Archive for January, 2011

Wilson “Snowflake” Bentley

Friday, January 21st, 2011

“Under the microscope, I found that snowflakes were miracles of beauty; and it seemed a shame that this beauty should not be seen and appreciated by others. Every crystal was a masterpiece of design and no one design was ever repeated., When a snowflake melted, that design was forever lost. Just that much beauty was gone, without leaving any record behind.” Wilson A. Bentley

(To read and reread when the piles of snow have us on our knees in Boston.)

Photos from Smithsonian via Aaron.

Outside of the office today …

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

Stamps

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

Stamps are masterpieces, time capsules, a countries projection of itself. Mongolia! Who knew?

via webexpidition18

Frank Morris

Friday, January 14th, 2011

This week the case of Frank Morris murder in 1964 (4th from left) might finally be solved.  As revealed by reporter Stanley Nelson (just featured in the NYTimes) in the Concordia Sentinel in Louisiana. His investigation implicates the suspect, Arthur Leonard Spencer, a former member of the Klu Klux Klan. Stanely Nelson is also part of The Civil Rights Cold Case Project team which uses the power of investigative reporting to to solve long neglected civil rights murders. The project has led to the indictment of one murderer and the reopening 0ver 100 cases by the FBI. We designed the Cold Case Project website for the Center for Investigative Reporting.

2010 : Favorite Christmas Gifts

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

Top: 18 lb recycled material block. Poly-resin, shredded Cabbage Patch Dolls, hair
Center: Cocktail Butler
Bottom: Cocktail Butler gag instructions and replacement parts insert

Thanks Mikey!

Hand lettering makes everything better.

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

from Type Archive via Emily Topper.

Kuroneko

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

Looking forward to seeing this Japanese horror classic. And really loving the poster.

Theatrical release via Janus Films

Snail’s pace

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

Deciding to revel in meandering in 2011. Seeing where it takes us.

by Daniel Ranalli via PAAM