Monthly Archives: December 2009

The King Of Kong

The King of Kong is quite possibly one of the best documentaries made in the last ten years. It follows science teacher Steve Wiebe as he tries to beat Billy Mitchell’s world record Donkey Kong score. Fascinating for it’s brief history of gaming competitions and record keeping, this film does not disappoint. Well shot, conceived and executed, we haven’t had this much fun watching a movie in a long time…Put it on your list of things to do and enjoy the weird ride…

Project Artisan + Imogene & Willie + John Moessner

John Moessner shot this lovely video about Imogene & Willie for the Project Artisan website…it is pretty amazing when three creative forces come together like this…Project Artisan is an ethical fashion web portal, connecting established and emerging designers to customers who care about what they buy.Imogene & Willie is a husband & wife team located in Nashville, TN. They hand-craft denim with sewing machines in an old gas station. Americana fashion re-defined. John Moessner of Moessner Productions excels at video, audio, music, and motion graphics production. Moessner Productions Studio can pretty much give you anything you want that involves video or audio.Nice work from interesting people…be sure to check them out and show some love for creators…

(echo)witness at Nashville Clothing Xchange!

Just in time for the holidays, (echo)witness gear is now available at the Clothing Xchange in Nashville, TN…Drop by and check out our goods and get a taste for other local designers featured at this one of a kind shop. From vintage to fresh new designers, The Clothing Xchange is a must for anyone looking to get some new wears. Check their site here, and Happy Shopping!

The Incredible Dirt Poster by Roland Tiangco

Check out this brilliant idea by artist/designer Roland Tiangco. With the Dirt Poster, the recipient has to work and interact with the poster to gain insight into the message. It pays off beautifully…This is very much in line with our philosophy here at (echo)witness. In essence the message already exists, but we must experience and pay attention in order to make it clear. Wonder. Understand. Re-distribute.

Flirted With You All My Life…

…is the new song from the album At The Cut by Vic Chesnutt that we can’t get out of our heads. Beautiful, haunting, true, tragic and uplifting all at the same time. This could be the song of the year…Download the song free at Vic’s website here.Full Disclosure: We don’t normally post videos that aren’t the official versions for the song, but this song is too good not to share…and the photos of Vic are excellent…


Exactitudes is a photo series that deals with how we group ourselves by the way we dress, according to the social groups we belong to…Very interesting stuff here.From the site: “Rotterdam-based photographer Ari Versluis and profiler Ellie Uyttenbroek have worked together since October 1994. Inspired by a shared interest in the striking dress codes of various social groups, they have systematically documented numerous identities over the last 14 years. Rotterdam’s heterogeneous, multicultural street scene remains a major source of inspiration for Ari Versluis and Ellie Uyttenbroek, although since 1998 they have also worked in cities abroad.”

Paris 1975

Claude Lelouch filmed this high speed drive through Paris with a film camera mounted on the front of a Ferrari 275 GTB. At the wheel was a Formula 1 driver, who was a friend. And no, he did not have any permits for this. It gets pretty gnarly about 3/4 of the way through and the ending is lovely…

C’était un Rendez-Vous from Thom Graves on Vimeo.

Ten Principles of Good Design – Dieter Rams

“Back in the early 1980s, Dieter Rams was becoming increasingly concerned by the state of the world around him – ‘an impenetrable confusion of forms, colours and noises.’ Aware that he was a significant contributor to that world, he asked himself an important question: is my design good design?”Amazing perspective and incredible work from the mind of Dieter Rams. See, study and enjoy his ten principles of good design, here. Be inspired…