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July 25, 2005

australia is the best source for news


Back in April of last year, when NYC released it's candidate logo for the 2012 Olympics, I quickly responded with a spoof logo which I submitted to Gothamist. The spoof added the image of a man holding a gun to the logo which originally designed as a split image of the Statue of Liberty and an Olympic jogger with hands raised in victory.

Well I received an email a couple of weeks ago from an Australian organization called Mediawatch. They're part of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) that monitors the media's behavior and ethics (we need one of those). They wanted to double check something with me.

It seems that the Channel Ten news channel believed that my spoof logo, was the real deal, and used in a news piece on the 2012 Olympic bids. They wanted to know if it was indeed my work, and how I felt about a news source believing it to be a legitimate logo.

Well as you can see from watching the video below, I'm a bit blown away! Thanks to ABC for having a program like Mediawatch, and the folks at Mediawatch for letting me know about it and doing the piece!

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July 23, 2005


Via flickr with a Treo 650.

July 19, 2005

i love rock & roll

So tomorrow I will be competiting in my first running event, the Nike Run Hit Wonder, a five mile course through Manhattan's Central Park.

My running career began on a whim early this past June when I decided it might be fun to do this event. A combination of running and one hit bands, (last year was Devo, this year is Joan Jett and the Blackhawks, The Donnas, Fontains of Wayne, etc) it's an event that sounds like it can not be missed. I started running 3 miles every other day pretty much every other day since then, short of a two week stint recovering from many blisters formed from my recent trip to Chicago.

I think I'll be okay, I know I will. A few of my colleagues are also doing the event as well, so I'm torn on how to run. Do I run to get a great time (they provide you with chips that track your individual progress on the track) or do I run to enjoy the bands themselves and the friends I'm running with. They say we can party after the race, but how much will I want to after running in 90 degree weather.

And where do I go from here? Continue racing, running more and more, eventually do a marathon? Do I worry about the eventual downfall of my knees if I continue down this road? Alot of questions to ponder.

Oh and you also get a cool Nike Dry Fit t-shirt, which I'll rant more about in a post about t-shirt sizes and their lack of proper sizing identification.

July 15, 2005

Harry potter madness

Strikes our fair city

Via flickr with a Treo 650.

July 11, 2005


Nextfest, Chicago.

Via flickr with a Treo 650.


Neil Epstein is a designer in new york city. He can be reached .
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