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Design critique of the alphabet

posted by Jason Kottke   Aug 04, 2005

Design critique of the alphabet. “Puhleez! The capital I without the crossbars top and bottom is either the laziest piece of design in history, or an elegant stroke of modernism. With the crossbars it’s just clunky, boring and awkward. The lowercase i is kind of cute with that little dot, I suppose, but I’m not really buying it. This one should have never made it out of the comp stage.”

Gucci Gucci Goo

posted by Jason Kottke   Jul 28, 2005

Gucci Gucci Goo

Possible future market for Gucci?

Winners of the 2005 Faux Faulker Contest

posted by Jason Kottke   Jul 27, 2005

Winners of the 2005 Faux Faulker Contest. Winner: “The Administration and the Fury: If William Faulkner were writing on the Bush White House”.

Announcing the world’s smallest mp3 player: the iPod Flea

posted by Jason Kottke   Jul 25, 2005

Announcing the world’s smallest mp3 player: the iPod Flea. Love the Flea collar.

Apple announces the Harper’s Special Edition iPod

posted by Jason Kottke   Jul 11, 2005

Apple announces the Harper’s Special Edition iPod. “Number of media legends who came together to create this exciting new Apple product: 2. Chance that literary-minded American consumers will find this new iPod impossible to resist: 1 in 1.”

Some changes coming to Sesame Street

posted by Jason Kottke   Jul 08, 2005

Some changes coming to Sesame Street. “After destroying several garbage cans due to rage issues, Oscar receives a more modern plastic garbage container. Sadly though, the new receptacle has an air-tight lock designed to keep a newly homeless Ernie out. Oscar suffocates and the neighbourhood must now figure out how to properly mourn someone they didn’t really like.”

Movie: once you go Mac, you never go back

posted by Jason Kottke   Apr 08, 2005

Movie: once you go Mac, you never go back.