8.31.2009

Nathaniel Kahn on "My Architect"

-My Architect is a documentary by Nathaniel Kahn on his father, Louis Kahn

Bristol Zoo's latest animal


Atomic Kitchen Series

The Nutrition Monitor

The Food Printer

The Biosphere Home Farm

8.26.2009

[UPDATE] Steve Powers & Mural Arts . Philadelphia Love Letter

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"“Love Letter” will also be featured as a documentary-style film with scripted elements, a sign school and shop that will provide training for area youth and free signage for businesses on the Market Street corridor, as well as two books documenting the entire process."

-psfk
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-as you can see signs of gentrification already being shown:
cops patrolling street corners, brand new construction in the works, shiny new pavement


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-Powers collaborates with the Mural Arts Program in Philadelphia to bring together 50 walls on the Market-Frankford Line and fill them with beautiful murals of typography.

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read full article here

i like how the project subtly relates to the recent tourism campaign by gophila
-now to eagerly anticipate gentrification and inflating real estate costs along the blue line

8.22.2009

The Tenderloin Project

headed by Sean Desmond and John Elliott

The Tenderloin Project from Sean Desmond on Vimeo.


"The Tenderloin Project is an ongoing artistic endeavor focused on one of San Francisco’s most marginalized neighborhoods, The Tenderloin. Utilizing the interactive mediums of photography and film, we aim to capture a compelling and honest portrait of this diverse community.

With living exhibitions that will travel through San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York the project will be showcased in a variety of outlets, creating access for a range of viewers to see these intimate, yet objective images, and to understand what life is like in the Tenderloin.

The project will culminate in publishing the images in book form, with proceeds from the sales being donated to organizations that promote and give access to art in the Tenderloin. This, we feel, will allow our project to live on for years and generations to come in the form of art within the community."

Art & Copy Trailer


screenings

8.21.2009

8.18.2009

8.16.2009

MAD MEN . MAYAKOVSKY COLLAGE


Mad Men's premier of season 3 is today (8/16).
The show's depiction of the 60s and the oncoming countercultures is highly realistic.
Behind the tailored suited, cigarette breathing, overtly sexist men, lie their
heavy individual problems. The award winning show narrates the tragedy of the modern American man, the realization of the death of the American Dream, if you will.
The most recent Times issue has an article by James Poniewozik describing Jon Hamm's character, Don Draper: "Hamm plays him as charming, philosophical, in some ways rigidly honorable. But he has a deep belief, rooted in his beginnings as an unwanted child, that life is unfair, truth is relative, identity is malleable, and people are, ultimately, alone."

the time article

8.13.2009

AT EIGHTY

AND IN THE END
IS IT JUST
THE CARS THE MONEY THE KNOWLEDGE
THE WOMEN
...NEVER ENOUGH

OR MAYBE ITS
THE HAPPY THE LOVE THE WISDOM
THE HOME
...FINITE AND FALLIBLE

SO THEN IS IT
THE NOTHING
WHO GIVES A SHIT
BLAH...BLAH...BLAHH

EVEN THEN
ITS TOO GOD DAMN LONG

Isaiah Zagar . The Magic Gardens

8.09.2009

Wallpaper . The Edge of the Possible Trailer

-film about Jorn Utzon's Sydney Opera House and the tensions behind it's construction

Wallpaper . House Rules

8.08.2009

Typocalypse . Lars Willem Veldkampf

-this is pretty neat. Veldkampf pairs fonts with their(in his opinion) descriptions
a few examples are shown below. for the rest click here








Points Of View Exhibition . The British Library

Photography in progress: An exhibition of 19th-century life


The hippopotamus at the Zoological Gardens, Regent's Park, London (1852) . Don Juan Carlos


Portrait of William Henry Fox Talbot (early 1840s) . Antoine Jean Francois Claudet


An oak tree in winter (c1842-43) . William Henry Fox Talbot


Hastings from the beach, low water (c.1864) . Francis Frith


Trilithons B and C from the south-west, Stonehenge (c.1867) . Ordnance Survey


A Sharpshooter's Last Sleep, Gettysburg (July 1863) . Alexander Gardner


Helmet of the Emperor Charles V, in the Royal Armoury, Madrid (c.1862) . Charles Clifford


Street life in London: Workers on the Silent Highway (1876-7) . John Thomson


Village near Yokohama (c1869) . Wilhelm Burger

X-ray photograph of frogs (1890s) . Josef Maria Eder and Eduard Valenta


Construction work on the Central line of the London Underground (1898)


Printing Kodak negatives by daylight, Harrow (1891)


Portrait of Oscar Wilde, New York (1882) . Napolean Sarony

the guardian

8.06.2009

Bukowski . Bluebird



























there's a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I'm too tough for him,
I say, stay in there, I'm not going
to let anybody see
you.

there's a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I pur whiskey on him and inhale
cigarette smoke
and the whores and the bartenders
and the grocery clerks
never know that
he's
in there.

there's a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I'm too tough for him,
I say,
stay down, do you want to mess
me up?
you want to screw up the
works?
you want to blow my book sales in
Europe?

there's a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I'm too clever, I only let him out
at night sometimes
when everybody's asleep.
I say, I know that you're there,
so don't be
sad.
then I put him back,
but he's singing a little
in there, I haven't quite let him
die
and we sleep together like
that
with our
secret pact
and it's nice enough to
make a man
weep, but I don't
weep, do
you?