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Polanoir

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Polanoir is a gallery in Vienna devoted totally to polaroids.  Read more on their website about how the gallery came into being.

Here are some reasons they love polaroid photography:

  • the one and only photographic medium that produces real unique originals.
  • the most analog pictures possible – recognisable at first sight because of structure, colors and the unique Polaroid framing.
  • pictures that bring back coincidences into photography. An inimitable combination of analog chemistry and instant visible results.
  • pictures that can be manipulated in many ways, using unique creative gizmo’s for an amazing number of innovative techniques and projects.
  • pictures that are immortal proofs to express the powerful dynamic visualization of Polaroid films.
  • Polaroids are an endangered species in this digital world – making them very special indeed.

Currently the gallery has 18 international artists but they claim to be adding new ones.  If you are interested in joining POLANOIR, you can contact them at office@polanoir.com.

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Stefanie Schneider

genoTyp

genoTyp is an experiment regarding fonts under genetic aspects. Their characteristics are encoded in hereditary information.

Different fonts can be mixed as desired and their genomes can be manipulated. New fonts are generated according to genetic rules.

http://www.genotyp.com/

Algorithms

My favorite game growing up looked like this:

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Mastermind was probably not the typical game for a 7 year old to love, seeing as it involves algorithms and mathematical deduction. But it still remains one of my favorites to this day. It was created by Mordecai Meirowitz (Israeli) in 1970. Mr. Meirowitz worked in telecommunications (and was also a postmaster). He designed the game as an educational tool but tried to market it to games manufactors with little luck. Finally in 1972 Ivicta Plastics took on the game and without any advertising, it sold millions. Possibly it had something to do with the highly suggestive cover?

Apparently these mysterious models were asked to reunite for another photo shoot a few years ago. You can see the photo and article here.

Here is a picture of the game in play:

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I thought it deserved some attention this morning.

Proswell Dryrot

[one05] – proswell – dryrot

A 45 minute continuous mix from Proswell, ft. b-sides, out takes, new material, and a few favorites from his sophomore release Carrot Dossier (columbo theme, tar and atari, rat news) on m3rck records. Even with this relation, Dryrot is easily a release with its own identity.
Finding time between releases at m3rck and running Inpuj, he explores the laid back and driving sound that’s heard between the cracks of Carrot Dossier and often strays from the sound that defined that album (as is heard within the opening minutes). While a welcome and surprise release from one of our favorites, the unique sensibility and style of this release also makes an exceptional introduction to those that have yet to hear his music and will most likely leave them searching for more.World tour to be announced soon.

Friday Fish

Found this stuff on Fecal Face today…my favorite website of the day, even though I don’t live in SF.

Porous Walker

This is funny, sort of, and by Porous Walker who draws lots of pictures of wieners:
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How To Be

An Alaskan Fisherman

This is fun, very, and is from a good story written by Corey Arnold:

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Wallpaper

I have always been extremely attracted to wallpaper. Even the kind of ugly flowery kind. Well, not all wallpaper. Like, “country-chic”…that’s kind of gross. But for the most part, I love it. I’m glad that the resurgence of wallpaper is in a sort of small-batch form. Everyone seems to be making their own lines of wallpaper. Studio Nommo has some pretty rocking wallpaper.

A lot of it is really really animated, making the real objects in the room stand out and look very…real. It’s like living in a cartoon!

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These are cool too. Paper is so awesome. And tricky:

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Their stuff for babies is the best, by far:

Toy Knives, Rusty

While browsin’ magazines on my lunch break today I discovered this:

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They are done by Hollywood artist Liz McGrath. She also decorates rusty butcher’s knives that you can buy on her website (which is also awesome):

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There is something about these that almost makes me cringe, but in the best of ways. Like a good punk rocker, she doesn’t use real animals. Not only is this probably a good thing, but I think it also makes the pieces even cooler. Kind of like how sometimes miniature plastic food is better than miniature real food.

Ow ow!!