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Commodore 64 – 80s Italian Advert

If only TV advertising was still as engaging today. Excellent 1980s Italian ad for the Commodore 64.

Commodore 64

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As a kid I adored my Commodore 64. Games came on tape and could take 45min to load (if you were lucky), but still, I loved it. I’m sure at the time I understood perfectly well what was going on in these games – but looking at them now I don’t know how (I’m still digging the graphics and music though!)

Anyway, Mr. DerSchmu has an excellent archive of longplay videos if you’re interested…

Italian Found Type

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I’ve been away (again), this time type-spotting in the Italian Riviera. Lovely.

Butterfly Spotting

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I’ve been away, Butterfly spotting in Slovakia.

Jiri Trnka – The Cybernetic Grandma (1962)

Fantastic 1962 animation by Czech film-maker Jiri Trnka. One of the better ways to spend 30min today.

Chris Marker x Walerian Borowczyk – Les Astronautes (1959)

Short film by Chris Marker and Walerian Borowczyk from 1959. Lovely.

Dada Archive

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Excellent Archive of Dada publications put together by the University of Iowa.

Maya Deren x Marcel Duchamp – Witch’s Cradle (1943)

Unfinished film by Maya Deren featuring Marcel Duchamp.

Marcel Duchamp – Anemic Cinema (1926)

Anemic Cinema by Marcel Duchamp.

Marcel Duchamp – Discs (1947)

Short by Marcel Duchamp from the Hans Richter film Dreams That Money Can Buy.

Mechanical Ballet – Fernand Leger (1924)

Mechanical Ballet by Fernand Leger (1924). Amazing to think all these edits are done by hand with the print and a splicer – no Premiere or After Effects here…

Len Lye

The beautiful work of Len Lye.

UPDATE: As you will see from the comments – Roger Horrocks has written what looks to be a great book on Len Lye (which also includes a DVD of some of the films). Available to buy in the UK from Amazon, and there are some further links for international orders in the comments.