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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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Snack Invasion: Going Bananas

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Snack Invasion: Going Bananas

We just finished this little PSA entitled, Snack Invasion. The premise involves a mysterious hand that hungers for fresh fruit, but each time it attempts to claim its bounty, a tiny troupe of rogue bandits derails the plan. [...]

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January 12, 2012

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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

Robert Altman’s Quintet

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Robert Altman’s Quintet

Like most of my favorite films, Quintet bombed at the box office. Its thoroughly depressing landscape and subject matter, not to mention its experimental look and slow pace were perhaps not what viewers were expecting.

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June 1, 2011

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Entertainment, Film, Inspiration

Beach House’s Low Budget Perfection

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Beach House’s Low Budget Perfection

Beach House's video for their track 'Walk in the Park' is at least to me a perfect example of low budget success. It has enough heart to make up for its shortcomings, if indeed there are any.

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May 25, 2011

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Entertainment, Film, Music Videos

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 Thing and the Test of Time

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The Thing and the Test of Time

As a designer, I'm interested in longevity. Like many, I focus on timeless qualities and I find them everywhere, film itself being a particularly rich field. 'The Thing' has an uncanny dedication to minimalism, so much so that it becomes almost a sil [...]

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May 10, 2011

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Entertainment, Film, Minimalism

Nueva Forma Listening Pleasures #15

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Nueva Forma Listening Pleasures #15

The sun is starting to make regular cameos here in Portland, which makes us look forward to summer an awful lot. Consider episode 15, then, a fast forward into our hotly-anticipated season, one that features an unreleased minimal techno track by Nuev [...]

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April 7, 2011

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Curated, Entertainment, Music

Screwball Comedy and the Hays Code

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Screwball Comedy and the Hays Code

For the most part, the Hays Code was basically of a set of 'morals' for filmmakers and the major studios to follow. But writers and filmmakers who had to work within the Hays Code found a secret goldmine in these new restrictions. They found it in t [...]

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September 9, 2010

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Culture, Entertainment, Film

Tron 2 (2010 Comic-Con Trailer)

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Tron 2 (2010 Comic-Con Trailer)

As we draw closer and closer to the release date of the new Tron sequel, these previews keep revealing more and more details about just how epic this movie promises to be [...]

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July 22, 2010

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The Last Laugh #007: NSFW Parrot

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The Last Laugh #007: NSFW Parrot

This bird has got attitude. Sure there are other fowl-mouthed birds on the net, but Ruby kills it.

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July 3, 2010

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Culture, Entertainment, Humor

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