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Does anybody know... Nov 19, 08, 4:22 a.m.
...whether Adobe have any plans to release a version 4 of their award winning Creative Suite?
Is this bloke serious? Oct 29, 08, 4:56 a.m.
"Warming temperatures in polar regions are causing an increasing number of polar bears to collapse from heat exhaustion, local hunters report.
Jeremiah Johnson, a local hunter who tracks and kills polar bears.... has seen three collapse before him in just the last month. "It just isn't sporting to shoot one of these creatures when they are suffering like this", Johnson said, as he RECOUNTED HIS ATTEMPTS TO REVIVE A BEAR HE WAS READY TO SHOOT".
I'm just... its.... WHAT?
Is that compassion on his part? He's going to revive it, get it back on its feet again... AND THEN SHOOT IT?
I just... this ... its....its a whole tangle of paradoxical weirdness.
someoneinlondon Oct 24, 08, 7:15 a.m.
I've never heard of this agency before. Has it ever been thrown up on the Qoob?
I have just found the site to be buggy as shit but as usual that's probably more to do with me being on a 1970's version of the Safari browser. Also the type is utterly herrible to read on my monitor.
Looks like some nice work though here and there.
Chik-Fil-A of the day Oct 24, 08, 4:39 a.m.
Lets hear it for Frostburg MD...
FFS! (Financial) Oct 16, 08, 5:57 a.m.
FROM ROBERT PESTON, BBC...
"That's why the British government is being forced to think about something new: a substantial and sustained increase in public spending to offset the contraction of spending by the private sector (there may be little point in cutting taxes, since nervous consumers and businesses would probably hoard any extra cash that went into their pockets)"
NO WE WONT. CUT THE FUCKING TAXES. I SWEAR TO GOD I'LL BUY AN ITOUCHPOD AND SOME NEW TROUSERS STRAIGHT AWAY. COME ON, DON'T BE ARSEHOLES ALL YOUR LIFE.
Amazon Question... Oct 16, 08, 4:42 a.m.
... a question with a bit of a background story.
I do book covers for a UK publisher. The US publisher likes my work but doesn't want the same concepts as I do for the UK. So I do paperbacks for the UK and nice hardbacks for the US which are entirely different artworks.
Getting file copies of my own work off clients is always, without fail, like pulling teeth. The latest book I did for the US has been on sale for over two months now and I have still not seen it. I have given up asking if I can get copies of it. I ask clients patiently over and over again on weekly basis and remain nice, wording each request as though I am asking for the first time not the 150th. In the case of the US books I am giving up hope now.
So my question is...
- If I go to Amazon and order from the US, the hardback versions of my books, will I be sure to get the US hardback versions or will Amazon be 'smart' and locate the UK versions from the UK to send me instead?
I don't use Amazon, so I really don't know.
Insomnia Oct 15, 08, 4:54 p.m.
Fried Insomniac Noodle Pie
You will need:
A bag of ham
A kilo of micronesian belly sweat
Four gargling salesman
A sprig of wet fizz
A nigerian sledge
A song for Europe
Three halves of salted sixpence
A mixy rabbit.
Take a pinch of Kevlar, mince about with a Dandy reprint and retire to the Larkins for a pint of pie. Add a bawdy fellow, well chapped, and dust off a relative with a crabby sleight of Frenchman's hand. Mix the people's friend with the withered whisp of an elderly sign and set aside for half a tango on the terrace.
While the maid gets funky, whip a bottle of milk until total collapse, throw eggs at a pontoon until night falls, then claim the age of innocence. Depart suddenly for distant shores but walk backwards into a cupboard instead.
As co-workers rush to your aid, net them all with a dainty laugh and circumscribe them with the zest of a lamentable pine.
Deflate a cone and fall backwards into the pile, dropping little poos about the place as you go.
Pre-heat a microwave to gas mark fustard, place your credentials on code Amber-Shroud. Then simply cough into a paper cup, drizzle with pubes and clap wildly.
Soak in balm for a day, then sever all contact.
Serve with a climate controller, some chewed up carrot and a picture of a thatched roof.
Skt Oct 14, 08, 5:21 a.m.
What the fuck ever happened to Skt...
Did he go to LA already and transcend QBN?
Is he over at Yayhooray being wry and acerbic in two words or less?
Did all the noobs get together and cave his head in with a slab?
As a noob I would have thought this would be impossible, but I really miss him round here.
Engine Cat... Oct 13, 08, 2:16 p.m.
... has been selected as one of a series of six Studiospooky artworks to be applied to goods and made available for sale as limited edition items...
Sorry to the majority here who will have no idea who Engine Cat is, but there are a very few people who do.
Corvoissier Oct 3, 08, 3:02 p.m.
Rare and valuable.
(BTW: The Image is of an original Erté commissioned Corvoissier decanter. Priceless).
Percussion Oct 3, 08, 8:26 a.m.
So, do you think that all this talk of there being, erm... more percussion, in the music of our lives over the next twelve months will be a good thing or a bad thing, for... erm, people who listen to music as they work...
Lets recap. Its 'Percussion' though.
MinaleTattersfield site... Oct 2, 08, 2:19 a.m.
Minale Tattersfield were one fo the very big cheesios in the early 80's. In the late 80's Marcelo Minale died and the company faded into obscurity. I don't think I've ever heard any reference to them on here so I thought I'd post it.
Bitmap type abounds!
How bad can a design company website be?
October workload Oct 1, 08, 5:24 a.m.
Anyone noticing a pick-up in business now that September is dead in the ground? I've had three new jobs come in this week already. That's following a two month drought of no new enquiries at all.
Migy... are you out there somewhere?
The monsoon is coming!
(crit) Refreshing Honesty? Sep 18, 08, 12:23 p.m.
... or just arsey wanker with a chip on my shoulder
I have dropped in a project in the big messy stack of projects that nobody would ever manage to look at. To accompany it Have put the following text, which is honestly how I feel about the work. My gf thinks I sound like a cnut and thinks the person for whom the was done would be upset to read it. Opions would be welcome...
"Below: Sugarush Beat Company Illustrations
The dormant art director in me wanted to scream at these people to let me create a totally different visual concept for this band's debut marketing campaign.
However, I wasn't appointed as art director but as illustrator, and the leader of the band had such an unshakeable faith in his vision of a cartoon band in a vivid sugary world that it was clear from the get-go it would be impossible to sell a more edgy and 'cool' direction in. As illustrations, the work is fine. It did the job and the client was very pleased. As a visual story for a band who's musical style
should be appealling to the the very very ubercool urban-fusion crowd.... its alarmingly commercial and dare I say it, even rather childish. I fear that anyone liking the band's sound will be put off by the rather inelegant character animation videos and fizzypop renderings that greet them on further inspection. Still, that's the difference between being art director and illustrator I guess.
My job was to create the world of Sugarush and to provide them with various scenes on a journey around the town where Sugarush have their magical factory. A few shown below. (Logo designed by band member)"
BBC's Robert Peston report Sep 18, 08, 1:19 a.m.
Thought this was quite interesting coming from the Beeb's head of business and economics..
Delta Jive ad Sep 17, 08, 8:06 a.m.
Probably been posted here about four million times already but it didn't show up on a filter...
" If you about to be about this biatch "