What's All This Then?
What's All This Then?
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We started demolition on our new space recently. One of the first things that had to go was a huge infinity wall (a white background used for photography) that was left by a previous tenant. So right before we said "Tear Down This Wall," Bryan and Jim spent a few minutes shooting in front of it. And Bryan, being Bryan, couldn't leave it at that, and turned one of the shots into this album cover from our Prog Rock period.
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.
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.
A lovely photo by Chris Mueller with prop styling by Elise McMahon for the "Modern Americana" section of Fast Company's just-released United States of Design issue, which is also available as an innovative iPad app. We're more than a little excited to have our Field Notes Brand products included in this curated collection of Made in the USA products. Thanks for that.
We're not a network an it's not the 1980s but why should that stop us from making a schmaltzy omnibus promo? We've reorganized and re-rendered most of the films and videos we have made over the past dozen years and posted them in a new archive. Enjoy.
Edel Rodriguez on magazine covers that influenced him.
Jesus Diaz on the automotive designs of Giorgetto Giugiaro.
A 1:250 scale model of ancient Rome, the Plastico di Roma Imperiale is the life work of a single archaeologist, Italo Gismondi.
Danny and his Finger, by Jay Stephens.
As a Dad I wholeheartedly endorse this.
Tropiconcept, by Berik Yergaliyev.
I saw Hamilton yesterday so this is of particular interest to me, an illustrated guide to the "Hamilton" stage.
Trailer for Suspiria.
Full-page watercolor illustrations from a 16th-century edition of Pedanius Dioscorides's work on herbal medicine, De Materia Medica.
Related to the last, building the Bollinger B1, the world's first all-electric sport utility truck.
Related to the last, a taxonomy of pizza styles in America.
Road Trip! Turns out America's hottest pizza trend is only a few hours away.
Behind the iconic graphics from 1968, from the artists who created them. I need to get a hard copy of today's special section in The Post.
Transit Standards is a collection of resources on brand architecture, customer experience, and design standards in public transportation.
The BBC takes a look inside the world of instruction manuals.
Ventusky Wind, Rain and Temperature Maps. Beautiful, just beautiful.
Trailer for the film Damsel
The world's smallest house.
"This incident took place sometime between 1973 and 1975, either in Cleveland or Berlin." Genesis' Tour Manager Recalls His Role in One of Rock's Most Embarrassing Moments.
Behind the Design. "...the story about how a former Buddhist monk designed the soy sauce bottle seen in Japanese restaurants around the world."
Death Valley 8K.
"Shot in the alpine landscape that inspired Mary Shelley's classic novel, Chloe Dewe Mathews' photographic series In Search of Frankenstein juxtaposes snow-covered mountains with a network of eerie subterranean bunkers, built in the 1960s to shelter the entire population of Switzerland in the event of a nuclear disaster.
Andrew McIntosh's paintings of Highland castles with portals to secretive worlds at sunset.
Keys, buttons, and dials.
The AV Club's playlist of "classic rockers grappling with punk and new wave."
Miniature Calendar, by Tanaka Tatsuya. Bravo.
The awesome beauty of Jupiter captured by Juno, in 13 photos.
Alexandr Melentiev's entry for an "end of civilization" art contest, City on the Water, Post-Apocalypse.
Related to the last, see you in a few hours.
"In what has to be one of the most famous design briefs in electronics history, Bill Hewlett asked Osborne and Cochran to shrink the 9100. 'I want it to be a tenth of the volume, ten times as fast and cost a tenth as much.'" Another great post by Jim Hughes, The HP-35: Consumer Electronics, an Origin Story.
"Restoring dignity to the garden gnome." Pellegrino Cucciniello's Nino.
RIP Bill Gold. You know his work.
The History of the Solo Cup, From the South Side to Star Wars, great piece by Robert Loerzel
Hold My Beer: How I Became a Certified Cicerone (and How You Can, Too.)
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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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