What's All This Then?
What's All This Then?
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"How do you spell courage?" For the proper effect, check the trailer first and then please take a few minutes (eleven actually) to watch our short feature film about words, pictures and bravery, Copy Goes Here.
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.
A warning to trick-or-treaters, in the style of Hilaire Belloc.
Chauncey H. Griffith's Bodoni Poster Black was developed for Mergenthaler in 1929 and features strong verticals and shallow descenders. It's regularly employed for era-specific "Appearing Nightly at the Copacabana" lobby-card-ish announcements and by and large it's serviceable, if not particularly interesting. But, just in case you find yourself in need of a two skinny chicks whispering near the coke mirror, late 70's, Los Angeles sort of vibe, set it tight in all-caps with almost no line spacing. Suggested pairing: Univers Light Extra Condensed.
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.
The Design Legacy Of Dieter Rams, a nicely illustrated post by Anna Ker.
A magazine issue I'd like to own, Typographica #5 from 1962.
Trailer for The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki.
Deja Vu from Lapham's Quarterly. What goes around comes around.
Specimen for Pensum Pro by Typemates. "A typeface for text, text and nothing but text. A pure monster, straight and plain." Lovely
Teleporter Console "provides an unusual virtual travel experience. When you click the Teleport button, the program picks a random point on the Earth and displays a nearby interactive photo sphere 360° panorama from the experimental version of Google's Street View database."
OMG, I feel like this is our office sometimes.
My First Time Camping.
For MCJ, a giant octopus kite.
Berklee pianist Tony Ann plays a medley of familiar ringtones.
When she's finished with them, Rhonda lays them out and shoots them.
So you know, 10 power tools that could kill you.
A simple concrete wall clock.
Trailer for the documentary on the infamous NYC Kitty Genovese murder, The Witness.
"Dear 'Skeptics,'" some worthwhile advice from John Horgan.
Related to the last, Zadie Smith reads Frank O'Hara's "Animals."
Take one minute to listen to Robert Frost read "The Road Not Taken."
I Am A Cyclist, And I Am Here To Fuck You Up
If Meat Eaters Acted Like Vegans.
Relink because amazing. Ten historic mainframe computers presented through photography, retouching and post-production techniques by INK and Docubyte.
Book covers by Roy Kuhlman, 1952-55.
360° from Mars. Curiosity at Furnace Flats Sol 647. Yowza.
You spent a lot of time and money at Tower Records back in the day, why not spend another hour and a half and $4.99?
Official POV on the tallest, fastest, longest, dive coaster in the world. Nope. Just....nope.
Long read of the day, The Complicated Sisterhood of Jackie Kennedy and Lee Radziwill
A look inside the Pantone color factory.
A massive video wall for the Salesforce lobby in SF.
Find the color palette of your favorite film scene. Check the Twitter feed of Cinema Palettes. Thanks Marshall.
Random architectural fragments.
The Comma Queen on reflexive pronouns.
"For years Donald Heathfield, Tracey Foley and their two children lived the American dream. Then an FBI raid revealed the truth: they were agents of Putin's Russia. Their sons tell their story.
Back to the Cover Page.
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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