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January 31, 2008

A TV Show About The Creative Process

Let's Paint, Exercise and Blend Drinks TV show with John Kilduff.

A really thought provoking artwork. It is good to see stuff that is critical but positive and funny at the same time. Check out his ebay store and his website.

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The Hawaii Chair

It takes the work out of your workout...

...and it says a lot about design, human values, pragmatic solutions, marketing, and hawaii...

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Old story but still really interesting.

McDonald's restaurants get redesigned to attract more of the European audience.

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From the article:
"The changes are more than cosmetic. McDonald’s is introducing healthier foods and items that cater to regional tastes, like caffè lattes. Hoping to attract more young adults and professionals, in addition to its core customer base of children, the chain is also adding amenities like Internet access and rental iPods."

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January 30, 2008

Possible rules

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Sister Corita's
rules.

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Frontier psychiatrist

The Avalanches are an electronic music group from Melbourne, Australia, best known for its live DJ sets and debut album “Since I Left You” (2000), which was assembled from approximately 3,500 vinyl samples.

“Frontier psychiatrist” is an awesome video and a great stress relief (quite needed for a lot of people around), where the assembled oddities just remind me to, well, many real situations. And yeah, not just that boy, but we all need therapy...

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Breaking Bad

The interactive trailer for the AMC TV Series "Breaking Bad" combines short snippets of the show with small interactive experiences in a really elegant teaser.

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This website was created at Unit 9, with interactive direction by former fabricante and forever fantastic Christian Etter.

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January 29, 2008

Check Out This Year's

Enter to win big money or just go and check out some great work from all over.

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International Poster And Graphic Design Festival Of Chaumont
May 24 to July 6 2008

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Kashiwa Sato

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Kashiwa Sato's Portfolio, (by Yugo Nakamura), uses animated color palettes of each project as navigation, and has one of the most depressing profile pictures i have seen. Don't stay too long, it hurts your eyes.

via Tomonaga (our own brilliant japanese guy)

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Mystery Science Theater 3000 is back, sort of.

The creator and star of the first 5 seasons of Mystery Science Theater 3000, Joel Hodegson, is back with the whole gang in his new show Cinematic Titanic. Judging from the trailer, it looks great as always.

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Check out the site.

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Techno Tuesday

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Type Matters

An interesting article about how typography effects the public's view on the US presidential candidates.

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http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/ideas/articles/2008/01/27/what_font_says_change/

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January 28, 2008

Interview with Sophie Thomas

Over the past ten years, as director and joint owner of thomas.matthews London, award-winning communication designer Sophie Thomas has led and delivered a vast array of projects across the world. These range from the highly acclaimed “No Shop” campaign for Friends of the Earth in 1997 to the £15 million interactive Space galleries for the Royal Observatory Greenwich which opened this Spring.
Throughout the years of experience in the communication design industry, Sophie has strived to practice a number of core principles making sure they are instilled in those that work with thomas.matthews. These include working to a set of highly ethical and sustainable principles and bringing elements of humour and innovation into all the work.

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Interview by Karol de Rueda

thomas.matthews is a successful communication design agency established in 1997 that believes in good design and sustainability. As a graphic designer, what motivated you to take such direction?
I have always said that as a designer, this is something that I have been always passionate about. I was pretty much the way I was brought up: to be quite political, very vocal about my opinions and to understand and have the knowledge about them. When I was doing my degree, that wasn’t part of my agenda so much. It became much more part of my agenda when I went to college to do my MA and I spent two years thinking about what I really wanted to do with my skill set. Then I started collaborating with Kristine Mathews. We found out that because of our complementary skills and our very similar life agendas, we could do something really powerful. Then, our work and lives started to enforce sustainability.

You have now ten years working with this sustainable philosophy. How hard was at the beginning to deal with clients and the new idea of creating “green” design. How difficult is to re-educate them?
For the beginning, the clients that Kristine and I wanted to work with were very much focused on sustainability, so, the first few projects that we did were very much based on who they were. As we started to grow with the practice, we came up with certain rules about our work like using post consumer papers, talking to our printers about how they use their processes, thinking about alternative materials as well. Those things became part of the way that we work.

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Pushkar Nagwekar has entered the building

After a very -very- long time, multitasking Pushkar Nagwekar, from India, is finally here to join the interactive department. Say hello to him as he desperately misses roadside spicy indian fast-food.

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How did you come to learn about Fabrica?
Word of mouth.....One of my teacher visited Fabrica to conduct a workshop few year back, and also I had a friend who have been here before.

What have you been doing before?
2007 have been a massive change from fashion to Interaction design for me.
I went back to India after my master’s in Milan last year... I was in Auroville (www.auroville.org) - A town belongs to nobody...for sometime. Then shifted to Mumbai to get some cash flowing in my life, but very soon got fed up with busy streets and traffic jams of the city.
I went to my hometown (Baroda, Gujarat) and started working with some artists in my studio called “Ugly duckling”, for a Contemporary indian art exhibition named: HORN PLEASE... (www.kunstmuseumbern.ch) in National Museum of Berne, Switzerland and then travelling to Singapore in ‘08.

What do you expect to get out of this experience?
Allora, I wanted to be here...and I m here. never thought of what I can get out of it...........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................I have sometime to think seriously about it.

What will you miss from home?
watching bollywood movies in theatres, volley ball, cricket, sitting on galla (cheap roadside TEA bars) for hours, my motorbike, all the roadside spicy indian fast-food, colorful festivals, monsoon.....its a long list.

Anything else you'd like to share with us?
Ok lets talk now...

Visit Pushkar's blog: www.pushkar.wordpress.com

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Stupid Krap

Really, this is stupid krap.

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Based in Sydney, Australia, stupidkrap.com is an artist-run portal and on-line store, featuring exclusive limited-edition high-quality art prints and collectables, by talented underground artists. Nice opportunity to decorate your cave.

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Who would have thought?

It looks like the Galápagos Islands are a petri dish once again.
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http://travel.nytimes.com/2008/01/27/travel/27green.html

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January 25, 2008

Welcome Lizy!

There we go! Lizy Cretney, interactive department’s sweetheart and multitasking graphic designer (also known as the woman who saved the blog) is also joining the blogshphere to make it stronger, better and greater.

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Let’s give her a big thanks as well as a warm welcome!

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It's back and growing!

Tad Kimball, Fabrica's cooler, biggest biker and awesome graphic designer has stepped up to the blogging plate, sharing with us some good stuff and yeah, giving us –finally- some air to breathe.

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Give him a huge welcome since he will be one keeping this site alive and moving.

www.tadkimball.tinymenagerie.com

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Our saviour

As you may know, the blog was mysteriously gone for more than a week after –they- published the new Fabrica website. Apparently, -they- couldn’t find a solution during all those days, as I was the most depressed person in the world.

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Then, the feminine force came to save the blogsphere (and our sanity). Lizy, our super woman and her impressive skills came up with a solution in the spite of a couple of hours, and finally, thanks to her, here we are again.
Thank you mujer, you are the greatest!!!

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January 16, 2008

Retro Onomatopoeia

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Here you can find a collection of comic retro sounds. Nice colors and prints.

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Tattoo Santa

It’s never too late to send good wishes.

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It’s never too early to keep in mind such great website for next Christmas.
Pretty amazing!

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January 15, 2008

Techno Tuesday

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Postcards from Italy

After a wonderful, delicious and warm holiday, this place seems to be busier, and yeah, sadder than ever with all our terrible losses. I will have to say that Fabrica’s worse part is whenever your best buddies leave forever. Forever because the possibilities of a reencounter are in most cases, impossible. Distance/time/money impossible.

Dearest ex-fabricanti, you will always be in our memories, hearts and iTunes. We wish the best and one of these days lets do the world tour we always planned. Lots of love and with Beirut, postcards from Italy!

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