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Friday Night Flicks: Where Do Ideas Come From?

When people ask me where I get my ideas (as if there were a corner shop somewhere that had a supply), I am sometimes tempted to respond “How do you not have ideas?” I seem to have retained from childhood … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Pursuit

Thunderstorms are relatively common in the warmer months where I live. Sometimes they come with Severe Weather Watches or Warnings and can cause significant damage, but most of the time they are a source of both moisture and entertainment. The … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Baikei, Wang Dongling, and Yoshinori Kikizawa

I showed you a Friday Night Flick with some large scale calligraffiti earlier this spring. Tonight’s first two flicks are examples of large scale brush work by two Asian masters of calligraphy: Baikei and Wang Dongling.       The … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: More Monotype

It is almost two years since I posted some of Monotype‘s promotional videos. Today I have two more: a short short video promoting a new type face called SST and a longer one about the development of the updated Johnston … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: The Montreal Signs Project

Last Sunday’s post mentioned lettering and calligraphy so this video seems a logical follow-up. Professor Matt Soar, Communications professor at Concordia University, launched the Montreal Signs Project in collaboration with Archivist Emerita Nancy Marrelli. He gives us a short tour of … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: 1363, the End of Chivalry

Tonight’s short video by Jake Mahaffy has absolutely nothing to do with either books or animation, my usual requirements for inclusion. It did, however, make both David and me laugh, and has won audience awards at several film festivals including Sundance and … Continue reading

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Almost Done

I am actually off at another CBBAG Saskatchewan Day in Davidson but have scheduled this post so my dedicated readers will not be disappointed. I am in the final stages of my entry for this year’s jurying of the Dimensions exhibition. … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Paper Dreams

Paper Dreams was produced by Kenneth Onulak as a Junior Degree Project while he was a student at Rhode Island School of Design. There was an actual piece of paper involved: a photograph of a sheet of paper in a frame was the … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: The House Hippo and The Bin Chicken

A number of years ago the Concerned Children’s Advertisers produced a public service announcement warning of the dangers of believing everything you see on TV. It was a brilliant parody of the Hinterland Who’s Who series on Canadian wildlife.     I … Continue reading

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Bonus Post: The International Edible Book Festival 2017

It’s April 1 again, time for The International Edible Book Festival, and once again I have not made an edible book. Instead here is Charlie and The Chocolate Factory as re-imagined by Cake Central. Be sure to check out events … Continue reading

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