Jan
30
2009
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One number a day — Typography from the streets of Budapest

Excellent collection of numbers photographed on the streets of Budapest.
From Zsolt Molnár's blog:

This is my typo-photographic project that I started in Summer 2008, focusing on the typographical diversity of Budapest’s street numbers. On this blog I will post a number each day in 2009. 365 different types of street numbers hopefully.

 

 

 

 

Link to Budapest36.

Jan
28
2009
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Yesterday afternoon in San Francisco, remind you of anything?

This shot was taken yesterday by a co-worker/friend of mine, Heath T, the line is for a job at Specialtys, a cafe and bakery chain.

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Written by Peter C in: History,Hmmn. Interesting.,Politics |
Jan
26
2009
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Pinocchio

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Jan
26
2009
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Single Flower, Flower Girl vases

Very cute handcrafted ceramic vases. Each one is unique and sells for $39.99.

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Link to ModernArtisans  [via 7 Gadgets]

Written by Peter C in: Arts,Design,Entertainment,Fashion |
Jan
26
2009
0

“Objectified” — the trailer

 Continuing on the theme of Industrial Design, here is:

A peek at the upcoming design documentary "Objectified", by Gary Hustwit, the director of "Helvetica". The trailer features the voices of Jonathan Ive, Andrew Blauvelt, Marc Newson, and Karim Rashid. The song is "I Like Van Halen Because My Sister Says They Are Cool" by El Ten Eleven.

Objectified premieres at film festivals and events worldwide starting this March, more info here: www.objectifiedfilm.com

 

Thanks Derek S.

Written by Peter C in: Arts,Design,Entertainment,Film,Music,Tech,Video |
Jan
20
2009
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Bush Street Renamed Obama Street in San Francisco

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From Scott Beale over at Laughing Squid:

Timed with today’s Inauguration, Bush Street signs in San Francisco were changed to Obama down the entire length of Bush Street from Presidio to Battery.

Link to "obamastreetsign" flickr set

Jan
16
2009
1

Andrew Wyeth 91 — RIP

PHILADELPHIA – Renowned American artist Andrew Wyeth, famous for landscapes of his native Pennsylvania and Maine, died on Friday, according to a spokeswoman for the Brandywine River Museum near his home.

Wyeth, who was 91, died in his sleep early in the morning, surrounded by his family and friends, after a brief illness, the museum said in a statement.

He is best known for "Christina's World" (1948), in which a disabled woman appears to be striving to cross a largely empty landscape. It was painted, like many of his other works, in egg tempera, a technique that he said forced him to slow down the execution of a painting.

 

 

 

 

 

Written by Peter C in: Arts,History,Illustration |
Jan
16
2009
0

The Pelican Project — Book covers from 1930 – 1980

Things Magazine have a great collection of Pelican Books’ covers spanning the last century. Amazing stuff. These samples are from the 1960′s.

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Jan
15
2009
0

Hitchcock’s “The Birds” — Posters and graphics

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As far as I can tell, this is the original poster. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From IMBd:

Media from The Birds (1963)

 

Jan
12
2009
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Abandoned Mansion – Beirut

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I saw this abandoned mansion last week from the street and went in with my friend Michel as translator in case we ran into anyone. It took a bit of jimmying to force the door, and inside we found piles and piles of of binders and dozens of black and white photos, all showing one man at various political events.

It turns out the mansion used to be the home of Takieddin el-Solh ( 1908 – 1988) Lebanese Sunni politician who served as Prime Minister from 1973-74, and 1980. The binders were full of voter lists and various political documents. I'm assuming he abandoned the place during the civil war and moved to a more secure location. The house is in the Sunni section, but was within easy artillery distance of the Green Line.

 

Link to CraigFinlay's Flickr Set

Written by Peter C in: Arts,History,Hmmn. Interesting.,Photography |
Jan
08
2009
0

Beautiful Letterpress Poster — Salt Lake Temple

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This letterpress poster was handcrafted character by character over the course of roughly 100 hours. Characters from the Bickham Script Pro, Engravers MT, and Epic typeface families form the edifice featured in the artwork, the Salt Lake Temple.

Each poster measures 16"x24" and is printed on Crane Lettra Pearl. Letterpressed by Bryce Knudson of Bjørn Letterpress in Provo, Utah.

 

 


Spire Detail

Link to Veer

Written by Peter C in: Arts,Design |
Jan
07
2009
1

Hello Dolly! — A Doll Roundup

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Police seek blow-up doll sex bandit

SYDNEY (Reuters) – An Australian man broke into three adult shops, had sex with blow up dolls named "Jungle Jane" and then dumped his plastic conquests in a nearby alley, local media reported Wednesday.

"It's totally bizarre. It's a real concern that someone like that is out on the street," said one of the owners of the adult sex shops in Cairns in northern Queensland state.

"He has been taking the dolls out the back and blowing them up and using the dolls and leaving them in the alley," the owner, who gave the name of Vogue, told the Cairns Post newspaper.

Police told the Cairns Post that scientific officers had taken DNA samples, fingerprints and pictures of the crime scene. Link

 

400 Russian men and women use inflatable sex dolls as flotation devices on river run

From article: The unusual sporting event was dreamed up by mastermind and organiser Dmitry Bulawinov. He said the idea of floating down the river in the embraces of a rubber woman was conceived as a joke at a party where…

 

Chinese confuse Russian kids with gender bending dolls

 From englishrussia: Lately some Russian newspapers post photos of these strange Chinese dolls. You can see the scanned piece of article from one Russian regional newspaper. The reason for the panic is that in Russian children toy stores have appeared strange…

 

An artist’s complicated relationship with her look-alike sex doll

Video and performance artist Amber Hawk Swanson ordered a life-sized, realistic sex doll made to look just like her, and named it Amber. The couple scampered off to Vegas and got married. "Their wedding video and other footage documenting their…

 

Real Dolls and the men who love them…

Over the last few weeks I've been running into articles on this topic including an excellent documentary by Channel 4. Link to documentary 'Guys and Dolls'. This phenomenom is not to restricted to Japan, if you've watched the video above…

 

Poupées gonflées! (Mildly NSFW)

Great photography show of adult doll creation.

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07
2009
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2009
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06
2009
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