What's All This Then?
What's All This Then?
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Since 2004, we have been doing our part to encourage acrimony and hard feelings at family gatherings. Face it, you'll probably fight about something at your holiday get-together, it might as well be something important, like whether or not you're in the two percent of the world's population that Albert Einstein purportedly claimed could solve this puzzle. So... Who Owns The Fish?
Chauncey H. Griffith's Bodoni Poster Black was developed for Mergenthaler in 1929 and features strong verticals and shallow descenders. It's regularly employed for era-specific "Appearing Nightly at the Copacabana" lobby-card-ish announcements and by and large it's serviceable, if not particularly interesting. But, just in case you find yourself in need of a two skinny chicks whispering near the coke mirror, late 70's, Los Angeles sort of vibe, set it tight in all-caps with almost no line spacing. Suggested pairing: Univers Light Extra Condensed.
It's often lost in the candy-coated, super-styled proceedings of the holiday, but Halloween is really all about departed souls and dealing with loss.
To Sweet Hereafter, a warning to trick-or-treaters in the style of Hilaire Belloc.
"How do you spell courage?" For the proper effect, check the trailer first and then please take a few minutes (eleven actually) to watch our short feature film about words, pictures and bravery, Copy Goes Here.
Can you really clean your computer keyboard in the dishwasher? With the help of the RinseCam 9000, Michele created a short film to find out, Shift Option Rinse.
Our Steve Delahoyde is a man with an iron will. An iron will, a subcompact, a girlfriend and an idea on how to make a regular drive more, er, interesting. Note: All the driving worked. Claire and Steve are now Mr. and Mrs..
A quick trip back to Freeport, Illinois and one of our most popular films. Think of it as "How It's Made" with much cooler music, awesome people and hot, nasty, metal-on-paper printing action. The making of Field Notes, Wings. We're working on the brand-spanking new Fall Edition right now. Sign up for a COLORS subscription so you don't miss a single seasonal release.
RIP Ed Grothus who we met while we were in Los Alamos, New Mexico. We were looking for locations for one film project and on the way we discovered a lot more about the town and its people than we bargained for. So we made a different film and called it Laboratory Conditions. We're showing it in five episodes.
This film documents our latest project from the workshop. More on our newest limited release, "The Northerly Edition" at Field Notes. 3packs of this bright white and silver release are now sold out but there are still a few available as part of a COLORS subscription.
Herb Lubalin and Tony DiSpigna's 1974 release for ITC, Serif Gothic doesn't get the kind of attention that sparked a recent (and overdone) Avant Garde revival but it speaks for itself when set tight, in all-caps for a short declarative headline, especially one that needs a sort of non whiz-bangy science-fiction feel. Suggested pairing: Univers 65 Bold.
Trailer for the documentary Hitchcock/Truffaut.
"It is a sin, she said, to damage the spine." The Pleasures of Destroying a Good Book, by Nick Ripatrazone.
"We have a small problem." New trailer for the upcoming X-Files Revival.
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Women of Graphic Design.
"Lenny Shiller is a lifelong Brooklyn resident and classic car collector." Lenny's Garage.
Meet the Most Powerful Force in the Star Wars Universe: The Man Who Makes the Toys.
Pilotpriest's The Last Goodbye.
Images From Apollo.
Take this version of the Harvard Dialect Survey and see how close it gets to your personal dialect map. Spot on for me, thanks Marshall.
Zepplin's "Kashmir", by 4th, 5th and 6th graders on marimbas, xylophone, vibraphone, drum set, timbales, congas, bongos and piano. Right on.
Stunning trailer for the film The Assassin.
Great ad from Nike, Last.
"Oh, god, yes—we're all just panicking and tearing our hair out over here." John Pavlus on our ad network, The Deck and how we will or won't Survive iOS 9's Ad Blocker Onslaught. (Sorry about the cursing Mom.)
The Facebook of 400 years ago.
Related to the last, fall in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest in Wisconsin, 2011.
Pride and Prejudice at 20: The Scene That Changed Everything.
The Rich Color Variations of Pluto.
"This project was born out of their love for America's National Parks and enthusiasm for engaging multimedia. Our goal is to effect a greater awareness of the treasures that reside within America's National Parks." More Than Just Parks.
"If the cuckoo don't crow, then you know there's wind coming."
What do you do in your activewear?
"Today my target was 35 seconds. I shed tears of disappointment because I was not in good condition. I am not satisfied with today's time." Hidekichi Miyazaki finished the 100 meter sprint in just 42.22 seconds. Oh yeah, he's 105 years old.
Happy to have a Field Notes ad in Avaunt Magazine #2. Can't wait to see this beautiful cover arrive in the post.
So you know, how to unboil an egg.
"His greatest film, hands-down, in nearly every department, but especially formal innovation, humor, icy hepcat style, and characterization as revealed through both dialogue and editing." Matt Zoller writing about Soderbergh's The Limey, which continues to reign supreme as my top pick for "most perfect film yet made."
Related to the last, we made our own dry transfer sheets as part of the Field Notes Brand seasonal limited-edition from the Spring of 2011. (Make sure to check Professor Bedell's instructional video.)
"Letraset taught you a lot about letter spacing and kerning, 'not to mention how to swear'." Rub-Down Revolution, by Jane Lamacraft
"According to patent drawings, it's a cloud, or a bean, or a web, or an explosion, or a highway, or maybe a weird lump." The Shape of the Internet.
Pure magic! Teenage Superstars with the Pastels, Shop Assistants, Vaselines, Jesus and Mary Chain, Teenage Fanclub, and all'a'em.
Dave Simpson on a top ten from the only band that matters.
Injun Summer, by John T, McCutcheon. Another yearly post, but this one is a politically incorrect and discontinued Chicago newspaper tradition, but worthy on a look back in the fall.
Annual repost for the first day of Fall, It's Decorative Gourd Season, Motherf*ckers.
Stephen Colbert launches his own lifestyle brand.
The snow fields of Pluto.
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