Saturday, August 30, 2008

Minox Rollei MiniDigi 5.0

Nice one, however at £350 with and only 3 megapixels I'm not so sure... But definitely a collectors item and worth checking out.

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RIAA Issues Knock Muxtape Offline

The popular mix sharing site Muxtape has been taken offline so that administrators can "sort out a problem with the RIAA," according to a note that appears on the site. "For the past several months, we have communicated concerns to Muxtape on behalf of our members," said an RIAA spokesman via email. "Muxtape has not yet obtained authorization from our member companies to host or stream copies of their sound recordings."

One of our top ten favorite music websites, Muxtape's service keeps the mixtape concept alive by allowing anyone to post a mix of up to 12 songs that can be easily shared with a simple URL. Its interface consists of artist and song titles presented in large fonts, with "buy" links under each song... [ More ]

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Thursday, August 28, 2008

How Design Can Save Democracy

Read the related blog post from the AIGA.

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The Decapitator

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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

April 77

Jeanswear label April 77 is looking to turn its rock 'n roll aesthetic into a vinyl reality with the launch of its own label, April 77 Records.

Founder Brice Partouche has never made the brand's roots a secret. He's always seen April 77 more as an attitude or a lifestyle than simply a fashion label, and his obsession with bands such as The Ramones and The Attractions has informed 77's unique look from the outset, inspiring jean models such as the super-skinny "Joey" and the straight-leg "Costello." In fact, each pair of jeans comes equipped for an impromptu strum session, with a pick fitted in its very own pocket. As Brice himself puts it, "We used to be about music, now we are music."

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Monday, August 25, 2008

Alva Noto + Ryuichi Sakamoto - Insen

With "insen", Alva Noto (aka Carsten Nicolai) and Ryuichi Sakamoto continue their collaboration which started with "vrioon". The debut album released on Raster-Noton in 2003 was voted 'Record of the Year 2004' in the electronica category by British magazine 'The Wire'. A particular interest was shown in Nicolai’s creation towards a new synergy of acoustic piano and digital post production that had not witnessed before, in his approach and interpretation of Sakamoto’s piano clusters.

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Gnarls Barkley - "Who's Gonna Save My Soul?"

New promo video directed by Chris Milk.

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The Archive

Paul Mawhinney was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. Over the years he has amassed what has become the world's largest record collection. Due to health issues and a struggling record industry, Paul is being forced to sell his collection.

This is the story of a man and his records, bidding starts at $3 million... I wished I had that money to contribute.

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Saturday, August 23, 2008

Village Green

One of the graphic design collectives I've always raved about. Seb Marling (Blue Source) + Jonathon Cooke (Love) = Village Green. Wicked illustrations, imagery, sensible typography and brilliant art direction. Some of the past Blue Source art directors can be found here and here.

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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Death Star over San Francisco

Directed by Star Wars fan Michael Horn.

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Saturday, August 16, 2008

All Back To Mine: Session.25

Come all ye faithful, tonite...
Saturday, August 16 from 11:00pm onwards.
Expect to hear tracks from Andrew Weatherall, Toby Tobias, Swayzak, Todd Terje and many more...

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Friday, August 15, 2008


Revered designer and manufacturer of contemporary furnishings Vitra have revamped their online presence. By de-construct.

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Thursday, August 14, 2008

Wonderbra online Billboard

A followup to the post below, Wonderbra has developed another interesting online campaign.

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Tuesday, August 12, 2008


Still win hands down, don't you agree?

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3stripe – a brand new music blog setup by James Greig with a broad and excellent range of electronic music.

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Bartle Bogle Hegarty

BBH needs no introduction. Nifty site, great work.

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Wednesday, August 06, 2008

The State of Art Direction

An incredibly poignant piece at Creative Review. I've already experienced the signs of it ever since I embarked on this career.

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The Working Hour - Tears For Fears

These things that I've been told can rearrange
my world, my doubt, in time but inside out.
This is the working hour,
We are paid by those who learn by our mistakes.

This day and age for all and not for one
All lies and secrets put on, put on and on...
This is the working hour,
We are paid by those who learn by our mistakes.

Fear is such a vicious thing,
It wraps me up in chains.

Find out, find out...What this fear is about.

Tears For Fears (Curt Smith, Roland Orzabal) from 'Songs From The Big Chair' LP, (Mercury Records/1985)

An old song that recently echos my sentiments.

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Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Made in Bunch

My 'bastardized' logotype for Bunch.

"Much of our work is predicated by the influences we as a collective of designers take from the world around us. So we thought we'd ask other designers how they see us and reflect this in our ID. The idea is to showcase the variety of work we make and the range of characters in Bunch whilst also getting an alternative fresh view point."

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Monday, August 04, 2008


A groundbreaking and clever piece of technology. LevelHead is a spatial memory game by Julian Oliver. It uses a hand-held solid-plastic cube as its only interface. On-screen it appears each face of the cube contains a little room, each of which are logically connected by doors. As of now, the LevelHead source code is now publically available under the General Public License v3.0.

| Back to top | #15 - Health's new issue entitled 'Health', curated & edited by Steve Lawler. 40 international artists (Graphic, Illustrators and Photographers) were invited to contribute to the issue and depict what Health means to them. My contribution piece above.

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