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Entries from May 2009

The Stone Roses, reissued.

May 28th, 2009 · Comments Off

One of my most treasured albums, and a sure sign I’m older than I care to admit, I see that The Stone Roses are getting ready to re-issue a 20th anniversary edition of their classic,  monumental self-titled album from 1989, “The Stone Roses.” To celebrate, I offer one of their best songs, on my Top […]

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Tags: Art · Culture · Inspiration · Music · News

Souvenirs [of Winnipeg] – 3 Short Films by Paula Kelly

May 26th, 2009 · Comments Off

Souvenirs (2008) Three short films which trace the shifting identities of a city called Winnipeg and the people who call it home. * colour, black & white * archival photos & sound * 8 & 16mm film * Hi-8 digital video, DigiBeta, Beta SP NTSC * 4:3 letterboxed * stereo Created through the Winnipeg Arts […]

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Tags: Architecture · Canada · Culture · Film & Video · Inspiration · News

Tokyo Cube — Shopping Japanese Style…

May 22nd, 2009 · Comments Off

Fun, fun, fun Japanese goods shop… sections include Art, Fashion, Interior & Toys. “Tokyocube was founded in 2005, initially with the launch of the Tokyocube Magazine, which was designed to provide people throughout the world with a place to find features, articles and reviews on all the latest to come out of Japan, as well […]

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Tags: Art · Books · Business · Culture · Design · Fashion · Graphic Design · Industrial Design · Inspiration · Japan · Magazines · Retail · Technology

Arthur Erickson, 1924 – 2009

May 21st, 2009 · 1 Comment

You can’t walk around Vancouver without being affected by Arthur Erickson’s work, and I was especially lucky to have had a chance to work in a studio in one of his buildings (the Evergreen Building on West Pender, now condos). To me, Erickson’s buildings *are* Vancouver – they engage the geography and climate, the warm […]

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Tags: Architecture · Culture · Design · Heroes · Inspiration · News

M.S. Corley Book Covers

May 19th, 2009 · Comments Off

Designer M.S. Corley is seeing a fair amount of success with his ongoing process of re-designing book covers in unexpected and fresh ways. Lots of great stuff to see here.

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Tags: Art · Books · Branding · Culture · Design · Graphic Design · Industrial Design · Typography

Homage to Japanese Typography

May 15th, 2009 · Comments Off

Found this post full of  Japanese Type examples. Love it.

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Tags: Culture · Design · Inspiration · Japan · Photography · Typography

Rockstar T-Shirts

May 15th, 2009 · Comments Off

T-shirts re-drawn from old photos of your favourite rock stars. Fun! Visit http://www.wornfree.com/ (Found via: http://nfgraphics.com)

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Tags: Art · Design · Fashion · Music

Happy (Belated) Manitoba Day

May 13th, 2009 · Comments Off

I missed the boat on this yesterday, but wanted to share a cool Manitoba-related resource called “This  Was Winnipeg.” It’s updated regularly was all kinds of interesting bits & pieces of useful information, photos and observations. Well worth a visit.

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Tags: Architecture · Canada · Culture · News

Type in motion

May 12th, 2009 · Comments Off

Two beautiful examples of typography in motion, both found via  design fckr. Flickermood 2.0 from Sebastian Lange on Vimeo And, this beautiful spot from Mercedes Benz: http://motionographer.com/theater/mercedes-benz-bas-plus/

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Tags: Advertising · Design · Film & Video · Graphic Design · Motion Graphics · Typography

Typography for Lawyers

May 11th, 2009 · 1 Comment

I stumbled across this site while doing some typography research. At first I kinda chuckled (have you ever seen a lawyer’s handwriting?) but upon closer inspection, I found it to be a very clear, well-written piece of information. Very useful not only for lawyers, but for any professional not already familiar with typography and communication […]

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