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Jean-François Porchez, The Famous Stranger

It is virtually impossible for Jean-François Porchez, to walk across Paris without seeing signs of his work. In fact, anyone walking through Paris sees his work, the only difference is that the general public walks the city oblivious to the signs that guide them. They read the content but seldom notice the form.

Jean-François Porchez, a type font designer, is the creator of the Parisine, the font used in all the Parisian public transportation. Whether travelling underground, or above ground, the Parisine surrounds the people of Paris. Porchez says, ¨It is a challenge to cross Paris without seeing the Parisine. But at the same time, it is fun to ride the bus, next to the driver and the passengers and to think that these people do not even know that we have created the environment that surrounds them daily.¨ Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on February 13, 2012 in Arts


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Hot Tickets: Seattle

Here are this week’s hot tickets in the Seattle area. Check back every Thursday at noon, PST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike.

Tomorrow, January 20 A Cro-Magnon Pictures Retrospective – A selection of films from throughout the four year history of Cro-Magnon pictures will be screened, including “Mythical Proportions,” the smash hit stop-motion puppet-porn mockumentary that took home the Best Humor prize at the Stranger’s HUMP! 2011; “A Jazzman’s Jazzman: The Gerry Carruthers Story,” winner of animation awards from the Canada Int’l Film Festival and SNOBfest in New Hampshire, and an official selection of the 2011 New Orleans Film Festival; “Man Talk,” an absurdist office comedy, an official selection of Port Townsend Film Fest 2010; “The Mr. Azymuth Suite,” Best Short Film winner of the Pelican D’or Film Fest 2011 in New Orleans, LA; and never-before-seen shorts “Hitched” and “Capital Energy.”

Tomorrow, January 20 | Rainbow Bingo Pajama Party – All Proceeds Benefit The Southeast Seattle Senior Center! $15 advance or $20 at the door gets you 12 games, a burger with fixins, and prizes.

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Posted by on January 19, 2012 in Hot Tickets, Seattle


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Hot Tickets: Seattle

Every Thursday at noon, PST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the Seattle area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike.

Thursday, July 21 Tempting Tarts Burlesque Presents: Circus Sideshow Spectacular! Step right up, folks! Inside the JewelBox Theatre, a world of strange and unusual creatures await you. Lobster Girls! Siamese Twins! Gender-bending Half-and-Halfs! And that’s not all! Hurry, hurry, hurry! You won’t want to miss the bevy of beautiful, freaky dames the likes of which you have never seen before! Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on July 21, 2011 in Hot Tickets, Seattle


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