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If Christoph Niemann’s the Toothbrush, Consider Us the Paste

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Today it was a true treat to view the latest in the School of Visual Arts MFA Designer as Author podcasts, which we keep on going back to, mainly because they have video. (Honestly, unless you’re paying $1200 for a two-day conference, how else are you going to see your favorite designers in action?)

Christoph Niemann stars in this two-parter and although we’ve enjoyed his design and illustration for quite some time now, we’ll admit that seeing him speak came as quite a shock. He’s as funny and articulate as his work–not always the case when it comes to those who doodle. Plus, he’s incredibly young–we imagined this graying German elder, which he’s definitely not. We might even consider making Niemann our next internet crush. Once Ze goes off the air, that is. Only 15 days left!

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Back When ‘Google’ Was a Five-Letter Word

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We don’t get it. Yeah, we love the cutesy little Google Doodles. But as reader Jackie Larson points out to us today: Google Dude, where’s your L? We know, the more optimistic of you will say that little stem is supposed to represent an L. No way, not in any stretch of the typographic imagination. Today, Google is Googe.

Update: Google Dude defends himself, but we don’t buy it. Even Ze gets Googed.

UnBeige Looks Back: A 2006 Musical Review

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Sung to the tune of “Auld Lang Syne”

Well, Ze got cool and Yves more hot,
Bierut was on our mind.
How could old Gehry be forgot,
UnBeige loves all design!

Pasadena to Aspen, far and near,
Austin was the best time,
Through the Midwest, HOW and Y we jet,
We travel for design!

In soccer, hockey and basketball,
Ugly” vs. “Pretty” online,
Even by Prince Charles and Scarlett,
You can’t escape design!

And spec’s bad for design, as feared,
Or not, or maybe it’s fine,
Except for these guys, you all should get
Paid more when you design!

Does gender matter? Are women stars?
Did Laura Bush miss the NDA 5?
We loved when Nussbaum threw a fit,
Who says it’s quiet in design?

Vanity Fair got design this year,
Newsweek and Food+Wine,
We’ll take the press but don’t forget
To credit who did design.

Brad Pitt became our poster child,
Adnan Hajj‘s clones got denied,
Sexy Heller‘s millionth book was writ,
What a year for old design!

So thanks for tips and linkage, dears,
You helped us make this rhyme,
We’ll see you in the new year with
More ways to waste your time!