A peek at the upcoming design documentary “Objectified”, by Gary Hustwit, the director of “Helvetica”. The trailer features the voices of Jonathan Ive, Andrew Blauvelt, Marc Newson, and Karim Rashid. The song is “I Like Van Halen Because My Sister Says They Are Cool” by El Ten Eleven. 

Objectified premieres at film festivals and events worldwide starting this March, more info here:http://www.objectifiedfilm.com

About the film

Objectified is a feature-length independent documentary about industrial design. It’s a look at the creativity at work behind everything from toothbrushes to tech gadgets. It’s about the people who re-examine, re-evaluate and re-invent our manufactured environment on a daily basis. It’s about personal expression, identity, consumerism, and sustainability. It’s about our relationship to mass-produced objects and, by extension, the people who design them.

Through vérité footage and in-depth conversations, the film documents the creative processes of some of the world’s most influential designers, and looks at how the things they make impact our lives. What can we learn about who we are, and who we want to be, from the objects with which we surround ourselves?

Read director Gary Hustwit’s post about the film.

Paper Galore II

REAL FANTASIES – New Photography from Switzerland

A highly constructed selection of Swiss photographers with the purpose of identifying trends in Swiss contemporary photography, although some of the work is more than 5 years old. Worth, all the same.

Archive Fever: Uses of the Document in Contemporary Art.
Catalogue from the exhibition at the International Center of Photography.

Photography: Crisis of History. JOAN FONTCUBERTA, ED.

A must have.

12. vfg Nachwuchsförderpreis
Was at the opening of the exhibition. Nothing I haven’t seen in Dublin.

Purple Fashion Magazine
With articles about Terry Richardson amongst others. A pretty weird nudity section included.

Photography Now Journal for Photography and Video Art
The best way to digest their humongous web site database.

Eye Magazine
The International Review of Graphic Design. Full of delicious fonts, everywhere.

Vampire Weekend

Close your eyes and listen to this tune from Vampire Weekend and tell me it is not as Black as a soul can go. Nevermind the video.

Mansard Roof

I see a mansard roof through the trees
I see a salty message written in the eaves
The ground beneath my feet
The hot garbage and concrete
And now the tops of buildings, I can see them too

The Argentines collapse in defeat
The admiralty surveys the remnants of the fleet
The ground beneath their feet
Is a nautically-mapped sheet
As thin as paper
While it slips away from view

via vampireweekend.com