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Colorcubic at Design Week Portland on Oct. 10

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Colorcubic at Design Week Portland on Oct. 10

We're really excited to be a part of this year's Design Week Portland, a platform that explores the process, craft, and practice of design across disciplines as seen through the lens of Portland’s most vibrant independent programming.

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October 4, 2013

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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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Color, Culture, Music

Delicate Trauma: The Oil Paintings of Kwon Kyung-yup

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Delicate Trauma: The Oil Paintings of Kwon Kyung-yup

When I was first introduced to Kwon Kyung-yup through a friend of mine, I somehow dismissed her art as another example of the 'battle damage' fetish that seems to be a reoccurring theme in popular anime and manga.

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October 12, 2011

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Artists, Culture, Minimalism

Peter Falk Beyond Columbo

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Peter Falk Beyond Columbo

Watching Peter Falk's performance in Wings of Desire is one of the many reasons I come back to the film. I remember being so impressed with the idea of Falk playing himself as a fallen angel who happens to meet another fallen angel while filming and [...]

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July 4, 2011

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Culture, Entertainment, Film

E.T. and the Death of Atari

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E.T. and the Death of Atari

Atari was most likely hungry for large Christmas sales and eager to cash in on the franchise when they made their less-than-brilliant decision to give developer Howard Scott Warshaw six weeks to develop the game. The result was a game considered then [...]

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May 17, 2011

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Culture, Design, Entertainment

The Madness of George Antheil

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The Madness of George Antheil

In 1925, composer George Anthiel created 25 minutes of pure insanity and gave us a glimpse into the future of composition. In fact, Ballet Mecanique was so cutting edge that it couldn't even be properly performed in its original conception.

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May 3, 2011

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Culture, Modernism, Music

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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Artists, Culture, Travel

Christian Marclay: The Clock

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Christian Marclay: The Clock

The Clock is Christian Marclay's magnum opus. A 24 hour film consisting of cut up images of clocks, watches, and references to time painstakingly lifted from thousands of films and edited to play in real time [...]

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April 12, 2011

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Artists, Culture, Film

Life in Perpetual Beta: A Labor of Love

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Life in Perpetual Beta: A Labor of Love

One day, Melissa Pierce woke up, got out of bed, and had an realization. There was a revolution going on. Somewhere, everywhere, and right now.

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December 23, 2010

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Culture, Technology, Web

1968 Afri-Cola Commercial Directed by Charles Wilp

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1968 Afri-Cola Commercial Directed by Charles Wilp

Although the Afri-Cola commercials have made the rounds on YouTube and the occasional blog commenting on its bizarreness, few seem to mention Charles Wilp who created the campaign for the fledging company.

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November 24, 2010

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Advertising, Artists, Culture

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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Books, Culture, Design