Wednesday, July 29, 2009


O _ _ _ _ R _ _ _

Implant Pentru Refuz...

"Let the will of the state act, then, instead of that of the individual. Let an institution be created which shall have for its object to keep correct doctrines before the attention of the people, to reiterate them perpetually, and to teach them to the young; having at the same time power to prevent contrary doctrines from being taught, advocated, or expressed. Let all possible causes of a change of mind be removed from men's apprehensions. Let them be kept ignorant, lest they should learn of some reason to think otherwise than they do. Let their passions be enlisted, so that they may regard private and unusual opinions with hatred and horror." [Charles Peirce, The Fixation of Belief]

Saturday, July 18, 2009

1TPD_008_METABO(1st draft)


'Branding' is nothing more than what it actually means:

-you have your cow

-you have your (custom-made) hot iron.

-You burn it on the cow

-The cow becomes yours

-The cow does not share your enthusiasm for proprietary ownership

-The cow still remains a cow (animal) nothing more, nothing less

- But you did your job and that is all you care for

-The rest is just a sorry excuse for existence

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"Brand-doctors", as they (self-indulgently) call themselves, or better "Brand Builders" are nothing more than a conglomerate of self-sufficient marketing idiots with no idea whatsoever who they really are, propagating false doctrines and a selfish excuse for their existence. God help us all.

Friday, July 17, 2009

A dicussion I must remember...

Had this discussion with Eugen & Silvia almost 2 weeks ago... found the 2 supporting discourse-scribbles today...3 hours flew like 20 minutes...must remember it.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

I support ...


The faith in unbounded consumption during the economic miracle of the 1960s seemed unshakeable. But in 1964, Ken Garland and a group of 22 prominent London-based graphic designers wrote the ground-breaking manifesto “First things first”. Advertising dog food, laundry detergent and credit cards with efficient design wasn’t enough. Social responsibility had to be at the heart of their work. New thinking had to supplant the uniformity of financially rewarding advertising jobs.

There was a brief stir in the design scene, but not much happened. Critical energy was drawn off by lucrative day-to-day business. Rising sales figures caused by perfect target group acquisition and the stylizing of brands as the new guiding idols of our consumer society seem to justify this development.

The apogee has been passed, “The Crisis” provides us with something we hardly would have considered possible: A breather in which we can once again ask if these contracts really are the only tasks for graphic designers. Superstars such as Stefan Sagmeister have been asking, “What does the world really need?” for quite some time. Sagmeister invented a road show with inflatable information graphics that contrast defense spending in the USA with educational spending. This action bus has been touring the country for years to generate a different form of awareness and call for investment in a more sensible future.

Many of us feel a deep sense of unease and initiate our own projects seeking to extricate ourselves from the seductive embrace of marketing and advertising. One of the great challenges of our global world is to minimize communication barriers and maximize understanding. We consider it our duty to point out sensitive social, political and ecological relationships and visualize them with greater clarity. We work on the intersection in which facts and structures are converted into understandable messages. The choice of what can be seen and experienced is a conscious decision we are involved in. “First Things First” is the title of the 1964 manifesto. Today we have to do one in another, since one of these socially relevant tasks can lie within every contract.

Erwin K. Bauer


am in this characterful(uneasily-pervertable) city for days now. Adapting to the local pace & vibe is always a journey of self-discovery and I most warmly must admit that words are actually limiting to describe what I feel about and within this city.

No photos - sorry! ( cheers ! ;)

"GHE ZUN THAI" ( old chinese proverb)

Monday, July 13, 2009

[ A->B ] Well...

this should work (if I only knew how), but I will take it slowly and try to get to it one step at the time. First step (which is usually the generator for whatever will follow) is indeed pretty important because it definitely would not exist without the decision to actually take/make the step in the first place.

That decision (be it conscious or unconscious) now, is or could be driven by similar a-prioric experiences and actually be nothing more than a re-action based on your/our momental(at-that-particular-time)-judgment-system towards the-already-learned and lived experiences.

The momental-judgment-decision process is therefore a re-action - meaning that it is not a new place for the thought-bearer to be in- but that does not exclude other aspects regarding the improvement of the reactionary impulse through intuition.

Fortunately this isn't all that simple. But we still manage to make that step every day.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

M*sh1*n Gr@bhic$Z ...err OR hmm?!

some very nice iterations on error.

Fail the first time, next time fail better.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


Deductie - Inductie - Abductie



"O deductie rezulta intotdeauna in mod necesar si este comparabila cu o actualizare instrumentala ce nu pune probleme.



Inductia denumeste testarea unei teoriisi observarea corelatiei dintre teorie si fapte. Ea clasifica lucruri existente si constituie astfel fundamentul proceselor de abstractizare instrumentala.



Abductia este o operatie de rezolvare indrazneata si orientata teleologic care corespunde mecanismului abstractizarii instrumentale accidentale. Se produce astfel trecerea dinspre tipologie cognitiva a actelor de transfer catre o organizare logica a acestora. " *

(G.Kohn - 'Echivalenta ca proiect al traducatorului', 2006)


* "Abductia porneste de la fapte, fara a avea, de la inceput, in vedere o anumita teorie, desi e motivata de sentimentul ca o teorie e necesara pentru a explica faptele surprinzatoare. Inductia porneste de la o ipoteza ce pare a se impune de la sine, fara a avea de la inceput in vedere o serie de fapte particulare, desi nevoia de fapte se face simtita pentru a sprijini teoria. Abductia isi propune sa ajunga la o teorie. Inductia isi propune sa ajunga la fapte. In cazul abductiei examinarea faptelor sugereaza ipoteza. In cazul inductiei studiul ipotezei sugereaza experimentele care scot la lumina chiar acele fapte pe care le-a sugerat ipoteza." (Ch.Sanders Peirce, apud, Sebeok/sebeok, 1994, p.41).