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Jul 27, 2012

Oh My Gosh... I Actually Did It!

created at: 07/27/2012

Last week, I got a half-bushel box of peaches from a local farm. They were quite ripe, and some a little banged up, so they didn't feel comfortable selling them, as they needed used that day. I gladly accepted, and after eating at least ten from my hand, set about finding ways to preserve them.  

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Jul 27, 2012

Minimalist, Vintage-Inspired Movie Posters

I'm a total sucker for vintage-inspired, "alternative" movie posters that are created by honest-to-goodness designers that are fans of the films, not to sell tickets. When I look at these, I start to have a little more understanding for why sci-fi and fantasy fans do things like create elaborate costumes and fan fiction. It's a way to giving one's skills to participate

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Jul 24, 2012

The "Film Map" Replaces Landmarks and Locations with Movie Titles

British design collection Dorothy introduce the "Film Map" - a collection of over 900 film titles organized in the style of a vintage Los Angeles street map.

   

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Jul 24, 2012

Le Miroir: A Life Story as Told by the Bathroom Mirror [VIDEO]

created at: 07/22/2012

 

Le Miroir (The Mirror) is a short film by Antoine Tinguely and Laurent Fauchère (credited as Ramon and Pedro) that depicts the life story of a boy growing up into an old man. The unique part of this piece, however, is that the entire story unfolds as the man is standing in front of his bathroom mirror.  

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Jun 18, 2012

Legacy of Cool: A Film about the Versatility, Ruggedness, and Ubiquity of Denim

The Legacy of Cool is a new film about all things denim: its longevity, pervasiveness, cultural impact, and the fact that it's basically the coolest fabric of all time.  

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Jun 12, 2012

The Wes Anderson Bingo Card Generator

created at: 06/11/2012

Whether you're excited for Moonrise Kingdom to show up in your local theater, or frequently pop in your beloved DVDs of Rushmore or The Royal Tenenbaums, the next time you watch a Wes Anderson film, you simply have got to bring these Wes Anderson bingo cards along.  

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Jun 01, 2012

The Bottle of Wits: "The Princess Bride" Wine Packaging Design

There's nothing like one of your favorite things from childhood (The Princess Bride) joining hands with something you love as an adult (great design) for the purpose of something you like plenty (wine) at something you strive to support (independent movie theaters).

Enter The Bottle of Wits, which is each of those beloved things, and probably more.  

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May 21, 2012

How to: Make a Captain America Tie Dye T-Shirt

created at: 05/21/2012

Have you heard? They made a movie about The Avengers. It's called The Avengers. People seem to like it.

To celebrate, my buddy Alexa shared this custom Captain America tie dye t-shirt. Since the 90s are

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May 08, 2012

The Avengers and the Dogs That Look Like Them

created at: 05/08/2012

I have not seen The Avengers film yet. I probably couldn't even name all of them if I tried. (Thinks about it...) Nope, I can't.

I do, however, think this is very funny.    

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May 08, 2012

Roger Ebert Chooses the 10 Greatest Films of All Time

created at: 05/08/2012

For the past forty years, the U.S.'s most well-known film critic has keep a list of the ten greatest films of all time. Once every ten years (1972, 1982, 1992, 2002), he updates the list to reflect the releases of the last decade. He says, "To add a title, I must remove one. Which film can I do without? Not a single one."    

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Apr 30, 2012

Famous Movie Posters, Viewed from Different Angles

As part of a new ad campaign for LG's new 3D Sound Home Theater system, Brazilian ad agency Y&R Sao Paulo created these new takes on well-known movie posters. In order to evoke the technology's "every side of sound" capability,

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Mar 28, 2012

Where Are They Now? Humorous New Photos of Horror Villains from the 70s and 80s

It's always fun to discover the child actors we knew as kids, and see how they grew up alongside of us. Or perhaps even envision what the characters they portrayed might be doing now. Photographer Federico Chiesa takes a similar route, but explores what might have happened to the bad guys from some classic horror and sci-fi movies. After all, you can't get stabbed and shot and caught on fire over and over again without some consequences.

   

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Mar 22, 2012

"Inception" Explained (by the World's Coolest Website)

created at: 03/22/2012

It's been nearly two years since the release of 2010's mindbender Inception, and folks are still trying to navigate exactly what went down among all the shared dream architecture.

Enter: Inception Explained, one of the most clever and attractive combinations of HTML, CSS, and Javascript. The site walks you through each level and key plot point, helping you keep track of what each character was accomplishing at each level, with some supreme programming.  

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Mar 13, 2012

Modern Movie Posters for Classic Cartoons

For the past year, artist Tom Whalen has been working a series of new contemporary posters for some of the classic cartoons throughout the history of animation. Printed and sold by the Austin-based movie poster publisher Mondo, these works, "generally sell out within minutes of being offered online—these guys are literally printing money."

created at: 03/13/2012

   

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Feb 22, 2012

6 Rules of Modern Movie Poster Design

Artist Travis Pitts has created a little visual primer for design promo posters for modern Hollywood movies.

Be sure to check out the fine print, which provides helpful suggestions like, "modern children's movies require blue sky, clouds, and the same font treatment as wacky comedy. All that is needed of the character is a peeking tease, and some element to imply that the character is coming "to the big city" or into the real world, and, commonly, in 3-D."  

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Feb 14, 2012

Streamlining Physical Media: What's the Status of Your CD and DVD Collection?

created at: 02/14/2012

Last weekend, in an effort to reorganize my media collection to make space for new books, I sorted through at least three hundred CDs and a hundred DVDs and cut my collection by at least seventy-five percent.

The collection which I, on the day before, had understood to have been already pared down to the bare minimum. Every year of my post-college life, I've forced myself to go through and get rid of records and movies and books that I simply don't use anymore. Everytime, it's hard and sad, and I feel better afterwards, but I imagine: okay...that's it. These are my essential collection. And the next time, I'm able to cut back even more.

So, I'm curious: In the era of streaming media and the cloud and huge hard drives, what's the status of physical entertainment in your home? Do you still buy CDs and DVDs, or only digital downloads? Have you made the switch from paper books to an eReader? Do you find it easier to get rid of newer purchases, or things you've owned for a while?  

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Feb 10, 2012

The Best Movie Posters of 2011

created at: 02/10/2012

We're already six weeks into 2012, but as we're in the midst of awards season, and many high profile films from 2011 are just now seeing a wide release in the U.S., it's still plenty fun to look at designer Adrian Curry's roundup of the best movie posters of last year.  

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Feb 08, 2012
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Feb 03, 2012

If Oscar-Nominated Movie Posters Told the Truth

  

The 2012 Oscar nominations have been announced going on two weeks now, and the general reaction from the public continues to be sorta...meh.

To address the hype, or lack thereof, TheShiznit has adapted this season's nominated films' posters to, as they say, 'tell the truth.' "In the interests of transparency, we've shopped the posters for this awards season's biggest movies so they're a little more honest about their content."

   

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Feb 02, 2012

The Cartoon Color Wheel

created at: 02/02/2012

Here's a quick mid-day pickmeup that'll make you smile: the clever minds at Slate have organized some classic, interestingly-hued cartoon characters into an interactive color wheel.  

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