What's All This Then?
What's All This Then?
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We started demolition on our new space recently. One of the first things that had to go was a huge infinity wall (a white background used for photography) that was left by a previous tenant. So right before we said "Tear Down This Wall," Bryan and Jim spent a few minutes shooting in front of it. And Bryan, being Bryan, couldn't leave it at that, and turned one of the shots into this album cover from our Prog Rock period.
Since 2004, we have been doing our part to encourage acrimony and hard feelings at family gatherings. Face it, you'll probably fight about something at your holiday get-together, it might as well be something important, like whether or not you're in the two percent of the world's population that Albert Einstein purportedly claimed could solve this puzzle. So... Who Owns The Fish?
It's often lost in the candy-coated, super-styled proceedings of the holiday, but Halloween is really all about departed souls and dealing with loss.
Can you really clean your computer keyboard in the dishwasher? With the help of the RinseCam 9000, Michele created a short film to find out, Shift Option Rinse.
Our Steve Delahoyde is a man with an iron will. An iron will, a subcompact, a girlfriend and an idea on how to make a regular drive more, er, interesting. Note: All the driving worked. Claire and Steve are now Mr. and Mrs..
A quick trip back to Freeport, Illinois and one of our most popular films. Think of it as "How It's Made" with much cooler music, awesome people and hot, nasty, metal-on-paper printing action. The making of Field Notes, Wings. We're working on the brand-spanking new Fall Edition right now. Sign up for a COLORS subscription so you don't miss a single seasonal release.
RIP Ed Grothus who we met while we were in Los Alamos, New Mexico. We were looking for locations for one film project and on the way we discovered a lot more about the town and its people than we bargained for. So we made a different film and called it Laboratory Conditions. We're showing it in five episodes.
This film documents our latest project from the workshop. More on our newest limited release, "The Northerly Edition" at Field Notes. 3packs of this bright white and silver release are now sold out but there are still a few available as part of a COLORS subscription.
Herb Lubalin and Tony DiSpigna's 1974 release for ITC, Serif Gothic doesn't get the kind of attention that sparked a recent (and overdone) Avant Garde revival but it speaks for itself when set tight, in all-caps for a short declarative headline, especially one that needs a sort of non whiz-bangy science-fiction feel. Suggested pairing: Univers 65 Bold.
So you know. We've seen a little pick-up in Pinsetter orders lately so we thought we'd let you know that Pinsetter is still, um, setting pins.
A lovely photo by Chris Mueller with prop styling by Elise McMahon for the "Modern Americana" section of Fast Company's just-released United States of Design issue, which is also available as an innovative iPad app. We're more than a little excited to have our Field Notes Brand products included in this curated collection of Made in the USA products. Thanks for that.
The Unsatisfying Challenge.
Pop culture icons reimagined as vintage wooden pull toys.
I saw the mighty, venerable Redd Kross last night and I can't shake this one.
Doc Severinsen plays "The Court of the Crimson King" and it is fantastic. Via WFMU, of course.
Trailer for season two of Top of the Lake.
Jim Gaffigan's kids' musical tribute to the Urodela family.
So you know, how to figure out the age of an undated world map.
"I always refer to them as 'art for the people' because most people can afford to have one if they want." A short history of those sofa-sized $19 black velvet paintings, by David Bell. Thanks Marshall.
ArchDaily updates their list of the world's 25 tallest buildings.
1966 Shelby GT350-H Fastback Mustang. Boss.
Related to the last, the film is based on this short story by E. L. Doctorow.
Trailer for the film Wakefield.
Add your line to the Hovering Art Director contest and you could win the action figure. Mine? "Great input, I'm going in the total opposite direction."
Wow. I'm totally in love with this... Mergenthaler Linotype Company film from 1969 on the Linotron 505 for high-speed film typesetting.
The Pudding, a "weekly journal of visual essays." Nicely done, lots of data visualizations, smartly presented. Bookmarked,
New trailer for Ridley Scott's
Blade Runner 2049
So you know, how to defend yourself, as demonstrated by Stevie Nicks.
A history of alternative music, mapped on a transistor radio circuit board.
I focused on that generational gap, reading the two Mike Nichols' movies as a single study on two generations." Performing Adulthood: Mike Nichols' Carnal Knowledge and The Graduate, a film by Luios Azevado, for Mubi.
Jessica Hische overhauled the Southern Living Magazine masthead and, lucky for us, she took the time to write up an account of the process.
"The rig pitched to the south, away from the beach, her derrick cutting obliquely across the sky and her helipad inclining at an angle that to the human eye read as almost apologetic. However terrific a noise this made nobody was around to hear it, bar the seabirds and snails. The police started to arrive around 7am,
as did the first stunned residents.
Relocatable shipping container pools.
Classic photographs, reinterpreted in Play-Doh.
See you Saturday?
GQ has a terrific and heartbreaking interview with Nick Cave.
Trailer for the film The Big Sick.
Lucky ducks in certain cities will have the opportunity to see Logan in black and white.
Trailer for Kingsman: The Golden Circle
Elon Musk's boring TED talk.
Dream world: "Were do you live?" Assington, Suffolk. In a Barn.
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What all those little square icons in Fresh Signals mean.
A post from our monthly guest editor. The complete listing af all the people we owe favors can be found here.
We love these products so much we even paid for them.
A post with this icon may well end up in our Museum of Online Museums.
Not to be missed.
A Friday Drink Link. Hic.
Film feed. Short attention span video theater.
Having to do with our Field Notes Brand.
What we just talked about at lunch.
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