Introducing Penman

We would like to introduce you to Penman, Style Hatch’s thirteenth premium Tumblr theme! Penman features an oversized layout and bold typography that allows your photos and videos to be boldly displayed in high definition and long text posts in a highly legible format. As always we give you all the customization options to completely change up the colors, layout, fonts and background images. Pick up Penman for your blog for $49!

Responsive Layout

Not only does Penman look fantastic on the largest resolution screens, but it also scales down beautifully to mobile devices. Go ahead and try resizing your browser window to see how the layout responds.

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Added support for the new Spotify audio player, Pinterest’s ‘pin it’ button, and improved support for Twitter, Facebook and Google Plus buttons.

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Penman Dark Demo Site
Just to show how flexible Penman’s customization options are we setup a basic demo site showing Penman without the post frames and set to a dark styling.  If you want specific details about the exact setting for the dark demo site shoot us an email at penman@stylehatch.co High-res

Penman Dark Demo Site

Just to show how flexible Penman’s customization options are we setup a basic demo site showing Penman without the post frames and set to a dark styling.  If you want specific details about the exact setting for the dark demo site shoot us an email at penman@stylehatch.co

Majestics

I’ve posted about photographer Kim Høltermand in the past for the Deserted City, but his work still continues to amaze me with his latest series Majestics.  The foggy ambiance he captures adds an eerie and serene mood to all of his work.

Follow along with this week’s curated posts featuring some of my favorites from the Behance Network - tagged: behance.

(via jonathanmoore)

The Empire State
Typography sketch by designer and illustrator Simon Ålander who is currently a student at Sweden’s famous Hyper Island design school.  Check out more of Simon’s work in his portfolio and follow him on Tumblr - coffeemademedoit.tumblr.com High-res

The Empire State

Typography sketch by designer and illustrator Simon Ålander who is currently a student at Sweden’s famous Hyper Island design school.  Check out more of Simon’s work in his portfolio and follow him on Tumblr - coffeemademedoit.tumblr.com

TimeScapes 4K

This is production footage from my forthcoming debut film, “TimeScapes,” a portrait of the American Southwest. This video was filmed and edited at 4K (4096x2304) resolution, four times greater than regular 1080p HD. A 4K DCP file is available upon request. Shot on Red Epic and Canon RAW still cameras.
— Tom Lowe 

Film by astronomy photographer Tom Lowe.  Read more about the shot and production on the Vimeo.

5 Manifestos for Art, Life & Business

Manifestos are a powerful catalyst. By publicly stating your views and intentions, you create a pact for taking action. 

Behance’s The 99 Percent looks at five manifestos that guided and propelled the architect Frank Lloyd Wright, the marketer Seth Godin, the designer John Maeda, the writer Leo Tolstoy, and the company Apple.

With 2012 rapidly approaching it is time to think about writing a manifesto. What’s your manifesto?

The Starbucks Evolution—Submerging The Brand

During the 1990’s Starbucks was opening locations at a feverish pace, and to maintain the growth they relied on a retail design template for all the new stores opening—mermaids, teak wood ceiling cutouts, rustic illustrations, and earth-tones. In many ways this initial approach helped them to create brand signals that people instantly associated with Starbucks. All of this began to change in 2007 when Starbucks stock began to drop, the company quickly realized that they can no longer treat every location around the world the same.

Local Design Experiments to Break the Cookie-Cutter Mold

For we are a culture with a third term, a restless creativity. If once we were a mainstream and avant-garde, now we are a great wilderness, with thousands of little experiments happening everywhere. Point, counterpoint is dead. The struggle between status and cool is over. We are now a culture over-flowing with variety and noise.

-Grant McCracken, in Chief Culture Officer

At one point there were two distinct cultural approaches mainstream (represented by Starbucks cookie-cutter approach) and avant-garde (represented by unique counter-mainstream local retail), but as explained in Grant McCracken’s new book Chief Culture Officer we’re now a culture that responds to a third category “restless creativity” based on thousands of creative experiments.  This shift is exactly what Starbucks is hoping to capitalize on for the future.

In a smart move to break out of the mainstream, cookie-cutter approach to store design, Starbucks is experimenting with creating unique stores that are more consistent to their local surroundings. The design team is now attempting to removing the sameness that exist where your at a Starbucks in suburban Orange County, California or urban Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan, and custom create locations that complement the neighborhood.

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Hours

  • Tycho
  • Dive

One of the highlight tracks from the artist/musician Scott Hansen’s Dive album.  For many years both Scott’s music, art, and well curated ISO50 blog has been a source of inspiration.

Listen to the full album—Dive—on Rdio.