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Would you like syrup on your waffle?

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One of those multi-topic posts today, ie. snippets of things that I can’t be arsed to form into seperate coherent posts.

1. The snow is here. Apparently Berlin had snow over Christmas, but of course, I was busy being the whitest and pastiest man wearing shorts in Mexico. So anyway, I was outdoors last night trying to take photos of my cold breath, and lots of snow got into the photos too, which is always pretty.

And it also forms a nice link to the website of Jimmy Owenns which has got some lovely photos of flashed-up snowflakes. The site’s just been re-designed, and very nice it is too.

2. Before the snow came, there was just the remnants of the previous snow: pavement icebergs and grit everywhere. Normally, the grit, when walked on, sounds like, erm, I dunno, walking on muesli or something. But there was this woman with shoes that made such a horrible grating noise, I’m surprised she didn’t just lie down and curl up into a ball shouting “I can’t take it anymore!” Her shoes on the grit made the sound of someone wearing spiked running shoes dragging their feet along a pane of glass. It was horrible. This is her:

3. Is this Honda Civic the missing sixth member of The Strokes?

4. You may well have seen these wonderful t-shirts designed by the lovely Dutch folk, Experimental Jetset. They seem quite popular, and rightly so.
So popular in fact, that an interesting thing has happened: There have been imitators. Like this Wu Tang one. And this Abba one. And these of the Wailers, Beastie Boys, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Guns ‘N Roses. And this rather nice one for a Swiss campaign for gay rights.
There’s a lot more of these fakes and some interesting stuff to read about the original shirt and the rip-offs on the EJ website, which, if you’ve not seen it before is a great way to spend a couple of hours in typography heaven.
And to join in, here’s one I’d like to see. Can you guess the band? (Using Google is cheating.)

Written by Craig

January 18th, 2006 at 2:52 pm

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  1. As a self-confessed type lover, your kerning is all over the shop on your example!

    Sorry, had to be said though.

    Matt Sephton

    18 Jan 06 at 16:23

  2. Fair point.


    18 Jan 06 at 16:29

  3. One clue, it’s not Tony Blair’s old band…


    18 Jan 06 at 17:34

  4. He’s right, you know, it’s not Tony Blair’s old band.


    18 Jan 06 at 17:42

  5. What’s kerning?

    The first photos, of your breath and the snow, looked at first glance like stars and galaxies… very pretty!

  6. Craig

    18 Jan 06 at 17:52

  7. There is only one band I know with some one called Stuart in it.

    So look away
    Look away…

    Am I close?


    18 Jan 06 at 18:15

  8. Spot on, CoCo! Well done.


    18 Jan 06 at 18:19

  9. Thanks!

    I had to cheat on the band thing. Is it something to do with very large parts of sections of an atlas? (Sorry, trying not to give it away!)

  10. It is, you are correct.


    18 Jan 06 at 18:32

  11. I thought that was galaxies too. Reminds me of those hubble pics. Here’s an ace one: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/IMAGES/SMALL/GPN-2000-000897.jpg
    (isn’t it weird how they look exactly like sci-fi pictures from the 50s?)


    18 Jan 06 at 19:33

  12. I admit to googling that one too craig; I know, I’m weak. But I did spend at least 10 minutes going through my cd collection…

    more of “guess the…” please (cowbell)

    maybe i’m really late, but i discovered this site. you like?


    frans theunisz

    18 Jan 06 at 20:36

  13. That’s so funny because I just found that site yesterday too! Its brilliant and very useful too.


    19 Jan 06 at 11:10

  14. Snow and frosty breath looks so like things from outer space. Fabulous! could your perpetrate (sp?) some fabulous hoax on newspapers come April 1st by pretending to be NASA or ESA and releasing the pix with a press release about some new astonomical phoemomena?

    London Anna

    10 Feb 06 at 16:58

  15. hey thanks Craig ! :)

    Jimmy Owenns

    4 Apr 08 at 00:46

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