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After months of reading this magazine online, I thought i should share. IdN is an international publication for creative people, “an international designers’ network.” Their mission is to ‘amplify and unify the design community’, and they have many methods for ensuring that this happens. They create magazines, books, dvds, and tote bags among other things! Opening an issue of IdN Magazine is like stepping into a gallery, a visual gallery – photography, illustration, typography, architecture, graphics, fashion, culture, and motion graphics cover each page, and then some! 

Thier 15th Anniversary book has been published and it is worth a look. it is over 400 pages of commissioned work by 250 creators who they have collaborated with over the past decade. This hardcover book is only 59.00, includes a DVD 9 and is available now. 

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‘What do You Love?’ looks at not only the past, but imagines what the future could be, through the eyes of some very creative people.

This new video, is a collaboration between Banksy and Radiohead’s Thom Yorke, directed by Raymond Salvatore Harmon. The video is for his new solo song ‘The Hollow Earth’,is available today on 12′ Vinyl LP as the flip side to FeelingPulledApartbyHorses, [Visit radiohead.com for more info]. 

The video, comprised of rapidly [understatement!] moving visuals, with subliminal Banksy graffiti images mixed in, is pretty crazy, and not easy to watch [headache/seizure inducing this early in the morning!], has an almost painterly quality. Very interesting…the more you watch – the more you see.

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Neurosonics Audiomenical is a new film created by Partizan Lab’s Chris Cairns. 

The film was made in collaboration with The Scratch Perverts, Foreign Beggars, Shlomo and Will Clarke with sound design by Will Cohen. Post production by The Mill London.”  View all the credits on the site.

Love it! Here’s what Chris Cairns says about it….

“This one’s for my Dad…Kingdom of the unreal but also a higher state of being, ultimately free of the limitations of the material world through the agency of science, technology, and imagination.”

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RIP! A Remix Manifesto is an open-source documentary film that looks deeply into the ‘illegal’ activity that is music sharing. The Remix Culture. The Culture Jammers. Technically the film itself is breaking copyright laws by even telling us about it, showing us examples…

“Filmmaker Brett Gaylor explores issues of copyright in the information age, mashing up the media landscape of the 20th century and shattering the wall between users and producers. The film’s central protagonist is Girl Talk, a mash-up musician topping the charts with his sample-based songs. But is Girl Talk a paragon of people power or the Pied Piper of piracy? “

You decide. The entire film is available for one week only to view online. After that, you can purchase at Disinformation.

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An interesting look at the re-mix culture and all its implications. A really great film.

Thanks: Jason Nip!

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Lily Allen sings what many of us wish we could say.  

I think I will dedicate this to all those Toronto City workers who are on strike, leaving us with piling garbage and no pools for the summer.

This one’s for you…

 

Another stop motion that I love!

This one is by Tomas Mankovsky

 

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Finally!  Some quality Canadian content! Check out The Long Haul, an animated short by Dumais Studio and Full Serve.

“Print and motion commit to a long life together in a movie made from 4000 great pictures and…
3 x pimped out stills cameras
2000 square feet of studio
11 x Obama lovers
2 x Producers with whips…”
and much, much more!

I am loving stop motion these days.

 

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Dieter Rams, Photograph by Abisag Tüllmann 

 

Dieter Rams, Photograph by Abisag Tüllmann

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last night I saw the film Objectified, by Gary Hustwit, at the Toronto Hot Docs Film Festival. This most recent film by the maker of  ‘Helvetica’ delves into the fascinating and often mis-understood world of Industrial Design.

From the website…

“Objectified is a feature-length documentary about our complex relationship with manufactured objects and, by extension, the people who design them. It’s a look at the creativity at work behind everything from toothbrushes to tech gadgets. It’s about the designers who re-examine, re-evaluate and re-invent our manufactured environment on a daily basis. It’s about personal expression, identity, consumerism, and sustainability. ”

Gary Hustwit on making films about design: “I’ve found that most designers are incredibly skillful at explaining what they do to a non-designer, probably because they spend so much time justifying their work to clueless clients.”
Leaving the packed, sold out theatre, I heard lots of  comments by people who still just ‘don’t get’ design. Here is one…”Designers are just a bunch of ‘so called’ artists that sit around drawing pretty pictures.”
I find it hard to believe that we saw that same film. 

Featured in Objectified, is Dieter Rams, an Industrial Designer closely associated with the consumer products company Braun, and the ‘Functionalist’ school of Industrial Design, “Less, but better”. He talked in the film about his 
10 Commandments of Good Design.

“Back in the early 1980s, Dieter Rams was becoming increasingly concerned by the state of the world around him – “an impenetrable confusion of forms, colours and noises.” Aware that he was a significant contributor to that world, he asked himself an important question: is my design good design?”

He was ahead of his time – as any great, innovative Designer is.
See the film if you have a chance. You will view the world we live in and the objects that inhabit it, in a new way.

This one is for all of my Architect friends out there…enjoy!

These videos are just 2 in a series of dead pan scenarios that most in the industry will be able to relate to on some level. Does Mister Glasses look a little like Philip Johnson??

 

via: a daily dose of architecture

Just a clip that makes me smile…!

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