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Agassiz Ice

August 28th, 2008 · Comments Off

This new sculpture by Gordon Reeve was just installed. Lucky for me, it’s directly across the street from my office, in Assiniboine Park. So I dodged the morning rush hour yesterday and captured a few shots. I famously (not) dropped out of Gordon’s sculpture class way back when I attended the University of Manitoba. It […]

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Tags: Archived from Blogger · Art · Canada · Culture · Industrial Design

Music roundup

August 25th, 2008 · Comments Off

Music makes me happy. All the time, every day. Lately I’ve been listening to some new and old: Steinski “What Does It All Mean? 1983-2006 Retrospective” Metacritic Score: 90 | Standout Track: “Lesson 2 (The James Brown Mix” Sonic Youth “Dirty” Standout Track: “Sugar Cane” Underworld “Oblivion with Bells” Metacritic Score: 64 | Standout Track: […]

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Tags: Archived from Blogger · Culture · Inspiration · Music

Tweetvolume

June 27th, 2008 · Comments Off

So I’ve had a Twitter account for a while now, but havn’t really found a good use for it yet. The most fun from Twitter usually comes from outside developers creating interesting data crunching of the tweets. Tweetvolume is a fun tool to see how certain words stack up in the flood of tweets. I […]

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Tags: 2.0 · Apple · Archived from Blogger · Culture · Interactive · Social

Penguin, Bond, Typography

June 5th, 2008 · Comments Off

I was reading NiceF**kingGraphics this afternoon and came across a link to a new series of James Bond novels to be released very soon in the UK, and illustrated by Michael Gillete (buy prints here). I started poking around the Penguin site a bit more and encountered their blog, filled with interesting posts from a […]

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Tags: Archived from Blogger · Blogs · Books · Culture · Design · Graphic Design · Typography

Spring!

May 24th, 2008 · Comments Off

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Tags: Archived from Blogger · Inspiration · Photography

R.E.M. Hollow Man

May 7th, 2008 · Comments Off

via Motionographer I feel like I’m watching an animated David Carson layout from 1996. And that’s not a bad thing, because Michael Stipe is great. We saw R.E.M. play in Vancouver in 1995 (with Sonic Youth) and then I had a chance to chat with him at my grad show in 2000. Still waiting for […]

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Tags: Archived from Blogger · Art · Culture · Design · Film & Video · Friends · Inspiration · Motion Graphics · Music

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May 6th, 2008 · Comments Off

Fun! I can’t decide who has the nicer letterforms.

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Tags: Archived from Blogger · Culture · Design · Motion Graphics · Surprising · Typography · You Tube

Things I have learned in my life so far – Stefan Sagmeister

May 5th, 2008 · Comments Off

I had the opportunity to see Stefan Sagmeister speak in Toronto in 2006. In person, he seems humble and grounded in ideas. His personality shows well in this short from Hillman Curtis.

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Tags: Archived from Blogger · Art · Culture · Design · Graphic Design · Heroes · Ideas · Inspiration

ECIAD becomes ECUAD

May 2nd, 2008 · Comments Off

My alma-mater (2000) just became a University! The video above shows BC Premier Gordon Campbell making the official announcement. What does this mean? From the site: This is one of the most significant changes in the 83-year history of Emily Carr. We will over the next year be planning and implementing the transition to a […]

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Tags: Archived from Blogger · Canada · Culture · Design · Education · News

R2-D2 Projector

May 1st, 2008 · Comments Off

via Gizmodo: We knew that there was a motorized, fully-articulated R2-D2 projector with built-in DVD, iPod dock, all kinds of digital media inputs, and Millennium Falcon remote control, but we never—EVER—imagined it would be so amazingly drooltastic as this video shows. Time to put on your LEGO-made Han Solo jacket or Leia bikini, and buy […]

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Tags: Archived from Blogger · Culture · Design · Electronics · Industrial Design · Technology

2008 United Kingdom Coinage – Royal Shield of Arms Proof Collection

April 28th, 2008 · Comments Off

2008 United Kingdom Coinage – Royal Shield of Arms Proof Collection This is the first set of coins I’ve ever purchased, but this one seemed too important to miss. Matthew Dent is a young designer from the UK who won a competition to design this set of coins from the Royal Mint. I’ve posted a […]

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Tags: Archived from Blogger · Graphic Design · Industrial Design · Inspiration

Diamond Shreddies make me giggle

February 5th, 2008 · Comments Off

This campaign caught me off-guard when I first caught the ad. It took a second for my brain to resolve what I was seeing, but then the giggling started and really hasn’t stopped since last night. This kind of irreverence is great – certainly more successful than the trying-too-hard Crispin Porter Bogusky campaign for Burger […]

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Tags: Advertising · Archived from Blogger · Funny

Corey Holms

January 9th, 2008 · Comments Off

Via NiceF**kingGraphics: Located in Southern California, Corey Holms has juggled working for large agencies and running a private practice for almost a decade. Focusing on the fields of identity, type and entertainment design, his clients range from small boutiques to large multi-national firms. His work can be seen internationally in books and design magazines, for […]

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Tags: Archived from Blogger · Graphic Design

Classic Posters

January 3rd, 2008 · Comments Off

via Boing Boing: I found a collection of over 200 35mm Kodachrome slides of travel and marketing posters from the 1950′s and 1960′s.. There are some real gems in here! I’ve done my best to identify them however quite a number are in languages I can’t translate. If you see any you recognize add a […]

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Tags: Archived from Blogger · Graphic Design

The Story of Stuff

December 5th, 2007 · Comments Off

Fascinating presentation: What is the Story of Stuff? From its extraction through sale, use and disposal, all the stuff in our lives affects communities at home and abroad, yet most of this is hidden from view. The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. […]

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Tags: Archived from Blogger · Business · Culture · Sustainability

Cherry Chocolate Rain

November 29th, 2007 · Comments Off

Ok, I guess I can’t ignore this any longer. Tay Zonday is clearly insane, but may be a genius (or at least smart enough to listen to the right people). The original video showed up in April, and caused a firestorm of disbelief and laughter as it spread across the web: was this for real? […]

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Tags: Advertising · Archived from Blogger · Culture · Funny · You Tube

The Alchemists (when is it coming out?)

November 15th, 2007 · Comments Off

This film looks really great, but it seems to be in limbo… anyone know when it will be released?

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Tags: Advertising · Archived from Blogger · Business · Culture · Film & Video

Arts & Architecture

November 12th, 2007 · Comments Off

A microsite devoted mostly to the Case Study House program of the 40s, 50s and 60s, presented by Tachen in anticipation of a book coming in 2008. The highlight, beyond the PDFs of each Case Study House, is the “About A&A” essay written by editor David Travers.

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Tags: Architecture · Archived from Blogger

For Once In My Life, Stevie Wonder

November 1st, 2007 · Comments Off

Was watching Entourage last night (most addictive show on TV), and they ended the episode with Stevie Wonder’s classic song, “For Once in My Life.” I immediately scoured my Stevie Wonder greatest hits CD for a listen only to discover it wasn’t on that album! A quick visit to the iTunes Music Store scratched that […]

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Tags: Archived from Blogger · Culture · Inspiration · Music

Good Design Awards 2007

October 2nd, 2007 · Comments Off

Tokyo, October 1st, 2007 – Japan Industrial Design Promotion Organization (JIDPO) announced today 1,043 items including the “best 15″ that were accredited by the 51st Good Design Award (the so-called “G-Mark”) You can also search the database for past winners.

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Tags: Advertising · Archived from Blogger · Graphic Design · Industrial Design · Japan