Monday Morning Dispatch - Volume #168

Start your Monday off right:

  1. Robby Cuthbert combines woodworking with bridge building techniques to create a floating coffee table held together by wires under tension. A fascinating combination of ideas to create something new. 
  2. Kendall Plant spent 17 days (260 miles) walking the famous John Muir Trail and she documented her entry into the wildness in gorgeous detail. I would love to hike the JM trail at some point in the future. 
  3. For those unaware, board games have undergone a massive renaissance with the success of Settlers of Catan. These innovative games came out of Germany and have supplanted the Scrabble and Monopoly we all use to play.   
  4. The Young Jerks doesnt sound a top notch design firm but Dan Cassaro and Dan Christofferson are producing some of my favorite work under that name. 
  5. I was not aware of Jean-Claude Gautrand's photography before this post but his work is top notch. He photographed Paris for decades documenting the changes from 50s all way up to the 2010s. 
  6. "A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone." 
    Henry David Thoreau 
  7. Ibarionex Perello asks the important question, "Do Great Photographers Make Bad Pictures?". We hold great photographers on a pedestal but analyzing their contract sheets reveals that they are still human.   

  8. John Keatley at the Tugboat Institute Summit delivers a great talk, "Know Yourself", about how he followed his own curiosity both in career choice and personal work. 

  9. I love the idea behind photo ping-pong. An artist posts an image and then a second artist responds with an image. This process continues as a visual volley. 

  10. Austin Kleon catalogued the 100 things that made his 2017. There is so much awesome and interesting in the list that its taking me a while to go through all the links.