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Nov 05, 2015

Closer Look: An Interview With Hand and Eye Letterpress

A generation or two back, everything we read was printed with individual letters, hand picked and positioned in a tray by a patient and highly experienced printer. Hand Eye LetterpressYou've definitely seen many things printed by letterpress, but perhaps never understood or really appreciated the skill and effort it took to place row upon row of small letter blocks and hand ink the plates for pressing. 

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Jun 22, 2015

Frank Sinatra Has a Cold

In the winter of 1965, Gary Talese was flown out to Los Angeles with a assignment to profile the legendary Frank Sinatra. Sinatra at this point was aged and uncomfortable, with no intention of being interviewed. Rather than giving up, Talese decided to stick around and talk with Sinatra's assistants, valets, and even his personal toupee manager in the hopes that the Boss would come around. What resulted was a breakthrough piece of narrative nonfiction that spawned the birth of New Journalism and introduced America to the man behind the iconic voice and swagger.   

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Aug 08, 2012

How to: The Ultimate Guide to Dress "Business Casual"

When you work at home, there is no dress code. The only rule in my office is, well, make sure you put on pants before 9:00a. Otherwise, let the agenda dictate dress. 

Yet, there are still a surprising number of places where I'm invited to dress "business casual." Actual meetings with real humans (gasp!), conferences and summits, PR parties and events, and general social gatherings and celebration.

And, since I've never really had a job where business, uh, regular? is the standard, scaling back from that isn't always clear.  

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Aug 07, 2012

The Process: Interview and Studio Tour with Bread & Badger, Makers of Manly Etched Pint Glasses

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Last week, I sat down (well, you know, on the internet) with Bread and Badger, a husband and wife team from Portland, Oregon, who make excellent etched pint glasses, coffee mugs, and other drinkware, all with graphic, manly imagery.

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Tell us the story of Bread and Badger. What do you make? We etch glass and ceramic cups with my original artwork, focusing on designs that appeal to men. We mostly sell barware like pint glasses and scotch glasses, but our new line of ceramic coffee and travel mugs has really taken off. 

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From where did the idea for etched glasses

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Jan 16, 2012

How It Was Made: Paper Torso with Removable Organs

You may have seen this incredible paper human torso with removable organs about the internet last week. It was featured on a few art blogs you may have heard of, like...all of them. See: BoingBoingJuxtapozDesignBoomNotCotComplex, and Colossal.

But today, original story breakers My Modern Met have even more to offer: an interview with the artist and photos that show the whole thing being designed and built.  

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Dec 01, 2011

Knitting Battle: Gnomes vs. Snowmen! A ManMade Exclusive Interview with Anna Hrachovec

created at: 11/28/2011I was out at the American Folk Art Museum in Lincoln Center a few weeks back for their Make It Thursday event, and I got the chance to see Anna Hrachovec speak. For those of you who don't know Anna's work, she's been knitting tiny toys for five years and runs the website Mochimochiland.com.
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She was at Make It Thursday talking about her most recent exhibition, Gnomes vs. Snowmen. I took the opportunity to swing by the exhibition, and to ask Anna a few questions.
1) Do you have any metrics on how much material you used for Gnomes vs. Snowmen? Feet of yarn, or number of yarn balls?
Let's see.. I used about 64 skeins of green and white yarn

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Apr 09, 2011

Interview with ManMade on BellaBunting

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This week, I had the pleasure of chatting with Ella of BellaBunting for a short interview about ManMade, creativity, and trying my best to make it seem like I know what I'm talking about.

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Sep 22, 2010

ManMade Exclusive Interview: Scotty Albrecht and "Something Mistaken for Nothing"

Brooklyn-based artist Scotty Albrecht has an amazing new show at the Curiousity Shoppe in San Francisco called SomethingMistakenForNothing.  Scotty is a graduate of The Art Institute in Philadelphia, when Scott is not working on web-design projects for his clients, he enjoys drawing, painting, screen-printing, and wood-working. With a strong sense of color and typography, his aesthetic can be described as clean and modern with retro appeal.

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SomethingMistakenForNothing is an amazing mixture of woodworking, color illustration, and original typeography that's got us drooling. Scotty was kind enough to answer a few questions about his

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