Month: August 2015

conversations on slowness

Hussein Chalayan became known as a ‘conceptual designer’ in the 1990s and it’s been bugging him ever since.

portraying the 1980’s: Halt & Catch Fire’s sets

here’s part one, here’s part two. this thing is long, detailed, and totally worth the read.

How Hot Chicken Really Happened

“Sure enough, as I started investigating, I discovered Denise was right. For almost 70 years, hot chicken was made and sold primarily in Nashville’s black neighborhoods. I started to suspect the story of hot chicken could tell me something powerful about race relations in Nashville, especially as the city tries to figure out what it will be in the future.”

Laura Balke, via Instagram

there’s a Muslim subgroup of Lolitas and they’re the cutest

The lolita trend, at its most basic, involves wearing modernized Victorian- or Rococo-style dresses and outfits that are heavily accessorized and painstakingly coordinated into elaborate costumes. The trend’s fans (called ‘lolitas’) then meet up at various events to spend time together and appreciate each others’ outfits (or, as they call them, ‘coords’).

of 25 small agencies contacted for work: 40% didn't respond at all, and of the remaining 60%, the range in price was $850—15,000.Cameron Alcorn

nobody likes calling a designer

Cameron Alcorn posed as a one-person business, requested a four-page site from 25 small agencies, and the resulting flakiness doesn’t surprise me one bit.

How ‘Born to Run’ Captured the Decline of the American Dream

Bruce Springsteen’s breakout album embodied the lost ‘70s—the tense, political, working-class rejection of an increasingly unequal society.

Jack Jennings, via Instagram

behold, the shitpic cometh

“Digital photography was becoming more popular, but we hadn’t yet started to put all of our photographs online. Since then, as files are put through a myriad of compression algorithms and Instagram filters, a new aesthetic of digital decay has started to emerge. Let’s call them Shitpics. Because they look like shit.”

I have not used an Adobe product since 2012.Hans van de Bruggen

Going Adobe-free

“It was not so long ago that Adobe, the wunderkind of the desktop publishing revolution, seemed unshakeable from their position as the de-facto toolset of choice for designers across the globe. But I’ve recently made a startling realization about my own relationship with the company: I have not used an Adobe product since 2012.

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