What's All This Then?
What's All This Then?
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We started demolition on our new space recently. One of the first things that had to go was a huge infinity wall (a white background used for photography) that was left by a previous tenant. So right before we said "Tear Down This Wall," Bryan and Jim spent a few minutes shooting in front of it. And Bryan, being Bryan, couldn't leave it at that, and turned one of the shots into this album cover from our Prog Rock period.
Since 2004, we have been doing our part to encourage acrimony and hard feelings at family gatherings. Face it, you'll probably fight about something at your holiday get-together, it might as well be something important, like whether or not you're in the two percent of the world's population that Albert Einstein purportedly claimed could solve this puzzle. So... Who Owns The Fish?
It's often lost in the candy-coated, super-styled proceedings of the holiday, but Halloween is really all about departed souls and dealing with loss.
"How do you spell courage?" For the proper effect, check the trailer first and then please take a few minutes (eleven actually) to watch our short feature film about words, pictures and bravery, Copy Goes Here.
Can you really clean your computer keyboard in the dishwasher? With the help of the RinseCam 9000, Michele created a short film to find out, Shift Option Rinse.
Our Steve Delahoyde is a man with an iron will. An iron will, a subcompact, a girlfriend and an idea on how to make a regular drive more, er, interesting. Note: All the driving worked. Claire and Steve are now Mr. and Mrs..
A quick trip back to Freeport, Illinois and one of our most popular films. Think of it as "How It's Made" with much cooler music, awesome people and hot, nasty, metal-on-paper printing action. The making of Field Notes, Wings. We're working on the brand-spanking new Fall Edition right now. Sign up for a COLORS subscription so you don't miss a single seasonal release.
RIP Ed Grothus who we met while we were in Los Alamos, New Mexico. We were looking for locations for one film project and on the way we discovered a lot more about the town and its people than we bargained for. So we made a different film and called it Laboratory Conditions. We're showing it in five episodes.
This film documents our latest project from the workshop. More on our newest limited release, "The Northerly Edition" at Field Notes. 3packs of this bright white and silver release are now sold out but there are still a few available as part of a COLORS subscription.
Herb Lubalin and Tony DiSpigna's 1974 release for ITC, Serif Gothic doesn't get the kind of attention that sparked a recent (and overdone) Avant Garde revival but it speaks for itself when set tight, in all-caps for a short declarative headline, especially one that needs a sort of non whiz-bangy science-fiction feel. Suggested pairing: Univers 65 Bold.
So you know. We've seen a little pick-up in Pinsetter orders lately so we thought we'd let you know that Pinsetter is still, um, setting pins.
Would that I could time-travel and get this to my college-self, The Five Boys Who Will Take You For Granted in College. I dated every. single. one.
The Complicated Truth Behind Rat Kings.
Relink. Some things Your Man For Fun In Rapidan says to his dog. My nominee for Best blog post for the years 2010 through 2016.
Don't Dis This Prefix, by Stan Carey.
"When you make a Top 10 list of the places you got to travel to because you didn't get married and have kids, what ranking is Paris?" Security Questions for Single, Childless People, by Shannon Reed.
Enter any geographic location anywhere on Earth and watch the terrain form into a physical model you can hold in your hand. TopoTopo.
"Various tones of red paint cover the exterior facade, accentuating the contrast with the landscape. Stairs and circulation surfaces, on the other hand, are treated with different tones of blue ranging from sky-blue to indigo and even violet, depending on whether the intention is to contrast with the sky or create visual continuity with it." La Muralla Roja.
A love story, told in notes.
Sotheby's has Gustav Klimt's gorgeous masterpiece Bauerngarten for sale
The Metropolitan Museum of Art now offers the use of 375,000 images for unrestricted use by the public.
A 50-trillion-pixel image of Earth, refreshed daily, is coming later this year.
Two married people in their mid-thirties give the "Seventeen Ultimate Guide to Guys" a try, by Claire Zulkey. Fab.
"In 1966 Norman Rockwell really needed a spacesuit and NASA didn't want to give him one." Now, that's a lede. The Improbable, Bold History of Space Concept Art, by Darren Garret.
"The Favelagrafia Project (portuguese for slum photography) brings a new look onto Rio's favelas. A new perspective. Here, the slums are shown in a truthful way, by those understanding most about it: its own residents. Nine photographers, filled with talents and dreams, passionate about the art of photography and, especially, about their own communities."
The All-Black 1979 Toyota FJ40. Boss.
Check his charming, surprising Same Drugs video. Chance is the man.
T.S. Eliot's "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" as a comic book.
Related to the last: ASME's Top 40 Magazine Covers of the Last 40 Years
"The words change the way you perceive what's happening in the picture. And they're a nice balance to other things going on." AIGA takes a look at David Lynch and typography.
On today's date in 1984, the Bruce McCandless space walk photo was taken.
Matchbooks from Shuttered Chicago Businesses. Sweet collection, annotated.
Check the portfolio of Tag Collective in NYC.
"...it is a portrait of America, a self-portrait of Herriman, and, I believe, the first attempt to paint the full range of human consciousness in the language of the comic strip."
To Walk in Beauty, Chris Ware on Krazy Kat for the NYRB.
Mark Liberman "ran a 'Speech Activity Detector' (SAD) on the recordings of the same two [Inaugural Address] speeches, and used the results to create density plots of the relationship between speech-segment durations and immediately following silence-segment durations."
See you around lunch time. Thing Magazine's great big link review, Design, Art and Photography, 2016.
If only my tears made this beautiful a river.
The house where Winnie the Pooh was written is for sale.
"There was a fish in the percolator."
For BB, the Jollylook camera.
In case you missed it, the world is turning upside down.
So you know, 52 Places to go in 2017.
3,000 words for drunk.
WaPo's Drunk Biology in Punxsutawney, PA.
Back to the Cover Page.
What all those little square icons in Fresh Signals mean.
A post from our monthly guest editor. The complete listing af all the people we owe favors can be found here.
We love these products so much we even paid for them.
A post with this icon may well end up in our Museum of Online Museums.
Not to be missed.
A Friday Drink Link. Hic.
Film feed. Short attention span video theater.
Having to do with our Field Notes Brand.
What we just talked about at lunch.
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