May 26, 2010

The Avatar!

Bad Avatar!
Avatar (2010): Dumb Movie about newagey blue critters in a hallucinogenic jungle exploited for their outofstockium or hardtofindium or whatever it was called.

The Avatar cartoon series was finished before Jim Cameron's Avatar was being filmed. However, by the time Nickelodeon was ready to do an Avatar movie for real, Cameron's film was in production, and with a court-order the Nickelodeon was forced to call the film anything but The Avatar.

M. Night Shyalamalamadingdong was a fan of the Avatar cartoon and got dibs on writing and directing the film. You might remember him from his first good film, the Sixth Sense, followed by a string of poorly written WTFs. From the trailers, I can tell that much of the story has been lost and doctored for Hollywood. And even with the expected trilogy that this franchise will dish out, there is no way in hell that anyone could take a movie and recreate the magic, humor and complexity of the original series that took more than 22 hours to play out.

But am I gonna see the movie? Hell yes. All 3 films. The Airbender movie will likely be a blockbuster and take folks by surprise... I've never seen a story that's been told quite like this one, and its a fun world to dwell in and ponder. Just know that there is something way better that precedes what yr about to be spoon-fed Shyamalamadingdong style.

All three Last Airbender trailers:

May 22, 2010

Thar be real arrggghh in thar blood.

My Viking buddies Erik and Dane are seriously fucked up.

May 18, 2010

It's going to be a great day.

After years of suck, SNL is back on top, the Digital Shorts in particular never fail to please.

May 16, 2010

You want it? You got it.

After a customer saw our Alice series at the Stationery Show, she asked if we had a Very Merry Unbirthday card. Nope. But 10 minutes after she left the booth, a new design was borned.

May 12, 2010


When Rodriguez made his contribution to the fake trailers featured in Grindhouse, it was immediately rumored that he would eventually make the movie for real real. This movie is gonna explode my face off.

just wondering where i could purchase your cards in new york city? thanks!

Village Invites, Greenwich Letterpress, Cursive, Arthur's, Bowne & Co, Powerhouse Arena, Papel, Oblong Books, Word Books, Skaredy Kat, McNally Jackson Books, Rebel Katz, Shoefly, House of Cards and Curiosities, Green Cottage, Paper Trail, or you can just visit us in June at Renegade Brooklyn.

Ask about letterpress, wholesale, trade shows, & Blue Barnhouse.

May 9, 2010

How many catalogs do you need have printed up for the NSS? I heard someone suggest 1000, which sounds like a lot!

We don't print catalogs-- our line is so huge and new stuff is added so often that we opt not doing a catalog. Our entire line is in our webstore, and we just hand out business cards with our info along with a sample. Catalogs at the moment seem a waste of money and paper and postage if we're going to the shows-- though at some point we may stop doing shows and only do catalogs--because they ARE useful, but all depends on where you want to spend your money.

Sorry for the late reply- the notification on this thing doesn't seem to be working right.

Good luck at the show!

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Here comes the reaper.

This latest design is from Asheville artist and long time BBH collaborator, Lisa Nance. It will debut at the National Stationery show in NYC next week.