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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The Science Fiction Art of John Harris

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The Science Fiction Art of John Harris

I haven't read a true sci-fi book in awhile, but what's been making me think of it more and more is the artwork of John Harris. Through coming across the random Orson Scott Card, Ben Bova or John Scalzi books I find when I hunt for books, I have real [...]

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September 7, 2010

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L. Hunter Lovins and the Business Case for Sustainability

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L. Hunter Lovins and the Business Case for Sustainability

At this point the term sustainability isn't even sustainable. Greenwashing, leaf logos. It's getting tired fast. Nevertheless, as L. Hunter Lovins explains, there is a business case for taking sustainability seriously rather than simply trying to sel [...]

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August 31, 2010

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Dust Jacket Design: Rodrigo Corral

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Dust Jacket Design: Rodrigo Corral

Although I love well designed book covers, I take a special interest in the ones that actually portray aspects of the novel itself. Particularly those aspects that become clear only after reading the book. For me this is the mark of a great dust jack [...]

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August 23, 2010

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Blommers/Schumm: Portraiture Taken to the Cleaners

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Blommers/Schumm: Portraiture Taken to the Cleaners

I came across the Blommers/Schumm book Anita and was blown away by their work, particularly the Class of 1998 series where their mastery of microscopic detail and enormous vision are displayed to perfection.

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August 16, 2010

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Pecha Kucha and the Art of Presentation

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Pecha Kucha and the Art of Presentation

Pecha Kucha: twenty slides with twenty seconds per slide adding up to a six minute forty second presentation for each speaker.

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August 10, 2010

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Nueva Forma Listening Pleasures #08

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Nueva Forma Listening Pleasures #08

Episode eight of Nueva Forma Listening Pleasures, curated by Wolfe+585, is now available for streaming or download.

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August 9, 2010

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Street Life: The Photography of Weegee

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Street Life: The Photography of Weegee

Best known for his New York crime scene photos in the 30s & 40s, Weegee's subjects spoke a truth that was so clearly communicated, the results strangely reflect our present day reality far more effectively than our actual present day reality does [...]

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July 27, 2010

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The Prop work of Harrison Krix

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The Prop work of Harrison Krix

Although I'm not the biggest fan of Daft Punk (I know, crazy, right?), I will say that I have always enjoyed their visual aesthetic, specifically pertaining to their costumes. So when I saw this prop work by Atlanta graphic designer Harrison Krix, I [...]

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July 23, 2010

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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 Paper Structures of Shigeru Ban

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The Paper Structures of Shigeru Ban

I stumbled across the book Paper in Architecture by Shigeru Ban and was really impressed with his use of paper tubes as a building material. They're actually an impressive alternative to wood and other common raw materials.

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July 19, 2010

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Breaking the Cardinal Rule of Design: Marian Bantjes

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Breaking the Cardinal Rule of Design: Marian Bantjes

I love knowing the rules of a craft. It's so much better breaking them after you fully understand them, but I've never considered breaking the cardinal rule of graphic design: actually utilizing the ego. That is until I came across the work of Marian [...]

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July 13, 2010

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