Archive for January, 2011

Go Canada!

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

Nominated for an Oscar this year in the Best Foreign Film (Canada) category, “Incendies” directed by Denis Villeneuve tells the story of twins, Jeanne and Simon, who journey to the Middle East to carry out their mother’s last wishes. Through this, they unravel their mother’s past, and in turn, discover their own roots in a history challenged by war and hatred but ultimately endured through love and acceptance.

Go see it. It’s great.

Personalized Fonts!

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

Last Sunday was National Handwriting Day, and offered free font making for the day! Simply print their template, write in your own characters, scan and upload your pages and voila! Your own font made of your own handwriting!

After some googling, a friend found that offers free font making all the time! It follows the same process, but doesn’t have as many characters and symbols offered on YourFonts.  So either way, go forth and make fonts! Looking forward to trying to make my own set of wingdings.

Thom and the Boys

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

Was youtube surfing last week and came across these clips from a “Radiohead from the Basement” session, thus renewing my love of Radiohead. Some nice bass face from Colin, like you could taste the genius. I saw them once from the nosebleeds of the ACC and even as twitchy distant figures, they were mesmerizing.

Full session available here.

Also multitasking on Jools….

Now I’m wondering where Robin is…a felt doll I made circa 2000 based on the paranoid android video.  Where you at, Robin?! ~ Lurgs

More Found Photos!

Friday, January 21st, 2011

A lovely roll of film found in New York.

Photo Treasure

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

Imagine coming across these beautiful photos at an antique auction and discovering a lifetime of work. That’s what happened to John Maloof who discovered the work of Vivian Maier, a nanny who took street photographs in Chicago from the 1950’s to the 1990’s. Her photos are so beautifully composed and capture such interesting moments. Sadly, she died before he could meet her, but he’s been working to preserve and bring her work to light.

Check out Maloof’s blog that has more information about her life and work here.