Archive: 2011

A Cask of Fine Wine

A large cask of wine had been dropped and broken, in the street. The accident had happened in getting it out of a cart; the cask had tumbled out with a run, the hoops had burst, and it lay on the stones just outside the door of the wine-shop, shattered like a walnut-shell. And it [...]

December 12 / 2011
Author Mike McAlister
Category Literature
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Late 2011 iMac Review

It was a town of red brick, or of brick that would have been red if the smoke and ashes had allowed it; but as matters stood, it was a town of unnatural red and black like the painted face of a savage. It was a town of machinery and tall chimneys, out of which [...]

October 06 / 2011
Author Mike McAlister
Category Packaging, Reviews
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Information Design Video

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it [...]

October 05 / 2011
Author Mike McAlister
Category Design, Videos
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Rebranding the British Pub

Originally the term “stationery” referred to all products sold by a stationer, whose name indicates that his book shop was on a fixed spot, usually near a university, and permanent, while medieval trading was mainly peddlers (including chapmen, who sold books) and others (such as farmers and craftsmen) at non-permanent markets such as fairs. It [...]

August 18 / 2011
Author Mike McAlister
Category Design, Packaging
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Houston, We Have Liftoff

These flights have been regarded as tests of the Zond complex involving the firing of the fourth stage of the UR-500 rocket to put the L1 spacecraft into an elliptical trajectory to test high speed re-entry. Considerable disagreements exist as to what happened to these flights. Did they fail, and if so, why? The picture [...]

August 18 / 2011
Author Mike McAlister
Category Literature
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Lincoln’s Temperance Address

The list of its friends is daily swelled by the additions of fifties, of hundreds, and of thousands. The cause itself seems suddenly transformed from a cold abstract theory, to a living, breathing, active, and powerful chieftain, going forth “conquering and to conquer.” For this new and splendid success, we heartily rejoice. That that success [...]

August 16 / 2011
Author Mike McAlister
Category Literature
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Electroshock Animated Short

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August 15 / 2011
Author Mike McAlister
Category Design, Videos
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Organic Coffee Packaging

The Babel fish is small, yellow, leechlike, and probably the oddest thing in the Universe. It feeds on brainwave energy received not from its own carrier but from those around it. It absorbs all unconscious mental frequencies from this brainwave energy to nourish itself with. It absorbs all unconscious mental frequencies from this brainwave energy [...]

August 14 / 2011
Author Mike McAlister
Category Packaging, Reviews
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Parallelostory on Vimeo

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August 13 / 2011
Author Mike McAlister
Category Videos
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Human Activity Infographic

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August 13 / 2011
Author Mike McAlister
Category Design
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