If I’m an advocate for anything, it’s to move. As far as you can, as much as you can. Across the ocean, or simply across the river. The extent to which you can walk in someone else’s shoes or at least eat their food, it’s a plus for everybody. Open your mind, get up off the couch, move.
this is what happens when you accidentally shoot an entire roll of film as an endless panorama.
the effect is achieved by shooting the film and only advancing half a frame at a time…it does make scanning a little difficult though.
photos taken on the lomo lc-wide
shot on kodak pjm multispeed
One week after I graduated from college in Ohio, I moved to New York with my new wife Dorothy and began working as a design assistant at Vignelli Associates. It was 1980, and I was the lowest employee on the totem pole. Working in a design office in those days was different. I never touched a computer. As I recall, the office didn’t even have a computer. In fact, we didn’t have a fax machine.
I spent most of my days putting thinner in rubber cement and taping tissue paper over mechanical boards. Every once in a while I would get to do a mechanical myself, usually following the direction of one of the more experienced designers. I was working in New York City for a designer I idolized and I was the happiest person on earth. It so happened that we got an apartment that was three blocks-literally, a 135 second walk-from the Vignelli office. Work started at 9:30 a.m. I usually got up at around five minutes to 9 and still had time to pick up a doughnut on my way in.
Dorothy, on the other hand, had a corporate job downtown, in the World Trade Center to be precise. She had to wake up before 6 to be at work at 8. I literally slept three hours later than her every morning. Every night Dorothy would go to bed at around 10 p.m. I was still wide awake, and our apartment was so small it drove me crazy. I had a key to the office. So I got in the habit of tucking my wife in every night and going back to work to start another shift, which often would last from 10 to 3 in the morning.
This went on for four years. Anything I’ve achieved in my career I credit today to those four years. I loved working late at night. I worked on office stuff, and I worked on personal projects. I played music really loud and drank Mountain Dew. I would design anything: invitations for my friends’ parties, packaging for mix tapes, one-of-a-kind birthday cards, and freebies for non-profits.
When Massimo Vignelli noticed I had extra time during the day, he started giving me extra work. Things that would have taken two days only took one, thanks to the night shift. The more work I did, the faster I got, and the better I got. It never occurred to me to ask for overtime. 25 years later, nearing 50 with three kids (and the same wife), I can’t tell you the last time I was awake at 3 in the morning, intentionally, at least. So my advice to anyone starting a career as a designer? Stay up late while you can. It pays off.
Partner, Pentagram Design New York
Pretty fucking dead on. You can learn passion.
My new song. Listen to it or slowly disappear.
Source: SoundCloud / World's Most
2012 in a nutshell. These are my favorite albums of 2012 and the playlist is one song from each album. Check it.
- Tame Impala - Lonerism
- Mac Demarco - 2
- Melody’s Echo Chamber - S/T
- Diiv - Oshin
- Chromatics - Kill For Love
- Chairlift - Something
- Matthew Dear - Beams
- Violens - True
- Ringo Deathstarr - Mauve
- Divine Fits - A Thing Called Divine Fits
- Air - Le Voyage Dans La Lune
- Lotus Plaza - Spooky Action at a Distance
- John Talbot - fin
- Kindness - World, You Need A Change of Mind
- Wild Nothing - Nocturne
- Sam Flax - Age Waves
- The Walkmen - Heaven
- Damien Jurado - Maraqopa
- Daphni - Jiaolong
- Black Marble - A Different Arrangement
- Metz - S/T
- Jessica Pratt - S/T
- Tamaryn - Tender New Signs
- Cold Pumas - Persistent Malaise
- Santigold - Master of My Make-Believe
- Grimes - Visions
- Cold Showers - Love and Regret
- Deerhoof - Breakup Song
- JJ DOOM - Key to the Kuffs
- Tanlines - Mixed Emotions
- Gangrene (The Alchemist & Oh No) - Vodka & Ayahuasca
- Toy - S/T
- Beak> - > >
- Frank Ocean - channel Orange
- Shigeto - Lineage
- Mmoss - Only Children
- Errors - Have Some Faith in Magic
- Karriem Riggins - Alone Together
- Bear in Heaven - I Love you, It’s Cool
- Collarbones - Die Young
Expired L.A. is an on going series of my exploration of Los Angeles at night. Every building is unique and captivating, as well as the individual color shifts each building creates with every exposure. I am fascinated by the drama that is created by the night sky and seek the beautiful in the over looked; I find the mundane to be extravagant and I find the beauty in the expired; This is my Los Angeles.
New Obsession: Swedish Camo