material-production

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Product Sans 

In tandem with developing the logotype, we created a custom, geometric sans-serif typeface to complement the logo in product lockups and supporting identity materials. We call it Product Sans. The typeface design takes cues from that same schoolbook letter-printing style, but adopts the neutral consistency we’ve all come to expect from a geometric sans serif. This allows us to maintain an appropriate level of distinction between the Google logotype and the product name. The character set is complete with numerals, punctuation, accent and alternate characters, fractions, symbols, and supports extended Latin, Greek, and Cyrillic. Download the type specimen for more detail.

(locally sourced) Bio waste vs Animal waste or Animal detritus?



As an investigator into the use and waste of animal ‘bio waste’ I will have to be less bias and remove myself from the personal ethical and moral ambiguities that this process includes. Twin Towers’ Agent Cooper was suggested as a model investigator: his recording methods and attitude towards investigating, “withholding judgement”.

Through this investigation I hope to explore the thin line between the consumer's acknowledgement of 'natural' ingredients and how it could change the way they interact or use the chosen product :a bone china cup produced from locally collected chicken bones and sugar filtered through locally collected chicken bones

As the word 'bio waste’ can come across a bit misleading and seem to be more organic then it actually is and 'animal waste’ is thought of as excrement I have decided to find a word that sits in the middle of these two: 

detritus |diˈtrītəs| (noun)
waste or debris of any kind:
• organic matter produced by the decomposition of organisms. 
• gravel, sand, silt, or other material produced by erosion.

So, from this point on my material will be called 'animal detritus’ or until I find a better word to call it, that wont and cant form a bias opinion based on the name of the material.

Tokyo Mew Mew Settei (Model Sheet)
Deep Blue

This and the next few settei are scanned from the Movic book. I’ll make a post later on (once they’re all posted!) of exactly which drawings appear in the book for anyone interested in it.

(I know he was requested months ago, so I’m glad I can finally deliver an alien overlord to all of you. Thought for sure he wasn’t in there when he didn’t appear with the other aliens, but he turned out to be grouped behind a certain someone else. :3)

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Things that inspire us:

.ORG DESKSCAPE SYSTEM is a bi-costal collaboration celebrating L&G Studio (Seattle-based) & Pat Kim’s (Brooklyn-based) shared affinity for natural materials, textures, patterns, and functions.

Constructed of solid wood, cork and metal, the modules are designed be tiled together to create a tidy desk landscape that can be configured to one’s needs

Each module is crafted in small batches in the USA and finished with natural danish oil, which may be rejuvenated with additional oil as required.

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The Confederate Arkadelphia Rifle,

Perhaps the rarest Civil War firearm in existence, the Arkadelphia rifle was a crude firearms born out of necessity during the later half of the American Civil War.  When Grant captured Vicksburg in 1863, the Union gained almost complete control of the Mississippi River, thus effectively splitting the Confederacy in half. As a result, the western half of the Confederacy, consisting of Arkansas, Texas, and Louisiana.  As a result this region, known as the Trans-Mississippi department, was had to be completely self reliant when it came to supplying the Confederate Army with rifles, ammunition, clothing, and other supplies.  This would not be easy, as there was little industry in the region capable of such a feat.

In an attempt to manufactured rifles, a rifle production began at Arkadelphia, Arkansas.  The Arkadelphia factory was more like a small workshop, worked by a few dozen employees and a handful of slaves. Due to the shortage of manpower, machinery, and raw materials, the production of rifles at Arkadelphia was a haphazard process resulting in the production of crude rifles.  Each rifle was individually made rather than mass produced, so it is unlikely they had interchangeable parts. Of all its features, the lock was of decent quality, but the rest of the rifle had much to be desired.  The most noticeable feature was its strangely shaped stock, which is roughly cut and lacks no comb or shaping whatsoever.  The wood of the rifle was also improperly cured, resulting in several cracks which were repair with simple nails. 

Overall length of the rifle was 47 inches, significantly shorter than most military rifles of the day so as to save on raw materials and production time. As a result, the barrel only needed a single barrel band, produced from sheet iron, in order to secure it in place.  The first six inches of the barrel retained a hex shape in order to save on machining time.  The sights consisted of a simple v-notch front sight which was soldered into place, as well as a simple front blade sight, likewise soldered into place.  The rifling of the bore only had three grooves.  It was chambered for .577, the standard caliber of the Confederate Army.

It is unknown how many Arkadelphia rifles were produced, but it is certain that there were not a large quantity made.  The example above is the only complete and original piece known to exist, and has an estimated value of $45,000 - $55,000.

Maintain and Sustain an Ability

I have concluded, from the many conversations I have had and heard today in the studio, the take away coffee culture is an ever growing and expanding industry. And this is a disposable culture that adds to our land full every day. The cups, plastic covers, sticks, cup collars, spoons… and not all are from recyclable or reusable materials.

I propose to form a process where the ‘bio-waste’ from the industrial agricultural production is put back into the system of manufacturing materials.

In the USA alone about 2 billion pounds of feathers are produced and are discarded each year, which could be used in the manufacturing of plastics. 

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Ley Lines: For Lives
by Andrew White
published by Grindstone Comics & Czap Books

A portrait? A portrait of Gertrude Stein? A portrait of Pablo Picasso’s Portrait of Gertrude Stein? Using primary source material, White examines the production of this renowned painting.

Details: 5” x 7.5” softcover, 24 pages, one color risograph
Ley Lines #4
Publication Date: September, 2015
Price: $5 USD

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anonymous asked:

Ok I have a question which may not be something you would know but I dunno let's find out? Did Air Optix change something with production or materials around 2012 or 2013? The ones I bought in 2011 feel great. I've tried three lenses from 2 different brand new boxes now and they just feel dry and irritating. I noticed online reviews for this brand got really bad around 2013 but current opt just keeps asking me if I'm putting them on inside out. (No man, I've been wearing lenses for 18 years =_=)

Theoretically, no, unfortunately. A contact lens brand is based on a few things: oxygen transmissibility, coatings, and material, and all Alcon’s data for the Air Optix Aqua lenses is still based on the data they filed for the lens in 2009. It’s lotrafilcon B with a dk/t of 138, and those should both be fixed factors for the lens in question regardless of when they were manufactured.

Now, that said, I have no idea how different manufacturing sites affect the quality of the lens. It’s a patented process so it ought to be the same every time, regardless of location, but I have no idea if that’s true or not.

(I will also say that in 2013, several brand new contact lens brands came out which are both much healthier for the eye and much more comfortable, so at least part of that may be poor review by comparison. Again, though, I obviously can’t speak to that for sure!)

Hope that helped! Sorry it probably wasn’t the answer you were looking for. D: