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Honeywell: The Multics System Brochure, 1975

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Honeywell: The Multics System Brochure, 1975

Oh my god, Becky, look at the cover. This 1975 Honeywell cover is reminiscent of the classic Romek Marber Penguin covers that every designer has been, in recent years, reproducing like rabbits.

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March 14, 2012

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Colortones Mixtape #003

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Colortones Mixtape #003

Admittedly, this is one of my darker, more fragile mixes, but despite the description, it's mostly hopeful, weaving in a narrative of a kind of surrealistic dream state in which you might awake feeling a little closer to finding your answer, whatever [...]

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March 9, 2012

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Empty Memory: USB Jewelry Collection

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Empty Memory: USB Jewelry Collection

There are a lot of interesting USB drives out there. Some have caught my eye, but none have managed to steal my heart, until now.

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March 7, 2012

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HP-01 Digital Wristwatch Calculator

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HP-01 Digital Wristwatch Calculator

THe HP-01 is a combination digital wristwatch, calculator and personal calendar. Performed more than three-dozen functions to manipulate and interrelate time, calendar and numeric data. It demonstrated HP’s excellence at miniaturization.

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February 24, 2012

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Colortones Mixtape #002

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Colortones Mixtape #002

To be honest, this mixtape had been sitting around since the first episode was published; the holidays felt like a perfect blur, and this mix felt more like summer than winter, causing me to reflect upon it longer than necessary.

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January 31, 2012

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Colortones Mixtape #001

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Colortones Mixtape #001

In the spirit of mixtaping, especially for the inaugural episode, I figured it'd be a good idea to make this one out to my dear friend Liz who, through our many delightful interstate exchanges, unintentionally helped shape the idea of Colortones.

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November 14, 2011

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Behind The Colortones Mixtape Series

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Behind The Colortones Mixtape Series

Some of us still habitually call them mixtapes in this new era. We were probably those kids who lived and breathed DIY cassette culture, carefully compiling moods and themes. Whatever the impetus, mixtapes are awfully personal statements.

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November 14, 2011

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Project Documerica: For Future Generations

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Project Documerica: For Future Generations

The first Earth Day inaugurated on April 22, 1970, and twenty million Americans rallied together in support of environmental concern. A year later, the EPA began hiring photographers to document our successes and failures for future generations.

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April 22, 2011

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Playboy Land Yacht Concept by Syd Mead

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Playboy Land Yacht Concept by Syd Mead

Syd Mead's Playboy Land Yacht concept was first published by Playboy magazine in 1975, and is supposed to be the embodiment of "the great American dream machine -- a wonder home on wheels that even drives itself." But is it still part of the American [...]

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April 13, 2011

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The Landscapes of Rosalie Gascoigne

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The Landscapes of Rosalie Gascoigne

Gascoigne's life and work is a testament to that familiar phrase, "It's never too late." Her first serious exhibition was at age fifty-seven, and she continued to make art up until her death at eighty-two. She was a mother of three, a wife to an astr [...]

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April 7, 2011

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A-1 Scrabble Set Designer Edition

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A-1 Scrabble Set Designer Edition

Love this gorgeous Scrabble set designed by BYU design grad, Andrew Capener. My only (minor) critique is that the birch exterior case doesn't entirely match the rest of the walnut pieces, but all is forgiven once you look at what's inside.

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March 3, 2011

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Supergraphics – the book

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Supergraphics – the book

Supergraphics – Transforming Space: Graphic Design for Walls, Buildings & Spaces chronicles the early days of Supergraphics and looks at work by leading contemporary practitioners – a significant number of whom are women.

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November 22, 2010

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