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Always Bring A Sketchbook

A sketchbook is a book or pad with blank pages for sketching and is frequently used by artists for drawing or painting as a part of their creative process. Artists often use large sketchbooks which include wide spaces of blank paper appropriate for drawing. Lawyers use rather large sketchbooks or notebooks known as legal pads […]

Japan: A Skier’s Journey Video

Japan is an archipelago of 6,852 islands. The four largest islands are Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu and Shikoku, together comprising about ninety-seven percent of Japan’s land area. Japan has the world’s tenth-largest population, with over 127 million people. Honshū’s Greater Tokyo Area, which includes the de facto capital city of Tokyo and several surrounding prefectures, is […]

The Advent of the Modern Magazine

The reception to the iPhone was primarily positive as many reviewers praised the hardware improvements such as the larger and higher resolution screen. The iPhone 5 is a touchscreen-based smartphone developed by Apple Inc, the sixth generation of the iPhone. It was announced on September 12, 2012, and was released on September 21. It has a larger 4-inch screen and a smaller eight-pin dock […]

The Phonograph Is Making A Comeback

You probably don’t even know what a phonograph is, but you will soon enough. The phonograph is back. The phonograph, record player, or gramophone, is a device introduced in 1877 for the recording and reproduction of sound recordings. The recordings played on such a device generally consist of wavy lines that are either scratched, engraved, […]

All there is, ever, is the now. We can gain experience from the past, but we can’t relive it; and we can hope for the future, but we don’t know if there is one.

George Harrison

Lennon’s Poster – A Short Film

One of the most musically complex songs on Sgt. Pepper, it was recorded on 17 February 1967 with overdubs on 20 February (organ sound effects), 28 March (harmonica, organ, guitar), 29 March (more organ sound effects), and 31 March. Lennon wanted the track to have a “carnival atmosphere”, and told producer George Martin that he […]

Like An Open Book

Magazines, periodicals, glossies or serials are publications that are printed with ink on paper, generally published on a regular schedule and contain a variety of content. They are generally financed by advertising, by a purchase price, by pre-paid magazine subscriptions, or all three. At its root the word magazine refers to a collection or storage […]

A Weekend Trip To The Big City

Today, San Francisco is renowned for its cool summers, fog, steep rolling hills, eclectic mix of architecture, and landmarks. The only consolidated city-county in California, it encompasses a land area of about 46.9 square miles on the northern end of the San Francisco Peninsula, giving it a density of about 17,179 people per square mile. It is the most densely settled […]

A Note About Josef Müller-Brockmann

Josef Müller-Brockmann, was a Swiss graphic designer and teacher. He studied architecture, design and history of art at both the University and Kunstgewerbeschule in Zurich. In 1936 he opened his Zurich studio specialising in graphic design, exhibition design and photography.

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