You might recall I reviewed the recent Sign Painters book by Faythe Levine and Sam Macon from Princeton Architectural Press last year. In it, the authors document the beautiful work of 20 amazing sign painters from around the country. Now there is a Sign Painters Movie to compliment the book. And like any good movie, it has a good trailer. Via The World’s Best Ever.
Big fans of Wes Anderson’s movies will no doubt find endless hours of entertainment in this Which Wes Anderson Character Are You? infographic from Flavorwire and Jennifer Lewis. Or at least a few minutes anyway. Unless, of course, it tells you you’re a character you really didn’t see yourself as, and ruins your whole day/outlook on life. Via Acclaim.
If you’re lucky enough to be in Hawaii, you should check out this series of skate shorts for the upcoming Hawaii International Film Festival, curated by Martin Wong. The selection will be shown at the Regal Cannery this Friday, the 19th.
I was lucky enough to attend the Agenda Show in Long Beach this year. I posted a few recap photos over on the Imprint website a few weeks back. I also got to test out the GoPro while Aaron De La Cruz put in some amazing work at the Flexfit booth. So I’ve put together a short video which shows you just how impressive the installation looked. [Watch the video]
If you’re interested in letterpress printing, you might dig this “short film about letterpress and one of the few remaining movable-type printing workshops in the UK, situated at Plymouth University, featuring Paul Collier.” He’s the letterpress and typography technician at the University of Plymouth. His workshop uses technology which is hundreds of years old and becoming quite rare, thanks to computers. It’s by director Danny Cooke.
Check out this article from the BBC News entitled “Discovering Sugar Man Rodriguez.” The Mexican-American singer released two albums in the late ’60s, and promptly disappeared into obscurity. Except in South Africa, of all places, where bootlegs of his album were pressed and repressed to the point where the story of Sugar Man became the stuff of legend. Rumored to have killed himself, Sixto was actually working as a construction worker in Detroit, when two South African mega-fans finally tracked him down. Swedish director Malik Bendjelloul has made a movie about this fascinating story, and it has already received two prizes at Sundance. It opened in theaters this week. [Watch Trailer]