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A Short Story for Hallowe’en

Since many of you may not have previously read either this post (from October 31, 2014) or the short story it contains, here it is again as a special Hallowe’en treat for you. ***** A few years ago I was … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Minnesota Center for Book Arts

Today the topic for the Friday Night Flicks switches from illustrators to artist’s books. The first video in this new series is a look at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts.     It might be worth your time this … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Shelley Davies

Tonight’s flick features another illustrator, Canadian collage artist Shelley Davies. Her style is completely different from Yuko Shimizu (featured last week), though many of her design considerations in creating a piece are the same.     You might spend a … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Kinetic Typography/Aitor Canto

This week’s flick by Aitor Canto demonstrates effective use of type in motion.     The music is uncredited, but I tracked it back to Tim McMorris. If you need something to get you moving this weekend, try watching his … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Rube Goldberg Soap Challenge

I have always loved Rube Goldberg machines (and marble runs and Heath Robinson illustrations) so I was delighted when a Canadian family won the 2020 Rube Goldberg Bar of Soap Video Challenge. Here is their winning entry.     Perhaps … Continue reading

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Memory Bank Completed

I began this week by finishing the folding of all the outer locking panels. The image above shows the set of panels for Memory Bank V.

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Friday Night Flicks: Mechanical Pi — In memory of William Shanks

Tomorrow is Pi Day, and in celebration here’s a flick about a machine that produces the number π. The machine was created by Florian Born and David Friedrich for the Digitale Klasse – University of the Arts Berlin 2014, and … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: The Wisdom of Pessimism

Given the State of The World currently, you might want to consider becoming a pessimist. Philosopher Alain de Botton , with the assistance of Claudio Salas and a team of animators, describes the advantages of pessimism in tonight’s flick.   … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: The Delicate Work of Restoring Mechanical Antiques

Whether you follow the tradition of celebrating the holiday season until Twelfth Night, or  follow the Julian Calendar and are still working up to Christmas, it is still the holiday season so I thought a video about someone who repairs … Continue reading

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Byopia Press Advent Calendar 2019: Day Sixteen and some Luminaria

The winter solstice is fast approaching —December 21 at 10:19 p.m. where I live. (This website lets you check the exact time for your location.) If you are planning a celebration, you might want to make some luminaria. This waterlily … Continue reading

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