I saw this movie tonight. It was a quiet little gem of comedy/noir and I had fun watching it. Was a little afraid the screening room projectors were going to be completely off-line for this, but that got solved before the trailers started.
If you're looking for more info:
Keep an eye out for it.
- Current Mood: pleased
...and thanks to coudal, I spotted this documentary on a now-broken but highly influential typography partnership. You might be interested, too.
You may not have heard of Jonathan Hoefler or Tobias Frere-Jones but you've seen their work. Before their recent split, they collectively ran the most successful and well respected type design studio in the world, creating fonts used by everyone from the Wall Street Journal to the President of the United States.
Font Men, gives a peek behind the curtain into the world of Jonathan and Tobias. Tracking the history of their personal trajectories, sharing the forces that brought them together and giving an exclusive look at the successful empire they built together.
Presented by AIGA to celebrate H+FJ's 2013 AIGA Medal, with additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts
Directed & Produced by: Dress Code
Cinematography by: Andre Andreev
Edited by: Dan Covert
Music & Sound by: YouTooCanWoo
Animation/Design: Evan Anthony, John Custer, Joe Donaldson, Emil Bang Lyngbo, Josh Parker, Eddie Song
Principal Cast: Jonathan Hoefler, Tobias Frere-Jones
Shot on a Canon 7D
- Current Mood: nerdy
About the Honour of the House of Commons. This is why I delay watching Agents of SHIELD a day as a rule. Sorry, Agent Coulson, but Rick Mercer's Rants take first priority.
This is part of why that is so.
It was good.
- Current Mood: satisfied
Courtesy of W. Thomas Leroux. Enjoy.
Anyway, I decided to set up a new thing for fans of Canadian-made TV shows: cancontv.
Doesn't matter if you live here, so long as you like at least one show that's been made here. Looking forward to seeing those of you interested...
- Current Mood: hopeful
Bob MacDonald at CBC's Quirks and Quarks comments on the continuing need for a planetary defence system against asteroid and comet impacts.
There is a website devoted to news and historical tales of Montréal's underground tunnel networks. I have alerted my allies at Spacing Ottawa in case their Montréal compatriots have not yet seen this.
At Gizmodo, I'm seeing over three dozen examples of how the art of computer-assisted artists has advanced in recent years. "Look too real to be fake", indeed!
There is an article on Detroit's glass industry. It might be of some interest to those watching that city's future-building.
Oh and here's one of our media kingpins rumoured to be making a move into Québec politics. Interesting history that the guy has.
- Current Mood: busy
- Current Music:CBC Radio One
For map designs:
More general computer-assisted design work (with some duplication from the first two sets):
I'm linking to this to show some range of skills available, if anyone here needs any extra help with projects that aren't particularly time-sensitive between now and the end of May. It's my hope that after the end of May, I can include those time-sensitive projects as well.
Hoping this is useful to at least one of you reading this LJ...
- Current Mood: creative
You might have to do a little digging to place your order, but they do have it if you're interested.
- Current Mood: impressed
- Current Music:David Suzuki - interviewed by Kevin Caners
Good to see they're still with us. May they be with us for another 83 years.
- Current Music:"Non Populus" - Matthew Good
Ever had days like that?
- Current Mood: confused
- Current Mood: satisfied
Я не верю Влади́мир Пу́тин.
Apologies for the consequences to LJ management for my having said so here.
NDP = A good opposition party, but no one in their right mind would ever want them leading the country.
and the rest are too small or single(-issue) focused to matter.
I told him in my response that I had issues with that characterization. But at the time, I didn't have the time to answer them properly.
First off, regarding the NDP: the experience of several million Canadians of particular age ranges who've lived - or are living now - in provinces governed by that party is strong evidence to the contrary of that assertion. Granted that not all such Canadians voted for that party if they voted at all in those provincial elections, but they do have experience of competent governance by their local arm of the NDP. I count myself among them, having grown up in Saskatchewan during the Blakeney years.
Further, I realize a lot of my fellow Ontarians take issue with that, citing Bob Rae's term in office. Countering that, I'd point to the overreaction to several of the decisions taken by him and his team whilst in office leading directly to the misrule we experienced under Mike Harris' Conservatives for the better part of the next decade. And given that some of Harris' most trusted cabinet members are now in similar roles in the Harper Government at the federal level, the entire nation is dealing with more consequences of those Ontarian choices.
As to the Greens, a careful perusal of their blogs - particular attention to Elizabeth May should be paid here! - will disabuse most rational voters of the charge of single-issue obsession.
I can't yet pay closer attention to the rest of the federal parties not currently in the House, but hope to do so at some near future point.
- Current Mood: contemplative