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.
Spike Jonze directed FKA Twigs in a wonderful new spot for Apple's Home Pod.
Nice illustrations by Ann-Sophie De Steur.
Clouds, Birds, Moon, Venus.
"A group of six young friends with their 1,200 sheep are among the dozens of shepherds and their flocks who spend their summers in the Tusheti mountains. It will take them three days to trek from their base village down to the safety of the plains."
33 of the weirdest Philip K. Dick book found by Literary Hub. Pretty great feature.
Fascinating read, What is the Perfect Color Worth?
Jerry and Marge go large, The Lottery Hackers, by Jason Fagone. Really fun story, well told.
Bjørg-Elise Tuppen's Moments With the Moon.
Ford Mustang Milano Concept, 1970. Boss.
"It's time for these same underpaid lifeguards to take on the additional responsibility of wielding their own good shark as a weapon in the event of a deadly shark attack. This is the safest possible option. Our lifeguards will now be able to stop these attacks and save countless lives. They'll also endanger a few lives as their personal sharks inevitably get scared and accidentally attack beachgoers because sharks are not meant to be used for personal safety. But, hey, that's just the price of freedom."
Trailer for Ralph Breaks The Internet.
A forgotten Salvador Dalí painting has been rediscovered after 75 years.
Thanks a million to Dan Cederholm and the crew at Dribbble for inviting me to be a guest on the Overtime podcast to talk about Field Notes, Layer Tennis, The Deck and bunch of other stuff. It was a blast.
Painted cigar labels by Glenn Wolk.
We need to an internet of unmonetisable enthusiasms, by Russel Davies. Thanks for that.
Dueling Bands in the Night.
Chicago Magazine's The Hidden City is so fun.
If you watch only one video of a remote control car chasing Dirty Harry today, watch this one.
Vox has a great video about how smart phones are designed to be addictive, and how you can stop that behavior. via Kottke
2018 Tournament of Books brackets.
So you know, all the fonts used on the classic Huy Fong Sriracha Hot Sauce bottle.
"Upset, Sam leaves the protest to cry in her Volvo. Farmer Ted finds her and captures it on Facebook Live. Then he asks for her Spanx to sell on eBay and she obliges. "I can't believe I gave my Spanx to a geek," she groans. "
"A story told by my grandfather sparked a fascination. Far to the east lies a land, wild and vast, inhabited by the legendary warriors who rescued my grandfather. Mongolia. For fifteen years, I've returned to this country, seeking to understand the raw beauty and tenacity that shapes those who call it home."
True Colors, US State flags designed by data, and Olivia Johnson.
February ScreenFonts, in which newish film posters are dissected, typographically.
"...a set of pharmaceutical samples masterfully designed by Fred Troller." Flat File No.10 from Readymag.
On the Trail of the Angled Terminal, We Made This is on the hunt
Chicago intersections isolated as shapes.
"Ronald Clark's father was custodian of a branch of the New York Public Library at a time when caretakers, along with their families, lived in the buildings. With his daughter, Jamilah, Ronald remembers literally growing up in a library, creeping down to the stacks in the middle of the night when curiosity gripped him. A story for anyone who's ever dreamt of having unrestricted access to books." Yeah, that would be me.
As seen from above.
The Best Things Found Between the Pages of Old Books. Via everyone.
Probable relink - More Perfect. A podcast from the makers of Radiolab about how the Supreme Court got so Supreme.
Cocteau Twins Fever hits Columbus, OH, 1985.
Back to the Cover Page.
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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