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Indesign Scripting?

We have a client that wants to produce individual PDF infographics for their employees salary & benefits packages. They want it to be an ice cream with for example the cone representing salary, group income protection, life insurance and the scoops representing health insurance and pension etc.

They have 200 fucking employees.

I know you can do scripting in Indesign but further than that I have no clue at all how this might be done.

Can anyone recommend any tutorials, insights or another way to do something like this?

Any help greatly appreciated.


It Has Begun

Embrace and Welcome your New Reptile Overlords

Lust in space: Russians lose control of gecko sex satellite

Russian scientists are attempting to re-establish control of a satellite in which a team of geckos may be copulating as part of a study into the effects of weightlessness on lizard mating.

On Thursday, the team behind the research confirmed that the vessel was not responding to commands, potentially leaving the reptiles to their out-of-this-world sexual intercourse while video footage continues to beam down to Earth.

Research satellite Foton-M4 was launched into space on July 19. The geckos are among several species on board — including insects and flora — that are part of a series of biology experiments by Russia’s Institute of Medico-Biological Problems on the effects of weightlessness on mating.

But a glitch has resulted in the scientists losing control of the satellite’s engine, Russian space firm Progress confirmed to the nation’s Interfax news agency on Thursday.

Progress is busily working to re-establish a connection with the operating system — currently on autopilot — before all hope is lost.

The scientists said they are still able to watch video footage of the mating geckos and observe how an absence of gravity affects their sexual behavior.

There was no immediate word from the scientists behind the experiment on Thursday as to whether the geckos had successfully copulated as Foton-M4 hurtled through space.…


CALLES does Europe

well at least a small part of it. Flying in to barcelona Sept 17 leaving Sept 29. The rough plan is Barcelona, venice(have a good friend there with all the bells and whistles) Cinque Terre , Florence and back to Barcelona. but open to anything.

I'll be signing autographs if you find me



WTF - Cursed



Insane 3d mapping video?

Can someone remember a 3d mapping video on trees and rocks? Can't seem to find it anymore and it was really amazing.



WebGL fashion collection for G-Star

New site from G-Star that applies 3D WebGL and showcasing their latest collection:…


watch One World Cup

a documentary by me all about one of the most multicultural cities in the world while the World Cup is happening


children book designers?

Any children book designer here i could ask a few questions?

Specifically, is there a standard size for books for 5 year olds, specific font size, some guidelines not to beyond certain amount of pages etc?



A side project of mine involving icons. New ones added regularly.


Gaza mon amour

Poster design in solidarity with the people of Gaza.


Online Printing

Looking for economical printing for large/jumbo postcards (or something simple, won't be mailed).

Anyone try Vista recently? I've always shied away, but they are cheap.

Others I am looking at: (their Luxe cards I had made were 'ok', not as impressive as I had hoped) and Modern Postcard (decent experience 8 years ago).

Any others? These will not be mailed out. Quality is most important.


Interview with Rob Alderson

New blog asks some pertinent questions to the Ed In C of Its Nice Some interesting answers.


dying anonymity

this round-up of the HOPE conference (for hackers) breaks down the Snowden address and some other stuff.…

I found this interesting:
"“I’m not a fan of Edward Snowden,” Steve Rambam, a private investigator who works in finding lost people and fugitives, told the crowd at a panel that evening. “But if you’re worried about the federal government... they outsource their privacy invasion to private companies.”

He showed slide after slide of the privacy invasions practiced by private companies like Google (“Google does whatever the hell it wants. It is an avaricious, rapacious, capitalist company of the kind that hasn’t existed since the beginning of the railroad.”) and Facebook (“Facebook doesn’t like you. Facebook doesn’t care about you. Facebook has contempt for you.”).

“If you’re upset about NSA metadata,” Rambam said, “you should be insane about Google, Facebook, and Twitter.” He kept emphasizing that most of the data about each of us in the world is there because we have volunteered it."


U wot m8?


html5 fullscreen video player

Post them here,



external HD with SSD Thunderbolt

I'm looking to upgrade my external HD setup for AE / FCPX work, so I can run a scratchdisk / live projects direct with fastest speeds possible.

In an ideal world I'd get a Drobo Mini and 4 512gb SSD drives, but that's gonna cost megabucks.

Does anyone have any other suggestions?



Air Argel AH 5017

Missing with 110 people on board.

What the fuck is going on!!!???



Why did QBN delete this thread??

It was about publishing company documents to a USB drive... possible applications / methods of doing so...

There were a number of links I wanted to go back and review... ffs... it was a useful thread!!! Was there a link to a product / person that offends the QBN? :(

One fucking USEFUL thread makes it into the mix and you go and kill it. :(


TM Symbol

A Client has asked me to mock up adding a TM symbol to their logo. This is not a Registered Trademark, but using the TM symbol for an unregistered trademark.

Is there any Guidelines for how this should be applied to the logo? on its positioning or size? or is it down to personal choice?


Multisensory art

Multisensory installation "Dedication to Scriabin"


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