MAKING THE INTRO

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Came across this little article on the making of the intro of “The girl with the Dragon Tattoo”, that was released a little while back. Although I read all the novels by Stieg Larsson and watched the Swedish version of “The girl with the Dragon Tattoo” I felt like an English-language remake was somewhat unnecessary. That being said, I was stunned at the intro of this movie. It’s not often a director takes the time to go to such lengths for an introduction (accept maybe James Bond). Take a few minutes to check out the making behind this intro, and an interview with Tim Miller of Blur Studio, director David Fincher and poster designer Neil Kellerhouse.


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Tanner Goods

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An Exploration in Craft featuring Tanner Goods based out of Portland.
“Tanner Goods is a small leather goods manufacturer located in Portland, Oregon. They work hard to manage multiple storefronts and offer a wide range of hand crafted leather accessories. They thrive on their attention to detail and appreciation for top quality products. In the future they plan to expand their product line to include non-leather goods such as eyewear and time pieces, while maintaining their strong roots in simplicity and utilitarian product design.”

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Isenseven “Fool’s Gold” Trailer 2012

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Just as we’re wrapping up the season here in SoCal, Isenseven are dropping this little gem of a teaser for the upcoming movie “Fools Gold”. It will be available September 2012 at your local boardshop and iTunes worldwide. Based on this teaser I’m kinda excited for some sweet footage, and hoping that this is not just another 15min video slowed down to a 45min long yawn….not trying to call out anyone here.

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Two for the price of one

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I remember some old baseball cards/playing cards with lenticular printing, but Randy Noborikawa takes this technique to the next level with his paintings. It is very similar to the illusion technique used by Mentalgassi in his “Fence Flip Graffiti”, but instead of just using one side of the artboard, he splits two paintings in half giving you two pieces of art for the price of one.

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Neapolitan tailoring tradition

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This is a quick trailer for the full 1h 7min documentary on Neapolitan tailoring tradition. These guys carry the good tradition in Italy, and they started back in the day long before the birth of the word “child labour”. In the words of Ciro Palermo “There is no craft that you can make without passion”, and these guys are truly passionate about their craft.

O’MAST from Kid Dandy on Vimeo.

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Le Reve – The last frontier of climbing

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“It was exactly what I was looking for – a route that would demand a new levels of dedication, physical strength, and mental fortitude from me. It was of course frustrating, ego-crushing, and difficult throughout, but in the end it was a dream come true. I named the route ‘Le Reve’, meaning ‘The Dream’ in French.” – Jonathan Siegrist

Le Reve – Jonathan Siegrist from MAXIM DYNAMIC ROPES on Vimeo.

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Die Antwoord for T by Alexander Wang Spring 2012

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Alexander Wang teams up with Die Antwoord for his latest T by Alexander Wang campaign, making for one of the more crazy pairings in recent fashion history. Daniel Jackson photographs and directs Ninja and Yolandi for T by Alexander Wang‘s latest spring campaign, which doubles as a promotion for the group’s latest album Ten$ion. YIPPEE KI-YAY MAFUCKA.

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