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Free Tune Friday Vol.5 | The Prohibitionists

01/25/2013

Free tunes brought to you by Cincinnati “garage quartet,” The Prohibitionists. Their sound is a self-proclaimed mashup of The Stones, The Kinks and Bob Dylan. Raw, folky and addictively simple. I saw them open for The Kingston Springs at MOTR Pub a few weeks ago and they were great.

If you like what you hear below, they’ve got an EP available for the price of ‘on the house’ here. Happy Friday.

A History of the Title Sequence

01/24/2013

I don’t know why but I’ve always loved movie title sequences. Something about awesome cinematics paired with music that really sets off a good movie. Ever seen Se7en? Tell me you weren’t completely wired in after the titles wrapped in that movie.

This film, ‘A History of the Title Sequence,’ is a super creative motion graphics piece “designed as a possible title sequence for a fictitious documentary.” Apparently all of the names mentioned are “the names of title designers who had a revolutionary impact on the history and evolution of the title sequence.” The lighting and creative subtlety are pretty incredible. Enjoy.

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Food as Art

01/23/2013

Today’s post comes from our buddy Dave Ruggeri, Grand Rapids native and devout design enthusiast:

I’ve always found the idea of Food as Art alluring. Using food’s natural aesthetics and a little manipulation, Sarah Illenberger has created some very clever compositions from her ongoing ‘Strange Fruits‘ project. Sarah is a Munich native working out of her Berlin studio since 2007. To sum up her handiwork,  Antje Wewer said it best when she stated, “Whatever she creates, it is done with a humorous touch and a great love for detail.”

On another plot hovering above the spectrum of food works, the gelatinous English duo Bompas and Parr are making waves in the world of design. Using a variety of foods and hand-crafted jelly molds, the sheer composition and texture will have you google-searching for more. For a touch of their humor, here’s an interview done by the brilliant Avant/Garde Diaries.

The Edge

01/15/2013

“The Edge… There is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over. The others — the living — are those who pushed their luck as far as they felt they could handle it, and then pulled back, or slowed down, or did whatever they had to when it came time to choose between Now and Later.”

-Hunter S. Thompson, via Brain Pickings

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