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Crossing the Atlantic

Producer Anna Bressanin and cameraman Ilya Shnitser of the BBC News swung by the studio a few weeks ago to find out what makes the Post Family tick.

They’ve produced a great little documentary telling our story, which posted to the BBC News Magazine website today. 

Cheers guys!

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The tricks of the trade

We’re all about sharing what we know with our extended family. The first weekend in November saw us take this idea to a new level as we hosted a letterpress blowout weekend-long workshop, showing students from Chicago Portfolio School what it means to get down-and-dirty and set some type by hand.

Student overachiever David Peña Blanco made a beautiful video documenting the day that we simply had to share.

Cheers to Bud Rodecker and Will Miller for hauling their Type 1 classes out on a weekend to make this happen.

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SEEK 2011 design conference

Have an occasion to visit Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL this Saturday? Why not swing by the 2011 SEEK design conference! The Family will be presenting alongside the likes of Debbie Millman, Bob Faust, Thirst and Plural.

There, now you've got a reason.

Northern Illinois University
Jack Arends Hall – Art Building
Gilbert Road
DeKalb, IL 60115

David & Alex at the Guerilla Truck Show

David and Alex are Office Sweet, and Office Sweet is taking part in the 7th annual Guerrilla Truck Show this Tuesday in Fulton Market. Take a break from NeoCon and head west to check out Alex’s One Two Three bench as well as an assortment of David’s letterpress work.

This event is free, one night only and awesome.

the Guerrilla Truck Show 
Tuesday June 14, 2011
5:30–9:30 PM
1052 W. Fulton Market (Fulton Market and Aberdeen)

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Art Chicago & Next: April 29–May 2

Chicago’s Merchandise Mart will be buzzing this weekend as Art Chicago and Next take over, bringing thousands of art lovers from across the country to our humble little town for some cultural inspiration. 

The Post Family will have quite a presence this time around, showing at numerous locations throughout the event including our Family boothKen Saunders Gallery and New City.

If that doesn’t sound enticing, we’ll sweeten the deal with FREE PASSES for the lot of you, good all weekend long!

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Support Mormon Movie

Family friend Xan Aranda is teaming up with documentary powerhouse Kartemquin Films to produce Mormon Movie, a look into the Mormon faith through film and family.

Trusty old Kickstarter is the weapon of choice to get the project off the ground. Check out the first-look preview and lend your support by September 28!

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Meet photographer Menno Aden

I’ve fallen in love with Germany’s Menno Aden. I don't really know where to begin when it comes to narrowing down what to share … start with Room Portraits, Over Head and Panel Flats. Gorgeous stuff.

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Tree, Line

Check this breathtaking series of images from photographer Zander Olsen.

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Museum of Endangered Sounds

The Museum of Endangered Sounds was launched in January as a venue for the preservation of the fading technological soundscape of yesterday.

“…when the entire world has adopted devices with sleek, silent touch interfaces, where will we turn for the sound of fingers striking QWERTY keypads?”

Garish as hell but such a good idea—like Experimental Jetset’s Lost Formats Preservation Society on crack. 

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Stately Sandwiches

Family friend Kelly Pratt has blown up over the past week, with her Stately Sandwiches project gracing the likes of blogs ranging from Quipsologies to Bon Appetit.

Tonight you can finally get your grubby mits on a poster for yourself, as Stately hits starting at 7PM EST.

Congrats Kelly!

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Clarissa Bonet

Such gorgeous work. If you’re in Chicago, check out Clarissa’s work in person at the Columbia College MFA show, opening tomorrow night.

Opening reception
May 4, 5 – 8pm

Glass Curtain Gallery
1104 S. Wabash Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605

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Personal Space

I haven’t posted about a knock-out record in quite ahwile, but Chocolate Industries Personal Space has been tearin’ up my turntable all weekend. 

“If the independently-pressed record made the galaxy of recorded music that much larger, the burgeoning home studio became the black hole from which little escaped … This collection presents the unheard underground of the self-produced, often solo, electronic soul world of the ‘70s and early ‘80s, offering a view into an ocean of sound that is in turn peaceful, bizarre, funky, and often humbly ahead of its time.”

Ridiculously good.

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Things Organized Neatly

Hot damn I love this blog.