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Tower of Babel @ Burning Man 2009

September 19, 2009 2 comments

Tower of Babel at Burning Man

Babel is not a group, an organization, nor a social order that simply build; but a manifestation of the single belief that we as humans should strive for the very best, achieve the yet to be imagined. This young collaborative of designers, which includes Sergio Ramirez, Brandin Roat, and Timothy Leung, are the pioneers that are not afraid to push and test the limit by transcending boundaries created by men. Their obsession with questions like, “Why not…” and “What if….” led them to be deliberate and conscious designers, craftsmen and visionaries who treasure and appreciate how things come together and continuously invent new ways to do so.

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Public Design Festival Milan

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Think music festival for urban design junkies. The Public Design Festival, hosted by esterni, is happening in the streets of Milan April 18 – 26, and hopefully it will live up to the festival part of its name.

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Where the Wild Things Are

March 29, 2009 Leave a comment

Where the Wild Things Are

From director Spike Jonze (read: Directors Label and Girl Skateboards video “Yeah Right!”) is the highly anticipated film version of the children’s book Where the Wild Things Are. As I’m sure anyone born during the early 80’s knows how amazing and inspiring this book was to us as young kids, it remains just the same with the release of this beautiful trailer. Perfectly set to Arcade Fire’s “Wake Up,” Spike Jonze builds a sense of curiosity as the boy and his Wild Things are running through surreal forests and lands while juxtaposing back to the kid’s parents house in a city.  The words Hope and Fear are inserted throughout the trailer making viewers question their own lives and evoking creative imagination to get lost beyond everyday lives. The film is set to be released in October and will be accompanied by a musical score from Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

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The Soft Pack Sign to Kemado, Kick Off Extended Tour

February 15, 2009 Leave a comment

The Soft Pack

San Diego-born, now LA-based quartet The Soft Pack have a big year ahead of them including new dates, new songs, and a new label (and eventually a new approved wikipedia entry).  Residents of the UK, Spain, and Canada will get a chance to see just how rock ‘n’ roll swagger and preppy Southern California cool converge into a pulse pumping hip dysplastic affair.

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CMYK Art Show

January 30, 2009 Leave a comment

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Chicago’s N.A.I.L.S. is about to present its first art exhibition featuring 25 unique member-artists and mediums ranging from print and ink, to acrylic, encaustic, oil, and gouache (rhymes with squash).  Inspired by cyan, magenta, yellow, and black, these visual melodies will be sure to brighten up the winter season.  So if you find yourself in the Logan Square area, be sure to visit New Wave Coffee and support the local talent.  Details follow.

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SFMOMA: The Art of Participation Exhibition: Free Beer!

December 11, 2008 Leave a comment

SFMOMA: Art of Participation

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is currently hosting the Art of Participation exhibition which features a look at how artists have involved the public to provide a collaborative effort in the design process.  One specific performance in the exhibit will provide free liquid courage if you are feeling hesitant about your own artistic acumen.  Details follow.

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Cut&Paste Digital Design Tournament 2009 Calls for Competitiors

December 10, 2008 Leave a comment

Cut & Paste

It’s that time again. The Call for Competitors is open for entries! Got skills in 2D3D, or Motion? You could be one of the designers selected to represent your city in two fast-paced, single-elimination rounds in 3D and one round for Motion, each with a unique design theme and set time limit. Cut&Paste wants YOU for Digital Design Tournament2009.

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