Jun 10 2017Why Oh Why
Why Oh Why is Andrea Silenzi’s podcast about “where love and sex meet technology.” We design its logo, which changes every week. Today, she invited CHIPS partner Teddy Blanks, along with Jessica Helfand and Michael Bierut, to critique the logo design of dating apps. Listen below, and see the logos we are talking about here.
Apr 18 2017The Design of Business | The Business of Design
Michael Bierut & Jessica Helfand invited CHIPS partner Teddy Blanks to the Yale School of Management to talk about film titles. This is the resulting podcast episode!
JOE: Is there something wrong with my blood or urine or…?
DOCTOR: No, they’re fine. But there is something.
JOE: Tell me.
DOCTOR: You have a brain cloud.
JOE: A brain cloud.
DOCTOR: There’s a black fog of tissue running right down the center of your brain. It’s very rare. It will spread at a regular rate. It’s very destructive.
JOE: And it’s incurable.
JOE: How long?
DOCTOR: Six months. You can pretty much count on it being about that. It’s not painful. Your brain will simply fail. Followed abruptly by your body. You can depend on at least four and half or five months of perfect health.
From Joe Versus the Volcano, 1990.
There is an article in this week’s T Magazine, the crux of which is that the work of Trix and Robert Haussmann is not known or praised as widely as it should be. We gathered some pics from around the web to supplement the argument. Their more patently absurd pieces, like the chair that looks like melting chocolate or the dresser drawers that open from an ionic column, are really fun, but we especially love the subtle weirdness of their Chesterfield furniture. The juxtaposition of button tufting and tubular steel legs is just off-kilter enough to be truly unsettling.