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SOY CUBA COVER

Movie Posters of Soy Cuba

If movie posters are essentially advertisements to get you into the theater, the Hollywood versions splashed with matinee-idol close-ups and 100-point typefaces, then the moody, highly graphic design on display in the new book Soy Cuba: Cuban Cinema Posters from After the Revolution is a queer kind of commercial indeed. The posters reprinted here seem less interested in packing the house than functioning as small, playfully abstracted works of art in and of themselves. They hail from the late 1950s through the 1970s and taken as a whole they seems to suggest a parallel universe of movie posters untethered from a commercial drive, floating somewhere closer to book jacket design or museum-worthy art posters. Have a look at our slideshow for an excellent preview of what's inside Soy Cuba. The book is out at the end of the month from Trilce Ediciones.
October 6, 2011
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An Introduction to Building Codes

Fuss all you like about sprinklers and guardrails, we need building codes. Here's how to get your architect to play along.
September 29, 2011
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Words You Should Know: Building Codes

Arm yourself with the vocabulary needed to navigate the world of building codes.
September 29, 2011
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Friday Finds 9.23.11

The sun is shining in San Francisco and has been for days, proving yet again that our chilly city's Indian Summer is no myth. We here at Dwell spent the beautiful morning finding you fellow pencil pushers some links to keep you going until the weekend.  
September 23, 2011
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London Design Festival: Day 3

My third day traipsing about London for the Design Festival had me venturing east again, starting my day in Clerkenwell (that's pronounced CLARK-en-well, I learned) and then, as ever, heading back over to Shoreditch for the press preview of the much-hyped Tramshed show. I'll tell you now, it was worth it. Here's what I saw.
September 23, 2011
Modern Bite

Modern Bite

Modern graphics have been applied left, right, and center—to posters, textiles, t-shirts, and more—but at a new business in Los Angeles (with an architect as a cofounder) has affixed them to a new medium: baked goods.
September 13, 2011
Rochester Castle

AC/DC on Rochester Castle

Okay, okay, this is a pretty blatant act of movie-meets-architecture branding, but man oh man I'm a total sucker for this amazing animation that somehow marries Iron Man 2, AC/DC, and a 12th-century castle in Rochester, England. A 14-year-old architecture buff's fantasy, this pretty much blows the doors off of that movie you screened on the side of your garage. And in the final moments of this massive architectural projection, when the very castle crumbles, it's hard not to feel the power of rawk. This is what would happen if Jack Black ran your local historical preservation society.
August 30, 2011
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New From Petit Collage

Based in San Francisco, Petit Collage is "an incubator of new ideas, art and illustration for everything modern and children related," says designer and children's book illustrator Lorena Siminovich, who founded the company five years ago. Siminovich's home decor and accessories for contemporary families can be found in boutiques, museum stores and catalogs worldwide—as well as in the pages of the upcoming November issue of Dwell, where we'll feature her cozy and stylish 1,500-square-foot house. Stay tuned! In the meantime, here's a sneak preview of a few sweet items from her Fall  2011 catalog, along with Siminovich's explanation of the inspiration behind each new design.
August 18, 2011
Yerba Buena Street Life Plan

Yerba Buena Street Life Plan

Recently in San Francisco, the Yerba Buena Community Benefit District and CMG Landscape Architecture unveiled the Yerba Buena Street Life Plan. The plan is meant to serve as a master plan for the mixed-use neighborhood known as Yerba Buena that is located south of Market Street and includes prominent public buildings and spaces such as the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Contemporary Jewish Museum, Yerba Buena Gardens, and the Moscone Center. The goal of the plan, meant to be implemented over the next ten years, is to create an identity for the neighborhood and foster a sense of community where residents and passers-through can stop and enjoy the area and engage with its outdoor spaces.
August 8, 2011
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