Watch Adam Savage Build Barbarella’s Space Rifle in One Day

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In a new video by Tested, Adam Savage (model maker, industrial designer and television personality) shows you how to build a replica of the space rifle from the 1968 sci-fi film Barbarella.

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Watch Saul Bass’s Trippy, Kitschy Short Film The Quest (1983), Based on a Ray Bradbury Short Story

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Saul Bass was one of the greatest graphic designers who ever lived. He created the logos for such ubiquitous organizations as AT&T, United Airlines and the Girl Scouts of America. He revolutionized the art of movie titles in such films as The Man with the Golden Arm, Vertigo and West Side Story.

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Charles & Ray Eames’ A Communications Primer Explains the Key to Clear Communication in the Modern Age (1953)

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You might think that a movie about information from 1953 couldn’t possibly be relevant in the age of iPhone apps and the Internet but you’d be wrong.

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On the Importance of the Creative Brief: Frank Gehry, Maira Kalman & Others Explain its Essential Role

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Every project starts with a brief. 
From the layman’s perspective, the project above starts with a bit of self-mythologizing.
Bassett & Partners, the “award-winning, disruptive brand and design strategy firm” and maker of the video above, seems not to subscribe to TED-Ed’s practice of educating viewers from the get-go.

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Foodie Alert: New York Public Library Presents an Archive of 17,000 Restaurant Menus (1851-2008)

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To be a New Yorker is to be a gourmand—of food carts, local diners, supermarkets, outer borough mercados, whatever latest upscale restaurant surfaces in a given season…. It is to be as likely to have a menu in hand as a newspaper, er… smartphone…, and it is to notice the design of said menus. Well, some of us have done that.

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Charles & Ray Eames’ Iconic Lounge Chair Debuts on American TV (1956)

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Living in Los Angeles, I suppose I could go up and have a look (albeit a distant one) at Charles and Ray Eames‘ Eames House any time I like.

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Saul Bass’ Rejected Poster Concepts for The Shining (and His Pretty Excellent Signature)

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Stanley Kubrick’s perfectionism extended well beyond his films themselves. He even took pains to ensure the promotion of his projects with posters as memorable as the actual experience of watching them.

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Learn How Crayons Are Made, Courtesy of 1980s Videos by Sesame Street and Mr. Rogers

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Some things are difficult to improve upon. Take crayons. The new generation may be clamoring for shades like “mango tango” and “jazzberry jam” but the actual technology appears unchanged since Sesame Street detailed the process in the early 80s, in the lovely, non verbal documentary above.

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Wearable Books: In Medieval Times, They Took Old Manuscripts & Turned Them into Clothes

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I like old newspaper, smoothing it out to read about what was happening on the day an older relative packed away the good crystal or some other fragile tchotchke.
Traveling in India, I dug how the snacks I purchased to eat on the train came wrapped in old book pages.

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Dutch Book From 1692 Documents Every Color Under the Sun: A Pre-Pantone Guide to Colors

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In 1963, the Pantone corporation began publishing a bi-yearly color guide, which divides and categorizes every color under the sun.

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