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Oikage Week 2017

The theme for this Oikage Week will be centred around quotes. You do not have to explicitly feature the quote in your piece, it can merely be a title or inspiration. Said idea was inspired by an anon who provided two quotes as suggestion, both of which have been featured.

Rules

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Day 1 / May 14th

“I never know how much of what I say is true.” - Midler

Day 2 / May 15th

“I’m not upset that you lied to me, I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you.” Nietzsche

Day 3 / May 16th

“I want the fact that I existed to mean something” -Chapin

Day 4 / May 17th

“If people like you, they’ll listen to you, but if they trust you, they’ll do business with you.” -Ziglar

Day 5 / May 18th

“While one person hesitates because he feels inferior, the other is busy making mistakes and becoming superior.” -Link

Day 6 / May 19th

“That’s how stories happen - with a turning point, an unexpected twist.” -Murakami

Day 7 / May 20th

“We accept the love we think we deserve.” -Chbosky

Day 8 / May 21st

“Happiness is an allegory, unhappiness is a story” -Murakami

Central American nicknames

Most Central American countries have different denomonyms than the “official ones.” 

Guatemala = guatemaltec@s or chapines

El Salvador = salvadoreñ@s or guanac@s

Honduras = hondureñ@s or catrach@s

Nicaragua = nicaragüenses or nicas

Costa Rica = costarricenses or ticos

Panama = panameñ@s or panas 

Some are easy to figure out as to why they have that name, however some standout like chapines/guanac@s/catrach@s.

If ya didn’t know:

Chapin

The word actually comes from footwear that was worn by the Guatemalans(Maya). They were easily identifiable by people of other countries so that’s how they became identified. This is what it looks like:

Catrach@

When General Florencia Xatruch returned from a battle with William Walker, whose purpose was to invade Central America, the people yelled “¡Vienen los Xatruches!” at the soldiers. Xatruches later turned into catruches which then turned into catrach@s

Guanaco

The word comes from Poton-Lenca, an indigenous language spoken in El Salvador. It means brother/brotherhood. People celebrate an event called Guanacasco, meaning “gathering of brothers” under the Guanacaste (Tree of Brotherhood).

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Theatrical posters for SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE (BLT Communications), BACKDRAFT (John Alvin), CHAPLIN, THE CROW (Intralink / Anthony Goldschmidt), STARGATE, THE CRUCIBLE, THE SCARLET LETTER, TRUTH OR DARE, and FRIED GREEN TOMATOES.

The Best Movie Posters of the 90’s, on the new episode of The Poster Boys. Designers Brandon Schaefer and Sam Smith reflect on their favorite one-sheets produced in the 90’s, discussing the posters that made impressions on them as kids, those that had a formative impact on their design sensibilities, and those that still hold up today for their branding, balance, use of photography, and iconic power, from THE ROCKETEER and HOME ALONE to NAKED LUNCH and Akira Kurosawa’s DREAMS.

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