She, un cuento de J&B
It's an ad. And it's _really_ touching. Translated description: ”There can always be room at the table for acceptance, respect and, above all, celebration.”
Kristy Sellars on America’s Got Talent
She's billed as a pole dancer, but it's more than that. And her performance transcends the annoying way this television show is edited.
Visions Not Previously Seen
Barbara “Bobbie” Stauffacher Solomon mixed Swiss graphic design principles with West Coast Pop art stylings, essentially creating supergraphics, and in doing so shaped the history of design. / Revisiting this link for inspiration
McDonald’s POV: 5 Minutes of Lunch Rush
I thought it was just the algorithm taunting me, but I guess these first hand videos by Stephen Patula are getting around. I find these mesmerizing. Also, living wages should be the thing.
Mndsgn “Truth Interlude”
A bit more of Ardhira Putra's illustration paired with some smooth sounds to close out the week.
10,000 years of branding
Explained in 6 minutes by Debbie Millman. Many favorite moments, including this beautiful stretch: "Branding has become a profound manifestation of the human spirit."
The first Christopher Street Liberation Day Parade
Held in New York City, New York, on June 28, 1970, to commemorate the first anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. / via Nayland Blake
Zander Moricz’s curly hair
Florida high school class president Zander Moricz was told by his school that they would cut his microphone if he said “gay” in his grad speech, so he replaced gay with “having curly hair.” 👏👏👏
Another _excellent_ music video by Autumn de Wilde for Florence + The Machine. Bill Nighy stars as Florence’s anxiety.
Mallory McMorrow is fired up
As she should be. The current Republican playbook is rotten to the core. We need to raise our voices in unison.
How drawing helps you think
Ralph Ammer’s 17 minute talk about drawing is delightful on many levels, part of which are the animations to illustrate his points.
The Zaouli Dance
Fascinating look at the dance and costume of the West African Guoro people.
Florence + The Machine – King
A music video where you stay for the credits. Directed by Autumn de Wilde, choreographed by Ryan Heffington with costumes by Kate Mulleavy & Laure Mulleavy. 🔥
They mic’d up their 4 year old snowboarding
There is not only wisdom in this Tiktok, but also joy. Weewhoo! / via @realdougwilson
A golden age of graphic design
Ahhhh, so all that good government design from the 70's was born from the Federal Graphics Improvement Program / via UnderConsideration's Brand New
Kumiko Amp Cabinet
Gorgeous results from this young man in Oregon. Great woodworking and video production all around. / Fun link from Tom
Powers of Ten, Updated
Professor Brian Cox and the BBC revisit the 1977 film by Charles and Ray Eames. Loved the original and dig the updates here.
Things about Michael Nesmith I didn’t know
My friend Dave shared a few bits that will turn into a rabbit holes to explore. For many years I watched this clip of 'Sorority Girls From Hell' and never knew where it came from. Now I do.
Peak Fall Foliage in Vermont’s Green Mountain National Forest
10 minutes of lovely autumn colors / via Twisted Sifter
A Dozen Eggs
I'm generally happy to see anything Michel Gondry puts out there. This is a fine example, mostly because it was all shot with a mobile phone.
Hans Zimmer career timeline
Dig this series from Vanity Fair where creative folks describe highlights (and low points) of their career. This one from Hans Zimmer makes me appreciate his soundtracks even more.
How to Make a Bespoke Savile Row Suit
I'm trying to train the algorithms to stop showing me dash cam footage and fail videos. More of this please.
Burberry Open Spaces
Call it a commercial or a really short film, this has a vibe that tickles the soul.
Kissa by Kissa, behind the scenes
Craig Mod reveals the process to produce his photography book that documented one of his walks across Japan.
Everything around you
Apple tips their hat to Steve Jobs 10 years after his passing. A moving short video.
Ricky and Doris
David Friedman shares a story about a short film he made about a little old lady with the marionette of herself, and how it all came to be. Sweet characters, captured wondefully.
Fossil Hunting with Zan McQuade
I'm with Zan and grew up grazing around creekbeds for fossils (and arrowheads if we were really lucky.) This video captures that joy through an adult lens of continued learning.
Cats and Domino
Recommended viewing to lift the spirit.
Dancing to improve health
I first caught Peng Xiaoying and Fan Deduo while I had TikTok installed and their movements made me happy. I'm glad I followed the comments to seek out more of their story.
A Dream Water Park
Made by two men (and one cameraman) in 278 days. A mesmerizing 18 minutes. / via Yewknee
The Gap by Ira Glass
I've heard this audio a handful of times and seen it visualized perhaps more than once. But it never fails to remind me of the work. / via @misterbisson
Juggling from above
Taylor Glenn shifts the perspective of the skill / via MetaFilter
My Love: Six Stories of True Love
My friend Erik said this 6 part series was worth the watch. Quiet and lovely. Adding to the queue.
光を灯す/ future with bright lights
Japanese agency Dentsu created this video for an infrastructure company called Kandenko. Now I'm researching "silver ink circuit pen"
App Tracking Transparency
Even Apple's explainer videos are nice.
80’s Levis ad with Stanley Tucci
Before he made cocktails on the internet, Stanley wore a tank top and showed off his guns.
Black Art: In The Absence of Light
Excellent HBO Documentary explores two centuries of art by African-Americans, and the path they forged for contemporary Black artists. / via Brian Hill
Bridge Over Troubled Water
"Everywhere I went led me where I didn’t want to be, so I was stuck." How Paul Simon wrote 'Bridge Over Troubled Water' / via Creative Mornings
What is Figma
I'm just going to send folks to this intro video by Tori Hinn and Enle Li when trying to extoll the awesomeness of this collaborative design application
Love is a verb
It's not a permanent state of enthusiasm, it's an actual practice
Speedriding Through An Alpine Resort
Valentin Delluc and Red Bull make something that's like, whoa. / via MetaFilter
Ted Lasso VFX Breakdowns
Always bends the mind seeing how these things come together. Great work by Barnstorm VFX. / via @mathowie
Noga Erez “VIEWS”
Featuring Reo Cragun & ROUSSO. Currently watching this video from the beginning to the end whenever I need a transition.
Cold Hog Dog Pie
WARNING: This 50 second Youtube video is gross and hilarious. I blame my friend Tom for sharing it with me.