The Casual Optimist

Books, Design and Culture

February 6, 2014
by Dan
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Truth. Beauty. Bailey.

“Are you filming, or am I wasting my fucking time?” A short film by Jamie Roberts about British fashion photographer David Bailey, who I will forever associate with David Hemmings propeller-purchasing photographer in Michelangelo Antonioni’s 1966 film Blow-Up: The film was commissioned … Continue reading

March 28, 2013
by Dan
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Bert Stern: The Original Mad Man

A new documentary about American photographer Bert Stern:    The movie has been playing across the US and will open in New York next week. There are no Canadian dates that I could see. (via Coudal)

November 9, 2010
by Dan
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Under the Influence

In Influencers, a short documentary Paul Rojanathara and Davis Johnson, New York creatives discuss pop culture trends and what makes a person creatively influential: (via Kitsune Noir and others)

September 21, 2010
by Dan
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Smith and Vignelli

As is no doubt clear from recent blog posts, I have a huge amount of respect for the work of designer Massimo Vignelli and so I really enjoyed this recent interview with Debbie Millman for the new series of Design … Continue reading

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