Archive for June, 2010

Zontik Games

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Zontik Games

Zontik is an international purveyor of luxury board games and gifts, and they believe that recreation is exactly that: the re-creation of something that is more than the sum of its parts.

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June 29, 2010

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Culture, Industrial Design, Reviews

The Thing Quarterly

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The Thing Quarterly

The Thing is as the name suggests; it’s a thing, things, and secret things; it is a two-hundred dollar subscription to the quarterly periodical that arrives in the form of an object.

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June 28, 2010

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Art, Industrial Design, Magazines

The Last Laugh #006: 10 Things I Hate…

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The Last Laugh #006: 10 Things I Hate…

I keep finding people who haven't seen this classic trailer recut so I had to post it.

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June 26, 2010

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Culture, Entertainment, Humor

Komar and Melamid: Manipulating Perception

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Komar and Melamid: Manipulating Perception

From their early days as semi-anarchist artists in Moscow to Selling Andy Warhol's soul in New York, K&M were masters of manipulating perception in order to offer a third opinion on whatever subject fascinated the art community at the time.

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June 23, 2010

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Drew

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Art, Artists, Design

Bertrand Fleuret: Landmasses and Railways

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Bertrand Fleuret: Landmasses and Railways

Over the course of four years, photographer Bertrand Fleuret looked for specific kinds of images. Things had to be precise, he said. Porcelain was fine, but plastic was not, trains were okay, but cars and planes were not. He defined the nature and te [...]

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June 22, 2010

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Christy

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Books, Curated, Photography

Experimental Use of Text in Modern Novels

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Experimental Use of Text in Modern Novels

Although most of our contemporary examples of experimental text exist within art communities and design circles, the concept has nevertheless found its way into more than a few mainstream formats. Here are three examples of experimental text in novel [...]

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June 21, 2010

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Drew

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Books, Design, Typography

The Last Laugh #005: Dune Re-Dub

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The Last Laugh #005: Dune Re-Dub

This has got to be, by far, one of the most impressive re-dubs I've ever seen. And of course it's of one of my favorite movies, Dune. Re-dubbed by Sequential Pictures [...]

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June 19, 2010

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Nueva Forma Listening Pleasures #07

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Nueva Forma Listening Pleasures #07

Episode 7, curated by The Bear & The Sea, may just be the perfect companion to an overcast morning, afternoon break, or a shy sundown. The wonderful mix of ambient, downtempo, and haunting vocal tracks touches on feelings of childhood wonder, nat [...]

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June 16, 2010

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The Design Legacy of Gilbert Lesser

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The Design Legacy of Gilbert Lesser

I am such a sucker when it comes to geometric iconography, and I really love discovering the origins of these classic designs, and even more so, the creative minds behind them. [...]

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June 15, 2010

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Michael

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Curated, Inspiration, Print

Dust Jacket Design: Roberto de Vicq de Cumpitch

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Dust Jacket Design: Roberto de Vicq de Cumpitch

I just love this cover. From the beautiful type to the illustrations to the entire concept, Roberto de Vicq de Cumpitch has created yet another perfect dust jacket.

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June 14, 2010

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Drew

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Art, Books, Design

All Types of Monsters

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All Types of Monsters

A great children's book should leap out of its genre because its appeal and charm is universal. If I had found Jake Sargeant's book All Types of Monsters on a bookshelf as a kid, I'd be both intrigued and delighted.

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June 14, 2010

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Christy

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Books, Letterpress, Print

The Last Laugh #004: Day Job Orchestra

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The Last Laugh #004: Day Job Orchestra

I am super impressed by Dayjob Orchestra and the very concept of dubbing vocals based on lip and mouth movements. These are only two of my favorite DJO takes on Star Trek.

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June 12, 2010

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Drew

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