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The 1Billion Hungry Project

Agency: McCann Erickson - Rome
Creative Director: Marco Carnevale, Alessandro Sciortino
Copywriter Alessandro Sciortino
Art Director: Francesco Basile
Executive Producer: Fabio Cimino
Production company: FilmMaster Rome
Executive Producer: Fabrizio Razza
Director: Adriano Falconi
DOP: Patrick Fraser
Music: Studio Suoni
Sign the petition: www.1billionhungry.org
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Ampersand Campaign

My all-time favourite ligature via Four Fifths Design.

Scott Marc Berry

This campaign is designed to encourage the use of the ampersand over the three character word ‘and’. The campaign is titled ‘Why use and when you can use &.’ This was applied to a variety of products that were handed out as promotion for the form of the ampersand and it’s many forms within typography.

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Custom Bike Saddles by Kara Ginther

Take a look at these beautiful leather bike saddles designed by Kara Ginther. If I could afford it I'd get one for my bike! Tweed herringbone!

A copper-riveted brown Brooks Swift saddle which has been handcarved with a tweed herringbone pattern by American leatherworker Kara Ginther into a Tweed pattern. Made to order for the Tweed Run London.

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Swap-O-Rama-Rama at MOV

Looking forward to checking out Swap-O-Rama-Rama at the Museum of Vancouver. I'm excited to pack up some used clothes and get my swap on!

Date: Saturday, June 26th, 2010
Time: 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Location: Museum of Vancouver, 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver (map)
Admission: $6.00 at the door or $5.00 in advance via Paypal plus a bag of clean clothes and / or a bag of craft supplies to swap. (leave with all the clothes and supplies that you can carry!)

Swap-O-Rama-Rama is a clothing and craft supply swap in which a community explores reuse and creativity through the recycling of used clothing.

The core of the swap is the gigantic pile of free clothing and craft supplies sorted into categories such as pants, skirts, shirts, fabric, notions, etc. These piles are the collective total of each guest’s contribution of any size bag of unwanted clothes, so start cleaning your closets! Take as little or as much as you like! All remainders will go to local charities.

A series of DIY stations will be on-hand to unleash your creativity through the recycling of used clothing including screen printing by Blim and sewing stations by Plush On Main.

Join in the communal process of reuse and celebrate our collective creativity!

What to bring to Swap-O-Rama-Rama?
Clean, gently-used clothes and accessories: jackets, pants, shirts, skirts, shoes, gloves, belts, accessories, jewelry, sunglasses, bags, wallets and hats. Children and men’s clothing are welcome.

Craft supplies: Fabric, notions, trim, yarn, left over pieces from that project that you never made, etc.

What not to bring to Swap-O-Rama-Rama
Books, make up, home d├ęcor, furniture, lingerie / underwear, dirty clothing or anything that you cannot wear or craft with.

For more information, contact swap@gotcraft.com or visit www.gotcraft.com/swap

And while I'm there I'll finally get to check out the Fox, Fluevog & Friends exhibit exploring the creations of John Fluevog, Peter Fox and Ken Rice. Featuring 150 shoes dating from 1968 to 2000, this fashion retrospective explores the story behind their footwear companies, from their early days making the scene in 1970s Gastown to acclaim and powerful brand loyalty on an international scale.

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Fashion Illustrations by Amelie Hegardt

I love love love these gorgeous fashion illustrations from Stockholm-based illustrator Amelie Hegardt. The splashes of vibrant water colours are perfect.

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Value Village: The Ultimate Find

As a frequent shopper at Value Village for over 20 years, I have come across some real treasures. This one makes it into my VV Hall of Fame.

Behold my new sewing case.

Find: A vintage 1960s travel vanity case in pristine condition. Beige with white stitching.
Cost: $3.67
Bonus: Sewing notions also found at Value Village totaling $3.65.

This new sewing case could not have been found at a better time.
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Recap: Salamat @ Fortune Sound Club

Here are some pictures from Salamat: A Filipino Independence Day Showcase organized by Sammie Jo of Sammie Jo Productions and hosted by the V.C.D. 100% of the proceeds went to Enspire Foundation's Bulacan Community Project to continue the construction of homes in Norzagaray Bulacan, Philippines. The homes are an integral part of a larger community project aimed to help in the relocation of slum-dwellers from the impoverished area of Bagong Silang in Navotas City.

Performances included Dianna David, Boombox Saints, SVS Style Dance Crew and much more. Watch a new video of SVS Style Dance Crew filmed and edited by me.

© AMA Photography