Sunday, January 26, 2014

Promotional Poster | Kellie Heath

Promotional poster © Kellie Heath (2013)
Above Proposal for a promotional poster for the College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences (CHAS) at the University of Northern Iowa. Designed by undergraduate graphic design student Kellie Heath (2013).


Mae West (I'm No Angel)—

When I'm good I'm very good, but when I'm bad I'm better.


Anthony Powell (Hearing Secret Harmonies)—

One of the worst things about life is not how nasty the nasty people are. You know that already. It is how nasty the nice people can be.


Jonathan Lynn and Antony Jay (Yes, Prime Minister) [cf. Donald Rumsfeld]—

So that means you need to know things even when you don't need to know them. You need to know them not because you need to know them but because you need to know whether or not you need to know. And if you don't need to know you still need to know so that you know that there was no need to know.

Synergistic Postage | Morgan Moe

Above (and below) Proposal for a synergistic postage stamp (2012) designed by Morgan Moe, in an undergraduate graphic design course at the University of Northern Iowa.


French poet GĂ©rard de Nerval, when asked about his habit of taking his pet lobster (named Thibault) for a walk in the royal gardens—

Why is a lobster any more ridiculous than a dog…or any other creature one chooses to take for a walk? I have a liking for lobsters: they are peaceful and solemn, they know the secrets of the sea, they do not bark, and they do not eat into the essential privacy of ones soul the way dogs do…Goethe had an aversion to dogs, and he was not mad.

Postage stamp © Morgan Moe (2012)

Frank Muir (You Can't Have Your Kayak and Heat It)—

Dogs, like horses, are quadrupeds. That is to say, they have four rupeds, one at each corner, on which they walk.


J.B. Morton (By the Way)—

Dr Strabismus (Whom God Preserve) of Utrecht is carrying out research work with a view to crossing salmon with mosquitoes. He says it will mean a bite every time for fishermen.

Theatre Poster | Sarah Schultz

Theatre poster by Sarah Schultz © 2011
Above Proposed poster for the theatrical production of The Foursome at the Waterloo Community Playhouse (Waterloo IA). Designed by Sarah Schultz, while she was an undergraduate graphic design student at the University of Northern Iowa (2011).


Richard Brinsley Sheridan—

Won't you come into the garden? I would like my roses to see you.

James Thurber (cartoon caption)—

You wait here and I'll bring the etchings down.

Charles Dickens (Nicholas Nickleby)—

My pa requests me to write to you. The doctors considering it doubtful whether he will ever recover the use of his legs which prevents his holding a pen.