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September 27, 2007

People Tree Fair Trade

Illustrator Chris Haughton created this animation for People Tree Fair Trade Clothing. Informative, funny little clip which briefly explains progress towards a fair trade society and simultaneously introduces a brand new clothing company.

Via Rita

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September 26, 2007

I Hate Young People

Here is a platform (popular word nowadays around Fabrica...) that promotes the creation of videos that can express what people really think about the young crowd; the way how they dress, the music they listen, the words they use.

The most passionate and creative entries will be part of a national cable television pilot, and all appropriate submissions will be posted on the I Hate Young People video sharing site.
Hateful but quite entertaining...

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Moto colors

Motorola came up with the idea of mixing artwork with marketing strategies.

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On their website, you can easily create beautiful random patterns and send them to friends, save them as animated screensavers as well as mobile wallpapers.
Click here to make your own.

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Rockstar North

Rockstar North, the developer behind Grand Theft Auto, is looking to expand their teams with a new Camera Programmer, a Game Programmer and a Physics Programmer -whatever that means.

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For the successful candidates, they are offering a highly competitive salary, a working environment second to none and an extensive benefits package.
Click here to find more information.

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September 25, 2007

Techno Tuesday

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September 24, 2007

Design Weeks all over!

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It seems like "design weeks" are the new thing that establish cities in the creative world. Within September and October alone, a design week can be experienced in at least four major European cities, some of them being a very young event. Here is a brief rundown of some design festivals recently, presently and in the coming weeks in and around Europe:

Istanbul Design Week | September 4-10
Helsinki Design Week | September 14-23
London Design Festival | September 15-25
Vienna Design Weeks | October 3-21
Dutch Design Week (Eindhoven) | October 20-28

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September 20, 2007

Plush Chair

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Created by the Brazalian duo Campana brothers, these chairs are limited edition pieces produced from hundreds of plushy pandas, aligators and all kinds of other animals and objects. This can sure inspire many to creatively use all the toys from the kids room once the kids are all grown up.

The price of these chairs can only be guessed or is available on request on www.mossonline.com

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September 19, 2007

Hitchhikers choice

This is a good start to a creative and productive day!

http://www.minilogue.com/

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September 18, 2007

What every fabricante needs

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Although a lot of us have really trendy, modern baskets attached to our bikes, i think this DIY project would be the ideal solution to our grocery shopping needs - even though it looks impossible to steer and has no brakes.

Mike Hulsebus

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September 17, 2007

The Naked Truth

Without clothes, the human body is vulnerable, exposed.
Six hundred people shed their clothes as part of an installation by Spencer Tunick on a glacier in the Swiss Alps to bodily cry out for help against a planetary emergency: global warming.

Global warming is stripping away our glaciers and leaving our entire planet vulnerable. If it continues at its current rate, most glaciers in Switzerland will completely disappear by 2080, leaving nothing but valleys and slopes strewn with rock debris.

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September 14, 2007

Italy boycotts pasta

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Shoppers in Italy have been urged to boycott buying pasta for a day in a protest over rising prices. The supply of wheat has fallen because farmers are encouraged to sell the crops for use in the production of environmentally-friendly biofuels, or they are replacing their wheat crops with other fuel crops that generate more income. The reduced supply of wheat has led to an increase in its price and that has been passed on to customers through increases in the costs of wheat products such as pasta, bread and beer.

But pasta production companies do not expect the boycott to cut a hole in their pockets. They are confident consumers will return to pasta because it remains the cheapest food in grocery stores despite the rising prices.

Ok...I was kinda getting tired of eating pasta everyday at mensa anyway!

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Tad Kimball has entered the building

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Today let's also welcome Tad, new to the visual communication department.

How did you come to learn about fabrica?
i first heard of fabrica through a teacher during my last year of school after asking him about what to do after graduating. he told me to talk to another teacher, who had attended fabrica, and i did. it sounded like fun so i decided to give it a try.

What were you doing before coming here?
i was living with my fiancé and our two cats, gardening on our roof, riding my bike late at night, going on day trips and working sometimes.

What are you looking forward to the most?
pizza, traveling, meeting people and not living in new york.

What will you miss from the states?
megan, my friends, cheap mexican food and free wifi

Any shout outs / last words?
thanks.

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Rita Botelho has entered the building

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Let's welcome the newest member of the design department:

How did you come to learn about Fabrica?
When I was beginning my product design course, I met Pedro e Rita, two Portuguese designers who stayed here in Fabrica for two years. They did lots of interesting projects , the kind of experimental projects hard to find in some other design studio. Since then I had the wish to apply to Fabrica after my graduation.

What were you doing before coming here?
Last year I was working on my website and producing and retailing "A Second Chance" collection made of home accessories and jewelery pieces with the underlying concept of giving a second chance to apparently common and industrially produced objects.

What are you looking forward to the most?
I'm here basically to learn. Since I've been working on my own, I want and need to have the experience of being in a group, working with other young amazing designers with common goals and interests.

What will you miss the most?
In fact, Italy is not so different from Portugal and the Italian language is by far, the most beautiful language in the world. I don't miss Portugal but I miss all my family and friends in Portugal…it's just a matter of convincing them to come here for a visit.

What do you think about Treviso?
Calm, relaxed, good food, nice people, beautiful nature around.

Anything else to say?
If you have further questions, talk to me…then I'll have the chance to learn a few more English words.

Check out her site here, and welcome!

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September 13, 2007

Braille Graffiti

In anticipation of the upcoming issue of Colors, check out this video.

Statement from Scott Wayne Indiana's project site reads:
"Most braille found in public exists as pragmatic directions. This project is an attempt to create a unique moment for a blind person who might happen across one of these bits of braille graffiti. 5 different phrases were peppered around Portland, Oregon in late August, 2007. The visible title is included in an attempt to draw attention to all who pass making it more likely for a blind person to come in contact with the words via suggestion from friends or passersby. This was a strategy that arose in an interview with a blind person who wished to remain anonymous."

Very interesting stuff. enjoy.

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September 12, 2007

Trapped

Yesterday morning when we all entered the Fabrica building there was a bizarre sight waiting for us. In the distance against the grey structure you could see a person jumping through one of Ando's solid pillars as if it were made of thin air and not concrete.

This installation called 'Trapped' is the creation of our very own Diego Beyró with the help of Annechien van Litsenberg. The shocking yet poetic work tries to defy all logic and rules of understanding and breaks free into the open space.

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Typography is kicking ass

Typography Kicks Ass: Flickr Bold Italic is a project driven by the love to typography that uses a random set of letters published on Flirckr to display messages you can send to somebody in particular.

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Fantastic idea and great site design!

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The Tale of How

Bizarre and almost dreamlike, the BlackHeart Gang has created a short storybook animation with tentacled sea monsters, piranha ducks, and six-legged mice. In case you were wondering what is 'Beautiful Nonsense' this is it!

I recommend going to the BlackHeart Gang website and seeing the high quality video there. You will see all the amazing details that are packed in.

http://www.theblackheartgang.com/

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September 11, 2007

Techno Tuesday

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Neckface

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I love me some Neckface.

Check out more works
by the 22 year old illustrator/graffiti artist who has made his mark in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York City and most recently, Tokyo.


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My First Crush

Remember your first crush?
I sure do. Guillermo M. He would come to my window at midnight and play cheesy love songs on his big, rectangular cassette recorder. Even when we saw each other everyday at school, we never had the courage to say a word face to face.

“My First Crush” is a short film animated and created by talented Julia Pott based on interviews with people about those old oddly magic days.
Beautifully and cleverly done!

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September 10, 2007

You are what you wear?

The say that dogs look like their owners, but how about shoes?

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People faces and their shoes is an interesting project made by an American photographer where he compares faces and personalities with shoes.

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World Clock

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If you are looking for figures and statistics, World Clock is an online tool for ticking figurative information about a range of issues. The data updates itself with each passing second. You can look up World population, births, deaths, diseases like AIDS, TB etc. abortion rates, internet points, divorces, earth temperature, species extinct and a lot more.

http://www.poodwaddle.com/worldclock.swf

Rita Botelho, our newest team member in the Product Design department shares this with us.

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September 07, 2007

Delightful Traviata

"La Traviata - Choeurs des Bohémiens" is a formidable short film realized by Gionne Leroy using as musical subject a segment of Verdi’s opera and as interpreters, clay delights.


Music, sweets and creativity: pure perfection.

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September 04, 2007

Beautifully Macabre

The art of Travis A. Louie is the result of a childhood spent watching "atomic age" sci-fi and horror movies and surrounded by 1950's rocket ships, superheroes, giant monsters, and those wonderful old movie posters.

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You can see Louie’s paintings here and also read the story of each of his imaginative, mysterious and beautiful mutant characters.

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Techno Tuesday

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Diego Beyró has entered the building, like a month ago...

Straight from the land of tango and good mate, Diego, the chosen one, arrived right on time with what we need the most; creative good humor. Please say hola to him accompanied with a tuna can.

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What brought you to fabrica?
Andrés Reymondes (fabricante) was traveling in Buenos Aires, interviewing and meeting people. He came to me and saw my work. Then they chose me.

What have you been doing before?
I was working in a publicity agency in Argentina (El Cielo de Agula & Baccetti) as art director. But I wanted to do something more creative and artistry. Also, some friends and I decided to use all the anti tendencies or the “uncool” in the world by creating an online magazine called www.theuncoolhunter.com.
Everybody should see it.

How do you expect your life is going to be now? Anything you're looking forward to or fearing?
I expect a life full of enriching experiences. The cultural variety and the all the labor opportunities are big. I want Fabrica giving me the support and help to become big. The great thing is that we eat quite well in Mensa, which is already a good start.
Fears? A lot. But I will try to turn them into a motor.

Anything else?
No.

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September 03, 2007

Venice Film Festival

The Venice Film Festival, the oldest in the world, has arrived.
The 64th Mostra Internazionale d'Arte Cinematografica di Venezia unites works by young directors who are as yet unknown with works by the greatest film makers from around the world.

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This year, the film selection has struck a rather more serious tone, including complex legal drama and a dangerous amount of melancholy with titles such as In the Valley of Elah, It’s a free world..., Atonement or The Darjeeling Limited. It will be running until September 8 and here you can find more information.

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Gustavo Millon has entered the building

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Welcome back to the blog after a much relaxing fun filled summer.
And also welcome to another happy edition of Fabricantes who have recently joined us or will join us soon. Gustavo Millon, a young photographer from Chile started at Fabrica shortly before the summer break. Give him a warm welcome.

What special circumstances brought you to Fabrica?
I won a contest realized by the ten years of Benneton in Chile, in which the principal prize was to be one year in Fabrica. The main theme of the contest was the environment and I did a photographic project about this.

What have you been doing before?
I worked like freelance photographer, collaborated in cultural magazines and with a friend, he is a poet, we made a book, he wrote poetry and took the photos.

What do you expect to learn from your time here?
I expect to learn about the work in Fabrica, my own department photography and of the other departments. And of the different persons in Fabrica, your culture because Fabrica is the little and modern Tower of Babel.

What are you most looking forward to?
Work in a place that has the independence with my own style of photographs, I don't have a specific place now though. May be later show my photographs in a international gallery.

What was your first impression of Fabrica?
Incredible. Because it was my first trip outside of Chile. Italy, Treviso and Fabrica all is amazing.
But Fabrica is the better thing, all the departments are differents but you can use others help to do your personal projects, and projects for Fabrica.

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