Monday, November 29, 2010

Tim Doyle's Bad Dads

I have mentioned Tim Doyles amazing work here before. Recently he released a series of prints dedicated to the terrible fathers of Wes Anderson films. The set includes prints dedicated to Bottle Rocket, The Darjeeling Limited, The Royal Tenenbaums, and Rushmore. They can be purchased here either individually or in a complete set.


Hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving. Sorry for the lack of posts lately, been really busy at work.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Harvard vs. Yale

Harvard beat Yale today, 28-21, in the 127th playing of the game. Yale still leads the rivalry 65-54-8.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Pullover Anorak

The pullover anorak was a staple of classic sailing and mountaineering jackets. It makes sense because both of these sports demand the most weather resistant outerwear possible, and the anorak delivers. Fewer seams equals fewer leaks. Most are designed with binoculars in mind, having a large kangaroo pocket that fits them perfectly, another reason these became popular by people who spent their lives exploring.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Hiromo Naruse

A tribute to arguably the best test driver of all time, Toyota's Hiromo Naruse. Naruse was a test driver for 47 years, before being killed in a tragic accident while testing the Lexus LF-A. He started working at Toyota in 1963 as a certified mechanic, his skills on the road quickly gaining him a reputation as one of the best test drivers, and would eventually earn him the title of master test driver. He worked in the development of some of Toyota's most successful cars including the Sports 800, 2000GT, Celica, Supra, and the MR2. At Ferrari he was known as the "driver who knows all the worlds roads" and his long career has earned him the most hours on the track at Nurburgring than any other Japanese driver.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Linotype: The Film

"Linotype: The Film" Teaser from Linotype: The Film on Vimeo.

Linotype: The Film is a feature-length documentary film centered around the Linotype typecasting machine invented by Ottmar Mergenthaler. Called the "Eighth Wonder of the World" by Thomas Edison, the Linotype revolutionized printing and society, but very few people know about the inventor or his fascinating machine.

The Linotype completely transformed the communication of information similarly to how the internet is now changing it all again. Although these machines were revolutionary, technology began to supersede the Linotype and they were scrapped and melted-down by the thousands. Today, very few machines are still in existence.

The highly-skilled operators of the Linotype are in a battle against time. If their skills are not passed along to a new generation of operators, the machine will die completely. There is a small group of former operators that want to save the Linotype from the scrap yard but some see this as a fruitless endeavor to slow down progress.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Ken Taylor

Melbourne based artist Ken Taylor started doing posters and album art for bands in the late 90's before moving to Melbourne in 2001, and making a name for himself there. More recently he has won the Desktop Create Award for Best Illustration in both 2007 and 2009 . He was also a guest speaker at the 2009 AGIDEAS design conference. Kens artworks speaks for itself, he seems able to create piece in almost any style and the details are always spot on. His ability to work with any kind of subject matter is amazing, from the macabre to the nerdy he has a knack for it all . Its easy to see how his work has influence a lot of newer artists, and no surprise that his recent Star Wars: Bounty Hunters set quickly became one of the hottest commodities on the poster market.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Popular Science

Thanks the the wonderful people at Google and the very generous people at the Bonnier Corporation, every issue of Popular Science from 1870 to 2009 is now available through Google books. Check it out here