the kids are alright.
A, I thought I posted on this already but a which scroll through makes me think I haven’t. Stop me if you’ve heard this one before; 13-year-old girl with a fashion design blog that is nicely done and surprisingly well written. And her style sense is similar to yours. Isn’t is a bit depressing to think that in five years our generation will all be out of jobs thanks to the new...
For $20,000 and some, CalArts had a significantly worse Halloween party than the last Drag Race.
Emily Dickinson House parlor ceiling collapses. Bad 1960’s plaster repair probably the cause. Walter Gropius’s Reese Hospital buildings bulldozed, by the city of Chicago. World Monument Fund Watch List: Includes the Merritt Parkway? One more to come down in Chicago: The YMCA Building -a
Dear God, Please send me $2000
MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA RUNWAY Suede Assymetrical Shoe $945 Olympus E-P1 Pen Digital Camera (Silver) w/ 14-42mm M.Zuiko Digital Lens and FL-14 Flash $899.95
Down in the Valley
There is a contingent of the digital-effects community to whom that is the holy grail - to create photographically real humans. To me that is the dumbest goal that you could possibly have. What’s wonderful about the medium of animation isn’t recreating reality. It’s distilling it. -Brad Bird Every now and again I go online and try and watch every new trailer out...
A, this girl may only be 13 but she’s got a pretty awesome blog. I think you’d appreciate it. -J
I have now seen this building a couple of places. Its a recreation center indoor/outdoor pavilion for— a prison in the Netherlands— which houses illegal immigrants. Does it remind you of anything? Maybe a film? Domecage Prison via Graphic Hug
art about ART
So apparently films about silly people making “ART” is in right now. I’m not sure how I feel about this. -j
Listen to this- Why hasn't Gregg Gillis been...
Amazing radio article on the legality of sampling from On the Media. Applies to all art/ fair use cases. Listen.
Best of Etsy
I stumbled across Natalie Low on Etsy. Amazing clothes. And all way under $100. Front Same dress back. I know! I am getting it ASAP. She will make this in like 13 colors.
I need a navy dress for R’s wedding in May. For some reason it hadn’t occurred to me to check out Etsy before today. There are some amazing designers and designs out there. Here are the contenders. Comments and votes welcome. Natalie Low - My favorite. See my next post about her other clothes- she is good Amanda Archer- Monarch Pleated Collar Dress- A more traditional...
is live on the World Cafe right now talking about female sexuality. She is kind of amazing. I am physically able of running down the street right now and busting through the door and hugging her and am kind of considering it. It will eventually be on the site, after it is over, or turn on the radio now. -a
Beautiful collection of rotundas @ Fashion is Spinach
Another article- this one quick- about the work going on the Urban Renewal projects in Medellin.
What to do with vacants?
Artist James Reynolds has an incredible idea for -at least temporarily- dealing with boarded up vacant buildings.
Saving prior to the age of mechanical reproduction
Last Saturday evening, four hours into hand-drawn mechanical drawings, I suddenly had this intense urge to save my work. It was short lasting, but so intense. Where was Ctrl-S on my pencil? I laughed about it, got a beer, and marvelled at how you didn’t need to save work that existed in reality. Becuase … It will always be there. Then sometime between Wednesday night and I...
Rules of Type
Graphic designer Evan Stremke has created a Rules of Typography poster, which is also available for download on his website. -J
Anatomy of Japanese Folk Monsters
p.s. Is anyone else REALLY excited about Yankees v...
So shoot me. I love baseball and I love the Yankees and I live in Philly and sorry LA but the prospect of Yankees Phillies is getting really exciting. -a
…well pretend he wasn’t creeping next to her.
Only in LA
…Would they write a GQ article about this kid. -J
File Under 'What Is It'
Often when looking around design sites I come across something that looks quite cool but seems to serve no function or make any sense. This would be one of them, which looks like my idea of the internet circa 1996. Or that scene in Jurassic Park when the girl accesses the ‘database mainframe’ or whatever they called it. Don’t play like you don’t know what I’m...
Where the Wild Things Post
The Vampire Attack from We Love You So on Vimeo. Uh A, did you know there’s a whole blog just for Where the Wild Things Are? They have some neat looking photos and videos! -J
The titles for the ‘08 film Dean Spanley seem awful familiar. Maybe that has something to do with the fact that there is a bit of an overload of Flash/AE work in titles these days. I get that it’s a great way to produce good-looking animation on a budget but there are so many other ways out there to get a great title. And if we all end up relying on the old Adobe Creative Suite...
boringoldraphael: Things I Realized in 2002 I love this short film directed by my friend Chioke Nassor.
The Gift That Keeps on Giving
So there’s a new Toy Story film coming out in near future. Since the first Toy Story came out in ‘95 CG film has come a long way. Though the ‘95 film was the first full CG feature film it was quickly followed by A Bug’s Life and Antz and by the time that Toy Story 2 came out in ‘99 CG felt like the new norm in theatrically released animation. But that...
Pavement- The Killing Moon
Blink And You'll Miss It.
Each blink is somewhere around two hundredths of a second, so that means that every minute we’re losing about six seconds to darkness. This is an average of course. So in a two-hour movie you’re missing a total 15 minutes. So in an 80-year life you’re missing two years. RadioLab on Blinking Which makes me wonder: do we time our lives to work within this system or...
Its so cold outside
London Design Week
via Les Carnets du Design
I can write oodles about other peoples work, but having to write about my own makes me sick. j
The persistence of the cinematographic ideal is indeed strange, given that photography is rapidly disappearing from sight. Electronic screens are ever more ubiquitous, as already demonstrated by the displacement of theatrical exhibition…. that the movie are now a mass medium as never before is also exemplary of the concept of the convergence of all media toward a numerically manipulable...
The video “image” does not exist as such, or at least, it does not...– Philippe Dubois, L’acte photographique
I found these when I was in undergrad, working on a project for a class on Soviet Modernism. This photographer basically took three negatives of his photos, using red, blue, and yellow filters. He did not fully understand color photography, but his negatives were kept and the Smithsonian got a hold of the them and applied modern colors (we use yellow, cyan, and magenta), and we now have these...
Show of Shows
Tonight I had the pleasure of heading back down to DW to check out the Animation Show of Show and while there were a few sour notes, over all the collection was a success. Photograph of Jesus by Laurie Hill was this years winner of the Short & Sweet film challenge. It’s a bit of an odd blend of selling and creating as the ‘challenge’ really ends up being more of an...
I__ sent me a link for the opening video of the Fifth Typophile Film Festival. The quotes might be a bit cheesy but the animation is gorgeous and I could kill for whoever fabricated the text. A tool that prints out homefries in Helvetica? Awesome! -J
Away we (I) go
Im off for a bit. Brussels, then rural western Slovenia, then Zagreb. Hopefully J will entertain you until I get back. In the meantime, this is one of the best original posts I have read in a while. Envisioning Chicago hosting the first urban winter Olympics. -A
This is the type of stuff we are watching in class. -J