Monday, August 12, 2019

NextFab



We've just discovered and became members of NextFab: A network of membership-based maker spaces that provide access to tools, technology, education, events, and services for makers of any skill level.

They are set in three locations: North Philly, South Philly and Wilmington and we are already overwhelmed by the tools and the environment they provide for makers of all kinds. The first day we took a wood shop safety class and end up making a cheese board, we named it Cheesy-Fishy.

To learn more visit:

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Manga comes to London




In our last visit to London, we had the opportunity to visit the recently established Japan House where a great exhibition is taking place from June 5th to July 28th: THIS IS MANGA THE ART OF URASAWA NAOKI. A retrospective of Urasawa's career, from his first drawings when he was four years old to his latest manga works. The visitor gets an inside look at the creative process of the artists, as his manuscripts are show in the many stages they have to go by, before being published. From idea, to sketch, penciling, inking, applying screen-tones and coloring. 

It's not common for the general public to have a chance to see an original manga manuscript in person, Japanese artist generally don't sell their manuscripts to individual collectors the way comic book artist do in the US, so the only place to be able to see them is in a museum when an exhibition of this kind takes place. The thing is that even those kind of events are somehow common in Japan, they usually don't leave the country. This time not only the exhibition but the artist visited London the week the exhibition opened and special evening took place presented by Wired UK in which Urasawa talked with Matt Kamen and then  played the guitar and sang songs composed by himself.

Luckily, this summer, not only one, but two major Manga exhibitions of this kind took place in London. Apart from Urasawa's aforementioned solo exhibition, the British Museum organized THE CITI EXHIBITION: MANGAマンガ that runs form May 23rd to August 26th, 2019. The manuscripts on display  in this one comprehend a selection of the  biggest names in the industry, starting with Urasawa himself and continuing with world renown manga artists such as Katsuhiro Otomo and Akira Toriyama among many others.

Both exhibitions where accompanied by great catalogs. Urasawa's exhibition was previously held in Japan a couple of years ago and the catalog is only in Japanese while the British museum exhibition's catalog is in English.


浦沢直樹 描いて描いて描きまくる
Urasawa naoki egaite egaite kaki makuru (JAPANESE EDITION)

BOOK DETAILS
Publisher: Shogakukan (小学館)
Release date: 2016-I-27
Language: Japanese
Number of pages: 265
Size: 25.8 x 18.2 x 2.3 cm
Retail price: ¥2,700
ISBN-10: 409199041X
ISBN-13: 978-4091990419

AVAILABILITY
Amazon JP: https://amzn.to/32RT3XC
Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2Yl13wy
Amazon CA: https://amzn.to/2LE1ekZ
Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2MjHSBb
Amazon DE: https://amzn.to/2Yl0NxA
Amazon FR: https://amzn.to/2Y3kEGw
Amazon IT: https://amzn.to/2LIld1R
Amazon ES: https://amzn.to/2MghTdI


The Citi Exhibition: MANGA マンガ (ENGLISH EDITION)

BOOK DETAILS
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Release date: 2019-V-23
Language: English
Number of pages: 352
Size: 19.3 x 3.3 x 26.2 cm
Retail price: £29.95
ISBN-10: 0500480494
ISBN-13: 978-0500480496

AVAILABILITY
Amazon JP: https://amzn.to/2K7MHdN
Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2JQnfea
Amazon CA: https://amzn.to/2SDZj0c
Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2Y5s4J5
Amazon DE: https://amzn.to/2MfYmtV
Amazon FR: https://amzn.to/2SD3qd7
Amazon IT: https://amzn.to/2SEnwDE
Amazon ES: https://amzn.to/2Y0sPmK



Thursday, July 18, 2019

How Amazon transfers data to AWS



Video info:
Demand for cloud computing from providers like Amazon Web Services continues to rise from both companies and consumers that rely on remote storage and computing power accessible from anywhere. While other tech giants Google, Microsoft, and IBM are vying to be the go-to providers, Amazon remains the undisputed leader in cloud computing. 
Amazon Web Services is behind much of the technology we use every day, from streaming your favorite shows on Netflix to calling a car from Lyft. AWS has been one of Amazon’s most profitable business endeavors as companies abandon their own data centers for Amazon Web Services. Amazon said it has more 4,000 government contracts as well. 
But moving data from local servers to the AWS cloud servers can be a challenge. Amazondeveloped physical and rugged products called the Snowball and the Snowmobile to help companies transfer data to the cloud. CNBC got a rare inside look at how Amazon Web Services transfers a large amount of data to the cloud.

Sunday, June 02, 2019

Moebius Production



Jean Giraud Moebius legacy is as alive as ever thanks to Moebius Productions, the gallery/shop located in Paris that has been in charge of publishing his latest books, prints and all kind of merchandise.   If you are planning to visit it, it's open on Thursdays and Fridays from 10 to 13h and from 14 to 18h.

ABOUT MOEBIUS PRODUCTION translated from moebius.fr

Mœbius Production is Jean Giraud Moebius' publishing and production company since 1997. It is based in the 15th district of Paris in the MOEBIUS gallery at 27 rue Falguière. This house was founded by Jean Giraud Mœbius and his wife Isabelle Giraud, joined by Claire Champeval in 1998 and Raphael Giraud, Nausicâa Giraud in 2017. 
Moebius Production has organized, managed and collaborated at numerous events around the world. Large exhibitions are organized in Europe and Asia and notably in Paris at the Cartier Foundation for Contemporary Art in 2010. The exhibition Môbius Transe Forme was a great success and a great impact, with more than 125,000 visitors. 
Mœbius Production publishes Jean Giraud's books, but also silkscreens, engravings and limited art objects that are becoming rare and sought after. The publishing and production company is present, from the artistic direction to the final realization, the many requests for collaboration in various fields of animation, film, events and the press. 
It is a society rich in adventure built around the creative process of Jean Giraud and whose vocation today is to continue to live an exceptional artistic heritage.



Last May Moebius Production launched a brand new website where many Moebius related books and products are available with worldwide shipping. Here a list of some of the newly published re-editions of his notebooks, that have been sold-out for a long time and finally they have been re-released in new enhanced new editions.


Augmented reissue with 7color pages at the end of the book. Texts written by Moebius accompany some images.

BOOK DETAILS
Publisher: Moebius production
Release date: 2019-III-7
Language: French
Number of pages: 168
Size: 25.5x 15.5cm
Retail price: 30€
ISBN-10: 290876637X
ISBN-13: 978-2908766370

AVAILABILITY
Amazon JP:-
Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2JUS1DQ
Amazon CA: -
Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2WaSvap
Amazon DE: https://amzn.to/2WiDzfD
Amazon FR: https://amzn.to/2WiDtVj
Amazon IT: https://amzn.to/2Xgq8cm
Amazon ES: https://amzn.to/2XjTHda


LA FAUNE DE MARS

Enhanced reissue the notebook with extra 32 color pages. The album is 200 pages long but contains only 92 boards. Limited edition of 3000 copies.

BOOK DETAILS
Publisher: Moebius production
Release date: 2018-I-1
Language: French
Number of pages: 200
Size: 25.5x25.5cm
Retail price: 30€
ISBN-10: 2908766388
ISBN-13: 978-2908766387

AVAILABILITY
Amazon JP:
Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2MoxPwj
Amazon CA:
Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2ENrF2e
Amazon DE: https://amzn.to/2W6QqMH
Amazon FR: https://amzn.to/2XkM8Tx
Amazon IT: https://amzn.to/2WfSNC4
Amazon ES: https://amzn.to/2XkFNYj


LE MAJOR


Realized between 1997 and 2009 this book was originally published in the same size as the original notebook in which was created, in a much smaller size. Enhanced reissue of a 16-page color book. The album has 340 pages but contains only 167 real boards. Limited edition of 3000 copies.Limited to 3000 units.


BOOK DETAILS
Publisher: Moebius production
Release date: 2018-I-1
Language: French
Number of pages: 336
Size: 2,3 x 0,3 x 1,5 cm
Retail price: 30€
ISBN-10: 2908766396
ISBN-13: 978-2908766394

AVAILABILITY
Amazon JP:
Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2QDgz4K
Amazon CA:
Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2EHYBJJ
Amazon DE: https://amzn.to/2Xjm0sh
Amazon FR: https://amzn.to/2W6I6wD
Amazon IT: https://amzn.to/2W4tRbH
Amazon ES: https://amzn.to/2WhZkvN

TOUT INSIDE MOEBIUS

Integral collection of the work previous published in six volumes. Printed with bible paper.

BOOK DETAILS
Publisher: Moebius production
Release date: 2016-XI-30
Language: French
Number of pages: 736
Size: 17.5x 24.5 cm
Retail price: 62€
ISBN-10: 290876668X
ISBN-13: 978-2908766684

AVAILABILITY
Amazon JP: https://amzn.to/2Z3bwxE
Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2QD0fkB
Amazon CA: https://amzn.to/2IbwQtT
Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2WbfCC5
Amazon DE: https://amzn.to/2Xr4aDO
Amazon FR: https://amzn.to/2XkMnxV
Amazon IT: https://amzn.to/2WaVLme
Amazon ES: https://amzn.to/2WaSJyh

Friday, April 19, 2019

Profiles by VICE: Phil Tippett




YouTube video info:
Phil Tippett is the Oscar-winning stop-motion animator and designer behind some of the greatest fantasy creatures and sci-fi set pieces in cinema history. From his humble beginnings as an alien patron in the iconic Cantina sequence from 'Star Wars: A New Hope', to pioneering stop-motion techniques used throughout 'Empire Strikes Back' and 'Return of the Jedi', to seamlessly merging practical animation and CGI in Jurassic Park and beyond. In 'My Life in Monsters', VICE chronicles Tippett's legendary life work, illustrating the process behind his greatest creations, the emotional hardships of transitioning into Hollywood's digital revolution, and completing his return-to-form, stop-motion opus with the brutal, dystopian 'Mad God'.