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a blog about books, design, art, or whatever takes my fancy this month…

the fisheye blog

Posted by on Sep 15, 2011 in the blog | 0 comments

Hello and welcome… Firstly I’d like to tell you a bit about what to expect here. I will hopefully add new post once a week, and it could be about anything design-art related. It could also be about the vintage chair I’m learning to reupholster, something inspiring I saw or read, something I’m enjoying cooking, or something that I thought you’d find funny. Sometimes it might even be about book design. I would love your feedback of course. In our office I’m creating a wall of interesting bits designed to distract me in a positive way, if that makes sense....

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The Tree of Life – movie review

Posted by on Sep 15, 2011 in the blog | 0 comments

The Tree of Life – movie review   Well. I’m glad I’ve had a few weeks to let this one stew. I mentioned I was going to see this movie having heard both rave and damning reviews. I am certainly glad I was warned of how ambitions the project was. An obvious stylistic comparison for me was Kubrick’s ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’. Long dreamy passages with no dialogue and cosmic explosions … However, ‘The Tree of Life’ takes it much further and for me, was an emotional experience. Perhaps as I’m a mum I react more extremely to a story of a...

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off to the movies

Posted by on Aug 18, 2011 in the blog | 0 comments

off to the movies

Hi all, am off to see The Tree of Life tonight, which has been much anticipated. It seem that friends who have seen it are divided down the middle: love it or hate it. I love its ambitiousness from what I’ve heard. Will let you know what I think and would like to hear your opinion of it...

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stuff we love

Posted by on Aug 17, 2011 in the blog | 0 comments

Check out the links du jour below.   About book design Sandy Cull’s thought-provoking and entertaining blog on the trials and tribulations of being a book designer. aboutbookdesign.blogspot.com/   The book versus the iPad or Kindle! Are books still relevant? Can the iPad and the Kindle replace the printed book? Should we feel sadness or excitement at the rate of change in the publishing industry? Jennifer Byrne discusses this prescient topic with Richard Flanagan, Kate Eltham and Richard Watson. www.abc.net.au/tv/firsttuesday/s3219358.htm    The Ship Song Project If you haven’t...

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favourite music video graphics

Posted by on Aug 17, 2011 in the blog | 0 comments

favourite music video graphics   Have you ever been to a concert where the graphics behind the band turned a good concert into a totally memorable one? I have. REM was one of the best examples I can recall. Also, predictably, the Pet Shop Boys (it was the 80’s ok?) I love the medium of video in its use with music. The links below are some of my favourite music videos at the moment – some oldies, some recent or just plain quirky. I suggest you turn down the volume for the Yasudatakahiro one called ‘COPY’ unless you like being yelled at. I just like the graphics and what...

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