Good design is slick, clean, and about large budgets (and egos), right? Not always.
There is an entire movement that has swept the world. It is all about a more organic community oriented approach towards design that many believe in so wholeheartedly they have titled it The DIY (do it yourself) Community.
Director Faythe Levine has edited footage she collected from 15 cities, and over 80 DIY community pioneers around the United States, into ‘Handmade Nation‘, a 65 minute film that documents this cultural tendency.
(The book, written in collaboration with Cortney Heimerl, can be purchased at Amazon here).
Coming this week:
Feb 11: New York City, Power House Arena (Book signing and panel)
Feb 12, 14, & 15: New York City, Museum of Arts and Design
More will be held in Toronto, Barcelona, Melbourne, San Francisco, Madison, Eureka, Portland.
Worth a look, especially the last little bit…
Eric Testroete just sent us a link to this video he put together based from the pictures he took while in Japan. Really well done. Thanks for the link!
Just look at it. Does anything more need to be said?
Fuji’s instax photo system is the next generation of instant photography. Lightweight and compact, the stylish mini camera goes anywhere. Operation is easy – simply check the LED exposure indicator and press the shutter, a beautiful credit card-size instant color photo is ready in minutes – sharp and clear on Fuji instax film! Auto focus; auto flash; built-in lens cover. ( 5″w, 5″h, 2.5″d )
EBay is not the worst place to pick up some Christmas gifts. The vendor ‘u-japan’ is selling the beautifully designed instant camera by Fuji for ‘Buy It Now’ prices starting at $65. The Fujifilm Instax Mini’s normal going retail price is around $130, so you can save a decent amount on this camera through this power seller with a 99.8% positive history.
Interesting look into the development of the Obama ’08 logo. Sol Sender led the creative team with designers Andy Keene and Amanda Gentry. Sender is now working as a strategist at VSA Partners here in Chicago, where this video was filmed. A detailed walk-through of the design process can also be seen over at LogoDesignLove.