Practical Manual of the Typographer

The portuguese non-profit Clube dos Tipos, based in Coimbra, has published manual for the typographer to be used in the context of the tradicional typography shops. It consists in a glossary of essencial terms and describes the several phases and materials necessary for the practice.

But the really cool thing about this manual is that in can't buy it! It is part of an exchange plan described by its authors as "anti-capitalist, anarquista, photographic, quite subjective and uncontrolled". The the unwillingness to let go of its edition with the exception of a "conscious adoption", and the willingness to communicate with the ones that really desire it, led the publishers out of the sales circuit. So, the manual is to be exchanged with other typographical manuals, material relating to typography or other you'd like to propose.
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Today's Random Wikipedia Fact #3

[Fanta] originated in Nazi Germany under trade embargo for Coca-Colaingredients in 1940.
Fanta originated as a result of difficulties importing Coca-Cola syrup into Nazi Germany during World War II due to a trade embargo.[1] To circumvent this, Max Keith, the head of Coca-Cola Deutschland (Coca-Cola GmbH) during the Second World War, decided to create a new product for the German market, using only ingredients available in Germany at the time, including whey and apple pomace – the "leftovers of leftovers", as Keith later recalled.[1][2] The name was the result of a brief brainstorming session, which started with Keith's exhorting his team to "use their imagination" (Fantasie in German), to which one of his salesmen, Joe Knipp, immediately retorted "Fanta!"[2]

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TPB AFK: The Pirate Bay Away From Keyboard is a documentary directed by Simon Kose following the lives of The Pirate Bay's three Founders, Peter Sunde, Fredrik Neij and Gottfried Svartholm at the time of their trial and appeals. The title hints at the fact that AFK is preferred by the "characters" of the documentary to IRL (in real life) as an acronym meaning "not on/through the internet" as they feel the internet is part of real life. The film was backed through crowd funding having received further funding by the Swedish government's Arts Grants Committee Konstnärsnämnden. It was released in 2013 under a a Creative Commons license (free to share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format) onto The Pirate Bay and other BitTorrent sites.
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Things SIRI says

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Noodoll are creators of happy monsters - toys and accessories. The brand was created as part of designer YiYing Wang's MA in communication design at the Central Saint Martins, London in 2010.
Noodoll is based in London where they claim each toy is made

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Dibbern is a German manufacturer of porcelain, glass and textile products for household use. The company was founded in 1972 by Bernd T. Dibbern, who had previously worked as an importer of Scandinavian porcelain brands in Bargteheide. In 1982 Dibbern designed the product range Solid Color, which is based on elements of the Bauhaus school. 

Known customers include the Lufthansa First Class, the Federal Chancellery of Germany, various German embassies and several international luxury hotels and star restaurants.

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Atelier Takagi

Atelier Takagi is based in Washington DC.
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Today's Random Wikipedia Fact #2


Populus tremulardes is a species of deciduous tree, one of several species referred to by the common name Aspen, of the genus Populus belonging to the Salicaceae family. It is native to cooler areas of North America. The species often propagates through its roots to form large groves based on a single rhizome.
A clonal colony of Populus tremulardes designated as Pando is the oldest known living organism.
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Sou Fujimoto x COS

COS has just launched a new T-shirt stemming from a collaboration with Sou Fujimoto - a "transformation (…) of that indispensable basic". He will also be collaborating the fashion line in an interactive installation title "Forest of Light" for the 2016 Salone del Mobile.

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Rjd2 VS Timber Timbre

I can't help but thing about one song when I hear the other. Maybe it's the dissonant saxofones, the bass line and piano chord progression (specialy the outro for Timber Timbre's "Do I Have Power"); maybe they just bring the same atmosphere alive.
Besides that, the videos I post below for these songs are both amazing. Rjd2's is the official one for its "Work It Out" and feature a choreography by Bill Shannon in a circular narrative. Born with a degenerative hip condition, Shannon developed a unique expression based on dance and skateboarding on crutches.
The second one is a video spontaneously directed by Carlos de Carvalho.

Rjd2 - Work It Out

Timber Timbre - Do I have Power

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Dissecting Mickey Mouse

Nychos' take on dissected Mickey Mouse

Nychos is an austrian street artist and illustrator, creator of the Rabbit Eye Movement. He is best known for his depictions of wild animals, as well as fantasy characters, in an exploded vivisected way.

Ever since I discovered Nychos' work I have stumbled upon some other depiction of a dissected Mickey Mouse. We just can't get enough of the mouse's insides.

 Unknown artist - Cover of the portuguese cultural magazine & etc nº18, December 1973.

Jason Freeny's anatomical model sculpture (interesting video on his process in the link)

Skinned Mickey Mouse by Alessandro Conti.

As a side note, I would like to point out that Rabbit Eye Movement's documentary called The Deepest Depths of the Burrow is now available for rent and sale. Trailer below:

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