Movember 2011 Craft and Pride Series

Movember 2011 Craft and Pride Series

So as you know, we’ve finally breached over into the month of November, which also doubles as my birthday, I swear time just moves on so quickly. I can never keep track of it. You may of heard about this ‘Movember’ campaign and have wondered what it’s all about, well it’s basically a global moustache growing charity event which is held during November of each year and raises funds and awareness for men’s …

Glass Blowing Short Film from Todd Tankersley

Glass Blowing Short Film from Todd Tankersley

Todd Tankersley introduces us to the art of glass blowing this morning in this short piece featuring his good friend Esteban who is practicing the traditional process. Todd works as a commercial photographer by day, so this short film is a little outside of what he’s usually recognised for professionally. I felt it was a good moment to diversify on the craftsmanship front …

Eames: The Architect and The Painter

Eames: The Architect and The Painter

This short trailer, which can be watched below, is just the beginning of what’s going to be a very successful film on American designers Charles and Ray Eames. The piece is titled ‘Eames: The Architect and The Painter’ which provides us with a candid view of the inner lives of the two great artists as they helped share their innovation with the world. It’s probably the nearest that we’ve ever got to behind the scenes and looks …

Gilberto Paim & Elizabeth Fonseca, Ceramists

Gilberto Paim & Elizabeth Fonseca, Ceramists

This morning I came across this fantastic but obscure film by Nina Paim documenting Ceramists Gilberto Paim & Elizabeth Fonseca. Now I don’t mean documentation in a verbal way, more of a silent but artistic way, this piece is full of shots of the couple making pottery in their studio/house. Moving from one process to another, intriguing to say the least. You have to bare with it and take into account the amount of …

Dusty Signs by Hunter Johnson

Dusty Signs by Hunter Johnson

Dan Madsen, also known under the alias Dusty Signs, got together with filmaker Hunter Johnson to create this great promotional video of Dan hand-lettering a sign. Dusty Signs is a small company based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, he’s really keeping alive the art of hand-lettering and it’s inspiring to see such a young individual getting involved with this, even making a business out of it. Dan can do what a lot …

Empress of the North Animation by Drew Christie

Empress of the North Animation by Drew Christie

Evening all, if you’d like to join me in watching this little animation by Drew Christie which is packed full of character and atmosphere. If you’re a regular here you’ll know we are big fans of anything handmade, so this sombre animation was just the tonic needed on what has turned out to be quite a depressing day. I know everyone will have read this on the internet over and over again but we both genuinely feel quite …