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January 31, 2007

Ros Shiers

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Ros has been working as an illustrator for four years now since graduating from The University of Brighton. Yes that is the same university as myself and the other Brits here, what can I say they turn out the cream of the crop! Only teasing but you should check out her site, she has some really beautiful and incredibly feminin illustrations. She also has an identical twin sister with whom she set up Shiers Sisters clothing label in 2002 where she was creating print designs and brand identity. Most recently they designed a collection for Topshop Boutique.

Take a peek at here gorgeously girly work here

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Global Patterns

Thank you internet! Thank you internet! Thank you internet! For this.

via naked garlic.

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Making Comics

In 1993 Scott McCloud published 'Understanding Comics', an incredible book that tediously dissects the art of comics, completely drawn as a comic. Well, recently he released 'Making Comics', which is sort of a companion to 'Understanding Comics'. In this book, he focuses on the tools and techniques of creating cartoons. Certainly a valuable resource for anyone interested in the field. On his website you can even preview an entire chapter on making online comics.
Top job, however I must admit to preffering his hand rendered drawing style of the first book, than to his computer generated drawing and lettering of 'Making Comics'. And there you have it folks, thanks to the internet, I just became an official art critic.

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January 30, 2007

Type with flickr

fabrica typo

Marcello did send me this link this morning. It is a tool which uses the oneletter group on flickr to spell your words. Ruedi would have been exited about that: http://metaatem.net/words/

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Techno Tuesday


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January 26, 2007

Ruedi again

This is the result of Ruedi Bruchmüllers second lecture about Swiss typography.

ruedi the type

Every Fabricanti was asked to create one letter. Contributed have Andy, Pia, Hugh, Nobu, Matt, Cosimo, Scott, Chris, Alex, Natalie, Annechien, Diego, Marian and Karol.

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Monkey Dance

Since it seems a lot of sex topics are going on here, I want to add my two Cent...



By Aaron Stewart, from Hornetinc, again.

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Friends of the endless journey


'Friends of the Endless Journey'
A doodler's group show: Peter Thompson, Luke Ramsey, Justin Williams, Ekta, A.J. Purdy, Andy Rementer, Owen Plummer and Jason Hsu
Opens February 2nd, 6-9pm, Closes February 28th.
Click here for more info!

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January 25, 2007

Morning Glory

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This morning was the first time i'd seen snow falling in Treviso since living out here. Ok ok so it wasn't exactly snow more like 'sleet' as we say in England, but should there be a ground covering by tomorrow morning I will be hurrying to the nearest open space in the town and trying to construct my own snow penis like the one above. Pretty impressive I have to say, usually penises can't withstand the cold!

via : oops I forgot the website again as I actually meant to post this before christmas! Sorry! I'm so bad at this blogging lark.

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Billie Jean

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I stumbled across this image in an old issue of graphic today in the library and thought it was a perfect Pspot illustration. It's done by Billie Jean, an illustrator from East London. His work is fantastic check it out here.

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Genealogy of Influence

A screen shot taken from Mike Love's Genealogy of Influence hierarchical graph.

Genealogy of Influence is a visualization of the connections between the most influential writers, artists, philosophers, scientists, and mathematicians of Western culture. The graph contains 500 people and, within that community, 1034 influences. All names are linked to Wikipedia for further learning.

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Hinterland Who's Who

If you grew up in Canada then you'll know these slow paced, cheesy, educational videos strangely titled, "Hinterland Who's Who." The children of Canada would be forced to watch these, placed in between their favorite cartoons. The flute intro is engrained in my mind.

Two of the more interesting ones featuring endangered wolves and spiders on drugs. Enjoy!

special thanks to Jin

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Fight the Gypsy Kids

For a while, last summer, there was some funny goings-on. Cash and jewelery was going missing from Fabricanti flats. Some blamed it on the Treviso Gypsy Kids, others on one another. Since, Spring is just around the corner it's time to think about safeguarding your belongings. Here's a great new invention for just that:


The "Brief Safe" is an innovative diversion safe that can secure your cash, documents, and other small valuables from inquisitive eyes and thieving hands, both at home and when you're traveling.

Items can be hidden right under their noses with these specially-designed briefs which contain a fly-accessed 4" x 10" secret compartment with Velcro® closure and special markings on the lower rear portion.

Leave the "Brief Safe" in plain view in your laundry basket or washing machine at home, or in your suitcase in a hotel room — even the most hardened burglar or most curious snoop will "skid" to a screeching halt as soon as they see them — wouldn't you?

Made in USA.

One size.

Color: White (and Brown).

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January 24, 2007

Vesolt's Magic Lessons

What a lovely website this is, and the magic lessons are just a wee bit of the loveliness. It don't matter if you're French or not, drawings are the new language of love.



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The Breast Mouse

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This really is the breast mouse i've ever seen! Sorry i couldn't resist that awful pun! I stumbled across this the other day but can't remember what site it's from so I apologize for not linking it. Not sure how comfortable it is to use but it definately a sexy little addition to the desktop. Miss P Spot should have one I think!

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The New York Times has published a very interesting diagram of words used by George W. Bush in his State of the Union speeches over the years. See what he's talking about.

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January 23, 2007

Global Warming vs. Terrorism

The world is edging closer to nuclear or environmental apocalypse, a group of prominent scientists warned as it pushed the hand of its symbolic Doomsday Clock closer to midnight.

The clock, which was set two minutes forward to 11:55, represents the likelihood of a global cataclysm. Its ticks have given the clock’s keepers a chance to speak out on the dangers they see threatening Earth.

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, which sets the clock, was founded in 1945 as a news-letter distributed among nuclear physicists concerned about nuclear war, and midnight originally symbolized a widespread nuclear conflict. The bulletin has grown into an organization focused more generally on manmade threats to civilization.

“The dangers posed by climate change are nearly as dire as those posed by nuclear weapons,” said Kennette Benedict, director of the bulletin.

Stephen Hawking, the renowned astrophysicist, said global warming has eclipsed other threats to the planet. “Terror only kills hundreds or thousands,” he said. “Global warming could kill millions. We should have a war on global warming rather than . . . terror.”

This is the first time the group explicitly addressed climate change dangers.

London Free Press, through our dear miserychick.

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Dance Dance!


Living in a small Italian town like Treviso you don't have many chances to dance. So when ever there is music and room... the nerdy computer Fabricanti float the dancefloor. Of corse there is always a competition who is the best/silliest dancer. So this is for you, Natalie, here you can get some inspiration, and maybe maybe you will be even able to compete with me... www.uniqlo.jp/mixplay/


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Techno Tuesday

Today is Techno Tuesday's first birthday! As a little gift, I'm offering today's comic as a desktop background for your computer! Download it here.

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January 22, 2007

Herr Bar


Video performance for the Radar Festival, directed by Claire Carré.

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January 18, 2007

Terry Rodgers

These recent paintings of Terry Rodgers frighten me a bit. I've not been to these sorts of places, I know they exist. A part of me wants to find it, but I think a larger part of me wants nothing to do with it. Fascinating world.

"the sum of human knowledge"

Continue reading "Terry Rodgers"

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Heavy Water

If you're going to be in Paris anytime soon, make it a point to see Scott Teplin's solo show, Heavy Water. The show runs from January 13th to February 24th at g-module. And for those of you who can't make it in person, feast your eyes on the show preview here.

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Stand Up Boys


Brilliant advert for the amazingly sexy lingerie company Agent Provocateur, which was, as it is for most great advertising, banned. I think this has been around for a while but I have only just stumbled across it and thought it worth sharing with you all to brighten up your day. Enjoy it.

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January 16, 2007

Priya Khatri has finally entered the building!

Having only 24 students left... it is a great feeling to see a new face in Fabrica's halls. Priya was on trial at the same time as I was. Exactly a year ago. Because Fabrica couldn't sort her visa out in the first place, she was stuck in India for a half year, trying to get her visa. After all this struggle she finally arrived... Give her an extra warm welcome.

Priya trying to enter the building.

What were you doing before coming to Fabrica?
Floating for 6 months in the middle of no where. Getting together with family in India after 3 years. Before that, working in New York.

What would you do with 1 Million dollars?
Ask for more.

Your favorite dish?
I don't like doing dishes.

Anything else to say?
Believe only half of what you see and nothing that you hear.

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Gallery of 19 photos of six-inch dolls with six-foot breasts. (Not safe for work) Link
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Techno Tuesday

Author's note: next week will be Techno Tuesday's first birthday! Expect a little surprise.

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January 15, 2007

Bollywood Soul

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Meena Kadri asked me to put this on the blog. She made this soles, together with a local rickshaw mud-flap painter Bobby and ‘sticker-wallah’ Solanki who cuts coloured adhesive into numbers, letters and decorative motifs to adorn vehicles.

See some more pics here: www.flickr.com/photos/meanestindian/sets/72157594476292672/
Als check out her exhibition at Glasgow's Atrium Gallery, May 18 – June 2, Scotland

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January 12, 2007

Back to the future...


Via eatliver.com.

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Peter Sluszka

Peter Sluszka

Hornetinc Director and Animator from New York has an amazing show reel: http://www.hornetinc.com/images/movies/Peter%20Main_11.27.mov

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January 11, 2007

How to save a YouTube video

Diego has written a summary how to save a YouTube clip on your hard disk:

1. Get a free extension for Firefox called VideoDownloader here: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/2390/

They explain everything you need to know about the extension in that website.

2. After downloading the videos (usually they are .flv Flash videos) you'll probably need to convert them to a more useful format like Quicktime .mov, you can do it with iSquint or VisualHub, get them here: www.isquint.org

There are also some web-based apps on the net which let you point at a HTTP address with the video you want and they automatically do the conversion for you online, they don't have a progress bar or anything though so it sucks because you never know if it's running or not. That's why I like the other method better.

Thanks Diego.

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Jim Flora

For those of you who don't know Jim Flora, you're in for a treat. He mastered using minimal colors to create some of the weirdest and wackiest album covers and illustrations of the 1940s and 1950s. Fantagraphics has just released a new book of his work. And you can see a lot of his work online here.

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the Perfect Circle

This video is from college humor dot com. It's not that funny. Except for the part where the guy talks about his life's problems. And when he fans off the chalk board... I guess that's pretty funny too. Otherwise I'd say it was quietly amazing and some sort of great achievement.

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Cinema & Fumetto

For all those living in northeast italy, Cinema & Fumetto is a really cool (and free) exhibition in Pordenone. Featured are loads of original comics, drawings, and retro movie posters from the past and present. Definately worth a look.

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January 10, 2007

In almost every pictures

The guy Erik Kesselkramer from flat Holland does some good books. For example this one. He found a collection of hundreds of photos taken by a husband of his wife during the years 1956 to 1968 on a flea market in Barcelona. Why not make a book, he thought. Sometimes it's so easy.


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January 09, 2007

Techno Tuesday


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January 08, 2007

James Brown (1933-2006)

And we are back! First this... it was the news on xmas break and a cold hard shock in cosy family Christmas mood: James Brown is dead. James Brown, one of my favorite Singer, died of heart failure Dec. 25 after having checked into the hospital a day earlier with pneumonia.
The Godfather of Soul has gifted us songs like Sex Machine or I Feel Good, lines like "Say it Loud, I’m Black and I’m Proud" and is one of the great influences for many other artists like Michael Jackson or Prince.
Here is a video from one of his great concert, where I wish to have been there... Rest in peace James Brown.

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