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March 31, 2008

Tarotkarten

Fortune-telling by ulani.de

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You're not smart

Computer problems? Duh can help, but before, they have something to tell you:
“It's better if we just clear this up before you hire us. Clients are stupid. All of them. No exceptions. If they weren't stupid, they wouldn't hire us. The only smart thing they ever did was to hire us. So perhaps they're not completely stupid. But they're not not-stupid enough to be considered anything less than stupid. And you're not us. You're not smart. You're the client. That makes you stupid.”

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“Clients are always calling us with stupid questions. We hate that. But we charge them a lot of money, so we have to pretend to like them. And we have to pretend they're not stupid when they're saying really stupid shit. And that's not easy. But we make it look easy because we're so smart.”

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Are you?

AIGA DC’s inaugural student design competition.
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Categories: print, interactive and narrative.
Deadline: May 2, 08.
Here you will find the info.

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ron paul campaign

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There's an interesting campaign for Ron Paul in the US that has attracted a lot of talent in creating political posters to support his 2008 campaign. You can view many of the posters on libertyposter.org.

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March 28, 2008

Earth Hour

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"Earth Hour" has just kicked off, a project by WWF to raise awareness about global warming. At least 371 cities and towns, in 24 timezones around the world have pledged to dim their lights at 8pm local time (29th March).

Learn about how you can participate in Earth Hour, and the Earth Hour Movement at their website.

WWF's "10 things to do in the dark"

Fabricanti "10 things to do in the dark" (PG13 edited):

~ Play "Murder in the dark"
~ Stargaze with friends, point out fake constellations and see if they notice.
~ Candlelit activities
~ Colour in a colouring book by intuition
~ Look for a light switch
~ Fumble and stumble
~ Skinny dip in the sea
~ Play "Hide and Seek"
~ Moonlight massage
~ Glowstick activities
~ Play "Guess what/who this is"

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This is what it's like when web sites collide.

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And a lot of it

Brazilian ads:
"Are you going to ask that question with shades on? For the viewers there’s no sun".
George W. Bush, addressing a blind reporter during a press conference.


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"I am the best political leader in Europe and the world.".
Silvio Berlusconi, former Prime Minister of Italy, during a press conference.

Red tapes: “The world needs a tape like this.”
It certainly does.

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Inside out

Here is an idea that will make our bill-mail less outrageous. Is simple, environmental, creative and completely free my friends. By recycling those security envelopes that we constantly get, we can create a really cool stationary to reuse later on.

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How?

1. Carefully de-construct your envelopes using your fingers, a letter opener or a blade, making sure not to rip the paper.
2. Unfold the envelope completely, and flip over so printed side is facing down. Re-fold the envelope inside-out along the score lines and apply glue along any seams that overlap. To seal the envelopes, we put a little glue along the top edge and tucked it under the main envelope flap for a clean finish. Done!

Here you can also find a flickr set of security envelope patterns.

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March 27, 2008

Media Playground

This is pretty sweet. Mixwit lets you find good music to put it together and make your own customized mixtape to keep, post or share with anyone out there.

Their playlist is very diverse and is also super easy to control. Nice nice nice idea!
Here we share some Fabrica's favourites.

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jill madrid

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internets arts

Here is a short but good interview with Guthrie Lonergan, net artist and one of the founders of nasty nets, an internet surfing club.

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This is a section of one of his most well know pieces, "Internet Group Shot".

For more stuff like this, check out 53 O's, Beige, Paper Rad, Chris Collins, Dear Computer,

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Herr von Eden

What happened to those glorious days when suits were fitting and everything was just dandy?

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Bent A. Jensen is a lover of the suit, and is dedicating himself to it's heyday. He spent his formative years foraging and working in second-hand stores, where he collected those of the 1920's - 70s. He began by renting and selling his collection, and now tailors his own. His label is 'Herr von Eden', and his boutiques are in Hamburg, Berlin, Cologne, Munich and Copenhagen.

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Barbara Soalheiro has entered the building

We are very, very glad to announce the arrival of a brand new team. Barbara Soalheiro, from Belo Horizonte, Brazil, is part of the quartet that will represent the almost unbelievable resurrection of the Creative Writing Department. Welcome back Barbara, finally...

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How did you come to learn about Fabrica?
A friend joined Fabrica's video department, in 2003. I came to the website and there was a pop-up saying "We are looking for writers". I thought it was a sign, so I started the long process of translating my work and preparing a portfolio. Finally, in July 2006, I came for my trial. But, back then, they were thinking of closing the writing department. So only now, 20 months after I took my first 1/ bus, I'm back.

What have you been doing before?

I've always worked at magazines. Right before I came, I was editor-in-chief of Capricho, the teenager magazine I used to read when I was 14.

What do you expect to get out of this experience?
I decided to keep my expectations very low - and let things surprise me. All I really want is to write and write and write. That's what brought me here.

What will you miss from home?
Friday nights at the Gwercman's, my living room window, long nights drinking with friends. But I'm sure I'll also find new windows, new friends and, of course, new long nights of drinking.

Anything else you'd like to share with us?
Hum, not really. Only that it's really good to be here - finally.

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learn how to make a button

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Miranda July is a performance artist most known for her film "You, Me and Everyone We Know". Her work is filled with charming everyday moments and events in life. One of her projects is learning to love you more, a website with assignments that are completed by anyone and reported on the site. An assignment like "Feel the news" might result in a photo of someone brushing their teeth.

Her most recent video "How to Make a Button", could probably also be titled "DIY: why bother?". DIY often runs the risk of veering into the realm of technical virtuosity for its own sake, without practical use or aesthetic concern. In a cultural revival of making things, its nice to see how things are not made.

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March 26, 2008

ABC3D

French Marion Bataille came up with ABC3D, a pop-up book as much as a work of art.

This is just a hand-made mock-up of the actual book, but the good news is that it will be published in October this year.
One of those books you want to keep forever.

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Master of masters

The maestro, the man, the ruler, the sovereign. One of the greatest designers ever, Stefan Sagmeister, shares with us some very wise and influential thoughts.

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Things I’ve learned in my life so far:

• Everything I do always comes back to me.
• Complaining is silly. Either act or forget it.
• Thinking life will be better in the future is stupid. I have to live now.
• Being not truthful works against me.
• Organizing a charity group is surprisingly easy.
• Drugs feel great in the beginning and become a drag later on.
• Over time I get used to everything and start taking it for granted.
• Money does not make me happy.
• Traveling alone is helpful for a new perspective on life.
• Assuming is stifling.
• Keeping a diary supports my personal development.
• Trying to look good limits my life.
• Worrying solves nothing.
• Material luxuries are best enjoyed in small doses.
• Having guts always works out for me.

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The art of Bookmark

An online exhibition where we can find vintage, hand made, victorian and all kind of bookmarks.

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By the way, one very useful ‘modern’ bookmark is this one:
http://2005to2007.fabrica.it/blog/
Bookmark us!

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March 25, 2008

Great opportunistic

An amazing collection of opportune, unusual and humoristic photography by French René Maltête, who definitely has a great sense of observation.

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Share Festival, 2008

Friday and Saturday, October 15th &16th, Torino, Italy

I've recently arrived as a resident at Fabrica in Treviso, Italy. On my second weekend I headed to Torino for the Piemonte Share Festival, held at the Accademia Albertina from 11th of March till the 16th. The festival is running in their fourth year with an agenda to review digital arts, co-curated by Bruce Sterling. He is a guest curator and chairman of the Piemonte Share Prize jury because one of the premises of the show is that science fiction plays a key role in forming new paradigms, with more of a vision for enabling new attitudes and practices than that of the scientific community. There were only six pieces in the show, though I was expecting more. Regardless, all six projects were involved enough to satiate my thirst for new art; they dealt with overcoming their digital origins and acquiring a perceived tactile reality.

Christine Sugrue (U.S.A.), “ Delicate Boundaries”

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Christine's piece has come a long way. I remember when she first started the project, and then it was just a conversation. Now it's a screen with bugs crawling on it and out of it. When you approach and touch the screen, the bugs appear to crawl out of the screen and onto your hand and arm. If you touch both of your hands together, the bugs will crawl from one arm to the other. If you withdraw your arm, the bugs disappear and regenerate on the screen. You might wonder how people intuitively know to touch the screen, but they just do. It's amazing. When the bugs come "out", and people respond to it. It's like one of those ideas that seems kinda dreamy, but in reality it works really well. This project also won the Share prize.

Continue reading "Share Festival, 2008"

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Jacqueline Steck has entered the building

And we have a new entry. Jacqueline Steck, from USA, just joined Fabrica’s famous Interactive Department. Please give her a double welcome since she will be also part of Fabrica's famous blog team.

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How did you come to learn about Fabrica?

I first heard about it from one of my teachers at Parsons, Zach Lieberman, but it was only after I got fed up with working at MTV that I decided it was time for a change.

What have you been doing before?
I studied Design and Technology at the Parsons School of Design, and after that I worked for a couple of years as a freelance flash developer at companies like MTV; I also hung out a lot at Eyebeam, an arts organization devoted to technology in Chelsea.

What do you expect to get out of this experience?
Daily espresso and telekinesis. (I'm serious about the telekinesis.)

What will you miss from home?
I will miss my friends, my cat and in a weird way, Chelsea. I will actually miss gallery hopping.

Anything else you'd like to share with us?
Does anyone want to have a telekinesis party? Let me know...

Visit Jacqueline website www.jqln.org

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Heavy Metal Parking Lot w/ bonus material

The incredible video "Heavy Metal Parking Lot" is once again online. It is not to be missed. It is such a great view of what American youth were like in the late 1980's. Everything from beers, girls and awesome home made t-shirts is covered in this film.

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It can be seen here. Also included in this video is the adult contemporary version of "Neil Diamond Parking Lot" and "Monster Truck Parking Lot" and also some out takes and stuff.
This is certainly a treat!

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March 21, 2008

Genius Švankmajer

Jan Švankmajer, born in Prague, is one of the greatest contemporary surrealist artists. His distinctive use of stop-motion technique, his ability to make surreal, nightmarish and yet somehow funny pictures, and his exaggerated sounds that often create a pretty unique effect in all eating scenes, are part of his original style that keeps inspiring the work of many.
His short film “Food” (1992) examines human relationship to food by showing breakfast (here), lunch and dinner.

In 1972 the communist authorities banned him from making films, and many of his later films were banned, but today he is one of the most celebrated animators in the world. His films have been called "as emotionally haunting as Kafka's stories”.
For sure a living legend.

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Wrap it with fabric

Furoshiki is a type of traditional Japanese wrapping cloth that was frequently used to transport clothes, gifts or other goods. But during these critical and polluted days, it can be a practical alternative to plastic bags, wrapping paper and much more.

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As we know, fabric is resistant, reusable, multipurpose, we can find it everywhere and well used is also environmentally friendly.
Here you will find the different techniques to the creative art of Furoshiki.


Via Sarita Sachii

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Valerie Gudenus has entered the building

A new fabricante. Graphic designer Valerie Gudenus, from beautiful Austria, has recently joined the visual communications department. Say Prost to her while she enjoys a spritz aperol.

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How did you come to learn about Fabrica?

I heard about Fabrica when I was 16 and I wanted to go there straight away. When I found out that I was too young I thought that life was quite unfair. Now, 7 years later, I’m happy that I had time to grow up a bit before coming here.

What have you been doing before?

I studied Graphic Design and Advertising in Vienna for 4 1/2 years, but I got more into video and animation in the end.

What do you expect to get out of this experience?
I want to broaden my horizon in every direction, concerning people, design and video and I want to see how people coming from such diverse cultural and personal backgrounds work together in different kinds of media.

What will you miss from home?
Family and friends, Schnitzel, lactosefree products, Sachertorte, my flat, my books and going to Salzburg to jump into icecold Mondsee on a hot summer day.

Anything else you'd like to share with us?
I’d like to thank you all for the warm welcome I had here and for all the Spritz we shared and will share.

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March 20, 2008

Logos logos logos

Aren’t logos one of graphic designers biggest headaches? The funny thing is that a lot of people out there think that they can create them just by putting together a “cool” type with a “cool” graphic and, to make it even "cooler," a colourful gradient.
But a good logo exemplifies immediate recognition, inspiring trust, admiration, loyalty, an implied superiority and yeah, it must work today and it must work in 15 years.

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Here you can find a collection of 120 diverse logos that inspiredology.com put together.

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Some good advice from Mia Nolting. Check out her lovely drawings, diagrams and philosophies at her blog, or site.

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March 19, 2008

"Choose” the move

Our dear Fabricante Brad Hasse, -with some serious editing skills- created and directed the experimental short video “Choose,” which will be watched in the United Colors of Benetton in-store TVs around the world.

The sounds are by Francesco Novara, also a charming member of the Fabrica family.
Great job guys!

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Andrey Gordeev's trip

Talented Russian illustrator Andrey Gordeev takes you "around the world for twelve months," but in a very original way; as if you were a local driving around town.

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Clever idea and excellent execution!

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March 18, 2008

Ingibjörg Birgisdóttir

Inga is a video artist from Iceland. She's also a member of the indie/folk band Seabear.


Music video for Seabear - 'I Sing I Swim' made by Inga and Sindri Már Sigfússon

Inga:
myspace (some more experimental videos here)
Music video for Múm - 'They Made Frogs Smoke Til They Exploded'.

Seabear:
myspace
www.seabearia.com (download older tracks here for free).

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Techno Tuesday

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Via technotuesday.com

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Vintage modern ads

The aim was to take modern products and advertise them in a vintage way, or take vintage products and advertise them in a modern way.

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Check the results here.

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March 14, 2008

Typolution

Typolution is a story being told with letters, but no words.

Minimalist typographical animation made in France with an environmental theme and sounds by Ratatat.
Brilliant!

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Original adornments

Selena Holm designs and makes original, detailed avant-garde jewellery.

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That important little thing

Our business cards are very important since they express so much with so little; our individual philosophy, our style, our preferences, our concept of aesthetic and our creativity.

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If you need some inspiration, here you will find a really nice collection with many different materials and techniques.

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March 13, 2008

D/A Clock

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"This object plays on the common LED-display digital clock with physical segments that slowly fade in and out of a white surface. The D/A Clock introduces new characteristics to the digital mediation of time: a physical dimension and intermediate states – the time between 0 and 1."

The D/A Clock was designed by Alvin Aronson, a BFA student at Rhode Island School of Design. It will be exhibited at the "On Time Booth", Zona Tortona, Milan, 16-20 April 2008.

via Tomonaga

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Dots

"..straight to the source of PDA-hand functionality"

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For public displays of affection with your ipod, or iphone.

Check them out here.

via Michael.

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Who is MGMT?

Check out this Brooklyn, NY based band MGMT.
They are a really fun poppy freak out of a band. Here are a few scenes from the video "Time to Pretend".

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March 12, 2008

Food Fight

A very short history of American centric war from WWII to present but told in a very original way: through the foods of the countries in conflict.

From the Holocaust, Hiroshima, the Cuban Missile Crisis to 9/11 and more. Powerful and greasy burgers and fries get into an obscure fight against pretzels, croissants, sushi, kebabs, etc etc etc.
To follow the video, you can read the synopsis beforehand here and to clarify the characters a little bit more you can click here.

Via benettontalk.com

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March 11, 2008

Techno Tuesday

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Via technotuesday.com

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Morework

Ben Mulkey is a graphic designer from Portland, Oregon.

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Check out his lomography blog, amusing items blog (sample above), his graphic blog: morework.org and his collective the Graphic Graphic.

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March 10, 2008

Luggage Labels

The Golden Age of Travel occurred between 1890 and the outbreak of World War II. In this period, hotels abounded and the various modes of transport reached their glorious apogee. The labels, which were placed on luggage by railroads, steamships or hotels as advertising, beautifully capture the spirit of the era as small reproductions with vivid colours.

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Click here to find a varied set of luggage label’s images, and here to read very interesting info in what is probably the first blog devoted to the art of luggage labels.

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Dreams Are Electronic

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Nice use of uncoventional navigation, interactivity, 3D and animation in the presentation of video content.

Site by Less Rain to showcase past postgraduate work in Media Arts at the Coventry School of Art and Design.

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March 07, 2008

Yatta!

The Japanese band はっぱ隊 (Leaf Squad), interprets Yatta! (I did it!, ready! or all right!), becoming a big success and hitting #6 in the charts within a number of weeks.

Love the whole thing!

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ModernMantra

Swedish artist Thomas Broomé presents ModernMantra, a creative series of drawings where he merges letters with textures and spaces.

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Original work!
To see more, click here.

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March 06, 2008

TOCA ME

This year's Toca Me Design Conference was held in Munich a couple of weeks ago, and our own Andy Cameron was a speaker. He came in to Fabrica afterwards and casually mentioned he had met James Paterson, Mario Klingemann, Erik Natzke, and Andreas Müller, etc. Awesome. He also had the priviledge of having his initials sculpted in foam, set in wax and melted with a heat gun. Also Awesome.

The trailer for the conference was created by Dvein, of Barcelona. Find our Andy at 1' 30''.

Check out:

James Paterson (www.insertsilence.com, www.presstube.com),
Mario Klingemann (www.quasimondo.com),
Erik Natzke (www.natzke.com)
Andreas Müller (www.nanikawa.com, http://www.hi-res.net)

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Smart packaging

UK based Traidcraft, set up in 1979 to help fight poverty through trade, have a new inspired packaging for their tissues.

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The transparency of the polyethylene is used to let the paper below provide the white.
Sustainable and smart design.

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March 05, 2008

RIP

Gary Gygax, one of the co-creators of the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game, died Tuesday morning at his home in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.

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Read more.

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Web Typography

Is always nice to find a well-done site with a good use of typography, cause, as we know, type for screen reading is different than for print.

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A Guide to Web Typography gives us some very helpful guidelines that all graphic or web designers should know. Some of the comments are also very interesting and useful as well.

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Pee & Poo for sale

Introducing Pee & Poo, the unconventional toys direct from Sweden.

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Pee & Poo also sell t-shirts, socks, underwear and even temporary tattoos that you can put, well, all over you...

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March 04, 2008

Techno Tuesday

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Via technotuesday.com

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Vintage anti-drinking ads

From 1920 until 1933, alcohol sale, manufacture and transportation were banned throughout the United States.

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‘Lips That Touch Liquor Shall Not Touch Ours’ was a political slogan used by the Anti-Saloon League, the leading prohibitionist organization, using, once again, the legal system to solve a social problem.
Here you can find (more comical than serious) vintage anti-drinking ads used during those -very scary- days.

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March 03, 2008

LES CONCERTS A EMPORTER / THE TAKE-AWAY SHOWS

I'm in love with this vlog: a series of mini-concerts by amazing bands, mostly filmed on the streets of Paris and New York. The directors' (such as Vincent Moon) love to get the bands in mundane places and physically awkward situations (a famous one is Sufjan Stevens perched on a rooftop).

Here's probably the least known take-away, the lovely Ruby Suns from Auckland, playing on a traffic island, in Paris. They're pretty used to small islands though, so it's just another day at the office.

A random side note for those who enjoy trivia:
They're singing about this tree, the god of the forest. If you like the idea of serenading a tree, check out this music video by Connan and the Mockasins, featuring a man dressed as the very same tree.

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Chicago 10: The Movie

A new movie about the famous trial of the Chicago 7 (there was ten people originally involved).

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From the Apple trailers website:
From his Academy Award-nominated “On the Ropes, to his singular blend of fact and legend in the Robert Evans portrait “The Kid Stays in the Picture,” Brett Morgen has explored increasingly provocative ways to transform documentary materials into new and exhilarating kinds of movies. CHICAGO 10 tells the story of the buildup and unraveling of the Chicago Conspiracy trial not as “history,” but as an electrifying experience felt with up-to-the- moment immediacy. Interweaving footage of the brutal clashes between police and demonstrators at the 1968 Democratic convention with 3-D animated reenactments of the outrageous trial that followed it, Morgen turns the audience into eyewitnesses of violent turmoil and absurdist spectacle. Set to a blazing soundtrack that ranges from Black Sabbath and Steppenwolf to the Beastie Boys and Eminem, “Chicago 10” is a stirring account of young Americans taking a stand in the face of an oppressive government—a story with deep resonance to the world of today.

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Geoff McFetridge's new wallpaper company

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Check out the site here.

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New Video

The super cool French duo Justice have a new video out.

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See it here.

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