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Because it's There

Winter’s Tale

"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.

One From Way Way Back

How Do You Spell Courage?

"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.

A Street in Logan Square

All Hallows’

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 Cautionary Tale

Heed This Well, Young Costumed Beggars

A warning to trick-or-treaters, in the style of Hilaire Belloc.

From The CP Labs

Shift Option Rinse

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.

a short film that seems longer

Long Day’s Journey Out of Iowa

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..

Making of Field Notes Ravens Wing

Press Check

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.

A CP Film In Five Parts

Laboratory Conditions

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.

From Field Notes Brand

Northerlies

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.

Props Face Time

Classic Display Faces That Deserve Love

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.

Oh This Old Thing?

Button Button

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.

Not Quite so
Fresh Signals

So you know, The best brew from each of the 50 states. jc-09.23

Tadao Ando's New Mexico Ranch for Tom Ford is incredible and is now being promoted for sale in this over-the-top film. "Price upon request." If you have to ask... jc-09.22

"If you are lucky enough to have natural immunity to the Cornucopia of Sadness, take it upon yourself to look out for your fellow tribe members straggling behind the pack. They can often be found napping in parked cars, alone at the movies on a Monday, or gently weeping in the Target bathroom." Fall Into Perpetual Darkness, by Sarah Hutto. jc-09.22

Local note. Fabulous. A huge chunk of video from the Disco Demolition promotion at Comiskey Park in 1978. Do yourself a favor ands grab a cup of coffee (or Falstaff) and enjoy. jc-09.22

So you know, How to Punctuate Your (Parentheses), from The Comma Queen. jc-09.21

Trailer for London Town. ms-09.21

Geriko's sweeping cinematic animation for Lorn. dw-09.21

The Vancouver Aquarium has a Baby Otter Cam. ms-09.21

Sherlock: The Art of Symmetry. Cannot wait for Season 4. ms-09.21

"Many coworkers and friends ask me, 'why would you want to live like that?' and I always answer with an exhausted, 'why not?' Who needs space, time and hobbies, independent from their beloved, when the enraged bellows of marital misery can easily echo through our tiny bungalow, igniting years of loveless complacency." ms-09.21

Speaking of whimsical, this limited edition deck of cards reinterprets the known symbols with different designs. dw-09.21

A whimsical look at waxing. dw-09.21

As a person who cooks a lot and freezes things, this is going to change my life. Cha-ching! ms-09.21

With its mechanism neatly hidden under its machined aluminum base, this compact and minimal bottle opener encourages discovery through interaction. dw-09.21

So you know, what makes things creepy. ms-09.21

The burning beauty of solar energy in the Nevada desert. dw-09.21

Nice illustrations by HelloMarine. dw-09.21

So you know, where the comic book font came from. dw-09.21

Pilot & Captain is about the good old days of planes, trains, and discovery. dw-09.20

Political cartoons from American history. dw-09.20

Phone by Lizzo. dw-09.20

"Our goal was to bring together people of different backgrounds, cultures, ideas, beliefs, and skills to work together to transform blank canvases into original pieces." The Canvas Project. dw-09.20

One of the earliest science fiction books was written in the 1600s by Margaret Cavendish, the Duchess of Newcastle. dw-09.20

Harry Potter's childhood home is for sale. dw-09.20

Shadow Shapes by Richard Keeling. dw-09.20

A golden throne at the Guggenheim. dw-09.19

8-bit Ferris Bueller's Day Off. dw-09.19

Once were churches. Via Things. jc-09.19

Full Moon over Brno. ms-09.19

Photographer Richard Johnson travels all over Canada to document Ice Huts. ms-09.19

For MS and BB, Magical Objects of the Wizarding World. dw-09.16

Bloomberg takes a look at what unites and divides Americans in One Nation Divisible: The American Electorate. mcj-09.16

A Literary Guide to Whiskey. jc-09.16

"For about 90 percent of its history, the Dart was the kind of a car you drove because you were 16 and your parents were getting a new car. But there were some legendary Darts over its 56-year history, and some shouldn't be forgotten." jc-09.16

Early Friday Drink Link because it can't wait: "We're not affiliated with LaCroix®, we just like to treat ourselves." bb-09.15

Chance The Rapper, Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz on Ellen performing No Problems. ms-09.15

Conan O'Brien's take on the Apple New Airpods ad. So great. ms-09.15

Great city guide from The Guardian about Bend, OR. Just spent a week there with my family and and 100% recommend it. It's fabulous. ms-09.14

Happy Wednesday. ms-09.14

Michel Gondry's video for the new White Stripes song City Lights. ms-09.14

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