What's All This Then?
What's All This Then?
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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?
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.
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.
To Sweet Hereafter, a warning to trick-or-treaters in the style of Hilaire Belloc.
"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.
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, how the simplest ideas lead to scientific discoveries, Adam Savage style.
Final Spectre trailer. Fab.
1800 Tequila's artist series bottles featuring the artwork of Keith Haring.
The man who makes me swoon visits the Balvenie Distillery in Scotland.
I missed the Slivovitz Festival this year but my aunt went, and she assures me a good time was had by all.
Pelican Shakespeare Series covers by Manuja Waldia. Wow. Othello!
"Don't bring your Adidas tracksuit. You will only use it for three nights and then leave it in a bear-box because backpacking is not about being stylish, it is about getting to wherever the mules took your wine as quickly as possible." How to stay drunk on a dangerous camping trip.
"Chicago is the city America built when it turned away from Europe and asked itself what it really wanted to be." Thomas Dyja on the razing of The Mecca and the building of S.R. Crown Hall, by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.
"Jack is drunk. And something he ate or drank stained his mouth blue. So when he attempts to make a point about justice, it's hard to take him seriously." Game Day in Madison, from The Cap Times.
Nice patterns and illustrations by Kiki Petiford.
Keyboard Smörgåsbord. Eli Schiff goes deep on the Shift Key on iPhones. Smart.
"At first, I suspected the Valencia filter, with its yellow gleam, might perfectly complement Oliver's adorable ruddiness. But then I thought, You know what? No filter. And this, in fact, became the crown jewel on the top of my caption." The Tell-Tale 'Gram, by Brent Katz and Sarah Beller.
Trade Marks & Symbols: Volume 1 Alphabetical Designs, by Yasaburo Kuwayama. Fantastic resource. Via Neil A. Stevens.
Chicago Tribune vintage photos from the subterranean vault. @vintagetribune.
A case study on Edward Hopper's Nighthawks.
"Yay, now you have your cute little machine-printed souvenir — and the installation has your picture, fingerprint, and demographic data, which it reminds you by emailing all the data given up by another visitor to the installation." Sensible Data.
"It was supposed to be a quiet meeting of regional clubs at a local Waco breastaurant. Instead, nine men were killed, 20 were wounded, and 177 wound up in jail. Was it a turf war gone mad? Or a botched police response? Nathaniel Penn reports on how the bloodiest day in biker history went down."
Local Color, cool chart on the historical origins of particular shades.
"...the clearest horseshit detector is to read it out loud. You can always tell when you're putting on airs or lying when you hear yourself say it." George Plimpton's interview with Garrison Keillor from The Paris Review, 1995. Via Tufte.
Eclipse of Rainbow, a lamp design by Eugenia Antoniou. Brilliant.
On today's date in 1906, James Joyce wrote to his brother Stanislaus and in a PPS, he added "that he had a new story for Dubliners in his head, one that dealt with Mr Hunter."
Moto Borgotaro sure likes the 1979 Moto Guzzi Le Mans.
Hey BB and MJ, here is that Dolph Lundgren shark attack movie trailer you've been waiting for.
Local note, Spike may have disappointed but Alice is stinking up the joint.
Not every memorial in Washington, DC is a colossal, tourist-swarmed, marble and stone monument. Some, like Sonny Bono Memorial Park, are quiet, intimate, and easy to miss if you don't know where to look.
Beautiful and intense, the second trailer for The Revenant.
Happy birthday Caravaggio.
Jo Walker recently redesigned the covers of Tim O'Brien's classic Vietnam war novels for 4th Estate. "The series uses a single, searing photograph of a burning Vietnam village taken in 1965 by photographer Dominique Berretty spread over the four covers." —Dan Wagstaff.
Trailer for the documentary Hitchcock/Truffaut.
"It is a sin, she said, to damage the spine." The Pleasures of Destroying a Good Book, by Nick Ripatrazone.
"We have a small problem." New trailer for the upcoming X-Files Revival.
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