“Making Time for Ambient Noise” Companion

If you’re looking for something challenging to shoot, there are a handful of regular balloon festivals around the United States. The Great Reno Balloon Race (GRBR) is among the top. If you’re not planning a visit to the Truckee Meadows in September though, find one near where you will be, at least once. Your memories…

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“Don’t Miss the Starting Gun” Companion

It’s just such a good song on its own accord (Time by Pink Floyd). And in the process of looking for a version for this post, I ran across this video to go with it and I have to say, except for the fact that it’s probably a 6 1/2 minute copyright infringement for all the…

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Inside the Sausage Factory (part 1) Companion

The whole paradigm of “making sausage” is one that sums up so many endeavors. The reality is that it takes blood, sweat, and tears to create anything of value and in the digital-vs-film, processed-vs-not arguments, that reality is lost. What about that opening quote? Take a look at this analysis attempting to properly attribute it.…

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“Living Your Eternity Well” Companion

[An editorial note: the links below are not affiliate links. If I ever do start including those, I’ll make it clear then. In the meantime, if you want to support this effort, consider sponsoring the podcast or purchasing prints. Thank you!] I’m going to go backwards a bit in this companion and deal with the…

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Intro and “the eye” Companion

If you haven’t already listened to podcast episode #1, do that now. This companion fills in some of the blanks as far as some of the details referenced but does not repeat the main content. Here is the 1983 Playboy interview by David Sheff that is referenced in this episode (and will be in future…

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VocalLength Pre-Launch Thoughts

The official launch of the podcast VocalLength is almost here. While a few last-minute things get cleaned up, won’t you consider taking a look at the photos for sale on the site (your office or home could use some art, no?), check out (and follow) the Instagram account @bmbdotphotos (also see the footer of each…

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Henri Barande’s Saatchi Gallery exhibition monograph

To mark the first UK show of artist Henri Barande, graphic designer Christoph Stolberg and German studio Schultzschultz have created Henri Barande. Most times, ideacide happens without us even realizing it. A possible off-the-wall idea or solution appears like a blip and disappears without us even realizing. As a result, some of our best stuff…

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Martin Müller designs covers for Specious Books

The project was inspired by the dilemma graphic designers and illustrators are so often faced with in commissioned projects – all your efforts won’t heighten the quality of a poorly written book. Most times, ideacide happens without us even realizing it. A possible off-the-wall idea or solution appears like a blip and disappears without us…

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Ran Park explores the chaos of “Konglish” in a new zine

Konglish is the use of English words, or words derived from English words, in a Korean context. This simple premise was the concept behind Berlin-based designer Ran Park’s zine, Lost In Konglish. Most times, ideacide happens without us even realizing it. A possible off-the-wall idea or solution appears like a blip and disappears without us…

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