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The Design of Vice-Cards

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It's been pretty quiet online for a busy month in the physical world for Outside Circle. 

I know this is pretty low, but I thought some sex related design might get some attention:

"All cities have their symbols: Paris has its Eiffel Tower, Amsterdam its canals, Sydney its opera house. Think of London and what springs to mind? Double-decker buses, black cabs or Beefeaters guarding the Tower? Nowadays Britain’s capital city has a more ephemeral but equally pervasive symbol: vice cards.

Vice cards are the means by which London prostitutes advertise their services. They have become as ubiquitous a symbol of this city as the red telephone boxes in which they are found. Step in to any central London call box and you will see up to 80 cards inviting you to be tied, teased, spanked or massaged in luxury apartments, fully-equipped chambers or the privacy of your own hotel room.

To anyone interested in printing and graphic design, the cards form a microcosm of evolving typographic tastes and techniques. For those printers prepared to take the risk, they represent regular and lucrative business. But love them or loath them, vice cards are undoubtedly an intriguing slice of English social history."

[read full article on Vice cards by Caroline Archer]



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war on the walls: art, design and propaganda

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"this exhibition presents selections from a collection of over 1,500 world war i posters currently housed in temple university libraries' special collections.  the posters provide a graphic portrayal of allied propaganda used to educate the public and enlist support for the war effort.  in addition, they serve as examples of the art, design and printing techniques of the period."

exhibition

design based on reports from the sinking of the rms lusitania



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discussion

  • great reference. i especially find posters from the WPA period to be particulari...more
    - [ben]
  • A very thorough site with interesting commentary. The layouts, typography and l...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Nice find Ande - The comentary was more than I could have expected!
    - [nick]

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Collaboration.1

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louis rawlins designed these flyers for OCC's group show
Collaboration.1 > download flyers to print for the show!

for poster click here\
for flyer click here\

you will need adobe acrobat to view and print these documents.
click here to get acrobat.



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Group Show Press Release

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> > Feel free to download and distribute this press release.

> > OCC23.pdf



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  • Download & Post!
    - [nick]

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"OUTSIDE IN" Graphic Design Exhibit

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"OUTSIDE IN" Graphic Design Exhibit
Opening Reception: Friday, April 16TH, 2004 Doors 7pm Reception 8pm

at Red Door Digital Gallery (Printing Plant) in Detroit
directions: www.rd3graphics.com

FLAK will hosting a traveling graphic design exhibit that will feature the work from international artists as well as Cranbrook graduates and Detroit Artists. The opening night festivities will include live music by Detroit bands Ethos and KalKaska as well as DJ/LAPTOP performances. The Official Outside In Website CLICK HERE
Extended viewing on April 17th, 23rd, 24th, and 30th - or by appointment 248.207.6207.

This is an exhibit of posters by 25 designers from all over the world, examining the role of ‘the outsider’ and the impact of cultural difference on our practice. It was curated by Maya Drozdz, Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, MA, and was previously exhibited at HallSpace in Boston.

To kick things off Detroit Rock City-style, the opening reception will begin at 8pm, with music by local bands Ethos [indie pop] and Kalkaska [experimental rock], plus DJ/Laptop Music by Mesu Kasumai and Stereotype, starting at 9:00 pm.

Opening: Friday, April 16, 2004, 8:00 pm
Exhibit dates: Apr 16 through 30, 2004

Red Door Gallery
7500 Oakland Street
Detroit, MI, USA
Phone: (248) 207-6207



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discussion

  • there's a band called Kalkaska?
    - [stargrazer]
  • Nasty 404 on that link there...
    - [name not provided]
  • the link was amended
    - [ben]
  • Looks very cool. Perhaps I will check it out tomorrow. Popular day for opening...more
    - [name not provided]
  • louis- nick and i will be going if you want to carpool.
    - [ben]
  • the show was exciting- it is well worth a look! make sure to catch it before it...more
    - [ben]
  • Cool. I will still have to try to stop by. I grabbed a flyer for it yesterday....more
    - [name not provided]

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info for the graphic design student

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in my pursuits i came across this document put together by the AIGA (american institute of graphic arts) and NASAD (national association of schools of art and design) for students interested in studying graphic design. i found it quite on track with dealing with some of the questions i had as student, as well as those i have now considering graduate studies. it is relevant and informative. please feel free to pass it on to those who might be interested.

Student_Info.pdf

also, if you are considering grad school, i purchased the USNEW's Graduate Studies web resource which (somewhat biasedly) rates Graduate Programs across the US (as well as lists all contact info) and i would be happy to pass any information to inquiring minds, just email me.



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  • You know.. I just looked at the US News bit about an hour ago -- where...more
    - [name not provided]
  • louis- USNEWS doesn't review the same areas of study every year (except fo...more
    - [ben]
  • design rankings graphic design: 1. Rhode Island School of Design...more
    - [ben]
  • It's interesting, given the half-baked approach I took to finding a graduate sch...more
    - [name not provided]

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OCC Meeting

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We're having an OCC related meeting this Saturday (04.03.04) @ 4:15 pm in East Lansing Michigan's most beloved gathering place, the Peanut Barrel. Come and join us as we discuss Outside Circle's approaching group show (May 2nd), promotions (posters and flyers) / OCCswatteam and finalization and distribution of JOWAI, OCC's journal of word's and images. Your presence and input will be greatly appreciated.
 


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  • So far it looks like Louis, Peter, Ben and I will be there.
    - [nick]
  • It was good to reconvene at the PB, one of the birthplaces of OCC. It was nice...more
    - [stargrazer]

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www.twexus.com

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I was doing a google search for the obituary of one of the founders of the gallery I work at (whose name was Marilyn Manson), and paradoxically stumbled onto this site:

www.twexus.com

It has nothing to do with obituaries or Marilyn Manson.  It is a random image-generating site, which seemed to fit in with some of the unconscious image-generation discussions that have cropped up in various posts.  Enjoy!


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  • its weird to see the connections your brain makes between two juxtaposed images....more
    - [pax]
  • I was so delighted with a reflected twexus pairing of a bunch of bananas that I...more
    - [stargrazer]

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pj richards: artist | graphic designer

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mending the rift
new site design


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  • thanks, Ande!I would love feedback from OCC-ers on the new design and naviga...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • I noticed that clicking on the word "site" above takes you to the home page, whi...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Could MAC users especially let us know how the pop-ups & navigation work for the...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • peter [&ande]- i've been meaning to tell you (though i think i did in person): t...more
    - [ben]
  • Hey. I apologise I haven't given time to really delve into the site. E...more
    - [name not provided]

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CALLING ALL EXHIBITIONISTS AND SHUTTERBUGS

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Have your photos published in a book by Phaidon!

Massive Change, an international discursive project on the future of global design, are researching, gathering and assembling information for use within this ambitious effort, to be realized now through 2007, which will take the form of a book, an international exhibition, a line of product, public events, a website, and a documentary film project.

We are seeking images that document the extraordinary and ever-increasing human capacity to understand the world and universe through the image.  Specifically, we are looking for quantities of images that fall into any of the categories below:

. ID photos & passport portraits . photo booth strips . travel & tourism -- posing in front of landmarks . posing with famous people . posed group photos . major news events . massive crowds . rock concerts . underwater photos . birthdays -- blowing out candles . weddings -- bride and groom portraits . silly pet photos . lomography . UFO sightings . security camera stills . helmet cams -- extreme sports . infrared & night-vision . x-rays -- teeth, broken bones, airport security . ultrasound -- prenatal photos

* To be included in the book published by Phaidon Press, images must be recieved by Monday, March 22, 2004. To be included in the exhibition, images must be recieved by Monday April 12, 2004. Submissions for the film are ongoing.


For complete information, check the "Juried Shows for Visual Artists" discussions column below, or visit http://www.massivechange.com



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  • To all,Make a post if you enter things of this nature. We'd all like to kno...more
    - [stargrazer]

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fun with fireworks

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from this  to this

i put together a little fireworks project for my new homepage design.



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  • ande- i like the new look to your site.
    - [ben]

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In Memoriam : Michael Fanizza

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Michael Fanizza, friend, colleague, and professor to many of us passed away last week. His incredible knowledge base and intelligence, his wit and humor, strength against the odds, as well as his seemingly endless ability to connect ideas and methods to learn and create anew will be missed by all of those lucky enough to have had him in their lives. The following illustrates Michael's unique approach to the design process, his creative output, and his life in general.(please click on the images to view larger versions)

 


Like most everyone, I went to kindergarten and studied colors and the alphabet. Growing up, my friends found all sorts of things to become interested in and to pursue as careers. I, however, stuck with the alphabet and color. It is my belief that these are the basis of what a graphic designer works with in assembling visual communication.

As a graphic designer I often work on projects in
collaboration with others (usually organizations) to convey specific instructional messages. However, I am also involved with personal inquiry and experimentation into the aesthetics of formal visual relationships. The work in this exhibition represents some of that thinking. These pieces began as actual meditations. Each day as I walked in the woods near my home I would imagine the forms and counterforms of my initials. I would try to keep track of all various letter components as I moved the forms around in my imagination. [more]

 

 

For more on Michael Fanizza please click here.

The poster to the right was created for Michael by friend, colleague, and Outside Circle member
Chris VanWyck. Thank you for sharing your work, Chris. 

The Outside Circle will dedicate its first group show in memory of Michael Fanizza.

Please feel free to share any thoughts or memories of Mike that you may have in the discussions.

 
 





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  • Even people who didn't have Michael for a professor (like myself) had frequent c...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • The following is from an email i sent regarding this post: As a student of Micha...more
    - [ben]

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those who use glass outhouse...

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glass outhouse
'Playing with the idea of the most private bodily function and having to sit
on a street corner is just bizarre.'

thanks to my friend teresa for pointing this one out!


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  • I've always been entranced by stories of the "very public" toliet. There is a me...more
    - [nick]
  • who needs walls? when the pubs close no one uses toilets anyway... gotta love em...more
    - [ben]
  • Wow. That's kind of creepy. I like the way it removes itself from the...more
    - [name not provided]
  • Maybe they could take this idea one step further and have transparent plumbing a...more
    - [stargrazer]

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liquid man- aaron clinger design

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check out the liquid man design by aaron clinger. the photo slideshow "focus" on his site also demonstrates some very cool flash design.

also, check out the neen.org site where the liquid man design rests.



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  • neat! he's definitely liquid......kind of like a man-worm.
    - [Jeanne]
  • Wow, way cool...no matter what kinds of moves I put him through, he remained ver...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • i like liquid man. can i have him?
    - [ben]

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Homemade Music

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There is exciting potential in the use of homemade musical instruments.  There was a time in distant history when a musician began their career by fabricating their own instrument.  Over time, instrument building has become its own specialized profession.

Kind of like the origins of the picture frame.  Originally the gilt alcoves and shrines that religious paintings were displayed in, ornate frames then evolved to be carved by the painters themselves.  Over time, it became its own separate specialization.

One that is still boxing us in.

What I want to know is:  Have you ever designed, built, played, or recorded your own instrument?  Do you know of artists or ensembles that perform on handbuilt instruments?  And, are you interested in developing such an ensemble?


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  • Yes, but only in small instances.For example, I made a little stretching...more
    - [name not provided]
  • Peter: I think there are two sides - manipulated instruments / pre-exising objec...more
    - [nick]
  • for me home made music has been more about appropriation than the actual constru...more
    - [ben]
  • nick is your "pen click" song up on the web?
    - [ben]
  • Whenever us Koreans get together to get drunk over good food, we always end up s...more
    - [Jeanne]
  • I think it could be rewarding to integrate homemade instruments into songs or im...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Nick, I was thinking about your point, and that's true: many "homemade" instrum...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Peter, I'd be interested in hearing more about the "Bazooka"... I had no clue!...more
    - [nick]
  • Let me look that one up again...I find myself taking a lot of delight in...more
    - [stargrazer]

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the OCCswat team

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is your life lacking excitement? adventure? a sense of purpose?
if so, that's really too bad...

...anyway, we've devised the OCCswatteam to spread the word about our artists and our collective: an elite force of proactive art lovers who want to let people know that art is being created every day- galleries are unvieling new work, music is being performed, poets are speaking, films are being exhibited, dancers are well, dancing, thespians are taking stage, web gurus are punching new codes... and all that other important stuff we do as artists.  

we would like OCC members, across the globe, to spread the word locally. all you have to do to sign up is click my profile at the bottom of the screen, once on your profile page check off the OCCswatteam  newsletter box and you're officially cool. we'll contact you and send you your official swatteam gear, which will include:

  1. OCC Fliers/Poster
  2. [mini] JOWAI, The Journal of Words and Images
  3. OCC stencil
  4. Personalized OCC "business" cards
  5. The OCC CD-Rom

sound wicked-cool? it probably is.

if you have any questions about life threatening obligations or sketchy covert operations you might be involved in contact ben@edict.com

 



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  • sweet! count me in for the UK distribution team!
    - [pax]
  • Thanks to the 6 of you who have signed up so far! We promise not to take advant...more
    - [nick]
  • we do?
    - [ben]
  • use me, abuse me. I'm really looking forward to that stencil!
    - [stargrazer]
  • One thing I can do is post links to juried shows in Michigan and the surrounding...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Definitely Peter.
    - [nick]

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the peter saville show @ urbis

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Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures

hey mancunians >>>
the peter saville show, a career spanning retrospective of "one of the most influential designers of our times," is on display at manchester's urbis museum.
peter saville started his career for the now legendary factory records, home to joy division/new order and the hacienda club and since has continually challenged contemporary design.

As Art Director and co-founder of Factory Records in the 70s/80s, Saville’s startling sleeves for Joy Division and New Order managed to intuitively capture the mood of a new musical wave. These are shown in all their deconstructed glory: the original Pantone codes for Power, Corruption & Lies; the floppy disk from a sequencer which inspired the pop art tribute sleeve for Blue Monday; and the architectural observations which informed the cross-cultural references of Atmosphere.

peter saville, the design museum

Much has been made of Saville’s use of semiotics and “borrowed” images, yet what really comes across in this beautifully constructed exhibition is the sense that he was a master of his source material, rather than a slave to it.

the peter saville show will be running from Jan 23 to Apr 18. Admission is £5.

Peter Saville's Website ::  Urbis' Website  (info) :: 24 hr party people (article) :: BBC Manchester's Saville Interviews (articles, interviews, and galleries)



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  • cool! thanks ben! i'll check it out!
    - [pax]
  • Peter Saville is the man. The original sleeve for Unknown Pleasures was embosse...more
    - [stargrazer]

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LynnFox is not a woman

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lynnfox makes really good stuff. the following is from I-D magazine (j/j  2002):

"although they sound like a leggy blond in a power suit, lynnfox are the latest visual talent to emerge. actually a collective of three-fresh faced young men - christian mckenzie, patrick chen and bastian glassner- with no film training -all have recently graduated from the bartlett institute with degrees in architecture."

they create super-realist computer animation that "crosses jacquess cousteau with romeo and juliet."
"our work is evocative, without being specific," they explain. "we like to leave it open ended."





they have created work for emi, warp records, and bjork (nature is ancient video). check out their work.


   



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  • lynnfox is hot. i would totally ask her out! and she knows bjork, so maybe she...more
    - [Ande]

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the future is now

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In 1969 Charles Eames sketched out a rough visualization of the design process for an exhibition at the Lourve called "what is design?". It consisted of three loose amoeba-like graphical elements floating in the void of his sketchpad, overlapping, intersecting, and connecting to create the most idyllic representation of what design should be. The three layered forms respectively constitute the interests and concerns of the designer, the genuine interest of the client, and concerns of society as a whole. Where the subsets intersect lies the common ground where designers can work with "conviction and enthusiasm". Like much of the Eames' work, the beauty is found in the objects' duality. Floating gorgeously in clarity and in the absence of pretense... churning below are the complexities brought not only by the designer and the client, but society as well. We as designers are given the daunting task of mapping the blurred sovereignty where morals, economics, and personal goals intersect.

We are at the beginning of a new epoch of human viability, where all economies and ecologies are becoming globalized, related and integrated. More than any other discipline, design has placed us, for better of for worse, in this position. More directly, for the last 100 years it has been graphic design acting as the purveyor, instigator, and documentarian of cultural change. Increasingly, however, graphic design has been depreciating its stock as an art form by making itself available primarily as a commercial tool. This, paired with the narrow selection of creative instruments (primarily software), which we allow ourselves to use contributes to the disposable conduit that makes up the majority of design encountered daily. Craft and vocation are left behind, leaving the mass media with unchallenging and comfortable design for the people. We must seek to create work that is both visually and cognitively demanding, but emotionally and intellectually rewarding.

By falsifying our skills as creative artists and knowingly swimming out to the undertow
of an 'autistic economy', where unemployment, inequality, and globalization prevail, finding the area where the "designer can work with determination and enthusiasm" becomes all the more difficult. We designers will not find it alone. Working with colleagues both in and outside of the realm of visual communications cultivates understanding. Collaborating with other fields such as semiotics, social anthropology and linguistics, we educate ourselves in the cultural values that give worth to human life. We must seek to understand, study, and challenge how visual communication determines and reinforces cultural values.

The collective conscious of the design community is beginning to reevaluate its societal role. In his essay published by the American Institute of Graphic Arts, The Citizen Designer, Rick Poyner states, "We must ensure that design, as an interdisciplinary way of thinking, becomes an integral and equal component of significant public initiatives." melding such initiatives with our clients ideals and our morals, we can better all parties involved. Through these means Eames' pluperfect land seems all the more attainable. This is what we must seek.


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  • Ben, a very thought-provoking assessment!"Do not commit design in a vacuu...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • I like the use of this space for essays and comentary.
    - [nick]

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[mini] jowai

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[mini] jowai is available for printing! jowai, the journal of words and images, aims to promote the work of creative individuals through the printed medium. this free, black & white, pocket size (when folded) journal is the outside circle collective's first publication.* it is made availbale to the public through generous people like yourself who print [mini] jowai from the web and place it on their favorite public countertop. 
please feel free to download the pdf formated files and pass them around!

  1. print notes:
    you will need the current version of adobe acrobat to view the files correctly. you can download it here.
    [mini] jowai is double sided to conserve resources. print page 1 first, then page 2 on the opposite side.
    if printing in uk/europe/rest of the world choose the following: A4 page 1 / A4 page 2.  
    please contact us as to any printing problems that you encounter, or any questions you have.

    print [mini] jowai


 *a full color multi-page version of jowai will be available early winter.  pre-order jowai.



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  • And I thought you were all talk, Benjy... kudos!
    - [jgi]
  • Cheers Ben!!! The Layout itself is a work of art.
    - [heyboo]
  • please let me know if you have any problems with printing/viewing the files. tak...more
    - [ben]
  • looks great , ben. thanks
    - [pax]
  • let the distribution begin!
    - [stargrazer]
  • It even prints out here in Ionia!!
    - [Pete]

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put it all in perspective

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When you're having one of "those" days, and it just doesn't feel like the planets are in alignment for you, take a peek at this powers of ten applet to put it all back into perspective.....

View the Milky Way at 10 million light years from the Earth. Then move through space towards the Earth in successive orders of magnitude until you reach a tall oak tree just outside the buildings of the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory in Tallahassee, Florida. After that, begin to move from the actual size of a leaf into a microscopic world that reveals leaf cell walls, the cell nucleus, chromatin, DNA and finally, into the subatomic universe of electrons and protons.

 .......all thanks to the designers, Charles and Ray Eames, the initial "powers of ten" creators.



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  • ahh... the eames'- my role models and heros. yes i know, i'm a design nerd, but...more
    - [ben]
  • I love this film!
    - [stargrazer]
  • i remember when i received the Eames' "powers of ten" book as a child. it is co...more
    - [Ande]

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birth of lego

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whether or not we care to admit it, many of us are where we are at today because of legos. yes, i know, you may think that is a stretch, but i know that without those colorful bricks, i would not be the fine manipulator of visual space that i claim to be, and i wouldn't love the danes so much either. in my web hopping today i found out where they really come from: "they are scraped off the inside of magical trees by tiny danish elves, right?." not really... enjoy this trip to the lego factory: the making of a brick

"the making of brick" was created by flash animators extroardinaire, pop! lot's o' neat stuff there... check em out.

sidenote: in my search for a lego image i found this: the brick testament (yes lego bibletales). enjoy.



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discussion

  • neat stuff. this draws off of the retro - isometric, block - tech style. additi...more
    - [nick]
  • The flashing link thing is kind of irritating (but successful, as it gets my att...more
    - [name not provided]
  • the brick testament has to be one of the funniest projects I have ever scene! I...more
    - [Ande]

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jowai > one week away!

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there is less than a week left to submit entries for the outside circle collective's publication, jowai: the journal of words and images. thanks to all those that have submitted work thus far. we've got a healthy collection of photos, short stories and poems, but we still want more! we are especially lacking in handmade art (paintings/ sculpture/ collage/ drawings/ crafts/ etc). so if you've got some work you haven't sent in yet, don't miss this opportunity to get your art out there!

all entries can be emailed to
ben@gaydos.org. when emailing images, please keep the images hi-res (+150dpi).   the entrants will be notified when published. questions? email ben (see address above).

entry deadline: nov15 (11.15.03)


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discussion

  • It would be fun to print off the min-JOWAI, make a bunch of copies and distribut...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • If you are going "home" for the holidays, consider taking a stack of mini-JOWAIs...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • definietly! these are good ideas peter. thanks...
    - [ben]

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the forest for the trees

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in edinburgh there exists a forest: a self-funded, not-for-profit arts café and exhibition space, run and staffed by a collective of volunteers. the forest is an inspiring experiment in arts, food, public space & forum, entertainment, sustainablity, and community. the space the forest (housed in a former church) maintains a gallery, a café/bar, and a gathering area to eat/ sleep /study /converse. it is staffed by volunteers and entirely funded by the food sold off of their menu (the most expensive dish costs £3.50), all of which is either vegetarian or vegan, as well as fairly traded and ethically produced. sound too good to be true? the forest also provides:

Free Bike Hire : passport or credit card deposit required
Free Sewing Machine : just in case
Free Broadband Internet Access : limited to 15mins only when there is a queue
Free Event Space : Host anything, see anything, all for nothin'
Free Workshops : and any event you or your friends wish to have
Ride Share Board : don't like it here, go someplace else
Multi Media Facilities : Super8, 16mm, video and computer projection available
Swap Board : change something old into something new
Open Decks : just ask!
Grants : up to £100 for worthy projects just submit a proposal

those that i talked with were quite interested in OCC as well as creating a dialogue between the two groups. they welcomed OCC's publication, jowai, and encouraged us to enter films in their film festival, and welcomed submissions for exhibition.

 



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  • but do they toss the caber?
    - [stargrazer]
  • i do
    - [ben]

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the tube map

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"It's almost impossible to improve and is beautiful to look at - an image of a perfect piece of design."  Gert Dunbar - Professor of Graphic Design, Royal College of Art
 
the london underground map had been discussed in at least one of my design classes as being an important navigational icon. not until i had to use it did i really appreciate it's near perfection (it hasn't hardly changed since 1931). london is a large city, immensly intimidating upon first arrival, but as soon as one looks at the map determines which zone they're in and where they're going to, the rest is a breeze. nearly every other large metropolis has designed their transit maps after this one designed by henry beck (looks a lot like chicago's el and new york's subway maps doesn't it?).
 
"The map was considered unconventional at the time because previous maps followed the layout of the land. Beck saw obvious problems with this approach as the transport system expanded and the complexity grew (Garland, 1994), and developed a piece of design which made the transition from map to diagram.

That it is now called a planner is testament to its functionality and acceptance."
 
An Essay On The Tube Map  Doug Green, March 2000
 


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  • i love the tube. i rode the subways in boston this summer and loved it! I only...more
    - [Ande]
  • Like dendrites or axon clusters...
    - [stargrazer]
  • I just ran across cartoonist/illustrator/blogger Kean who organized online photo...more
    - [nick]
  • i really liked Kean's page, Nick. cool images of new york, and an intersting way...more
    - [ben]

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