Version.

Version, a Dub inspired set to celebrate the warm weather “weh soon come”. The image of Ochi courtesy of photographer Konstantin Sergeyev, from his energetic and colorful Flickr collections.

Posted on February 18th, 2011 by Todd and filed under Chemistry, Mixes, Music, Photography | Comments Off

Square One.

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Have a Happy Prosperous New Year!

Posted on January 1st, 2011 by admin and filed under Chemistry | No Comments »

Indigo.

An eclectic mix of downtempo, rock and soul from the US and England, circa 1998. This “mix tape” was my last to actually be on cassette.

Posted on October 11th, 2010 by admin and filed under Chemistry, Mixes, Music | Comments Off

The Tenth.

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Sequential Day.

Posted on August 9th, 2010 by admin and filed under Chemistry, Design | No Comments »

Anterior.

Now playing in heavy rotation, clients and friends round out this mix of jazz favorites. Fusing found imagery, typography and vintage family photography, the cover art is from my current exploration of mixed media collage.

Posted on May 14th, 2010 by admin and filed under Art, Chemistry, Client, Mixes, Music | Comments Off

Return to the Lost City.

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Lost City Products, purveyors of “the most beautiful hand embroidered products in the world”  has expanded their collections to include pillows, scarves and one-of-a-kind chairs. They turned to us once again to design the latest iteration of their website featuring a media page for sharing their inspirations, a blog with the stories behind the products, as well as a new slide show and video player that streams content created exclusively for the site by video artists and musicians.

Posted on January 5th, 2010 by admin and filed under Chemistry, Client, Design, Web | No Comments »

Twenty Ten.

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Happy MMX!

Posted on January 1st, 2010 by Todd and filed under Chemistry | Comments Off

Follow Us.

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We’ve been tweeting for about a month now, follow us @chmstry and @tddwlsn.

Also, check out Ape Lad’s cool re-interpretations the of the Twitter bird.

Posted on September 9th, 2009 by Todd and filed under Chemistry, Media, Web | No Comments »

Happy Birthday Tibor.

Tibor Kalman

Today is the birthday of one of my design heroes, Tibor Kalman.

Tibor Kalman was an influential American graphic designer of Hungarian origin, well-known for his work as editor-in-chief of Colors magazine.

He founded the legendary, multidisciplinary design firm M&Co in 1979, which did corporate work for such diverse clients as the Limited Corporation, the New Wave music group Talking Heads, and Restaurant Florent in New York City’s Meatpacking District. Kalman also worked as creative director of Interview magazine in the early 1990s.

M&Co is one of the few studios with whom I’ve wished I’d worked, though I hear it was a real tough place. I’ve always been jealous of the fact that a good friend of mine was fortunate enough to have done some freelance for them.

I was introduced to M&Co through their quirky line of watches, clocks, and paperweights, which combine wit and whimsy with good graphic design.

I received the Askew watch for Christmas in 1987. It is the only watch I’ve worn since. I still enjoy the puzzled look I get when someone notices the watch face with its beautiful, randomly placed numbers and is prompted to ask “How do you tell the time?”

My design work has been influenced by the thoughtfulness of the M&Co ethic. I strive to create smart, concept-driven work. It been ten years since the Perverse Optimist, passed away, I admired his design work, the way he ran his business and how he shook things up. Happy Birthday Tibor!

Posted on July 6th, 2009 by Todd and filed under Chemistry, Design, Influences | Comments Off

Over There, Again.

Blackout New York City

The Muxtape music site went down just after we originally uploaded this mix, so we’ve decided to give Over There, an electronica filled chill-out set, another spin. Enjoy.


Posted on April 16th, 2009 by admin and filed under Chemistry, Mixes, Music | No Comments »

Relaunch.

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Don’t call it a come back! Ever since Muxtape went down in August we’ve been searching for a way to broadcast our mixes. We found Opentape, an open-source package inspired by the Muxtape interface. Our web mixtape movement continues with a pilot test, Relaunch – an eclectic mix of rhythm & blues, electronica and downtempo.


Posted on March 6th, 2009 by admin and filed under Chemistry, Mixes, Music, Photography, Web | 2 Comments »

Problem Solved.

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I have been told that whenever the planet Mercury goes retrograde so do the tools of communication like phones and computers. When it comes to astrology, I’ve always been a little skeptical.  I’ll be the first to admit I only believe in the zodiac when it works to my benefit, which I suppose, is very Capricorn of me. After my latest rash of technical problems with email, texts and phones, I’m starting think there may be something to it.

Whether you believe in the Mercury in retro thing or not you take this Capricorn’s practical advice and back it up. When it comes to important files get in the habit of backing up to an external hard drive, burning them to DVD or syncing them to an online service. For online I use Dropbox, also check out Backblaze. Those of you on a Mac who’d like keep track of Mercury can add this widget to your Dashboard.

As for the planet Mercury itself, NASA’s Messenger spacecraft most recent flyby yielded these amazing photographs.

Posted on February 5th, 2009 by Todd and filed under Chemistry, Media, Photography, Web | No Comments »

Presidential Tees.

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We’ve designed a series of T-Shirts inspired by our new President. Check’em out.

Posted on January 19th, 2009 by admin and filed under Chemistry, Design | Comments Off

Zero Nine.

Happy New Year

Have a Happy Prosperous New Year!

Posted on January 1st, 2009 by admin and filed under Chemistry | No Comments »

Uptown Music Theatre.

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We’ve launched a website for the Uptown Music Theatre. Founded by our client jazz trombonist, Delfeayo Marsalis, this New Orleans based non-profit offers in-depth training in theatre, music, dance and song to young people aged 5 -18.

Posted on November 17th, 2008 by admin and filed under Chemistry, Client, Web | Comments Off

Intermission.

Between Summer and Fall. Have a great Labor Day Weekend.

Posted on August 29th, 2008 by admin and filed under Chemistry, Influences, Video | No Comments »

Over There.

Blackout New York City

This week’s mix is an electronica filled chill out set. The photography used on the CD’s packaging is by our good friend, photographer Jillian McAlley. To listen go to chmstry.muxtape.com.

Muxtape went down shortly after we uploaded this mix.

Posted on August 15th, 2008 by admin and filed under Chemistry, Mixes, Music | Comments Off

The Deuce.

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This week’s (aug 8th – 14th) mix is a 70′s inspired set that will take you exactly where you need to go. To listen go to: chmstry.muxtape.com.

Enjoy.

Posted on August 8th, 2008 by admin and filed under Chemistry, Mixes, Music | Comments Off

Flight.

Flight

This week’s (aug 1st – 7th) mix, the second one we’ve posted to Muxtape, has an eclectic downtempo groove. To listen go to chmstry.muxtape.com.

Enjoy.

Posted on August 1st, 2008 by admin and filed under Chemistry, Mixes, Music | Comments Off