Freitag, 26. September 2008

Just watch the sky

Years ago, when I was still at University, I was collaborating with a team, relaunching an old cinema. It was a painful job, everybody tried to come up with creative ideas, the owner didn’t really know what he wanted, money was lacking and time was lacking, too. After several months of presentations nothing was realized, but in the end they “paid” us with a huge designers party in that cinema. It was wonderful!
After several cocktails we were sitting in the cinema (which at that time was much more decadence, than this)watching old commercials from the 50ies and 60ies (were hilarious). I guess they just taped together every bit of whatever film/movie they had, ending with the newest music clips. And there it was: the first typographic animation of my life. I was stunned, flashed and had goose bumps all over. Since then, every time I was on youtube I tried to find it, but I didn’t remember who it made, the music.. This week the clip crossed my life again, this time on internet (in cinema it was better) – and it is still great. Unfortunately on the tiny screen it is difficult to fully appreciate the work, but for every type geek out there: this is for you.

I don’t know what drives the maker of “just watch the sky” but I really admire the work on this webpage (and the webpage’s name). You’ll find there a really cool music collection and above all the typographic realization of special phrases.

Great work!

And to finish this week with something my office really could need:

EepyBird's Sticky Note experiment from Eepybird on Vimeo.

;-) Have a good Friday and a better weekend, Belle

Freitag, 19. September 2008

I like to start my day with music, work with it and let my mood be guided by it. So I start this post with some music, too :-)

Recently I came across this advertising for bread.. it's so stunning.

Take note of the Titanic posters at 0:12' - the commercial is full of these little footnotes.

Speaking about bread I remembered that the New York Times once wrote about the secret of great bread, with recipe and even a film how to make it. It looks really great, but I haven't had the time yet to try this recipe. I love making brad, but honestly, I wouldn't be able to wait for 12 hours to rise. When I make bread it's already a torture to wait the 4 hours it needs until I can eat the first, still hot slice. Hmmm, best thing on earth! Oh, maybe this is a good project for the weekend.

Since it's still Friday and everybody has at least a day of work to do (lucky who's not working on Saturdays) here something that I found extremely helpful for my daily communications.

It's a copy&past chart you can find here. It includes most ignored characters like n-dash and m-dash and the right multiple sign × …
It doesn’t mean that I use them all the time, but when I want to make things 100% the copy&pasty chart is handy ;-).

Have a good Friday and a better weekend, Belle

Freitag, 12. September 2008

It's Friday and it's time to unplug (after work).

Have a good friday and a better weekend, Belle

Freitag, 5. September 2008

Buffalo Wisdom

Here's the right music to start the Friday, a bittersweet melancholy with the hint of far away, wind and adventure. Beautiful!

From the band Moriarty, all to discover!

Other things to discover: recently the Guardian published "The 50 greatest arts videos on YouTube" were you can dig yourself through Music, Literature, Film and Art. A wonderful collection which will open your mind and gives you at least 10 good discussions on the next boring party.

My personal favourit is this Pollock Video.

I want to crawl inside and be there! ;-)

Sadly, the Guardian didn't consider Design and Graphics an Art, so I add my personal two videos on this subject.

To close this post with another collection of equal brilliantness: Vanity Fairs's Hitchcock Classics!

They took famous Scenes from Hitcchocks work and set them up again with today-famous actors.

I've chosen stills from my favourit film "North by Northwest"

One of the best dialogues ever (oh, were boring books can lead to..! ;-))!

Have a good Friday and a better weekend, Belle