Archive for October, 2010

Solo: Creative Project Management

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Solo: Creative Project Management

Solo is a brand new project management tool that's made for and designed by creatives. Having used both Basecamp and ActiveCollab extensively, I'm pretty excited about giving Solo and its gorgeous grid-based interface a spin.

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October 27, 2010

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Technology, Web, software

EAI 640 Digital Computing System

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EAI 640 Digital Computing System

These awesome photographs are from a 1966 EAI catalog advertising the 640 Digital Computing System. It's not often that you see huge computer systems sitting right in the middle of what looks like a corporate courtyard.

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October 27, 2010

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Colors in A Single Man

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Colors in A Single Man

Last fall, Tom Ford made his directorial debut with A Single Man. Every grainy scene is beyond gorgeous. Aside from the stunning mid-century modern fashion and production design (by the same team that designed Mad Men), Ford uses color as an instrume [...]

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October 26, 2010

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Color, Film, fashion

Richard Prince and the Art of Appropriation

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Richard Prince and the Art of Appropriation

The act of appropriation has been debated time and time again within the fine art and design communities, and yet I often hear the conversation revolving around the work of Banksy, Andy Warhol or worse yet, Shepard Fairey.

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October 25, 2010

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Artists, Modernism, Photography

Diving With Josephine Cochrane

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Diving With Josephine Cochrane

Josephine Cochrane, a wealthy Illinois socialite, invented the dishwasher in 1886 out of resentment for hand-washing dishes. Her company later became what is known today as KitchenAid.

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October 19, 2010

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The Biological Art of Ernst Haeckel

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The Biological Art of Ernst Haeckel

Although history has reduced Ernst Haeckel to not much more that an illustrator featured in Taschen-style coffee table books, it's really his ego and persistence that fascinates me. He was totally the indie rock star of the naturalist scene and defin [...]

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October 18, 2010

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Artists, Culture, Illustrations

Renaud Hallée: Cinéma & Musique

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Renaud Hallée: Cinéma & Musique

Renaud Hallée is an experimental filmmaker and audiovisual composer from Montreal. His short animation Sonar is a rhythmic cycle that evolves into a complex soundscape using its own logic and language -- and was made entirely in Flash.

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October 14, 2010

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Curated, Film, Motion Graphics

Datahowler

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Datahowler

It's been a while since I've found a multidisciplinary artist who is just as good at what they do visually as what they do audibly. Cue Datahowler, the moniker of Ross Edman, a man of many hats [...]

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October 11, 2010

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Layout, Music, Typography

Mini Paper Models by Naoki Terada

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Mini Paper Models by Naoki Terada

Naoki Terada is a Tokyo-based architect and industrial designer who also makes really cool 1/100 scale paper models. The architectural paper model sets were initially created as support tools for his architecture firm, but became so popular that he d [...]

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October 4, 2010

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Artists, Paper arts, architecture

The Genius of Nina Simone

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The Genius of Nina Simone

Although her impact on the world of music is not disputed, I still consider Nina Simone as one of the most underrated artists of our time. Setting out to be a classically trained pianist, she experienced a disappointing response from white academia.

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October 4, 2010

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Artists, Culture, Music