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Designologue

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spiritform
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inman
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spiritform

dont ask… i have no idea what inspired me to do this hippy shit for my first serve, but im thinking some good may come out of it.

15 years ago, January 6, 2004
tacosaurus

Actually pretty cool for some hippy shit, especially the automatistic strokes. That is one of my favorite calligraphic techniques. They call it Jiggiffication, or at least the Infesticons do.

tacosaurus.

Lincoln

I agree?

spiritform

-eheh.. thanks!

inman

I’m working on something right now. I like to put a little time into these things so I may not have something tonight but soon. Cheers.

spiritform

cool no prob… i’ll keep checkin back. have fun with them psychedelics…

bharper

i dig this spiritform.. new and refreshing…

inman

Say hello to Netscape 4.x. That’s what we call the neglected office fern that refuses to pop-off. This used to say “Strange Indeed” but then Netscape 4.x crashed my party—as it often does—so I took an aliased photo of it’s drunken-fern stupor with my run-on prowess.

I think I may have lost my shoe in there too.

15 years ago, January 7, 2004
inman

Psychotropics?

spiritform

david carson? hmm… lets see…

inman

Ah damnit, I knew that composition was coming from somewhere! M’eh, what are you gonna do?</shrug>

That could have come right off the cover of The Fragile…

spiritform

-hehe… i’ll show you what im going to do.

im going to design the next NIN cover before you do! thats right! no more pineapples for you.

;)

15 years ago, January 7, 2004
inman

Awesome, two of my favorite things together at last: citrus fruit and obscured typography.

Trent Reznor, is there any difference you can’t resolve?

inman

Where’d that Apple-o-pine come from spiritform? It’s sharp.

spiritform

:)

heres the original photo of the apple o’ pine…. www.foodsubs.com/Photos/pineapple.jpg

thadwiddle

freal, that’s the sickest pineapple mine eyes hast seen.

creighton

Holy poop. This DSNLG is rockin’ my cok.

I liked the first image very much — neo-hippie-ish. The over-abundance of colors were my only turnoff.

Then next showed me a side of inman that I hadn’t ever seen. Messy and yet clever. I would’ve liked to see the fern a bit more integrated into the ground (or something else equally as aliased to offset the starkness), but I recognize (or I think I do) that it’s an echo of the stylistic treatment of the maze-like lines from the first image.

Then the next image from spiritform just blows my mind in color, simplicity, and type treatment. Bravo. And the pinapple in response to the fern is a fabulous juxt-o-position (what a peculiar word). I have a feeling that inman is gonna have a field day with this image.

Seems like DSNLG is alive again.

tacosaurus

What is up with the rooster reference creighton>>?

inman

I don’t know Mike, I thought that pattern dither on the left introduced enough 8-bit charm to compliment the aliased fern. And like I said, I didn’t invite Netscape—it just showed up.

creighton

When I see the aliasing next to the 8-bit dither (which btw, I adore 8-bit dithered palletes…circa mid-90’s with PC gaming Darkseed-style charm), I don’t feel them connect. I would’ve liked to see a dithered pallette with the fern applied as well.

I dunno — the two “halves” of the image just seem really distant. Anyone else? Roosters?

inman

Cock. <— The rooster comment—not you!

nerdartist

So I just spent two minutes looking for the “fem” in the picture, but no, it was a fern. FERN.

Stupid typography and tired eyes.

spiritform

-hehe.. FERN? i guess i overlooked that too nerdartist! … woops. for some reason it reminded me of a palm tree at the time. thats kinda what inspired me to create something tropical and base the design off the “the fragile” cover comment he made above.

hope im not disqualified.

creighton

I wasn’t talking about a rooster. I was talking about my member. But I think we all knew that…actually, I think I got the phrase from you, inman…back at SCAD.

And I think I’m wrong about it being a fern. It is more a palm, methinks. But I don’t know what I’m talking about. I’m just a stupid idiot. :)

thadwiddle

i don’t know what y’all are talkin about. it’s a fern (f-e-r-n). inman said it was a fern.

inman

Pack your bags spiritform, you’ll never designologue in this town again ;D

Thadwiddle, how’d you get that dash to appear in the middle of your m?

fashionvictim

creighton, i am in agreement with your comments about image no. 2. something just doesn’t jive.

maybe i’ll have more of a critique than that later.

thadwiddle

je ne comprends pas les hommes. (si je parle en francais, peut-etre personne ne me comprend pas.)

poop.

spiritform

.. feel free to try and come back with something. -hehe..

thadwiddle: i can understand you.. translate.google.com/ -hah… so poop back.

inman

re: fv and mc “damn, I knew I should’ve used that lens-flare!”

fashionvictim

ahh yes. the lens-flare. precisely what i was thinking of. with the lens-flare your image would have been perfection.

spiritform

damn.. this site is pretty inactive. what are you guys doing? is this really over? i was just starting to have fun.

hope i didn’t offend you inman, its just a game. no hard feelings. :)

RevDrLuv

Oh don’t worry, it takes a lot more than that to offend Mr. Inman! You’d have to accuse him of being guilty of harboring an ignorant opinion or something…

fashionvictim

how did you offend inman? me confused.

inman

Haha, that’s funny Rev, where’s that linky? I never got back to you about my second opinion on Belle and Sebastian. My mother always said, “If you don’t have anything nice to say…” ;D

Sorry for the delay spiritform, I’ve got eleventy billion things on my plate right now. The big one is I’m migrating my site over to MT, putting together a portfolio, and updating my personal music catalog. Then there’s some conference thing I was just invited to speak at (more info as that develops). Work is hella busy and this is the month Leslie has off from grad school so she finally has some chill time. Oh and I kind of feel obligated to get back to Lincoln with the next Birds on a Wire image first.

I’m not the only game in town though. I will get back to you but in the meantime maybe some of the other children would like to play? :D

bharper

MT inman? congrats! thats an honor.. you big wig!

spiritform, im sorta known for being a whore in these parts.. doing dsnlgs wtith anyone, but i’m quick and passionate..

so, if you want some more action, im up for it…

seems like doing a dsnlg with someone who is doing a dsnlg with inman is about as close as i’ll ever get to doing one with him myself…

not to mention, spiritform, your desings fucking rock!

RevDrLuv

That’s true. bharper is the proverbial designlogue minute-man!

By MT you mean movable type right? How is it an honor to be moving your site to movable type? What am I missing here?

bharper

Oh, you don’t migrate a site to Movable Type. I think he means Media Temple (the hosting Co from Heaven.) but i could be wrong.

inman

Yeah, you’re wrong, you Designoskank. ;D I’m “migrating” my database from a CMS I hacked together from bits and pieces of the Designologue news system over to Moveable Type.

Oh, and CSSing the hell out it!

And I’m sure we’ll do a designologue at some point. You’ll have to wait at least until Lincoln and Spiritform get their next image. What do I look like - .hiro? :P

spiritform

cool inman, thanks for letting me know whats up.. get back to this when your ready.

bharper: thanks! start one up if you dare.. ;)

RevDrLuv

Where another man transfers, inman migrates! You just can’t can’t expect the mudane from this fellow, even if he is just eating a bowl of Crispix (yeah I brought it there!).

bharper

well, color me stupid.

Spiritform, I dare!

bharper

**Spiritform: ** You were not in my list of potential conspirators. You most likely need to increase your particaption level or whatever it’s called. Check it out in your preferences.

As far as a theme, i was thinking of: “Isn’t it Ironic.”

what do you think?

Got something better?

tacosaurus

I think you guys should do an Alanis Morisette dsnlg.

speaking of…

Anyone hear about Wesley Willis passing this past August? He died of leukemia, a tragic loss in the music world. Not every day you hear a three-hundred-fifty pound, paranoid schitzophrenic, black man, ROCK OUT with a song about how Alanis Morisette really whoops a mules behind with a belt.

RIP WESLEY WILLIS May 31, 1963 - Aug 21, 2003

God I miss him…

spiritform

sounds good. i changed my preferences. go ahead and start it up.

Aarseth

Wesley Willis died?! That IS sad news… Rock and Roll McDonalds was an inspiration to tens… no… DOZENS of people!

This DSNLG is pretty cool though. I especially dig this third image. Although I’m a little confused how the pineapple can be behind the black letters but still in front of the light ones…

spiritform

hey isn’t it fun being confused?

inman

Shhh, as you were.

14 years ago, November 6, 2004
bharper

Nice!

I like this image and this logue.

zdoob

10 months to the day, and image 4 arrives… complete with a “no response chart” - nice. i’m a fan of the rosewood font.

inman

Haha, would you look at that—it was 10 months to the day…

spiritform

-hah… wow… nice. see ya next year with round 5! ;)

inVZbl

i dont know if ive mentioned this earlier here, but i like this phuckn logue…. its so fresh and so clean (So fresh and so clean clean)….

spiritform

*burp

14 years ago, December 30, 2004
Wondah

Yea … I had one of those once. My friend brought it home across the Atlantic …

There’s a bit of honey to the taste, right?

You better believe I feld gangsta for that short moment!

Your image is cute and all, but it didn’t take that long to put it together did it?

With Yma Sumac’s “Babalu” I wish you a bonne anné, godt nytaar, happy new year. See you all in that Y2K5 — be it in RGB or even CMYK!

Lincoln

yep, thats easily your worst image yet spiritform I really like your others in this logue so I’m just bein critical

but babies drinking 40’s are a timeless treasure so i gave it a 3

Lincoln

oh and you misspelled pineapple tsk

bharper

it’s good to see i’m not the only one who creates total disasters sometimes…

bharper

if you took away teh 40oz i think the image would be better

Lincoln

but then you’d have to get rid of the text cuz it wouldn’t make sense. and then you’d just have a kid in a pineapple suit.

spiritform

-hehe… yeah, this took about 2 minutes to make.. pretty damn creative eh?

pineapples… pinapples.. who kares? thought i would let inman catch up… :P

heres to zero five! *hiccup

EuRip

Nice work, i really like the style going through this logue. Funky Stuff!

Maybe if the babys hand was on the bottle it would blend a little better .

bharper

maybe if it didn’t look like a giant cock

orthoptera

I like how strong this Logue is on the “dia” . There’s some real visual communication going on here. Image 4 is my favorite but I’m also kind of drawn to the thumb for IMG 05. So, are we gonna get to taste some Colt “45” in IMG 6?

inman

What does one say after a 2+ year hiatus? Happy Two Year! Sorry spiritform, all I kept was your yellow. You’re yellow.

11 years ago, July 5, 2007
Villi

Whoa… what just happened ?!? But more importantly will others follow? If you designologue it they will come !

EuRip

Designologue Life Forms Exist! Hello Fellow Designologuers

bharper

DSNLG REVIVAL

bharper

this last image is pretty slick shaun. nice!

NeonLotus

Yea, this piece is Amazing, very well done!