Join us for Kontrast at Disjecta on Oct. 10th
October 3rd, 2013 by Nueva Forma™

Kontrast at Disjecta on Oct. 10th

Join us on October 10th, 2013 for a mini-installment of Kontrast at DISJECTA as part of Design Week Portland, a platform that explores the process, craft, and practice of design across disciplines as seen through the lens of Portland’s most vibrant independent programming. The event will be kicking off with a reel review in partnership with AE PDX + Colorcubic at 6 PM, then Kontrast will begin at 8:30 and last until 10ish (or until we get booted out).

Complimentary drinks and food provided at event.

==== ABOUT KONTRAST ====
Kontrast is a Colorcubic & Nueva Forma-curated audiovisual event and creative social mixer; a chance for contemporary performance to move away from typical clubs and into more eclectic and ornate settings where the artistry of the medium can be better explored and appreciated.

==== LINEUP ====
8:30 PM – DJ Honeydripper
9:00 PM – The Bear and The Sea
9:30 PM – _wndfrm
10:00 PM – DJ Honeydripper

Live visuals + interactive installation provided by Colorcubic and Momo the Monster.

$5 (at door or through Eventbrite: https://demoreel.eventbrite.com)
ALL AGES

For more info, visit http://kontrastevent.com

A SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS

  • COLORCUBIC
  • NUEVA FORMA
  • AEPDX
  • NINKASI BREWING
  • GUAYAKI
  • RED BULL
  • ADOBE
  • 52 LTD
  • RED GIANT
  • AUTODESK
  • 3D PDX
  • 3DV
  • PETER CORVALLIS PRODUCTIONS

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Ryoji Ikeda : Densely Minimum
June 14th, 2009 by toyohisa™
Datatron by: Ryoji Ikeda

+/- by: Ryoji Ikeda

“densely minimum.” If I have to explain who Ryoji Ikeda is consicely, that’s the phrase I’d be probably using. Yesterday I went to see his exhibition, “+/-[the infinite between 0 and 1],” at Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo. I’ve known him for his electronic music for a while, but not the visuals… damn. I was wasting so much time for not knowing such dope artwork.

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Plastinkuzz Pocket-Size DJ Scratch Pad
June 8th, 2009 by jem™
Work it, own it!

Work it, own it!

Comes in several flavas: Bad, badder, and baddest.

Comes in several flavas: Bad, badder, and baddest.

Found this strange little novelty item while drooling over the Optimus Maximus. Not quite sure if the DJ scratch pad would make it in the winner’s circle. I can imagine some dude pulling this card out of his wallet and whispering slyly to his date, “Hey… check this…” then start scratching like he’s Kid Koala. Deal-breaker? Probably. At least the video is hilarious.

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Classic Records as Pelican Book Covers
May 12th, 2009 by elle™

I love LittlePixel’s Flickr set of what he describes as “Classic records lost in time and format, re-emerged as Pelican books.” If only such a thing existed. They are all quite gorgeous, and I’ve posted some of my favourites below. You can also discover more lovely little things at http://www.littlepixel.info.

Stereolab - Dots and Loops

Stereolab - Dots and Loops

Autechre - Amber

Autechre - Amber

Beastie Boys - License to Kill

Beastie Boys - License to Kill

KLF - The White Room

CLF - The White Room

Spiritualized - Ladies and Gentlemen

Spiritualized - Ladies and Gentlemen

Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures

Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures

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Mr. Disc + Sound Burger = High Fidelity
April 10th, 2009 by anthony™
Audio Technica AT-727 Sound Burger

Audio Technica AT-727 Sound Burger

Audio Technica AT-727 Sound Burger

Audio Technica AT-727 Sound Burger

Audio Technica AT-770 Mr. Disc

Audio Technica AT-770 Mr. Disc

Stumbled across these while searching for portable listening devices. Audio Technica’s AT-727 Sound Burger & AT-770 Mr. Disc. Yep! With names like those, it’s hard to believe that they never made the popular vote. Even though they may not be as portable as an iPod, it would be damn hilarious to catch someone trying to jog with one of these strapped to their leg. :)

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The Nostalgia of Cassette Tapes
March 30th, 2009 by elle™

Last month, we had touched on vintage cassette tape inserts and how awesome the designs are. Perhaps it’s the nostalgia of growing up in the era of analog sounds, or that everything old is back in fashion, but the aesthetic of cassette tapes still have profound desire and influence in modern society. This post pays homage to the cassette tape, and the unique ways that we’ve tried to preserve it by bridging the gap between digital and analog. Here are some of my favorite mods and hybrids:

NVDRS Tape by Stefano Pertegato

I’d like to describe the NVDRS Tape, but the images already speak for themselves:

Slide the music to start listening

Slide the music to start listening

USB key provides connectivity with almost every computer

USB key provides connectivity with almost every computer

Case to protect the player and customize it

Case to protect the player and customize it

Listen to what the image says. Put the finger in the hole...

Listen to what the image says. Put the finger in the hole...

Apparently the finger goes in the other hole. To charge it, of course. How much fingering equates to a full charge?

Apparently the finger goes in the other hole. To charge it, of course. How much fingering equates to a full charge?

via yankodesign

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Every Album Ever
February 23rd, 2009 by anthony™
So true. And so sad!

So true. And so sad!

A funny look at what artist Winston Rowntree calls Every Album Ever.

Via Cracked.com

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Vintage Cassette Tape Inserts
February 18th, 2009 by elle™
Via Jubru's Flickr photostream

This one is probably my favorite. Via Jubru's Flickr photostream.

Via Jubru's Flickr photostream

This insert really does make me happy, even without listening to a single sound! Via Jubru's Flickr photostream

Via Jubru's Flickr photostream

Love the little exclamation marks. Via Jubru's Flickr photostream

Let’s face it, here at Nueva Forma, we’re suckers for vintage design. Polar Alert Studios has compiled a wonderful collection of the top 100 vintage cassette tape inserts, and after going through the slideshow, I’m feeling a bit nostagic and am compelled to make a mixtape the next time I get my hands on a cassette. Unfortunately, most cassette tapes don’t look as cool as they used to. There’s also a wonderful Flickr set of cassette inserts via Jubru’s photostream, which is where the images are from.

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