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Desert Dust Cinema 2016 documentation

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The fourth Desert Dust Cinema in Lobo/Texas had 34 international short films screened in two programs on two nights. For the first time since many years, the area of the kidneyshaped pool near the former motel was part of our illuminated festival ground.

After the screenings we had performances by Oortstorm, Jalin Malin, Gary Bear, Elegant Rabies, Eric Schlappi, Igloo Martian, Good Times Great Oldies, Ben Scheffler & XNOR and DJ Kate. Again, a big ‘thank you’ to all participating filmmakers, musicians and all our friends, neighbors and new guests – hope to meet you again next time.

Church of Type

By | Documentation, Graphic design, Letterpress, Los Angeles | No Comments

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One of the highlights of our recent trip to Los Angeles was visiting Kevin Bradley in his Church of Type at Pico Blvd in Santa Monica, not far from the ocean.
We had seen the documentation about his letterpress paradise some time ago on Vimeo (see the clip below) and Kevin spend more than an hour showing us around his studio, explaining the whole process of his work in detail and let us sniff around everywhere.His work covers the studio from the bottom of the wall to the ceilings, and one doesn’t really know if this place is a store, a museum or a working place – in fact it’s all of that.

Kevin’s huge collection of wood and metal type may be one of the biggest in use today, and for us it was very impressive to open a few of all these numerous drawers and to explore all the beautiful typesets, hand-carved woodblocks and the weird collection of metal plates with wrestling images.. This place is just full of so much history.
The results of Kevin’s work are for sale in the frontspace of his studio (and on Etsy too, see link below), and there’s a lot.  If you are into typography, letterpress or print making do not miss his holy chapel of type.

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SST – Studio documentation

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Stepping inside the main rooms of the SST company in Frankfurt feels like a journey through time into the past, as not too much of the 1960s interior has changed since the studio openend its doors in 1969. In this beautiful and comfortable ambience, most recent and long-time proven technology are used together to provide a state-of-the-art vinylcut – the fundamental part of the phonograph disk production process.

For the Playroutine crew, filming this aesthetically very appealing working space was quite a pleasure. At SST, the presence of customers during cutting of teir music on the masterdisc is possible and welcome – if you’re in the Frankfurt area, this is something you don’t want to miss.