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.
John Coulthart on Roger Dean book covers.
Harvard Art Museum's Bauhaus collection.
A great little look at how the title sequence from Stranger Things was put together.
Wood sculptures by Paul Kaptein.
"...neither a version nor a crib: it is more like classics homework." Seamus Haney's translation of Book VI of the Aeneid. Purchased.
"I think I saw a Mermaid here." Duly Noted.
"...many cult items – Sharpie pens, Field Notes notebooks – have a potent democratic appeal. Like Levi's or Converse, the connoisseur recognises them simply as best in their class." Do the Write Thing, by Jess Cartner-Morley for The Guardian. Thanks for that.
Kickstart this, Why Every President Sucked
This house built on a single column can rotate 360 degrees.
Trailer for the new alien invasion / language translation film, Arrival.
SK's top ten films. The Bank Dick!
"Until that day I came in for more of those cheap black plastic hangers and simply got a little turned around. It couldn't have been that long ago. It's still 2008, right?" For the Love of God, Show Me the Way Out of this Ikea, by Sarah Lelek.
Schindelhauer Bikes' Ludwig VIII, Brooks Edition in matte black. Wow.
The Olympics has nothing on this Belly Flop Competition in Oslo, Norway.
The deep, flooded canyons of Titan.
Teaser for Death: Take 2, a new film based on a short story by our own Kevin Guilfoile. More to come.
Official song of the summer (at least in my household), local kids Manwolves' "You". Awesome.
New trailer for Rogue One
United States Service Symbols.
Good long nerd-read: The Rise and Fall of the Gopher Protocol.
We used to have some fun on Fridays, didn't we?
"...this old maths schoolbook published in the GDR – former Eastern Germany. It's printed throughout with primary colours and shows beautiful illustrations in perfect page layouts."
So you know, how to build a full-sized, phone-controlled BB8 droid.
"He's the youngest old man I know," Chance is the cover story for the new Billboard Mag.
"Either way, you won't have the 22-inch horseshoe shaped bratwurst in a house-made bun topped by crispy fried sauerkraut, mustard and beer cheese sauce to kick around anymore at Lambeau Field." A sad day.
Related to an earlier post, myself.putty.battle.
Film on the McKenna Brothers and how they manufacture London Bus Destination Blinds. It's a lovely, analog process, full of craft.
So you know, 251 words you can spell with a calculator.
Train to Nowhere, Andrew J. Hawkins on Cincinnati's "ghost" subway, with photos by Andrew Spear. Thanks Marshall.
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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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