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A typically bizarre and amusing talk from the Mr Bingo. East London’s very ‘master of pens’ provides us with a talk on his Hate Mail project. (Of which I was a recipient) at the Glug Christmas party at Fabric. Apart from being an amusing talk, it’s a great way to show how one drunken random thought can lead to a whole new creative project, and in Bingo’s case, a book deal with Penguin. This is worth your time. You can see more of the HateMail project over here.

Via Chief Wonka.

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I’ve been thinking about California (And L.A in particular) alot lately. What it would be like to live there, to enjoy the sun, and the open space, and experience that very particular brand of American cultural life. So it’s quite timely that I stumbled upon the delights of this timelapse film of 1 day in California, as it seems to surmise all that you could imagine is great about living there. Produced by Ryan Killackey, it had awesome art direction, as well as The music choices being pretty spectacular too. An awe-inspiring film, that is far superior to the ads that California itself did a few years back in my opinion.

UPDATE >> Here’s another timelapse, this time focussing solely on LA. Looks amazing, and also has a very different perspective on LA with it’s focus on downtown. Beautiful.

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Great idea. Nicely executed. (And the chairs aren’t bad either…)

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Beautifully low key film from Intel profiling The Sartorialist (Aka Scott Schuman) on the streets of New York. The film (wonderfully shot by director Tyler Manson) is both a fascinating behind the scenes of Scott at work, as well as study in observation and dedication, and a mood that captures both the city and the idea perfectly. It’s also quite understated from Intel’s point of view. Will be following this one with interest if the rest of the films are of similar quality.

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Here’s a slightly different tip today, something from the old world of Luxury, Hermes’ specifically. ‘Fingers’ is a rather charming little film that evolves the look book into something much more interesting than just a precession of same old same old product shots. Naturally, it’s very well done, and for me you can really see how this sort of film could evolve with more interactiveness into a really interesting and iterative buying experience.

Via @manchipp & Highsnobiety

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One from the vaults that popped up on Twitter today, and boy is it tense! This is the video to Metal On Metal ‘Bastards’, from the ever excellent Glue Society (which, if you have never been on their website, do, because it’s great). There’s not more to say really. Try and watch without gripping the table with stress at the outcome.

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I had to post this today, it’s a cool remix from the guys that bought you the still wonderous expialidocious (which I blogged about close to a year ago). This time, the attention is on the brilliant ‘Up’. Using chords, bass notes and vocal samples to create a bewildering and infectious tapestry that fits perfectly with the brilliance of the film. If you haven’t had an opportunity to check out the Up soundtrack (which won and Oscar BTW) then do, it’s some beautiful music, and combined with this video, shows that is really is pretty impossible to fuck up anything to do with this film.

Via (Creative Social & Rubbishcorp, both great finds, check ’em out!)

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