Author Archive for Brian Cairns

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Stephen Murray / Briggait

The Comedown – Test Ride from Stephen Murray on Vimeo.

Stephen Murray : The Comedown from arts-news on Vimeo.

Compressor for smaller files online

A tool for getting good looking really small files for online work.

Prix Pictet / / Consumption at V&A


The Prix Pictet at the V&A : : Consumption

If you can not make it down to see the Prix Pictet: : Consumption exhibition at the V&A you might enjoy this review form Monocle at the link below;

D16 Digital Bolex : : Digital Super16mm

The Digital Bolex D16 Review from Philip Bloom Reviews & Tutorials on Vimeo.

A Digital version of the 16mm Bolex financed through KickStarter.

Stiicks : : For Hanging Stuff



A Kickstarter idea for hanging from these guys.
Simple idea get 2 bits of wood and some magnets to hang stuff.


Famous Photographs as Lego


(After) Henri Cartier-Bresson – ‘ Behind the Gare Saint-Lazare’, 1932

Got some spare time over the holidays.
Review the lego versions of famous photographs here along with the originals.

Do one thing really, really well

Too many things do too much in a half baked way. Life should be simple and things should do just one thing really, really well. Like point. Try it at the link below


Prix Pictet / Consumption


Mishka Henner
Levellan Oil Field, Hockley County, Texas

The Prix Pictet shortlist has been announced. This year’s theme is ‘Consumption’.
You can view the shortlist here. You can view more of Mishka Henner’s work here.

The winner will be announced on 21 May 2014 at the opening of an exhibition of works by the shortlisted artists at the V&A. The exhibition will run from 22 May – 14 June 2014.

Sebastiao Salgado GENESIS

Dear Santa

One for your Christmas list. New Mac Pro (AKA the sombre Henry Hoover)




Christmas list – BIGSHOT (Tick)

Mix makelab and lomo to build your own digital camera with a BIG SHOT here.

Think About It

For Sad people who like pens

Incase you have not come across it already. A great site for sad people, like myself, that like pens. Who can ooh and ahh , (and if they are small and cute even awwwhh) for hours at CULT OF PENS here.




NEW BOOK PROJECT! Helvetica, Objectified and Urbanized: The Complete Interviews

Greetings friends, Gary Hustwit here. Over the past eight years I’ve had the pleasure of having conversations with an incredible group of designers for Helvetica, Objectified and Urbanized. But while each conversation might last two hours or more, we only get to use maybe two minutes of it in the film. So if you’ve watched my three documentaries, you’ve actually only seen 3% of the conversations we recorded. That means there are almost 100 hours of amazing interviews that we weren’t able to show you. So we’re going to release the full text of these interviews in a book! And we’ve launched a Kickstarter campaign to make it happen. You can get all the details here.

The book will include in-depth discussions with designers and thinkers like Paola Antonelli, Alejandro Aravena, Chris Bangle, Michael Bierut, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Neville Brody, Tim Brown, David Carson, Matthew Carter, Candy Chang, Yung Ho Chang, Wim Crouwel, Ellen Dunham-Jones, Tobias Frere-Jones, Experimental Jetset, Dan Formosa, Sir Norman Foster, Naoto Fukasawa, Jan Gehl, Jonathan Hoefler, Jonathan Ive, Hella Jongerius, Bruce Katz, David Kelley, Rem Koolhaas, Rahul Mehrotra, Bill Moggridge, Marc Newson, Oscar Niemeyer, Enrique Penalosa, Michael C. Place, Rick Poynor, Dieter Rams, Karim Rashid, Alice Rawsthorn, Stefan Sagmeister, Paula Scher, Erik Spiekerman, Davin Stowell, Jane Fulton Suri, Massimo Vignelli, Rob Walker, Hermann Zapf, and many more… over 75 of the world’s most creative and innovative people.

We want this book to be the most comprehensive design interview book ever published, an invaluable resource for designers, design educators, or anyone interested in the creative process. We’ve got lots of great rewards, so we hope you’ll back the project now and join us in making this happen.

Artisan Books from Hurtwood Press


Francis Atterbury at Hurtwood press has launched a high quality print service for artists and photographers who want small run digital print editions called Artisan Books.

Eye recently reviewed the service here. We are hoping Francis will send a sample up to let us see for anyone considering a limited edition book. Artisan books is available here.
We hope Francis will be able to make it up some time soon to talk about print to students.

Ross Hogg / 100 in Ottawa

Rogg Hogg graduate 2013 will be showing his film at The Ottawa International Film Festival on the Centenary year of Norman McLaren, born in Stirling 1914, studied at GSA and who formed the Canadian Film Board. All the best with the showing.

Neighbours by Norman McLaren, National Film Board of Canada

Breaking Bad Catalyst


Breaking Bad fans new App for the iPad that includes a kill timeline and interesting asides such as Werner Heisenberg, the chemist Walt adopts as his pseudonym also was a chemistry teacher best known for his uncertainty principle, who died of cancer. There is also a commentary show on each of the new episodes called Talking Bad on Netflix. Vince Gilligan describes his objective as turning Mr.Chips into Scarface. Chemistry is the study of change.

Saul Bass Film Titles

Paypal card reader

Paypal have introduced a card reader you can set up with your account to take card payments (at things like exhibitions) or fund raisers for the degree show. You can find out more about it here. It works with an iPhone App or Android App. The card reader right now costs £99.

The Making of Longbird by Will Anderson

Will Anderson’s BAFTA AWARD winning animation. The Making of Longbird. (Made in Scotland).