Monthly Archives: December 2007

Color o’ the year

Pantone selects blue iris as it’s color of the year.  Says Patone:

“Blue Iris brings together the dependable aspects of blue, underscored by a strong, soul-searching purple cast. Emotionally, it is anchoring and meditative with a touch of magic.”

I, like 95% of all men, claim blue as my favorite color.  It is definitely purply.  In fact so much so that I might tend to call it more purple than blue. – Patone’s Color of the Year.


I’m fairly certain we are devolving (de-evolving?  See it’s already happening to me!) as a society.  That thing a few weeks/months back I posted about the human race splitting has to be true.  As I’m pretty sure I mentioned in that post, the movie Idiocracy (a failed attempt on a good idea) seems prescient.

Anyways, the latest clue that we are just setting up our own doom, I give you the Double Deep Meat Lover’s pizza from Pizza Hut.  A single slice will log you 580 calories!  But hey, maybe someone can just eat three slices a day and lose some weight (though not as much as you might thing, and definitely they won’t be healthy) since they’d only be consuming 1740 calories a day.  Of course, 90% of Americans (I just made that stat up) would probably put down 3 slices a sitting so…

Movie review

So I finally watched Helvetica last week.  I wanted to see it since it was announced.  I had tickets when it was local, but I couldn’t make the show.  So watched the DVD.  Yes it is a movie about a font.  It’s mostly in praise of, but does have some of the detractors.  It’s a good movie.  And if you are into typography, whether or not you like Helvetica, or design, you should probably watch this movie.