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don’t know of i’ve shown this already, but here’s the man himself… Karel Martens. the dutch profiles channel on youtube is a wonderful source of information on dutch design.


let me start by saying this book is expensive, but wow it does seem worth it! first of all it’s not just one cookbook but there are six volumes packed with beautiful photography, extensive techniques and background information. if you’re a Masterchef fan like many of us are, than this is the real deal.

now, i’m not at all too fond of cookbooks, usually it’s all about photography and the typography is erm… a bit crappy? i don’t know if this book is any different when it comes to typography and overall book design but when i saw this video, i knew it deserved a post here.

just to be clear: i don’t own a copy, i’m not a huge cooking talent and i don’t have the money to buy this but how i would love to just briefly browse through it.

for this weeks movie-tip i wanted to let you all know that Creative Review has it’s own vimeo channel. so far there are only a few videos on there, but hopefully more will come.

to get you started, here’s one on Tony Brook’s Wim Crouwel collection. he explains what he likes about Crouwels posters. it’s the ability to translate the work of an artist to a poster, instead of reproducing just one of the paintings for example, which never does justice to the particular work or the oeuvre of the artist. i feel it’s a small plea for using typography instead of image, which i agree with. the challenge is to explain that to clients, really.

this weeks movie-tip is the making-of video of Saul Bass, a life in film and design, a book that is definitely on my wishlist. i added the pic for rss and facebook purposes. enjoy!

this weeks movie-tip is an excerpt out of a D&AD lecture from Irma Boom at which she talks about her design for Sheila Hicks’ book Weaving as Metaphor. this book was awarded most beautiful book of the world at the Leipziger Buchmesse.

for those of you who are wondering: i’m not posting as much as i used to, because wordpress is giving me a hard time. the whole back end of this blog is terribly slow! if you have any suggestions about how i could fix this, please leave them below.

back to more interesting stuff… i just found out that Dutch Profiles uploaded a new video on their youtube channel about dutch designer Christien Meindertsma, who you may know from her PIG 05049 book that i blogged about here. for the record, the book itself is designed by Julie Joliat. enjoy!

this weeks movietip is another making-of video. this time not the making of a book but the making-of a magazine cover. it’s from german design magazine novum and it’s extraordinary.

(via @BNOtweets, image and video belongs to novum)

today’s movie tip is a short documentary by designer couple Charles and Ray Eames called the Powers of Ten. the film is based on the principle of magnitudes, zooming out of earth with a speed of a power of ten every ten seconds. the documentary was released in 1977 and is based on the 1957 book Cosmic View by Kees Boeke. the movie is a brilliant way of understanding exponential growth and seeing the relative size of things. the Eames office celebrates Powers of Ten Day every year on october 10 (they released the online streaming of Powers of Ten on 10/10/10). if you haven’t seen this film before you’re in for a treat!

charles and ray eames

Charles and his wife Ray Eames were american designers, who worked in several design disciplines such as architecture, furniture, graphic and industrial design, fine art and film. ‘their cinematic work was an outlet for ideas, a vehicle for experimentation and education. the couple often produced short films in order to document their interests, such as collecting toys and cultural artifacts on their travels.’ the Eames office has its own blog, which you can visit here.

just wanted to share these incredibly creative vids for the Vancouver college Langara as this weeks movie-tip. love them, they’re so creative!

credits: Rory O’Sullivan and Jordan Cohen

stumpled upon this youtube vid of the Yale Graphic Design Catalog 2011, i’m hoping to find more movies like this or even film them myself if i can find the time.