Saturday, June 25, 2011

Lytro. Wow!

This is really pretty damn amazing and exciting.

Click any part of the above photo to bring it into focus.

Amazing, right?

Later on this year, Lytro will debut the first light field camera for the masses. Introduced as the camera that turns light into living pictures the Lytron is an amazing camera that lets you capture life’s singular moments with maximum magic and minimum hassle.

No more fighting with dials and settings and modes.

No more flat, boring, static photographs. With a Lytro, you unleash the light.

Blah blah blog... Really impossible to try and explain, check out more images from the Lytro Gallery for yourself and prepare to be absolutely amazed.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Vintage Bus Passes

Just what I needed this morning! A nice boost of design and type inspiration - dig this awesome little collection of vintage Milwaukee Bus Passes courtesy of designer Kindra Murphy's flickr site.

And hey, while you're there you might as well check out some of Kindra's design related sets: Czech Matchbox Sheets, Ephemera Miscellany and Type!.

Nice stuff, thanks for sharing Kindra.

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Thanks to the fine folks over at Quipsologies.

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Chalk Bored?

Wow. If you haven't seen the amazing custom chalk lettering projects by Dana Tanamachi do yourself a favor and check out the time-lapse videos of some her projects. Initially I was expecting to see a projector or perhaps some stencils but she simply and methodically attacks the chalk board in the same way that one might scribble an idea in a notebook or journal.

I think the thing I'm really digging and responding to, above and beyond the tactile, is the sheer, stark beauty and simplicity of the white chalk on a basic black board - classic in every sense.

It's no surprise that she's not only from Texas, but she's also part of Louise Fili Ltd., home of one of my favorite designers and the reigning queen of some of the most incredible typography and packaging projects of the last 40 years.

Super inspiring. If this doesn't make you want to turn of the technology for an hour or so and bust out some chalk or at least a pen and some paper you might not be the old school, soulful artist/designer your think you are or used to be. But it's not too late - turn of the machine, pick up a pen and paper and get back to the fine art of thinking on paper!

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