Required Reading

Required Reading is a weekly listing of all the bits of visual inspiration, cool videos, news, hip links, and miscellaneous information that rattles my head during the week. The stuff that’s worth bookmarking and gets my brain-juices flowing.

I am having some sort of weird retro fascination issue this week, it seems that everything that is catching my eye and interest is along the lines of faux-retro. First up is this interesting… twist…. on the old drive-in movie snack bar promo created by MK12 for FITC’s 10th annual flagship event in Toronto.

• The Black Rapid RS-4 is my kind of camera strap, I need to order one of these immediately.

• I mentioned this on my facebook wall earlier this week, but I strongly feel that buying several dozen of these tapehooks these would somehow make my life much easier.

• I saw Coleen Wainwright speak at SB3 a few months ago and loved her presentation, but about a week ago I found myself going through older entries on her blog obsessively – If you have not, I highly recommend you check out Communicatrix.

• A bit more of my retro and movie obsessions, Film On Paper is an INCREDIBLE archive of movie posters that left me speechless… and a little jealous.

• If you are not already subscribing to you might want to think about it now that the inimitable Douglas Sonders is joining the Kelby Training Team.

• I don’t normally share a lot of articles from Seth Godin… because you should be reading his blog on your own everyday. But I felt this one is especially worth sharing for any small business person.

• I need to start learning how to Curse in Norse immediately.

• Six mixes that trace the evolution of one man’s musical interests over fifteen years.

• Mixing college age debauchery with the upscale class of retro mixology… also, I like pictures of jelly cubes.

• Time to actively differentiate yourself. via Chase Jarvis

• The complete guide to not giving a fuck… fuck yes!

• More retro horror goodness by Greg Nicotero – Everyone could use some good representation.

• The final little old school tidbit for the week. The video for Top Shelf Jazz’s Gentlemen of Squalor, directed by Alex Sufit.


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