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Desert Dust Cinema 2018 documentation

By | Concert, Desert, Documentation, Filmfestival

Now the fifth Desert Dust Cinema – our short film festival in the former ghost town called Lobo – is over. Again, these were intense days of organizing, working, dancing and hanging-around-in-the-sun.

This short documentation can only show some aspects of a special weekend for all who have been involved. A big thanks to everyone, especially to our guests from far away and our partners at “Tales from the Trash”.

Desert Dust Cinema 2016 documentation

By | Concert, Desert, Documentation, Filmfestival

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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

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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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