times has posted the entire Splasher Manifesto online as PDFs, but after reading through most of it ourselves we’d recommend not wasting your time. Like most anonymous manifestos, it wanders, to say the least. And it’s just begging to be tacked up somewhere and splashed with paint.

“Make the Logo Bigger”=”You’re Not Good Enough For Our Portfolio Review”


We haven’t been able to get “Make the Logo Bigger” out of our heads, either, ever since the DJs at Speak Up added it to their playlist. The song is performed by the band Burn Back (get it?) who have since released another single, “Squeeze My Whipple” (get it?), and created a “Behind the Music” about their rise to fame. This clever ploy promotes the global advertising event Portfolio Night, which will be holding reviews in dozens of cities on May 3. It seemed pretty exciting until we saw this:

How do you know if your book is good enough to attend Portfolio Night?

Send your ads to and we’ll tell you.

Maybe we’ve had one too many bourbons this morning, but isn’t the whole point of a portfolio review to have people tell you in person if your ads are good enough? We emailed them to find out and here’s the deal: Should you send them some of your ads, the staff of ihaveanidea will review it themselves, and tell you if you’d benefit from the event. They may even tell you that there’s too much work needed on your portfolio, and not to bother attending.

Huh? We turned to our friend Spencer Cross who just happens to be holding a portfolio review here in LA the same day…

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