Archive for January, 2013

Holiday Matinee’s January Mixtape!

If you’re new to our mixtapes, this month’s edition stays true to form. You’ll hear new jams, oldies and some of our super talented friends that maybe don’t get a ton of press, but make our lives a whole lot better. Pop on those headphones and dig in!

Minimalism is simple?

Saw this poster a few weeks ago on Grant Snider’s INCIDENTAL COMICS and can’t stop thinking about it. Everybody’s talking about simplicity these days. In fact, not a day goes by when I don’t hear someone mention “minimal” or “post-minimal” – or something of the sort.

I love how this poster illustrates that minimalism, in spite of what its name denotes, isn’t actually as simple as you’d like it to be. Similar to what Steve Jobs once said: “Simple can be harder than complex. You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple.”

Fruit Powered Light

I don’t remember exactly where or when I saw the work of experimental photographer Caleb Charland. What I do remember is being in awe of his still works that combined a bit of science, a bit of art, and huge scoop of wonder. Over the last year Caleb has been experimenting with using various types of fruit powered light that he captures with long exposure photographs. They’re wonderful pieces that remind us that there’s still beauty in science.

My hope is that this work affirms that even within the well tested laws of science there are, and must always be, pathways to reinterpretation and discovery.

Make sure to check out more of his great work, especially his earlier Demonstrations series.

Fruit Power

Fruit Power 2

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