Welcome back to Friday Review, a fast food style weekly roundup of internetish things along with a seasoning of grahamo.com updates – it may not be entirely substantial, but sometimes it’s just what you want for breakfast.
New this week
- I was fascinated to see a feature length movie has been released that was entirely shot on iPhone. With phone cameras genuinely shooting decent footage these days it’s really putting the power into the hands of more and more creators.
- I watched the charming new Wes Anderson film last weekend, here’s my Isle of Dogs Review. Also, I mention it in the review but for a few more days there is an exhibition in London showing some of the scenes from the film.
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Tweets of the Week
Fonts are important
The choice of font is important. pic.twitter.com/ftRe72oQqp
— You Had One Job (@_youhadonejob1) March 30, 2018
Trash collecting robots are fine by me
Think WALL-E on Water… which you can control pic.twitter.com/XI0WGUPXnB
— CECHR (@CECHR_UoD) March 29, 2018
Vin Diesel Collects
— Bess Kalb (@bessbell) April 4, 2018
Creative / Client stand-off
“…what’s your rate?”
“…what’s your budget?” pic.twitter.com/K6U2V9Bu2L
— noirechella / coachella (@GregNoire) March 30, 2018
+ Bonus this week: a couple of April Fools tweets
Too many books
You have too many books.
HA. April Fool's. That's not a thing.
— Blackwell's Oxford (@blackwelloxford) April 1, 2018
Tesla Goes Bankrupt (apparently the investors didn’t find this one funny 😐 )
Tesla Goes Bankrupt
Palo Alto, California, April 1, 2018 — Despite intense efforts to raise money, including a last-ditch mass sale of Easter Eggs, we are sad to report that Tesla has gone completely and totally bankrupt. So bankrupt, you can't believe it.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 1, 2018
— Europarl UK (@EPinUK) April 1, 2018
… I mean let’s be honest, April Fools is a bit lame. Did you see any better ones? Let me know in the comments!
Instagrammer of the week
Following the launch of Isle of Dogs last week, I’ve got an instagram that I’ve been enjoying: Accidentally Wes Anderson.
It’s a selection of photos that match the Wes Anderson aesthetic, in theory accidentally, however I think it seems like the photographers are trying pretty hard to get the style and colour to match! It is pleasing nonetheless. Enjoy…
_________________________ Malley’s Chocolates | Cleveland, Ohio | c. 1935 • • Malley's Chocolates is a 3rd generation family-owned chain of candy stores in the Cleveland, Ohio area. The company started when Albert “Mike” Malley borrowed $500 and opened the first store on Madison Avenue in Lakewood, Ohio in 1935 • • At the time Malley family lived in the back of the building where the first candy store was opened. Their efforts were successful and by 1949, they opened a second store, also in Lakewood • • While the company’s headquarters reside in Lakewood near where they got their start, the Malley’s manufacturing hub is now a 60,000 square-foot factory in Cleveland, noted for three tall pink silos with the words “Milk,” “Sugar” and “Cocoa” painted on them • • Each 88-foot silo holds 100,000 pounds (~453,000 kilos) of the respective raw material listed on its exterior and are outfitted with a vacuum pump system that goes directly into the facility to replenish the necessary ingredients • • The company’s signature confection, chocolate-covered strawberries, are prepared by a special 50-person crew around Valentine’s Day every year • • Malley's has been in business for over seven decades and has been Cleveland's largest family owned and operated factory since 1935. It is currently a third generation company • • Know more? Please comment below! • • 📸: @aubreymeadows • ✍️: @wikipedia • #AccidentallyWesAnderson #WesAnderson #VscoArchitecture #Vsco #Cleveland #SymmetricalMonsters #Ohio #AccidentalWesAnderson #MalleysChocolate
_________________________ East Breakwater Light | Two Harbors, Minnesota, | c. 1906 • • The Two Harbors East Breakwater Light is located on the breakwater between Agate Bay & Burlington Bay & Lake Superior and was built in 1906, standing 32 feet above high water • • In 1887, a project was adopted to improve the harbor at Agate Bay by constructing breakwaters from the eastern and western points at the entrance. At that time, Agate Bay, also known as Two Harbors, had two elevated iron ore docks, and two merchandise docks • • Two Harbors Lighthouse – the oldest lighthouse in Minnesota – commenced operation on the eastern side of Agate Bay in 1892, and on December 14, 1895 a white, eight-day lantern light, shown from an iron post was established on the outer end of the eastern breakwater that extended from the shore near the lighthouse • • After work was completed on the breakwaters, in 1902, the iron post was moved 300 feet from the angle of the pier to the outer end of the newly constructed ell, where the light was changed from a lens-lantern to a Pintsch gas light • • Compartments were constructed in the breakwater to hold two eight-foot-long, cylindrical gas tanks, which were connected via pipes to the iron post supporting the light. The new gas light was first exhibited on September 10, 1902 • • Four years later, the post light was replaced by an enclosed light tower. The combined light and fog-bell tower and an electrically operated fog bell, on the easterly breakwater, was completed on August 4, 1906, and on August 4 the light and fog-signal went into operation • • The 1906 lighthouse remains in service today, exhibiting a red flash every six seconds. The current foghorn can be activated by keying a microphone five times on VHF-FM Channel 79 • • Know more? Please comment below! • • 📸: @ajnelson31 • ✍:@Wikipedia • #AccidentallyWesAnderson #WesAnderson #VscoArchitecture #TwoHarbors #SymmetricalMonsters #Minnesota #AccidentalWesAnderson
_________________________ Mount Olstind | Sakrisøy, Norway | c. ~2.8B yrs ago • • Sakrisøy is a tiny, picturesque island and fishing village between Reine and Hamnøy in the municipality of Mosken in Lofoten, Norway • • Linked to Reine and Hamnøy by bridges and causeways, the island boasts traditional architecture – ochre-coloured fishermen’s cabins (rorbu) and shiny white squire’s mansion, fish landing station and warehouse, fish racks and a towering fishing net rack • • The narrow road meanders its way across the island and the sea can be seen on all sides, together with some of the oldest among the majestic, sheer and jagged Lofoten mountains. Sakrisøy is full of charm and steeped in fisheries culture, legend and a fascinating history • • Sven Kornelius Gylseth bought the island of Sakrisøy in 1889 and built the manor house there. He was originally a headmaster in Steigen on the mainland, but was also public guardian and overseer of the poor. In Sakrisøy, he ran the country store, which was a large shop at the time, but his main profession was fish buyer • • Looking across the Reinefjord from Sakrisøy, the iconic Mount Olstind towers up in the foreground, the genesis of which is about 2.8 billion years old. The bedrock here is among the oldest in northern Europe and it was the glaciers and the tough climatic conditions that created these spectacular, jagged formations • • Sakrisøya is also set against a striking backdrop consisting of the mountain peaks of Reinebringen, Kista, Veinestinden, Hammarskaftet and Navern – a mountain range that frames the tiny island ______________________________ In celebration of @IsleOfDogs release, I thought it would be fun to share a little history of a picturesque place and feature an awesome adventurous pup – and Yoda, the 5 year old Jack Russell Terrier in her killer sweater is just that! Thanks so much to @MariaVanonen for sharing this amazing photo! Hope you all enjoy! ❤️ • • Know more? Please comment below! • • 📸: @mariavanonen • ✍: @Sakrisoy • #AccidentallyWesAnderson #WesAnderson #VscoArchitecture #Lofoten #SymmetricalMonsters #Norway #AccidentalWesAnderson #Sakrisøy #MountOlstind #IsleOfDogs
#AccidentalWesAnderson Rajmahal Palace | Rajasthan, India | c. 1729 • • Commissioned by H.H Sawai Jai Singh II as a garden resort and a private palace for Chandra Kanwar Ranawat, his beloved wife, who was the daughter of the Maharana of Mewar, Raj Mahal Palace has a history of more than 250 years • • Built in 1729, the palace is located in the heart of Rajasthan’s capital and home to the Maharaja of Jaipur • • In 1821, Rajmahal became the official residence of the British Resident Political Officer of Rajputana and in 1958 His Highness Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II of Jaipur – the celebrated and dashing ‘Jai’ – chose it as his personal private residence before converting it to a hotel in 1979 • • Over the decades this remarkable Palace has hosted Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, as well as several other members of the British Royal Family, and eminent international celebrities such as Jackie Kennedy, Lord and Lady Mountbatten, and the Shah of Iran • • Following a carefully orchestrated restoration by the prodigious designer Adil Ahmad, the palace continues to embody the heritage of its past, maintaining the original, features such as a marble staircase, elaborate chandeliers, and treasured family possessions • • Know more? Please comment below! • • 📸: @veeceecheng • ✍️: @wikipedia + @cntraveler • • #AccidentallyWesAnderson #WesAnderson #VscoArchitecture #Vsco #Rajasthan #SymmetricalMonsters #India
And finally… a Looping Tuba
I added a music video project that I worked on to the projects section of the site. Here’s the film, and you can read more about the process of shooting the music video here.
Whilst I’m working on writing my next couple of Graham’s Shorts and doing some other long-form style projects (ie not finished one per week) I’ll be uploading archive projects that I enjoyed working on – you can see them all here.
That’s it for this week. I hope you had a good one, and I’ll see you again this time next Friday!