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(Wired)   The six principles of designing a trendy hipster logo for your dubious me-too product. "You're not just selling donuts, you're selling authentic, artisanal, handcrafted donuts. Actually, you're purveying them"   (wired.com ) divider line
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2013-08-04 09:41:15 AM  
Does that make me a purvert?
 
2013-08-04 09:58:34 AM  
Homemade Seasonal Organic Heirloom Free Range Donuts
 
2013-08-04 10:11:38 AM  
Back to the good old days, when the food was fresh and organic and the farmers were locally owned.
 
2013-08-04 10:27:36 AM  
What the fark is "artisanal?"
 
2013-08-04 10:30:46 AM  

ramblinwreck: What the fark is "artisanal?"


It literally means nothing.
 
2013-08-04 10:36:36 AM  

Easy Reader: Back to the good old days, when the food was fresh and organic and the farmers were locally owned.


yup. The farmers were locally owned by the lord of the manor, working as peasants with a life expectancy of 40. Great days.
 
2013-08-04 10:56:53 AM  

ramblinwreck: What the fark is "artisanal?"


"of an artisan", i.e a craftsman, i.e. not mass-produced.  Roughly analogous to "bespoke"
 
2013-08-04 11:03:28 AM  

farkeruk: Easy Reader: Back to the good old days, when the food was fresh and organic and the farmers were locally owned.

yup. The farmers were locally owned by the lord of the manor, working as peasants with a life expectancy of 40. Great days.


!) They were tied to the land, not the lord.  If he transferred the land, the farmer's labor went with the land
2) they would be serfs, not peasants.  Serfs were bound to land by law; peasants paid rent, and could theoretically leave (practically, they were stuck in one place, admittedly)
3) "Life expectancy of 40" included hilariously high infant mortality.  If you reached 20 or so, getting to 50 or 60 wasn't an unreasonable expectation - getting to 20 was the hard part
 
2013-08-04 11:07:05 AM  

ramblinwreck: What the fark is "artisanal?"


Ask your uncle Artis.
 
2013-08-04 11:33:38 AM  
I guess the "ask your cousin with a cracked copy of photoshop to do it" is implied any more.
 
2013-08-04 11:35:55 AM  
Artisanal just means the item is more expensive.
 
2013-08-04 11:45:48 AM  

LarryDan43: ramblinwreck: What the fark is "artisanal?"

Ask your uncle Artis.


Funny thing is I actually have an uncle Art...LOL
 
2013-08-04 11:47:33 AM  

phalamir: ramblinwreck: What the fark is "artisanal?"

"of an artisan", i.e a craftsman, i.e. not mass-produced.  Roughly analogous to "bespoke"


i would have gone with 'pretentious'
 
2013-08-04 11:54:09 AM  

ramblinwreck: What the fark is "artisanal?"


don't bend over in front of an artist
 
2013-08-04 11:59:43 AM  

phalamir: farkeruk: Easy Reader: Back to the good old days, when the food was fresh and organic and the farmers were locally owned.

yup. The farmers were locally owned by the lord of the manor, working as peasants with a life expectancy of 40. Great days.

!) They were tied to the land, not the lord.  If he transferred the land, the farmer's labor went with the land
2) they would be serfs, not peasants.  Serfs were bound to land by law; peasants paid rent, and could theoretically leave (practically, they were stuck in one place, admittedly)
3) "Life expectancy of 40" included hilariously high infant mortality.  If you reached 20 or so, getting to 50 or 60 wasn't an unreasonable expectation - getting to 20 was the hard part


With clean water and sanitation being rare, and antibiotics and vaccines non-existent, there's still a lot of ways you could die young back then.
 
2013-08-04 12:07:38 PM  

phalamir: ramblinwreck: What the fark is "artisanal?"

"of an artisan", i.e a craftsman, i.e. not mass-produced.  Roughly analogous to "bespoke"


You mean like the Artisinal Tostitos chips?
 
2013-08-04 12:08:54 PM  
londonbrewers.org
You're supposed to think that H G Wells used to drink a few pints before writing the next chapter of The Time Machine. In reality, they were founded after the first Harry Potter book was published.

farking hipster beer.
 
2013-08-04 12:13:46 PM  

Lost Thought 00: ramblinwreck: What the fark is "artisanal?"

It literally means nothing.


Much like "hipster".
 
2013-08-04 12:19:28 PM  
Link on Fark to Food Republic:
i.imgur.com

Logo on the Food Republic site:
www.foodrepublic.com

So Fark supports hipsters now?
 
2013-08-04 12:37:46 PM  

phalamir: ramblinwreck: What the fark is "artisanal?"

"of an artisan", i.e a craftsman, i.e. not mass-produced.  Roughly analogous to "bespoke"


They're not just bakers. They're "artists".

cdn.cstatic.net

"Sorry gents, we're fresh out. I only make one batch a day, and when they're gone, I'm done."
 
2013-08-04 01:03:51 PM  

phalamir: farkeruk: Easy Reader: Back to the good old days, when the food was fresh and organic and the farmers were locally owned.

yup. The farmers were locally owned by the lord of the manor, working as peasants with a life expectancy of 40. Great days.


!) They were tied to the land, not the lord.  If he transferred the land, the farmer's labor went with the land

2) they would be serfs, not peasants.  Serfs were bound to land by law; peasants paid rent, and could theoretically leave (practically, they were stuck in one place, admittedly)

3) "Life expectancy of 40" included hilariously high infant mortality.  If you reached 20 or so, getting to 50 or 60 wasn't an unreasonable expectation - getting to 20 was the hard part


maggiesfarm.anotherdotcom.com


Good times.
 
2013-08-04 01:17:42 PM  

Mad_Radhu: phalamir: farkeruk: Easy Reader: Back to the good old days, when the food was fresh and organic and the farmers were locally owned.

yup. The farmers were locally owned by the lord of the manor, working as peasants with a life expectancy of 40. Great days.

!) They were tied to the land, not the lord.  If he transferred the land, the farmer's labor went with the land
2) they would be serfs, not peasants.  Serfs were bound to land by law; peasants paid rent, and could theoretically leave (practically, they were stuck in one place, admittedly)
3) "Life expectancy of 40" included hilariously high infant mortality.  If you reached 20 or so, getting to 50 or 60 wasn't an unreasonable expectation - getting to 20 was the hard part

With clean water and sanitation being rare, and antibiotics and vaccines non-existent, there's still a lot of ways you could die young back then.


Yes, but we also have car crashes and much more cancer.  I'm not saying they had 70+ life expectancy, but 50+ individuals were not uncommon.  Medieval people did understand the idea of quarantine and segregation of the sick and had vague ideas of sanitation; nothing like our ideas on the subject, but people didn't sit around knee-deep in piss, fondling turds for hours.  It wasn't penicillin and bio-hazard bags everywhere, but they also were not wandering up to people weeping blood and asking the person to cough directly into their mouth, either.  If you were to treat older life expectancy figures like modern ones - which is to say you exclude the sub-1yos (and possibly the sub-5yos) - theirs would jump significantly.  They had geezers.  Being old is not treated as something on par with growing a horn out of forehead in their writings.  They even complain about people in their twenties and thirties dying too young.  They expected 40-50 was an easy thing to get to - provided you survived childhood.  We look at the Black Death and its effects and treat that like it was the everyday state of affairs, when it was really a one-off event (hell, they had plague outbreaks into the early 1700s, and they learned a lot of things to reduce its effects, even without understanding germ theory).

/Incidentally, the marrying a 13yo girl  was also considered weird by them.  Most of the references to it are accompanied by the writer wondering why the husband was a perv
 
2013-08-04 01:19:31 PM  

farkeruk: [londonbrewers.org image 478x259]
You're supposed to think that H G Wells used to drink a few pints before writing the next chapter of The Time Machine. In reality, they were founded after the first Harry Potter book was published.

farking hipster beer.

*

checks out brewer's website*

They're charging £19.49 for 12 bottles of the "Yakima Red" ( with 5 varieties of hops from the Yakima Valley in Washington State!)

Hipster beer at "trust-fund" prices....I'll pass.

/ I'll stick with my affordable Session Lagers & Sierra Nevada Pale Ales...
 
2013-08-04 01:21:34 PM  

HempHead: phalamir: farkeruk: Easy Reader: Back to the good old days, when the food was fresh and organic and the farmers were locally owned.
yup. The farmers were locally owned by the lord of the manor, working as peasants with a life expectancy of 40. Great days.
!) They were tied to the land, not the lord.  If he transferred the land, the farmer's labor went with the land 2) they would be serfs, not peasants.  Serfs were bound to land by law; peasants paid rent, and could theoretically leave (practically, they were stuck in one place, admittedly) 3) "Life expectancy of 40" included hilariously high infant mortality.  If you reached 20 or so, getting to 50 or 60 wasn't an unreasonable expectation - getting to 20 was the hard part
[maggiesfarm.anotherdotcom.com image 600x423]
Good times.


Yes, you picked the single worst year in medieval history, and extrapolate that as the normal.

Let's try that for the modern era:

www.trumanlibrary.org

Life in the modern era is just shiatty
 
2013-08-04 02:01:14 PM  
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-08-04 02:06:54 PM  

phalamir: HempHead: phalamir: farkeruk: Easy Reader: Back to the good old days, when the food was fresh and organic and the farmers were locally owned.
yup. The farmers were locally owned by the lord of the manor, working as peasants with a life expectancy of 40. Great days.
!) They were tied to the land, not the lord.  If he transferred the land, the farmer's labor went with the land 2) they would be serfs, not peasants.  Serfs were bound to land by law; peasants paid rent, and could theoretically leave (practically, they were stuck in one place, admittedly) 3) "Life expectancy of 40" included hilariously high infant mortality.  If you reached 20 or so, getting to 50 or 60 wasn't an unreasonable expectation - getting to 20 was the hard part
[maggiesfarm.anotherdotcom.com image 600x423]
Good times.

Yes, you picked the single worst year in medieval history, and extrapolate that as the normal.

Let's try that for the modern era:

[www.trumanlibrary.org image 674x469]

Life in the modern era is just shiatty




Your picture is of war and has nothing to do with peasant life.
 
2013-08-04 02:38:12 PM  

offmymeds: phalamir: ramblinwreck: What the fark is "artisanal?"

"of an artisan", i.e a craftsman, i.e. not mass-produced.  Roughly analogous to "bespoke"

They're not just bakers. They're "artists".

[cdn.cstatic.net image 500x281]

"Sorry gents, we're fresh out. I only make one batch a day, and when they're gone, I'm done."


"They even somehow made the weather rainier!"

www.dwell.com
"It's a Hellhole!"

/loved that episode
 
2013-08-04 02:39:46 PM  

HempHead: phalamir: HempHead: phalamir: farkeruk: Easy Reader: Back to the good old days, when the food was fresh and organic and the farmers were locally owned.
yup. The farmers were locally owned by the lord of the manor, working as peasants with a life expectancy of 40. Great days.
!) They were tied to the land, not the lord.  If he transferred the land, the farmer's labor went with the land 2) they would be serfs, not peasants.  Serfs were bound to land by law; peasants paid rent, and could theoretically leave (practically, they were stuck in one place, admittedly) 3) "Life expectancy of 40" included hilariously high infant mortality.  If you reached 20 or so, getting to 50 or 60 wasn't an unreasonable expectation - getting to 20 was the hard part
[maggiesfarm.anotherdotcom.com image 600x423]
Good times.

Yes, you picked the single worst year in medieval history, and extrapolate that as the normal.

Let's try that for the modern era:

[www.trumanlibrary.org image 674x469]

Life in the modern era is just shiatty

Your picture is of war and has nothing to do with peasant life.


farm8.staticflickr.com

Better?
 
2013-08-04 02:46:26 PM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: phalamir: ramblinwreck: What the fark is "artisanal?"

"of an artisan", i.e a craftsman, i.e. not mass-produced.  Roughly analogous to "bespoke"

i would have gone with 'pretentious'


Or douchebag, either one works.
 
2013-08-04 03:12:38 PM  

phalamir: HempHead: phalamir: HempHead: phalamir: farkeruk: Easy Reader: Back to the good old days, when the food was fresh and organic and the farmers were locally owned.
yup. The farmers were locally owned by the lord of the manor, working as peasants with a life expectancy of 40. Great days.
!) They were tied to the land, not the lord.  If he transferred the land, the farmer's labor went with the land 2) they would be serfs, not peasants.  Serfs were bound to land by law; peasants paid rent, and could theoretically leave (practically, they were stuck in one place, admittedly) 3) "Life expectancy of 40" included hilariously high infant mortality.  If you reached 20 or so, getting to 50 or 60 wasn't an unreasonable expectation - getting to 20 was the hard part
[maggiesfarm.anotherdotcom.com image 600x423]
Good times.

Yes, you picked the single worst year in medieval history, and extrapolate that as the normal.

Let's try that for the modern era:

[www.trumanlibrary.org image 674x469]

Life in the modern era is just shiatty

Your picture is of war and has nothing to do with peasant life.

[farm8.staticflickr.com image 640x422]

Better?


You win.

net.archbold.k12.oh.us
 
2013-08-04 03:29:12 PM  

DarkSoulNoHope: Dead for Tax Reasons: phalamir: ramblinwreck: What the fark is "artisanal?"

"of an artisan", i.e a craftsman, i.e. not mass-produced.  Roughly analogous to "bespoke"

i would have gone with 'pretentious'

Or douchebag, either one works.


A lot of people I know who lead otherwise unremarkable lives are getting into this artisinal/organic/CSA/REI "lifestyle," which is essentially becoming mainstream now. Meanwhile, I just plain lead an unremarkable life. Are they douchebags for buying into something so contrived, or am I the douchebag for being so cynical? (Or both?)
 
2013-08-04 03:39:27 PM  

ramblinwreck: What the fark is "artisanal?"


It means hand made.  That's it.
 
2013-08-04 03:48:35 PM  

Yankees Team Gynecologist: DarkSoulNoHope: Dead for Tax Reasons: phalamir: ramblinwreck: What the fark is "artisanal?"

"of an artisan", i.e a craftsman, i.e. not mass-produced.  Roughly analogous to "bespoke"

i would have gone with 'pretentious'

Or douchebag, either one works.

A lot of people I know who lead otherwise unremarkable lives are getting into this artisinal/organic/CSA/REI "lifestyle," which is essentially becoming mainstream now. Meanwhile, I just plain lead an unremarkable life. Are they douchebags for buying into something so contrived, or am I the douchebag for being so cynical? (Or both?)


I would say the former, instead of the latter.
 
2013-08-04 03:52:27 PM  

Lost Thought 00: Homemade Seasonal Organic Heirloom Free Range Donuts


Bespoke donuts handcrafted by only the finest doughsmiths.
 
2013-08-04 03:53:18 PM  

ramblinwreck: What the fark is "artisanal?"


Art has some bedroom habits that are kinda taboo.

NTTAWWT
 
2013-08-04 03:56:02 PM  

DarkSoulNoHope: Yankees Team Gynecologist: DarkSoulNoHope: Dead for Tax Reasons: phalamir: ramblinwreck: What the fark is "artisanal?"

"of an artisan", i.e a craftsman, i.e. not mass-produced.  Roughly analogous to "bespoke"

i would have gone with 'pretentious'

Or douchebag, either one works.

A lot of people I know who lead otherwise unremarkable lives are getting into this artisinal/organic/CSA/REI "lifestyle," which is essentially becoming mainstream now. Meanwhile, I just plain lead an unremarkable life. Are they douchebags for buying into something so contrived, or am I the douchebag for being so cynical? (Or both?)

I would say the former, instead of the latter.


While I have no doubt that I'm a douchebag for many reasons, I think what tips the scales towards them on this issue is that they can't STFU about this lifestyle, almost like they're bragging about an accomplishment. If they kept it to themselves it would be benign.
 
2013-08-04 05:10:12 PM  

Yankees Team Gynecologist: A lot of people I know who lead otherwise unremarkable lives are getting into this artisinal/organic/CSA/REI "lifestyle," which is essentially becoming mainstream now. Meanwhile, I just plain lead an unremarkable life. Are they douchebags for buying into something so contrived, or am I the douchebag for being so cynical? (Or both?)


They're ignorant and trying to make themselves interesting based on their product purchasing choices. And they fall for terms like artisanal (meaningless) and organic (nonsense) because they're ignorant.

That's not to say you shouldn't pay more money for better products. Good meat, cheese or wine can cost more because they have higher inputs. I used to buy steak from a butcher because the meat hung for 4 times as long, so the fat marbles, so it tastes better. Someone has to pay for that.

But what a lot of companies do is spend money on marketing, not product. They spend a fortune creating and sustaining the lifestyle of the product which is designed to make you think it's a better product. And marketing has a fantastic return if it pays off, in a way that better ingredients don't.
 
2013-08-04 05:15:18 PM  

Mister Peejay: Bespoke donuts handcrafted by only the finest doughsmiths.


Toric douche-cuisine
 
2013-08-04 05:21:43 PM  

farkeruk: they fall for terms like artisanal (meaningless) and organic (nonsense) because they're ignorant...I used to buy steak from a butcher because the meat hung for 4 times as long, so the fat marbles


LOL

Meat does not "marble". Marble is not a verb.
 
2013-08-04 06:10:42 PM  

farkeruk: I used to buy steak from a butcher because the meat hung for 4 times as long, so the fat marbles


I don't think you know how meat works.

/hint: meat only "marbles" while it's inside the cow
//hang it as long as you want afterwards, it's not going to get any better
 
2013-08-04 06:19:48 PM  

Yankees Team Gynecologist: DarkSoulNoHope: Yankees Team Gynecologist: DarkSoulNoHope: Dead for Tax Reasons: phalamir: ramblinwreck: What the fark is "artisanal?"

"of an artisan", i.e a craftsman, i.e. not mass-produced.  Roughly analogous to "bespoke"

i would have gone with 'pretentious'

Or douchebag, either one works.

A lot of people I know who lead otherwise unremarkable lives are getting into this artisinal/organic/CSA/REI "lifestyle," which is essentially becoming mainstream now. Meanwhile, I just plain lead an unremarkable life. Are they douchebags for buying into something so contrived, or am I the douchebag for being so cynical? (Or both?)

I would say the former, instead of the latter.

While I have no doubt that I'm a douchebag for many reasons, I think what tips the scales towards them on this issue is that they can't STFU about this lifestyle, almost like they're bragging about an accomplishment. If they kept it to themselves it would be benign.


Yankees Team Gynecologist: DarkSoulNoHope: Yankees Team Gynecologist: DarkSoulNoHope: Dead for Tax Reasons: phalamir: ramblinwreck: What the fark is "artisanal?"

"of an artisan", i.e a craftsman, i.e. not mass-produced.  Roughly analogous to "bespoke"

i would have gone with 'pretentious'

Or douchebag, either one works.

A lot of people I know who lead otherwise unremarkable lives are getting into this artisinal/organic/CSA/REI "lifestyle," which is essentially becoming mainstream now. Meanwhile, I just plain lead an unremarkable life. Are they douchebags for buying into something so contrived, or am I the douchebag for being so cynical? (Or both?)

I would say the former, instead of the latter.

While I have no doubt that I'm a douchebag for many reasons, I think what tips the scales towards them on this issue is that they can't STFU about this lifestyle, almost like they're bragging about an accomplishment. If they kept it to themselves it would be benign.


Same here, I am a douchebag in my own way (pretty much for attacking Hipsters for relabeling my favorite Goth bands on Wikipedia and in music stores as "Post Punk", especially bands that don't sound similar to post punk bands or are long past that time period, as well as stealing many of my subcultures clothing styles and designs [mainly people that look somewhat like Goths, but never listen to a single Goth band or they relabeled it] and marketing it as their own), but I don't brag about being the "End all, be all" of something and I don't act like a douchebag if someone is interested in what I am wearing or listening to a song.
 
2013-08-04 08:04:13 PM  

HeartBurnKid: farkeruk: I used to buy steak from a butcher because the meat hung for 4 times as long, so the fat marbles

I don't think you know how meat works.

/hint: meat only "marbles" while it's inside the cow
//hang it as long as you want afterwards, it's not going to get any better


I dunno. curing, whatever. Anyway, the meat gets tenderer if hung for that time.

General point: there's a lot of corner cutting to make some food cheaper. Bacon's perhaps a better example, that cheap bacon uses wet curing instead of dry curing.
 
2013-08-05 12:06:24 AM  

HempHead: phalamir: HempHead: phalamir: farkeruk: Easy Reader: Back to the good old days, when the food was fresh and organic and the farmers were locally owned.
yup. The farmers were locally owned by the lord of the manor, working as peasants with a life expectancy of 40. Great days.
!) They were tied to the land, not the lord.  If he transferred the land, the farmer's labor went with the land 2) they would be serfs, not peasants.  Serfs were bound to land by law; peasants paid rent, and could theoretically leave (practically, they were stuck in one place, admittedly) 3) "Life expectancy of 40" included hilariously high infant mortality.  If you reached 20 or so, getting to 50 or 60 wasn't an unreasonable expectation - getting to 20 was the hard part
[maggiesfarm.anotherdotcom.com image 600x423]
Good times.

Yes, you picked the single worst year in medieval history, and extrapolate that as the normal.

Let's try that for the modern era:

[www.trumanlibrary.org image 674x469]

Life in the modern era is just shiatty

Your picture is of war and has nothing to do with peasant life.


Peasants aren't affected by war?

You sure you want to go with that?
 
2013-08-05 02:54:10 AM  
This just in:  there are trends in design.
 
2013-08-05 06:12:55 AM  

jaytkay: farkeruk: they fall for terms like artisanal (meaningless) and organic (nonsense) because they're ignorant...I used to buy steak from a butcher because the meat hung for 4 times as long, so the fat marbles

LOL

Meat does not "marble".




Just wait until you are older.
 
2013-08-05 09:01:58 AM  

phalamir: ramblinwreck: What the fark is "artisanal?"

"of an artisan", i.e a craftsman, i.e. not mass-produced.  Roughly analogous to "bespoke"


This is even worse.
 
2013-08-05 09:28:05 AM  
I went to high school with Tim Delger's (creator of the "How to Make A Hipster Logo" page) wife and judging by her FB page, they are the biggest hipsters ever.

I'm also annoyed by how mainstream everything hipster is because seeing the same design elements and language all the time is just BORING. So I found the page amusing, but... When you have an ampersand-themed wedding in Austin, I think you lose your license to smugly try to make others feel bad about their hipster design choices.
 
2013-08-05 09:45:01 AM  

MintyBurns: ampersand-themed wedding


WTF?
 
2013-08-05 10:26:44 AM  

YixilTesiphon: MintyBurns: ampersand-themed wedding

WTF?


Yeah, I had a double-take seeing that too. Please give us information of WTF that is & give us photos if you can.

/yeah, I used an ampersand
//so sue me
 
2013-08-05 10:49:55 AM  

Guadior42: "bespoke"

This is even worse.


It's worse because there was already a word that meant "custom".

/hint: it's "custom".
 
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