September 12, 2007
Posted By: Marc

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Run, don’t walk to catch director Gary Hustwit’s brilliant documentary of the world’s most ubiquitous typeface, Helvetica. Having already seen the movie, I can fully recommend it to anyone — not only designers. For info on tickets click here.

September 12, 2007
Posted By: ellen

Dorset Cereal

I noticed this packaging in the cereal isle of Whole Foods the other day. I love the entire line – especially the use of the diecut front. As a company they aim to use “the best possible ingredients…” whatever that means. Check them out online here.

September 10, 2007
Posted By: Marc

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Driving around Los Angeles the other week, I snapped this picture of a simply astounding BP gas station. (The matching silver Maserati seemed to make the shot even better.) Turns out that this building actually has some sort of eco story to it, however far-fetched. For now, let’s forgive, forget, and give big oil a big hug for this one. Read more here.

September 10, 2007
Posted By: emil

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Vegetables + Fruits + Imagination = VegFruMation
With a touch of craftsmanship and creativity someone out there is having some fun. Fun culinary pieces. Kids would love it. These art could encourage them to eat healthier and enjoy the excitement. The green bell pepper frogs rocks!

September 8, 2007
Posted By: Marc

Despite the many ambitious projects for Burning Man (some of which actually addressed this year’s theme, “The Green Man”), I was happiest to see “The Big Round Cubatron” by Mark Lottor. This might just be the greatest thing I have ever seen, even if it was for the second time. Read more

September 8, 2007
Posted By: Marc

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Regrettably, I’m not much of a reader. Still, I am a fan of the McSweeney’s catalogs edited, designed, and published by author Dave Eggers. Mostly, I love their covers, which are typographic masteries rendered in Garamond.

On a recent trip to San Francisco I discovered “826 Valencia,” a non-profit writing workshop for 8-18-year olds. Founded by Eggers, “826″ is a storefront in the Mission District featuring an amazing black and white mural by my longtime favorite artist Chris Ware.

Stopping inside, I found out that this is not only an amazingly unique community-based center, but also “San Francisco’s only independent pirate supply store.”

September 6, 2007
Posted By: Sheri

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Every year when we are off at Burning Man we actually do work, and a lot of it. We are part of a pinhole photography camp and we take and develop photos of the large scale art on the playa as a gift to the artists who create the pieces (many of which are burned or destroyed after the event). Just before we headed off to this year’s event, our good friend Yvette Pasqua was interviewed by Without Lens, a quarterly journal about lensless photography. Read the full article and see photos of what we do and how we do it here.

September 6, 2007
Posted By: katie

rembrandtfamily.pngAt this point we all know that Rembrandt’s redesigned packaging is beautiful but apparently along with the visual upgrade there was an environmental one too. A feature in the latest issue of Print magazine, explains that the new packaging “contains no metal coating and the redesign team reduced the board thickness.” Certainly it’s not leaps and bounds nor the greenest packaging out there, but the eco-concious designers at Johnson & Johnson do deserve some bonus points. Cheers! Read more

September 4, 2007
Posted By: katie

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This is the cover art for Soulwax’s album Any Minute Now. Can’t read it? Back up! Click more to check out their equally awesome cover for their albulm Nite Versions. There site is pretty rad too.

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September 4, 2007
Posted By: ellen

QNS

Here are some post-Labor Day happenings in the borough.

1. Act Green

(re)Cycle Plays, 09.15.07

Artists will perform a series of plays with an environmental focus at the Socrates Sculpture Garden, a one-time a landfill/dumpsite transformed into an outdoor sculpture garden.

2. Work on Your Tan / Dance Moves

Turntables on the Hudson, 09.08/22/29 & 10.06

The local beaches are closed for the season, but summer’s not over at the Water Taxi Beach.

3. Drink Beer

Celebrate Oktoberfest (or Septemberfest) at one of New York’s oldest and largest outdoor beer gardens, Bohemian Hall.

4. Isamu v. Isamu

Noguchi Museum, 09.20 – 03.063.

An exhibit showcasing the work of Japanese designers Isamu Noguchi and Isamu Kenmochi.

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