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 …

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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 …

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Excavations by De Intuïtiefabriek

De Intuïtiefabriek is a collective of four female designers, all graduated from the Design Academy in Eindhoven, Netherlands. Recently they’ve been working on a book titled ‘Excavations’ which gives an overview of a project that was launched at Design Basel last June. This project presented a unique collection of treasures all imagined by the designers themselves, these objects are supposed to reveal a …

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2011 Rapha NW Gentlemen’s Race

Another exceptional film from Rapha and their crew documenting the 2011 Rapha NW Gentlemen’s Race in Oregon. This course has a distance of 130 miles with various technical terrain on an uphill climb, 10,000 ft of climbing to be exact. Whenever these guys and girls release a film it’s always exciting, I don’t think there’s ever been a time where a series has been consistently produced in such a quality manner. I’m …

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Vermont by Jennifer Causey

Another lovely set of photography from Brooklyn based photographer Jennifer Causey. It’s not the first time that we’ve highlighted her works, and this morning I couldn’t help but showcase these images that I found on her blog titled Simply Photo. I’ve been a subscriber for months and I think her style is by far one of my favourites, up there with Leslie Williamson, Brian Ferry and Jennilee Marigomen. Titled “Vermont on …

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Further Imagery from Jesse Freeman

Jesse Freeman has been out around town with his trusty film camera again, so I’ve collected up a few personal favorites and have brought them across for us all to enjoy. Since we last brought his work across from his first exhibition Jesse has been busy experimenting with several different cameras whilst always staying true to his fly on the wall observational style. I have to say for me personally one of the …

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SHOBU-FUKU by Tenmyouya Hisashi

I found another piece by Alfred Dunhill for his Day 8 series featuring Tenmyouya Hisashi, a Japanese artist. After working as an art director at a record company, Tenmyouya now makes his living through art and has been noticed especially for his signature “Neo-Nihonga” style of painting. “Neo-Nihonga” literally means “New Japanese-style”, taking its name from the “Nihonga” style which was popularised in …

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This Must Be The Place, John Coffer

A new series of short films by Ben Wu and David Usui of Lost & Found Films exploring the idea of home, what makes them, how they represent us, and why we need them. They began with Byun, a multi-media artist based in Brooklyn, NY. But I specifically picked out this one with John Coffer, an individual who left his normal day job to live off his own land in a simple and humble way. Students can pay to visit his workshops just …

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Lights by Mark Borthwick

Mark Borthwick is said to be one of the most influential alternative fashion photographers of our time and was a defining photographer of the 90’s. He’s helped magazines such as Purple, Self Service and AnOther bridge the gap between art and fashion, something that we see a lot of in the market today. This is a selection of his photography that really inspired me from a series titled Lights. There’s a beautiful array …

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Made by Hand Film Series Teaser

I found this new teaser for a project starting soon titled Made by Hand, a short film series that looks to celebrate the people who make things by hand – sustainably, locally, and with a love for their craft. This trailer found below showcases Breuckelen Distilling, an artisan distillery located in Brooklyn, New York. They make gin from organic New York grains entirely from within their Brooklyn location. Even though …

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Modern Craftsmanship by Alfred Dunhill, Max Lamb

UK designer Max Lamb was recently involved in a project for Alfred Dunhill as part of their ‘Modern Craftsmanship’ program, an initiative illustrating the brand’s commitment to culture and creativity. Today we get some photography from behind the scenes and also close-ups of the chair itself, and then most importantly a film by Just So design agency which explores the creative processes and inspiration for …

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Little Scraps of Paper Series by Tomas Leach

This is a great little series headed by director Tomas Leach with the help of Nicolas Cambier and Daniel Diego Lincoln titled “Little Scraps of Paper”. It’s a collection of short documentary films about how creative people develop ideas and thoughts and what they keep them in. This one below featuring product designer Oscar Narud really caught my attention mainly because of the setting, the furniture, and also the closeups. But there are plenty more …

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