Saturday, January 12, 2008

'The Weekender'

I. What is the oldest continuously occupied village in the U.S.?

II. From Design Observer:

In the late 1950s, [Ernst] Bettler was asked to design a series of posters to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Swiss pharmaceutical manufacturer Pfäfferli+Huber....He created four posters featuring dramatic, angular black and white portraits juxtaposed with sans serif typography. Alone, each poster was an elegant example of international style design. Together, however, a different message emerged, for it turned out the abstract compositions in the posters contained hidden letters....Hung side by side on the streets, they spelled out N-A-Z-I. A public outcry followed, and within six weeks the company was ruined.

(But it gets weirder...)

III. From Dizzyhead Ed—your Weekend Ouroboros! (It's "the clan tag of a comic-booklegger.")

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