What's All This Then?
What's All This Then?
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In conjunction with last summer's release of the Field Notes "Night Sky" Limited-Edtion memo books (sold out long ago) we made a short movie... and a really, really, really long one.
The idea was fairly simple, though complex in the making: for those of us in big metropolitan, light-polluted areas like Chicago who can't see the night sky very clearly, we wanted to travel to this section of rural Nevada and bring the stars back with us, capturing a full night sky and playing it back in real time. Check all six hours and 20 minutes of The Stars and Their Courses, and here's some background and technical information too.
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.
We have word that two readers in New York City, who followed our guidelines for updating their vehicle identification systems, pulled up alongside each other at a traffic light and celebrated their common bond by honking and pointing. Excellent. More recently, John Heslop's vintage Toyota HiAce is looking badass in Wales. Our plot is beginning to take hold. Write for yours free today, but hurry, we only have tens of thousands left. BTW, who has a green Mini Cooper with the Fleet sticker in Chicago?
Our Field Notes "Red-Blooded" edition sold out long ago but for Valentines Day let's remember how Bryan's film made all us other husbands look like schmucks.
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.
A visual recap of the Dark Knight's 75 year history.
The Ghillies by Polixeni Papapetrou.
Paul Renner, Futura Specimen Booklet, 1930s. Bauer Type Foundry, Inc. Fantastic.
Alicante Beach Moonrise.
Lettering, Meet Lego, a project by Alice Lee and how it was done. "I should note that it is pretty key to order as many extra smaller units as possible. For instance, I ran out of 1x6 yellows toward the end." Via Waxy.
Books on Book Covers, a great, copiously illustrated post from Dan Wagstaff.
Pour yourself one, maybe make it a double.
So you know, what gives beer its bitterness and flavour.
The folks from Dogfish Head beer have opened up an inn.
A look at Japan's amazing new luxury train. Wowza.
"Each year, Nixon organizes one of the wildest and remote surf contests on the planet. Ten of the best European surfers are invited to an unknown surf destination, to battle against their own fears & human limits without the pressures of the public or the press. An unexpected quest, one where the only enemy is yourself and your best ally is nature, in its rawest, purest form. In June 2014, the wild terrain of Kamchatka, Russia, was chosen to host this uncommon event.
Trailer for Life After Beth.
Masakazu Shirane's giant shipping container kaleidoscope.
"...the border space created by the meeting of distinct ecosystems in juxtaposition, referred to as the Edge Effect in the ecological sciences." —Daniel Kukla. Thanks Marshall.
One of the last hosts of Ebert Presents: At The Movies talks about being part of its demise and the reason behind the success of the original dueling critics show.
Type and The Grand Budapest Hotel, an interview with lead graphic designer Annie Atkins.
The Computer Virus Catalog.
Font of the Future, from Google? We'll see about that.
"So I'd like to take this opportunity to apologize to pop culture: I'm sorry for creating this unstoppable monster." Nathan Rabin wishes he never coined the phrase "Manic Pixie Dream Girl".
A novel way to celebrate books and life, leave a voicemail about a book you love and a story you've lived. Via FastCo.
The Green Turtle, considered by some the first Asian American superhero, is making a come back on comic bookshelves.
Go under the sea with Fabian Cousteau.
Weird Al is releasing a new music video every day this week.
Some NSFW art, Presidents with Boob Faces.
"It's unclear if the spider survived."
Just thought you should all know MS is wearing a Telnyashka today.
"45 years ago today--on July 16, 1969--astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins launched to the Moon on top of the mightiest spaceship ever built. These amazing photos from NASA's vaults show how they built and launched that spaceship."
CR's record sleeves of the month. Dig the 442s package.
How the recent DashCon 2014 conference quickly went to hell in a handbasket.
Emoji Among Us. Brilliant, from Dissolve.
100-Year-old photos of Chicago parks.
The Worst Comic Book Heroes That Never Existed.
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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.
About Depth of Field.
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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.
We hated the options available for custom packaging DVDs and CDs so we created a brand that gives creative professionals and hobbyists the tools to make great stuff. Here's a bit from the latest Jewelboxing weblog entry:
"Clients are always stunned at the result, almost to the point of being speechless, shocked that their faces are so artfully placed on a professional DVD cover. I couldn't be happier with Jewelboxing and I think I can say the same thing for my clients as well." Read the entire post.
Pinsetter: Spell with buttons.
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