10 February 2009

Deerhoof playing a song off their new EP in Juan’s Basement –

Handmade Nation

10 February 2009

Handmade Nation

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).

All Screenings 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.

Coralie Bickford-Smith

09 February 2009

Book cover designer Coralie Bickford-Smith talks about designing a series of horror classics for Penguin called Gothic Reds. Flickr set of all the covers here. Also check out this great interview with Coralie at design:related.

New music video for Friendly Fires “Skeleton Boy” directed by Clemens Habicht over at Nexus Productions.

Kustaa Saksi

20 January 2009

I received an email this morning from letting us know about this recent video upload of Finnish illustrator Kustaa Saksi. It’s a part of Pretty Cool People Interviews. Thanks for the link!

Insane humans

07 January 2009

Worth a look, especially the last little bit…

New Apple Laptop

06 January 2009


05 January 2009

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?

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Insiders note:
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Obama ’08: Logo Runner-Ups

15 December 2008

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.