Archive for the ‘procrastinate’ Category

fancy serifs

Monday, August 11th, 2008

From the timeline at the Spam Museum:

cut *that* out!

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

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Being a fan of typography, I coudn’t help but admire Annie Vought’s work. Check out her website to see more papercuts and letterforms.

Someday I will probably never…

Sunday, May 25th, 2008

A recent change in “life events” has prompted me to call out of my repressed conscious (and subconscious) mind all of those “things” I would classify under “someday I’m going to…”

One of the things I remembered: building a grandfather clock.

I did an ol’ Goog-search, just to see what kind of resources were at my barely-trying-yet fingertips and stumbled upon Eric Harshbarger’s website. I ended up clicking around for quite a while admiring his patience and planning.

Someday, I will probably never make any of those things.

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daguerreotypes and beyond

Saturday, December 29th, 2007

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The Nelson-Atkins had an exhibit on the Origins of American Photography, an exhibit featuring daguerreotypes and paper photography, cyanotypes, salt prints, albumen prints and amber prints.

Seeing the evolution of mediums and materials reminded me of a story I’d heard on NPR back in ‘03. Binh Danh makes prints on plants, using the sun and a few pieces of glass as his enlarger.

And then there’s Matthew Wheeler, who made a lens out of ice. Check out the resulting images.

It all makes my little digital camera seem much, much too easy.

dining in the dark

Sunday, December 16th, 2007

Though traditional conceptions of ‘fine dining’ include as much A2D paid to presentation as preparation, a nontraditional restaurant in Germany is challenging the norm. At Unsicht, one dines in complete darkness, to allowing the senses to focus entirely on the food. The waiters (blind, as I understand it) give some quick plate-navigating directions before leaving the table. It certainly alleviates the “do I have food stuck in my teeth” angst.

http://www.unsicht-bar.com/

(For those a little rusty on their German, I suggest translating the page via Babelfish.)

patterns+layers+photos=enough A2D to impress me

Tuesday, December 11th, 2007

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When something plain-old typeset just won’t do, I always think of Marian Bantjes. She does beautiful work in a multitude of mediums. Some projects are more conceptual than others, but her passion and patience shine through every time.

paper cuts to covet

Monday, February 12th, 2007

Check this amazing work by Peter Callesen.
In this case, paper beats scissors and rock.

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Modern Ruins

Thursday, August 10th, 2006

Tom Kirsch ventures out with his camera and usually strays well off the beaten path to capture some modern day ruins. Beautiful photographs with just the right amount of context. Lots to explore at his website : http://www.opacity.us/

(below: photograph from his gallery of the Hellingly Asylum)