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Archive for June, 2008

advance to harrison ave

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

My current commute to visit the nice folks at Modernista! a few days a week has me walking past this at least twice a day. A nice way to not look at the temporary wall of green plywood at 460 Harrison Ave, miniaturized posters of the work sell to benefit ARTcetera (for AIDS Action) at [...]

image bookmarking

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

Is it a new fad, or is it a solution for the reference or morgue file clippings that I have scattered all over my work area (and desktop)? Hello, image bookmarking! Hopefully, this will be the answer to my inquiry two years from now about the great info graphic in the Sunday times magazine (right [...]

image influence: charles harper

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

Indulging in my ongoing obsession with wildlife-inspired graphics, I recently came across Charles Harper. In a style he called “minimal realism”, Charley Harper looked at nature as a series of shapes, patterns and textures, all amounting to a colorful phantasmagoria that inspires his simplified and controlled compositions.

“There’s some who want to count all the [...]

Chris Ware for This American Life

Monday, June 16th, 2008

Check out this wonderful piece Chris Ware animated for the This American Life TV show. The way the scene builds in the beginning reminds me of the great TV spot from a few years back featuring March of the Penguins (or March of the Emperors in France). I think I like it so much because [...]

47 : the magazine

Saturday, June 7th, 2008

In celebration of over 333+ posts and over two years of comeraderie, it is time for the next phase of the 47th… To start a magazine! John and I are putting together a project involving: accordion folds, paper cut-outs, secret formulas, and brilliant submissions from YOU! HURRAH! I am including the submissions letter and some [...]

shirt making

Saturday, June 7th, 2008

a project from a few months ago, featuring the 47th silkscreen station!
aaron and steven at work on a high concept run of shirts for aaron’s band, the libyans. a modified set of 50 shirts in a two color screening process: aaron ripped out the finished sleeve and shirt hems, first white, then coffee dye (mixed [...]

happy stampin’

Saturday, June 7th, 2008

As I am prone to inventing the “time intensive” paper projects (the swing cards for sweet, punching eyelets in a parked car in southie at 7AM; bachelorette collateral, etc.), our wedding invitations were clearly an opportunity to get wildly overzealous in production. Besides, if aiming for about 50 people max, it only meant the labour [...]

Justice Videos

Sunday, June 1st, 2008

3 of the most interesting music videos I’ve seen this year have come from Justice (the French electronic music duo).
The first one was for D.A.N.C.E., with very cool animated t-shirts

The next was DVNO, an exploration of 80s typography, motion and design

and most recently they released a video for Stress.
In the previous two videos the attraction [...]

Ideas on Creative Collaboration

Sunday, June 1st, 2008

At FITC this year I attended a presentation by Patrick Keenan and Alan Smith from The Movement. The presentation was titled “Think Globally, Design Locally” and it was for people who care about design, beauty and functionality but who are also globally aware and want to make a difference.
The presentation as a whole really resonated with me [...]

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