"In support of the launch of Quark’s new brand identity, Pantone Inc., the global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries, has dubbed PANTONE 368 as “Quark Green.”
According to Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, renowned color psychologist, and author of five books on color, “PANTONE 368 was the perfect choice for an innovative company such as Quark. This yellow green, a symbol of growth, is invigorating and revitalizing, and breathes new life into a brand, in addition to drawing attention to it. By embracing this color for its new logo, Quark is giving its customers the connotation of the continuing growth of ideas and concepts, and that it is on the edge of new technologies.”
"Thank you very much for your contributions!!! I'll publish it the 18th and 19th of April [a pict a day] ;)"Hurrah! They like me - they really like me! Valentina even gave me a ";)" to boot! Now if I could just remember which pics I sent. Oh, I hope they're good ones... I can't remember at all... but, oh, the anticipation of it all!
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When I was two years old, as the story goes, (and this story has been told often in my family), I had to go in for surgery on one of my eyes. It was apparently most traumatic for me, and my mother's face looks shocked even still, when she re-tells how I kicked and screamed and cried and refused to succumb, even after receiving twice the normal dose of sedative prior to the operation. My mother felt so guilty at leaving me in such a frenzied, disturbingly doped-up state that she promised herself to make it up to me somehow. So the next day when she collected me, and I was sporting for the first time ever, what I proudly proclaimed to be "pretties," we made a stop at the drugstore, and I was told I could pick whatever my heart desired. So what did I choose? Above all other things? A pink bunny. This time, PLUSH (yeaaah).
It's a little bit facinating to me, i do have to admit. Did I pick this bunny merely because it resembled the plastic toy I had already owned, or did I pick it because of something it represented to me? Comfort? Fun? Security? Companionship? Or did pink bunnies simply just appeal to me by virtue of the fact that they were PINK, and that they were cute BUNNIES? (Dr. Melfi would know -- I'm sure of it).
At any rate, because I decided that the purpose of this blog is to celebrate the things that are near and dear to me; that inspire me, bring me happiness, calm, and all-around warm fuzzy feelings, I felt I should honour that which first appealed to my senses, before all other things - the very first "archetypal" object (?) to imprint itself upon me: a pink bunny.
Allow me to introduce my "Hello Kitty Aqua Pinstripe" custom desktop. I made it at a/g's on the 2nd last day of "March Conference."
You see, we're nerds (yes, no worries, I am fully aware that we are). And when we get together, we sit on our respective macs and do silly things like make custom desktops, based on relevant concepts such as, "ice cream colours." Then we show eachother our results, present the finer features such as pinstriping detail or what-have-you, and praise eachother up & down for our efforts. That's ok to do, right? We're still kinda cool, right??
Just to forewarn you, however... I may or may not reverse the colours on this, so that pink is the background colour and aqua is Hello Kitty's bow colour. You know, a variation on the original - for kicks. I'm just letting you know now. It's only fair to know what kind of person you're dealing with here (and yes, I'm aware that this nerdiness is only compounded by the late hour of this post).