What's All This Then?
What's All This Then?
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"One climbs, one sees. One descends, one sees no longer, but one has seen." —Rene Daumal. Why did we do it? Because it is there. Or was anyhow. Presenting Above the Sun, a true story.
"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.
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.
A warning to trick-or-treaters, in the style of Hilaire Belloc.
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.
"As detail-obsessed designers and fierce protectors of the Field Notes brand, voice and identity, we figured we would be a royal pain for the One Design crew. Turns out they totally got the whole Field Notes thing right away. I'm happy to say that we were only a regular-sized pain for them." One Design's case study on building the Field Notes site with us. It's been an excellent partnership and a lot of fun. I'd recommend the One team to anyone.
A look at the new logo for MasterCard
New trailer for A Monster Calls.
Octopus tentacle whiskey glasses for MCJ.
This week's Duly Noted for Field Notes definitely does not have small hands.
"My first simplification was to stop looking for the perfect notebook. It turns out that the perfect notebook was sitting in front of me all along." Thanks for that Doug.
A great, well written set of filmmaking lectures/tutorials from David Monahan: "Looking at Movies."
Modulok by Fernando Rivas.
Interesting story from KCET about how the small California island somehow avoided mass plunder over the centuries: "How Catalina Evaded the Conquest."
"Look at me, how important I must be, with all the... busy." A Precious Hour, by Michael Lopp. Amen.
So you know, how to design a great city.
Our favorite Chicago-history photo site, Calumet 412, celebrates their 7000th entry. "This post is dedicated to the patron saints of Calumet 412, the Everleigh Sisters of the Everleigh Club in Chicago's Levee Red-Light District. As a reminder, CAlumet-412 was the phone number at the infamous, yet elegant and upscale brothel, located at 2131-2133 S Dearborn."
The Penguin Random House Design Award Winners for 2016. The three first-place students designs are excellent, especially Zack Crook's take on Clockwork.
Let's Not Play Frisbee with that Poet Anymore, by Stephen Collins.
Related to the last, you need this too. Flyover Country. "A geological tour from 30,000 feet."
You probably didn't know you needed this, but you do. Space Dashboard.
Christopher Payne's photographs of the Steinway Piano Factory.
1980's Porsche 911 Targa Interior.
I Stand Alone. Super-cut of isolation shots from cinema, by One Perfect Frame. Fabulous.
What if Rey found the wrong guy?
Moving Day Approaches.
Stanley Kubrick and Me: Designing the Poster for A Clockwork Orange. Jonathan Jones of artist Philip Castle, who also painted the helmet on the FMJ poster. Thanks Marshall.
Zsolt Benke is going back to paper. Thanks for that.
Any day with new Pixies is a good day.
Iceland's football team is welcomed home by their fans with an epic Viking war chant.
Michael Jacobs goes deep on our Byline Edition for The Analog. Thanks for that.
"Examples of some posters here show how heavy-handed and ineffectual even Duce's once-convincing poster campaign had been." Fall of the Roman Empire, by Steven Heller.
Stephen Colbert adorably tells the adorable story of how he met his wife. All the feels.
Trailer for The Corridor by Day Dreaming with Stanley Kubrick. Just watch.
"After an almost five-year journey to the solar system's largest planet, NASA's Juno spacecraft successfully entered Jupiter's orbit during a 35-minute engine burn."
Interiors by Aim Architecture for the Soho Bund Hotel in Shanghai.
"This young man is a bit unlucky. But, he waits decently." Traffic lights in Hertogenbosch, Netherlands. Implement everywhere immediately.
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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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