Making of the incredible A Boy and His Atom, the world’s smallest movie made by moving actual atoms frame by frame.
Since I was an infant, I have feared my father’s den. Based on [its] ancient relics and mass clutter, I have since referred to the location as “Steven Heller’s Cave.”
Nicholas Heller, son of the inimitable design critic Steven Heller, takes us inside his father’s legendary den – a bibliophile’s paradise.
Pair with this fantastic Design Matters interview with Heller.
Happy birthday, Saul Bass, greatest graphic designer of all time.
A Boy and His Atom – to explore the limits of filmmaking, IBM scientists create the world’s smallest movie, made by moving actual atoms frame by frame with IBM’s scanning tunneling microscope.
How far we’ve come in the half-century since Disney’s Our Friend the Atom.
The loveliest thing you’ll watch today: Tilda Swinton and Roger Ebert’s widow lead a 1,500-person Barry White dance-along honoring Ebert. Pair with Ebert on writing, life and mortality.
Famous films, books, and movies reimagined as Dr. Seuss art.
Pair with the secret art of the real Dr. Seuss.
In 1987, Ebert’s words of encouragement made a strong impression on me, a brainy fat kid who felt less comfortable in his skin than in the darkness of a movie theater. I didn’t grow up to be a movie critic (or a journalist or an actor). But in that year, I began to feel more confident in myself as a writer. I found my voice, and in time, felt less awkward in my body.
The letter Roger Ebert send a teenage boy who aspired to be a film critic. Also see Ebert’s advice on writing and life and how Alfred Hitchcock had similar impact on a boy’s life.
At the American Academy in Rome, filmmaker Nicholas Heller follows Visiting Artist Ann Weber on her daily rounds, scavenging cardboard boxes out of dumpsters, collecting ideas from architectural details and Bernini sculptures and creating sculpture in her studio.
My Definite Chief Aim
I, Bruce Lee, will be the first highest paid Oriental super star in the United States. In return I will give the most exciting performances and render the best of quality in the capacity of an actor. Starting 1970 I will achieve world fame and from then onward till the end of 1980 I will have in my possession $10,000,000. I will live the way I please and achieve inner harmony and happiness.
A hand-written note from Bruce Lee, courtesy of Cojourneo. Complement with Bruce Lee’s only existing TV interview from two years later and other famous resolution lists from Susan Sontag, Marilyn Monroe, Woody Guthrie, and Jonathan Swift.