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Duct Tape and Glitter Business Cards

Posted: March 7th, 2012 | Author: Beast Pieces | Filed under: blind, Business Cards, custom duplex, custom letterpress, edge color, flood, neenah classic crest, rubine red, solar white 220c | Comments Off

Today’s post is brought to you by the color pink! Rubine Red, to be exact. Created by the fellas over at Duct Tape and Glitter, these cards used almost every production process we offer, printing with three ink colors (one of them a flood) along with a blind impression, custom duplexing after printing and finished with a swipe of edge coloring.

Despite the multiple processes these went through, we were able to keep an eye on the cost by printing the fronts and backs up on the same presssheet. By setting up the sheet this way colors that were common to both sides (like the Rubine Red) only had to be setup on press once, rather than once for the front and then again for the back.

After printing we duplexed the presssheet back to itself which created a hefty 220lb sheet and also allowed us to conceal any impression show through (impression area from the front the shows on the back of the sheet) in the middle of the card.

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Ruslan Khasanov

Posted: March 7th, 2012 | Author: Bryony Quinn | Filed under: Uncategorized | Comments Off

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Ruslan Khasanov is doing wonderful things with type. Like Pixel Distortion (pictured) and Liquid Calligraphy, projects that use experimental physical filters to push legibility in the nicest possible way. By using simple practical devices, Ruslan can create intriguing visuals that work right up close with all the incidental detail, delighting in the way light or water affects the individual forms yet, as a whole, it is a fully applicable alphabet. (Read more)

www.ruskhasanov.com


Andrew Meredith: Slaughtermen

Posted: March 7th, 2012 | Author: Rob Alderson | Filed under: Uncategorized | Comments Off

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WARNINGGRAPHIC CONTENT. Well I’ve never started a post with a warning before. Felt good though. Anyway, we came across Andrew Meredith after he did the official shots for our Selfridges windows, and a spin through his site confirmed our hunch that this was a serious talent we were dealing with. My favourite work of his was this Slaughtermen project shot inside an abattoir – we accept that it might be too much for some, but the very visceral, very human shots are fascinating insights into a profession often kept out of sight. (Read more)

www.meredithphoto.com


McQ Autumn/Winter 2012 Runway

Posted: March 7th, 2012 | Author: Charlotte Simmonds | Filed under: Uncategorized | Comments Off

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Feast your eyes on McQueen’s catwalk parade from London Fashion Week, just released on YouTube. The collection, a “love story” about British style, presents expertly-tailored military garb and billowing ball gowns in classic McQ theatrical style (techno-rave in a forest, anyone?) Almost as good as being there. Almost.

www.alexandermcqueen.com


Michael DeLucia

Posted: March 7th, 2012 | Author: Bryony Quinn | Filed under: Uncategorized | Comments Off

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Repetition and continuity seem important to New York-based sculptor Michael DeLucia. With pure geometrics and random iteration, Michael takes industrially-produced items and gives them some sculptural integrity, making them, in effect, totally useless. It’s a winning body of work, the artist being totally unafraid to remove all context of the object, playing instead with the sculptures’ scale, deceptively-simple compositions and the multiplicity that abstracts them. (Read more)

www.michaeldelucia.com


Tomato: Absolut Vodka Projection

Posted: March 7th, 2012 | Author: Rob Alderson | Filed under: Uncategorized | Comments Off

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If Team America taught us anything (over and above that puppet-action is a legitimate film genre) it was that corporations can be very corporation-y. When big companies engage with creative campaigns the results can sometimes be toe-curlingly compromised, but a surefire way to avoid this is to seek out the best in the business and get them to do their thing. Absolut seemingly did just that when they commissioned this animation from Tomato – it’s slick without being soulless, effective without being excruciatingly corporation-y.

Watch the video here


Thomas Bryant & Sam Renwick: Sibling A/W 2012

Posted: March 7th, 2012 | Author: Charlotte Simmonds | Filed under: Uncategorized | Comments Off

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Watch this film and step into a parallel universe, where going to jail means you get to strip off your boring, work-a-day duds and shimmy into something altogether more jazzy – think sequinned jumpers and leopard-print platforms. Directed by Thomas Bryant and Sam Renwick, it’s a tongue-in-cheek showcase for the latest A/W collection from Sibling, the London label on a mission to “give knitwear for men a kick.” This is full on fashion fantasy, where clothing has the power to transform an afternoon in the clink into a stylish occasion. We dig.

www.thomasbryant.co.uk


What’s On: Shilpa Gupta

Posted: March 7th, 2012 | Author: Rob Alderson | Filed under: Uncategorized | Comments Off

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Some artists develop a signature style which helps the internet-addled, image-weary viewer recognise their work from the earliest clicks onwards, but Mumbai’s Shilpa Gupta’s intriguing portfolio has little discernible commonality. Working in video, sculpture, photography, sound and installations, her pieces explore themes from censorship to security, desire to militarism. Her new show at Bristol’s Arnolfini combines older work like the oddly-organic 4,000 microphone Singing Cloud to Someone Else, a new project looking at authors’ anonymity. Long live eclecticism, especially when it’s done in such intelligent, visually-arresting ways. (Read more)

www.flyinthe.net
www.arnolfini.org.uk/whatson


What’s On: Shilpa Gupta

Posted: March 7th, 2012 | Author: Rob Alderson | Filed under: Uncategorized | Comments Off

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Some artists develop a signature style which helps the internet-addled, image-weary viewer recognise their work from the earliest clicks onwards, but Mumbai’s Shilpa Gupta’s intriguing portfolio has little discernible commonality. Working in video, sculpture, photography, sound and installations, her pieces explore themes from censorship to security, desire to militarism. Her new show at Bristol’s Arnolfini combines older work like the oddly-organic 4,000 microphone Singing Cloud to Someone Else, a new project looking at authors’ anonymity. Long live eclecticism, especially when it’s done in such intelligent, visually-arresting ways. (Read more)

www.flyinthe.net
www.arnolfini.org.uk/whatson


SXSW Film Festival: Syndromes

Posted: March 7th, 2012 | Author: Charlotte Simmonds | Filed under: Uncategorized | Comments Off

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Using a creepy young girl in your film is not a new tactic for creating disquieting drama, but Norweigian filmmaker Kristoffer Borgli shows us how to do it right in this tense and stylish 11-minute interlude. Showing as part of the “Narrative Short Competition”, it’s a slow-burning tale featuring a particular brand of creepy young girl: one who possesses “mysterious powers.” Syndromes was actually produced with New York electro duo The Golden Filters to promote their new single, and snippets from the track act as the film’s score, creating eerie scenes of silence and sickness. Intrigued? So are we!

www.schedule.sxsw.com/syndromes
www.thegoldenfilter.co.uk