TSOTW: NO DAPL

For this week’s installment of T-Shirt of the Week, I nominate this beauty from accomplished Los Angeles artist Patrick Martinez. Patrick has a history of speaking out on social and civil rights issues, and this time, he stands strong with the Standing Rock Souix, and the other tribes and protesters heading up the NoDAPL movement, which is in opposition to the proposed/ongoing construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, which would run from oil fields in North Dakota, down to the Mississippi, and which would potentially threaten the drinking water of several tribes whose land it would cross. The Army Corp of Engineers has all but ignored the concerns of the local tribes people, and so a large protest movement has grown around the issue. These tees are currently free for protestors, and not available for sale. #NoDAPL

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TSOTW: SC.R.E.A.M.

For this very special, one-day-late installment of T-Shirt of the Week, Halloween edition, I nominate this new bootleg concert tee from the good people at DRTY. Wu-Tang fans will no doubt recognize the riff on a) Enter the 36 Chambers cover art and b) the mask from the Scream movie series. Get the paper! More info here.

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Zipline

It seems that when drones are in the press, it’s often through a negative lens – stories about attaching them to guns, or obstructing first responders, even crashing into the Whitehouse lawn every now and then. Here’s a great story from Fast Company about Zipline who use drones to help deliver blood to remote hospitals in Rwanda. The accompanying video is great too.

The Olivetti Pattern Series Notecards

A new stationery offering from the good people at Princeton Architectural Press, this box of Olivetti Pattern Series Notecards celebrates the iconic and revered writing tool with four distinctive patterns made on the classic Olivetti Lettera 32. Nicely done with classic red-and-black printing on off-white paper, these cards are the perfect all-occasion notecard for any typo-phile, design afficionado, aspiring writer, and all fans of printed type on paper. The box includes 3 each of 4 cards & envelopes, for a total of 12 notecards and 12 envelopes. 5.5 x 7 inches. [See More]

Alto’s Adventure

Before a recent flight, I downloaded Alto’s Adventure: An endless snowboard odyssey, and ended up being glad I had. It’s sort of a side-scrolling racing platform game, although this one generally scrolls diagonally from the upper left to the lower right, as you glide down mountainsides. And there aren’t stages per se, just new tasks and challenges to achieve on potentially endless downhill rides. The ride is only over when you crash, essentially. The gameplay is interesting in how little you need to do control-wise to achieve the goals – its minimal there too. [Read More]

Grids & Guides Pencils

Grids & Guides: 12 Pencils for Visual Thinkers is a nicely made pencil set from Princeton Architectural Press, and is a great companion to their Grids & Guides notebook series. The box set includes 12 hexagonal, sharpened pencils in total – 6 graphite and 6 blue – and a small plastic multipurpose straight-edge ruler with die-cut circle stencils from 1/8″ to 1″, inches, centimeters, and a 90 degrees angle on the corner. [See More]

Grids & Guides Gray

Grids & Guides Gray: A Notebook for Visual Thinkers is the latest in a series of useful and inspiring notebooks from Princeton Architectural Press. Much like the other cloth-covered notebook offerings from the Grids & Guides series, this title includes an assortment of graph paper and grid varieties, and it also includes nice charts, infographics, and tables… [Read More]