Jing Wei updates

13 June 2011

Chinese-born, NY-based Jing Wei puts up her new site. Thanks for the email.

Rook clothing

13 June 2011

New clothing line, Rook sent us some tees the other day. Especially like the ROOK Ape.

Bureau Bruneau

08 June 2011

Ludvig Bruneau Rossow is a designer from Norway. He sent us one of his recent identity projects (above) for Lavafilm, a film company based in Oslo, Norway. Not surprisingly, Ludvig is currently interning at Sagmeister Inc – I’m sure we’ll be seeing him around.

TSA Celebrating Three Years
18 in x 24 in
3 color screen print
Limited run of 75
$40


 

We recently crossed the three year mark as a blog and decided to do a little something to celebrate… so we commissioned the very talented Sonnenzimmer to create a poster for us. We challenged them to design around the largely abstract concept of a strange attractor, and left it at that, giving them full creative reign over the design. The result is this beautiful 3-color screen print, which we’re offering up on the site as a limited edition.

When we picked up the prints at the Sonnenzimmer studio here in Chicago, Nick and Nadine gave us a grand tour of their incredible space and went into a bit of detail about the process of creating the poster for us. We were blown away with all the hard work and thought put into the piece and wanted to share some of it here with its release. Below is a short write-up they sent over along with a couple photos from the process.

Thanks again N&N, can’t wait to work with you in the future.

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Nadine and I have made many posters for tons of different organizations; cultural institutions, universities, punk bands, even the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. That said, In our six year history, we have never been commissioned to make a poster for a blog. Maybe it’s the sign of the times, or maybe it was just good fit. Either way, this was a total welcomed surprise. Historically, posters have documented cultural events and happenings. So, having this opportunity was a very contemporary way in doing something very historical – if we may say that. We were psyched to create a poster for The Strange Attractor’s third year anniversary as we both have followed the blog over the years, but also honored that they would go on this journey with us through the commission.

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dirtyblackdisco

05 June 2011

dirtyblackdisco is a curated music blog that runs the gamut of dance music & beyond.