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May 30, 2008

Some things are bigger than politics

Part of the Green Party campaign based in New Zealand.

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Great concept, useful information and very well done site.
I have always said that Kiwis are awesome people!

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Found Cameras and Orphan Pictures

Do you recognize these photos? They may be yours. Ifoundyourcamera is a wonderful site where you can actually recover your lost camera with a little help of those who found it by publishing some of your -hopefully not too embarrassing- images.

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In any case, looking at strangers' photos is always entertaining.

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Logólogos

Argentineans Luna and Javier are logólogos. No logo-logos, but logólogos. They claim to be normal people and specialists in what they do, which can be mathematic for logos, or using other's creativity to be creative, or explaining that logos turn into logos with a little help of other logos.
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They also claim to be specialists in phonetics.

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May 29, 2008

Hitchcock's cameos

I find this very fascinating. Alfred Hitchcock, creating somehow a unique and very original line of work, made a total of 37 self-referential cameos (a small participation in a movie played by a celebrity) in his own films over a 50-year period (from 1926-1976).

This playful gesture became one of Hitchcock's signatures and fans would make sport of trying to spot his appearances. My favourite is the one with the double bass case. Memorable!

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May 27, 2008

Don't play with your food

Pen and the pixel made a series of plates inspired by scenes of the Harrow Ladies Luncheon Club from John Betjamen' s Metroland (1970).

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They also reminded me some of those scary voices of my childhood.

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Goodbye Pollack

Actor and director Sydney Pollack will be missed.

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Rubenslp

Rubens makes great illustrations. He has a pretty functional website too.

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May 22, 2008

twistori

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This is a nifty twitterer application by Amy Hoy and Thomas Fuchs, which searches through twitter feeds to find thoughts related to key words. I like the big fat sentences and 1 second slides.

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A video to get me ready to assimilate back into American life.

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Maphead

Some really sweet collages with maps and body parts. Love the concept.

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Made in, where?

Yes people, it used to be a day when all countries could produce.

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Here you can find a pretty big and diverse collection of clothing labels that can testify that.

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May 21, 2008

the wizard of ass

working hard deserves a break to watch a trailer like this...

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Let's Count Dogs


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Phoebe Mutetsi has entered the building

In the writing department there is a wooden tripod seat from Africa. Settle into it and say a jambo to Phoebe, a new addition to the writing dept.

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How did you come to learn about fabrica?
It was an email; a friend, well a collegue, had received it from a friend of his who had recieved it from a friend of his whose friend had received it... Any way; he forwarded it to me and I immediately typed an e-mail to the reply-to address (Benjamin and Cosimo). Benjamin later phoned me and it was after this phone call that I started to try and learn about Fabrica ( a big shout out to Google!)

What have you been doing before?
I was working as freelance journalist and a sometimes-writer at a newspaper in Uganda called Dialy Monitor.

What do you expect to get out of this experience?
I am without expectations. Generally. But I hope to see what this experience gets out of me.

What will you miss from home?
My bed. I already miss my bed at home, and my two young cousins Jason and Zoe.

Anything else you would like to share with us?
Hmn. Barbara insists that i tell the story of how I almost didn't come to Fabrica- after I had been accepted and all. Well, I had this 3month long passport drama back in Uganda. I couldn't get a Ugandan passport. Something about what I am and what I am not entitled to as a great-grandchild of an immigrant in that country. So I had to retrace my ancestry and go get the passport in Rwanda. And two months later, I am here as a Rwandan from Uganda. Officially.

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Video Pizza

One of my new favorite pieces of art.
Visit the site to purchase.

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Good Web Type

This is a very hard one: what is good web typography? Your work can be amazing and your layout perfect, but the wrong type can in fact kill your whole site.

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To save our sanity, I Love Typography shares with us in a very functional and clear way 15 Great Examples of Web Typography. Nice!

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Víctor Hugo has entered the building

The Visual Communication department is celebrating its latest and certainly needed arrival. From the colourful land of good food and folklore, Víctor Hugo Cabañas is now here to stay. Say hola to him while he thinks about those exquisite chiles en nogada and the incomparable camotes poblanos.

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How did you come to learn about Fabrica?

A friend of mine Felipe Taborda told me about this scholarship program in Italy called Fabrica. Well I just applied.

What have you been doing before?

I was working in a visual communication studio based in Puebla, Mexico and at the same time I was attending to the University.

What do you expect to get out of this experience?
Besides meeting people and learn about other country, I want to have new creative challenges, and I think Fabrica has very interesting projects.

What will you miss from home?

Football soccer matches during the weekends.

Anything else you'd like to share with us?
I just want to say thanks Omar Vulpinari and Monica Faggin for this opportunity. Also thanks Karol for your support and help. And for everybody I promise I am going to practice my English.

Welcome Hugo!

www.abracadabra.com.mx
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May 19, 2008

Fabrica Features Fabricante

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Some beautiful forms from Fabrica.
Fabricante and Fabrica Features products photographed together by Liz Hingley with designer Becka Citron.

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Jen Does Bassano

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Phew and yay!
Jen forgave me, and let me share some wonderful photos she took at the Alpini Festival. View this post to see the full 15 photo series.

We hope to have some commentary from our new writer to go along side these soon. Watch this space.

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May 16, 2008

Jen and the Alpini

Scott captured this video at the Alpini Festival in Bassano Del Grappa over the weekend. He made me post it.

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May 15, 2008

beast of dance


BEAST OF DANCE from 9irondwarves on Vimeo.

Steven Hawking said, "For millions of years, mankind lived like the animals. Then something happened which unleashed the power of our imaginations, we learned to talk." And then we learned to destroy found video footage and make some wicked music videos.

(grazie larsino)

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Chris Ware animation for This American Life the TV show

The always amazing Chris Ware (Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid On Earth, Acme Novelty Library) has made a new animation for the second season of the television version of This American Life, a radio show that focuses on the lives and experiences of people.
Enjoy.

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May 14, 2008

The Day The News Died


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RIP

Robert Rauschenberg, one of the most important artists, perhaps ever, died on Monday night.

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Read the whole NY Times obituary. Bummer.

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May 13, 2008

In the tradition of political posters...

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via Scott H.

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May 07, 2008

dissonanze 8

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For its 8th year Dissonanze will be taking place in Rome from May 9-10th. Established as THE avant garde electronic festival, this year's lineup includes such artists as: Ryoji Ikeda, Booka Shade, Lucky Dragons, Carl Craig, Deadbeat, Prefuse 73, and many more, with multimedia artists as well. Additionally, Tomonaga Tokuyama (a current Fabricante) is collaborating with Ryoji Ikeda to create accompanying visuals for his sonic explorations.

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Bat for Lashes

Bat for Lashes is Natasha Khan, Natasha Khan is Bat for Lashes, a musician with English and Pakistani roots that spent her childhood travelling around the world. Double lucky Europeans, since she will be opening the upcoming Radiohead tour.

"What's a Girl to Do?" is her last single, and it just made my day.
Any similarity with fabricanti biking back home is mere coincidence....

Gracias Sachii

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Neat Repetition

Samantha Hahn has a very diverse and beautiful collection of patterns and textures.

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Club Internet 1.0

First Selection

May 8th 2008 - June 14th 2008
curated by Harm van den Dorpel

Works by
AIDS-3D, Charles Broskoski, the brothers of invention, Petra Cortright, Aleksandra Domanovic, Harm van den Dorpel, Constant Dullaart, Daniel Eatock, Michael Guidetti, Travis Hallenbeck, Jodi, Oliver Laric, Jan Robert Leegte, Guthrie Lonergan, Miltos Manetas, Ilia Ovechkin, Rafael Rozendaal, Will Simpson, Paul Slocum, Thomas Traum, Isaac Bigsby Trogdon, Anne de Vries, James Whipple, Damon Zucconi

Internet art at its best.

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May 06, 2008

Worksafe Porn

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All you need is Microsoft Paint and a wholesome mind.

A selection of examples kindly gathered by keeping it real. Via sexinart.net.

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One more

Ad for the campaign “Your words can work against you,” for Caja de Ruidos and their public speaking and locution lessons.

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There is also the Hugo Chávez and the Eliot Spitzer version.

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Blindness

It is usually pretty disappointing to watch a film based on a great book, but this time I am having some faith. Blindness is a movie adapted from the masterwork “Ensaio sobre a cegueira (Essay on Blindness),” by Nobel-Laureate Portuguese José Saramago. It is also directed by Academy Award-nominee Fernando Meirelles, director of one of the greatest films ever made, “City of God.”

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To make the story a little bit better, prodigious, sweetheart, breathtaking and compatriot Gael García Bernal is also starring.
Will be in theatres until September 19th this year.
Click here for the trailer.

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May 05, 2008

Commanding life

Clever and inspiring prints by Atmostheory.

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Porta San Tomaso

And for all those generations that came to Fabrica and spent their nights with a good spritz in the traditional San Tomaso -but never got to actually see it- we are happy to say that finally, after all the years of never ending renovation, Porta San Tomaso, in Treviso, is finally visible (and free of that terrible advertising).
Cheers!

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May 03, 2008

The Most Beautiful Bikes In the WORLD!

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These bikes are made by the the Lepzig, German company Retrovelo. Started in 2003 they began building what is know as a "balloon racer". It is half mountain bike half cruiser bike.
The availability is very limited, as far as I can tell, but they are some of the most beautiful and fun looking bikes I have ever seen. Keep your eye out for these beauties.

Pictured above are the men's model "Fritz" and the women's model Paula.

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