Pantone, Lorem Ipsum, Cavemen

Pantone announces color of the year
Pantone has announced the color of next year as Turquoise, a bold and bright shade of blue/green.

Contrary to popular belief, Lorem Ipsum is not simply random text. It has roots in a piece of classical Latin literature from 45 BC, making it over 2000 years old. Richard McClintock, a Latin professor at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia, looked up one of the more obscure Latin words, consectetur, from a Lorem Ipsum passage, and going through the cites of the word in classical literature, discovered the undoubtable source. Lorem Ipsum comes from sections 1.10.32 and 1.10.33 of “de Finibus Bonorum et Malorum” (The Extremes of Good and Evil) by Cicero, written in 45 BC. This book is a treatise on the theory of ethics, very popular during the Renaissance. The first line of Lorem Ipsum, “Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet..”, comes from a line in section 1.10.32.

The New Cavemen Lifestyle Has Found a Home in the City
The Paleo lifestyle as it’s sometimes called, combines a diet that reflects the feast-famine conditions of our hunter-gatherer beginnings – heavy on meat and light on plants – with an exercise regime that hones essential skills of the time such as sprinting and leaping.

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Cardon Copy

Cardon Copy Gives Bland Neighborhood Fliers a Professional Redesign
Cardon Webb – responsible for the Cardon Copy project – identifies the most banal of fliers, removes them, and then replaces them with an expertly designed replacement. In some cases the new design is visually compelling in a way that is certainly to the original printer’s advantage, while in other more ethically-gray remakes, the message seems drowned out entirely by arresting design elements. Webb himself admits that part of the project’s mission is to “over power” the flier’s message with “a new visual language.” In one clever redesign, Webb replaces a rain-smeared flier with a pixelated rendition that is just as illegible as the original.

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