Archive forSeptember, 2009

Question 17: of our Cryptic Quiz: “Three is the Magic Number!”

September 2009, by Lisa | 41 Comments – latest by linda miranda

If you haven’t entered our quiz yet, this question may be your ticket. I think this one is much easier than some of the others. The rules are simple: read through the clue, submit your answer in the comments and we’ll choose the winner from random tomorrow.

Buena Suerte!

Unbearable Lightness of Being:
Momma’s Tale

We had a client, Goldilocks her name
If we’d not dealt with her, would be no loss.
She threatened my family, much to my shame
And she made it clear, that she was our boss.
She gave us some tests, our worth to ensure.
And treated our photos like so much dross.
A particular man she wanted to capture

on film or she’d become so very cross.
Started …Continue reading this article…

Monday’s Winners Announced … (plus a 20% discount at MOO today!)

September 2009, by Lisa | 1 Comment – latest by David Anderson

We hope that the questions from yesterday added some fun and challenge to your day. It seemed many of you found question 15 rather easy. We figured question 13 would be easier (the answer could be found right here in the archives of the blog), but as it turns out it wasn’t so obvious.

Here’s the answers and our randomly chosen winners.

Question 13:
Answer: MiniCards, NoteCards, StickerBooks
We announced the products on this blog when they were launched. The archives reveal all.
Winner: Laurel

Question 14:
Answer: Arch de Triomph (Paris or France); Gateway Arch, (St. Louis or Missouri), Durdle Door (Dorset or England)
Winner:Cole Henley

Question 15:
Answer:Rod – Three Machines by Wayne Thiebaud, Grant – Marilyn (Monroe) by …Continue reading this article…

Question 15 of our Cryptic Quiz: “Three is the Magic Number!”

September 2009, by Lisa | 21 Comments – latest by Liz Randell

Corvus, our amazing clue writer, writes “Here’s today’s Third Zone. It should be pretty easy for folks.” Should I disagree with him? You tell me.

Bonne Chance!

The Third Zone: A Third of a Picture Paints 333.3333333 Words

Now that our three designers are aware the world is changing around them, it’s as if blindfolds have been removed, exposing their eyes to the bright sunshine. But the light striking their retinas now isn’t coming from an unfamiliar sun… in the Third Zone. Each of them realizes that not everything around them is as they originally thought–other visions are coming through slowly, as their eyes acclimate to a new way of perceiving the world.

Rod pauses, blanks, and looks at …Continue reading this article…

Question 14 in our Cryptic Quiz: “Three is the Magic Number!”

September 2009, by Lisa | 27 Comments – latest by TJ

In the second question of the day, we’re reunited with our three photographers who are still trying to win the job. This question maybe a little easier for those with a photographic mind and who are prone to a bit wanderlust. If that doesn’t sound like you, no worries, I’m sure a quick image search may make the difference.

And, now back to the bears…

Unbearable Lightness of Being

Goldilocks wanted one last test before she’d agree to hire the bears. “My photographers must be world travelers,” she archly said. “If you can you identify these three landmarks, I’ll happily hire you for this job.”

3 Landmarks

Poppa bear’s ears perked up. “Landmarks? Does this …Continue reading this article…

Question 13 in our Cryptic Quiz: “Three is the Magic Number”

September 2009, by Lisa | 30 Comments – latest by TJ

Here’s an easier question for those of you who are still in vacation mode and those of you (like the UK MOO Crew) making the transition back to work.

Thanks to the fine folks @ComputerArts for donating today’s prizes. Today’s winners will win a year’s subscription to Computer Arts Magazine. If you haven’t picked up an issue of Computer Arts before, it’s filled with tutorials, inspiration and professional advice on creating digital art and illustrations.

Now on to the fun stuff – the first question of the day. Remember, you have until midnight tonight (PST) to submit your answer.

Hardboiled, Part Five
Getting to Know Moo

Now that we’d infiltrated Moo, it was time to go on a …Continue reading this article…

Announcing Our Winners & Happy Labo(u)r Day!

September 2009, by Lisa | Add a comment

We’re glad to see that so many of you figured out the answers from Friday. For those of you who didn’t get the answers, we have included a short guide to the answer below. As promised, today’s winners were chose at random and score themselves a set of MOO MiniCards and a year of Flickr Pro.

Drum roll please…

Question 10

Answer: Nick -Product Manager, Sam – UX Designer, Ray – Business Development Manager
These are all jobs that are posted in the job section at MOO.
Winner: Saturnfox

Question 11

Answer: Alfred Eisenstaedt, Annie Leibowitz, Robert Doisneau
These famous photographs feature a kiss.
Winner: Stacey Callaway

Question 12

Answer: Rod – Adobe Reader (or Acrobat), Grant – Starbucks, Blaise – HBO
Winner: …Continue reading this article…

Question 12 in our cryptic quiz: “Three is the Magic Number!”

September 2009, by Lisa | 41 Comments – latest by ann

Here we go. It’s the last question of the week. Remember, we’re choosing our winner based on lucky draw. Take your time, submit the right answer and you may win. Here goes …

The Third Zone: Three Paths

A crossroads, decisions to be made. A direction to choose. Each of us reach many such crossroads in our lives, but Rod, Grant, and Blaise had come to a crossroads… in the Third Zone.

By now all three have realized that the city streets they walk are not the same streets they are used to. Grant wishes he’d taken Atlas’s map. Blaise wishes she’d taken a peak at Index’s books. Rod wishes he’d been able to keep up with TAG. But …Continue reading this article…

Question 11: in Our Cryptic Quiz: “Three is the Magic Number”

September 2009, by Lisa | 58 Comments – latest by Saturnfox

If you’re into iconic photography like our photographer friends, you might find this question a little easier than the last one. Take your time and make sure you don’t jump too quickly because today we’re awarding our prizes based on lucky draw, not speed. All that matters is that you get it right (and of course that you’re lucky!). You have until Sunday night to answer.


Part 4

The bears had passed their tests with ease, proving they could recognize detail and style. But Goldi wasn’t done with them yet. “But what about composition,” she asked, “if we take away detail are your eyes still keen? Can you tell me who took these, without …Continue reading this article…

Question 10 in our Cryptic Quiz: “Three is the magic Number”!

September 2009, by Lisa | 23 Comments – latest by Saturnfox

Happy Friday! Some of you may be happy to hear, we’re going to change how we award prizes. It should give those of you who are a little slower of the mark (like me) a better chance at winning. Rather than awarding the prize to the person with the first correct answer, we’ll be choosing today’s winners based on a lucky draw. This means, if you can figure out the answer to the cryptic quiz before Monday morning, you have a chance at winning today’s prize. So, take your time, think about it and then submit your answer in the comments. As always, we won’t approve the comments until Monday.

Today’s prize is a free set of MOO MiniCardsContinue reading this article…

Answers and winners! Day four of our cryptic quiz continues

September 2009, by Denise | 4 Comments – latest by Janet

Thanks to everyone who has taken part in our quiz so far! We hope you’re enjoying our clues and the tales of our three groups of friends. Our winners from yesterday are a crafty and quick bunch and score themselves a DNA11 gift certificate (that mean’s they can make art based on their DNA –cool).

And now, to our winnners…

Question Seven:
Answer: Nicky, Dan, and Stef
Winner: Clare Selley
Time question posted: Sep 3, 12:07 pm
Time answered: Sep 3, 12:52 pm

Question Eight:
Answer: Paul Cooklin
Winner: Dixie
Time question posted: Sep 3, 5:11pm
Time answered: Sep 3, 5:14pm

Question Nine:
Answer: Chelsea Groves, Jenny Lloyd, Masakazu Yamazaki
Winner: Janet
Time question posted: Sep 3, 8:50 pm
Time answered: Sep 3, 9:03 pm

Congratulations to our winners, …Continue reading this article…

Question 9 in our cryptic quiz: ‘Three Is The Magic Number’

September 2009, by Denise | 19 Comments – latest by Brian Golbere

Here we are with the last question of our third day! Appropriately, we’re back in The Third Zone, with our young design heroes, Rod, Grant and Blaise. Everything is not as it seems…

The Third Zone
The Third Block

Each youth makes their way into the city, amazed at the sites they see. Each block they pass offers something new, something beautiful, or something odd. It is to their credit that they actually take the time to notice these little details about life… in the Third Zone.

On the first block, they each notice a bird—sitting in silhouette. Rod, naturally, sees a bright red cardinal perched on a bench of deco design . Grant spies a green tit, and Blaise notices an unusual …Continue reading this article…

Question 8 in our cryptic quiz: ‘Three Is The Magic Number’

September 2009, by Denise | 17 Comments – latest by Janet

Moving swiftly on, we catch up with our photographer friends, who are struggling with a difficult new client. After completing yesterday’s task and identifying three MOO employees, Goldilocks wants to know about their influences. Will her demands never end?

Unbearable Lightness of Being
Part three

The next challenge Goldilocks set for The Three Bears was to name a photographer they admired, capable of photographing man-made objects and wildlife with equal aplomb. A photographer who used color just as well as black and white. A photographer who could beautifully frame an object as large as a bridge, or as small as a flower. A photographer whose work would look good printed large or small.

Poppa bear grumbled, “What? Is she trying to make us …Continue reading this article…

charity: water Greeting Cards – a $22 per pack donation

September 2009, by Denise | 3 Comments – latest by Amanda

As you know, September is our birthday month, and we’re celebrating with a month of different discounts. There are different discounts featured on different days – and not always on MOO products. Today (Thursday Sept 3rd), for example, we’re sharing an exclusive 10% discount with our friends at Firebox. Tomorrow, well, that’s a secret, but it’s a MOO discount!

Which is all very nice (we hope). But when we heard about charity: water we thought it was such a good cause, we’d go an extra mile to help out.

charity: water is dedicated to bringing clean, safe drinking water to developing countries. In their own words:

“One billion people on the planet don’t have access to clean drinking water. …Continue reading this article…

Question 7 in our cryptic quiz: ‘Three Is The Magic Number’

September 2009, by Denise | 17 Comments – latest by Janet

And so we reach day three of our cryptic quiz! The plot thickens – and we pick up the story of our Three Blind Mice as they try to solve the mystery of Mary’s missing frog. Is Dan St Jacques guilty, or a man wrongly accused?

We’ve got an extra special prize for our three winners today – a $200 gift certificate for DNA11! An innovative company they create portraits as unique as you are – with your own DNA! Some people might remember us mentioning them a while ago, when we spotted their Business Cards. We’re quite excited about this, and can’t wait to see how it all turns out. Find out more about …Continue reading this article…

Answers and winners! Day three of our cryptic quiz continues

September 2009, by Denise | Add a comment

Yesterday proved trickier for some, easier for others as our stories develop and the MOO birthday quiz continues. There are more questions coming later on today, but for now – the answers and our prize winning heroes!

Question Four:
Answer: Workplace: MOO | Suspect: Dan St Jacques
(Both parts of this answer were required to win. Please also note, Dan is very nice, and has never, to our knowledge, been involved in frog theivery)
Winner: RobW
Time question posted: Sept 2, 11:18 am
Time answered: Sep 2, 11:25 am

Question Five:
Answer: Alicia Zur-Szpiro*, Lisa Rodwell, Richard Moross
Winner: Caroline Wallis
Time question posted: Sept 2, 5:01 pm
Time answered: Sep 2, 5:24 pm

Question Six:
Answer: Tag, Atlas, Index.
These are the MOO Investors
Winner: istoo …Continue reading this article…

Question six in our cryptic quiz: “Three Is The Magic Number”!

September 2009, by Denise | 27 Comments – latest by Karen Goodwin

After the shock of the last question and the sheer beauty of a composite MOO employee, we’re picking up the story of our three graphic designers from yesterday. This is our last question for today – stay tuned for the answers and more questions tomorrow!

The Third Zone: The Guides

Our three young friends decide to split up and each go their own way. “No use in all three of us competing for the same design jobs,” Rod confidently tells the other two. Grant is secretly relieved and agrees. Balise smiles vaguely and nods her head. Rod sets off across the school grounds down the left road into the city, Grant takes the center road, and Blaise sets off down …Continue reading this article…

Question five in our cryptic quiz: “Three Is The Magic Number”!

September 2009, by Denise | 12 Comments – latest by Lisa

Now we move swiftly on, leaving The Three Blind Mice behind for today, to cope with their frustratingly frogless client, Mary.

The story of our family of photographers continues….

Unbearable Lightness of Being

Goldilocks was not the type of client who just hired three photographic bears because she’d heard good things about them. No, she wanted proof. The first task she set for them was to figure out what three MOO employee’s portraits had been combined to create this frankenportrait.

QUESTION: Can you help The Three Bears find the three faces? Rumor has it they might be faces you’ll find at Moo HQ.

Answers in the comments please – and we’ll approve them all on Thursday morning, when we put the …Continue reading this article…

Question four in our cryptic quiz: “Three Is The Magic Number”!

September 2009, by Denise | 61 Comments – latest by baliq

Here we are at day two of our Birthday Quiz. We have three winners, quick off the mark in answering yesterday’s questions, and three new questions for today.

Not only that, but we have three new prizes!

The prize for the first person who answers a question correctly today will be a pack of 25 Greeting Cards. (We’ve updated the functionality of Greeting Cards too – so you might like to take a quick look. Resellers will love the fact that for a limited time, you can remove the MOO logo for free – and of course, add your own!)

But anyway – on with today’s first question, Hardboiled, Part Two. We continue yesterday’s tale of The Three …Continue reading this article…

Answers to the first 3 cryptic questions!

September 2009, by Denise | 2 Comments – latest by Denise

Wow – you lot are good! The first three answers and the winner of each prize are:

Question One:
Three Blind Mice
Winner: gnomeangel
Time question posted: Sep 1, 2:00 PM
Time answered: Sep 1, 2:02 PM

Question Two:
Winner: Justine
Time question posted: Sep 1, 5:00 PM
Time answered: Sep 1, 5:02 PM

Question Three:
The colour wheel: RGB or Red, Green and Blue
Winner: Katie
Time question posted: Sep 1, 8:19pm
Time answered: Sep 1, 8:26 PM

Congratulations to our winners, who will each receive a Flickr Pro account, and one Free pack of MiniCards! (We’ll contact you as soon as possible with the details).

Congratulations also to everyone who has taken part so far. Even the incorrect answers were good (and perhaps better than some guesses of the …Continue reading this article…

Question three in our cryptic quiz: “Three Is The Magic Number”!

September 2009, by Denise | 80 Comments – latest by madly59

Here we are already, at the last of three questions for today! Join three graphic designers at the very start of their careers – one confident, one sad and one wet-behind the ears.

We found this question harder than the first two, but have full confidence in your puzzling skills! The first to answer this question will win a Flickr Pro account and a pack of MiniCards. Good luck!

The Third Zone: Painting the Town
This is the story of three carefree young graphic designers—Rod, Grant, and Blaise. Diplomas in hand, they have just tossed their caps in the air and are setting out into the Big City to look for work. They are full of hope and wonder, these three …Continue reading this article…

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