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Dieline’s Friday Wrap-Up: Swimming Pools, Magenta Madness, and the Return of Pink Sauce, er, Orange Sauce

by Bill McCool on 12/02/2022 | 3 Minute Read

Yesterday marked a fairly significant day for the design blogs/newshounds, as Pantone announced the 2023 Color Of The Year, Viva Magenta.

Now, I can’t say just how the folks at Pantone decide which color will batter and thrash our eyeholes to death for the upcoming new year. The tried and true stock response involves Pantone paying attention to trends in the art and fashion world—that much is obvious. But if I were to shoot my shot here for just a moment, I firmly believe it has plenty to do with the recent Lovecraftian horror banger starring Nic Cage and some mutant alpacas. Because nothing says Viva Magenta like watching Color Out Of Space on an endless loop "for research."

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Anywho, time for your weekly dose of links.

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Orange You Glad I Said Pink?

Y’all remember the Pink Sauce debacle from last summer? Well, Dave's Gourmet has officially bottled up Chef Pii’s viral sensation and is finally available for purchase.

Also, it’s now orange.

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Swim Good

Likely no one remembers the 1994 buddy-metal comedy Airheads, but to this day, whenever someone asks me what I’m thinking about, I still want to reply with "swimming pools." Because that is likely what I'm thinking about most of the day.

The point is, who doesn’t want 176 pages of swimming pools shot from overhead? Brad Walls’ lovely coffee table book Pools From Above is a celebration of these curvy beauties in all their glory and an ode to landscapers everywhere.

Pantone Armbands

FIFA threatened significant “sporting sanctions” if World Cup players donned the One Love rainbow armband, but TBWA/Paris has a pretty nifty suggestion to skirt those penalties.

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Ashes to Ashes, Cheetos Dust to Cheetos Dust

Forgive our lateness, but with everyone in the office out sick and a well-deserved turkey day break, we missed out on the Cheetos Duster, perhaps one of the greatest kitchen gadgets ever invented.

For the uninitiated, the Cheeto Duster is an appliance collaboration with Amazon that turns Cheetos into “Cheetle” dust, aka Cheeto crumbs. If Bezos and company weren’t so busy with anti-union retaliation, we might all be getting a duster from Prime for Christmas. Alas, they sold out.

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The Clock Will Strike For Everyone, Even You, Goncharov

Is Goncharov the greatest mafia movie ever made? I couldn’t really say, but Tumblr folks coming together to imagine the film where “winter comes to Naples” makes getting off Twitter that much easier.

And, yes, it stars legendary actor Jon Cazale as Ice Pick Joe.

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Big Shroomin’

Shout out to Theresa Christine for this interview with the Magical Mushroom Company. Let’s make 2023 the year we legalize psilocybin and other psychedelics nationwide. Oh, and uh, start using even more mushroom substrates.

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