Recently by Brandon Kavulla

Tribute to Blueprint Magazine 2005-2007

Tribute to Blueprint Magazine 2005-2007

Blueprint from SPD Videos on Vimeo.

From Deb Bishop, the former DD at Blueprint:
This is fun little movie in fast motion (we were always in a hurry) of the Blueprint team creating the February '08 cover in the Starrett Lehigh building. Little did we know this would be the last cover we did, ever. Blueprint was the most fun, perplexing, frustrating, yet rewarding project I have ever been involved in. It's been a year since it folded. I just wanted to say thanks and I miss you all. I'm really proud of what we did.

Sarah Humphreys, Cybele Grandjean, Lisa The, Jamie Prokell, Katie Hatch, Page Marchese Norman, Elizabeth Graves, Shane Powers, Rebecca Robertson, Scott Horne, Rachel Boyle, Sarah Conroy, Johannah Masters, Bora Chang, Shira Savada, Denise Clappi, Duane Stapp, Sydney Applegate, Sarah Rutledge, Valerie Rains, Petra Gugielmetti, Heloise Goodman, Mary Cahill, Johnny Miller, Amy Wilkins, Matthew Axe, Tom Prince, and everyone on staff. We only did 8 issues (or was it 9?) but those 8 were "effin" brilliant.

I know you have all gone on to do wonderful things and I wanted to wish you all happiness with your future endeavors in the New Year and beyond. Let's have a reunion.

XO Deb
If you have content (big or small) that you think would be great for The Sandbox; behind-the-scenes stories, the process of a design, illo, photo, logo, typography...really anything about the way we put a magazine or website(!) together...forward it to Brandon at
What Is This?

What Is This?

These are all common elements that you can find at a hardware store or drug store.
It's also something else.
It's a bomb. And it can be brought on a commercial airline undetected.

Here at Best Life we were developing a story on how our airports post-9/11 are not much safer than before. Ripe with whistle-blowers and what not it was damn interesting...and damn scary. Searching the text for visual directions, one of the most intriguing parts was about a collection of common elements that one could easily get through security and assemble into a bomb on a commercial airliner. Much more interesting than the obligatory spooky picture of the whistle-blower in an airport, right? So we called Dan Winters.

I recently had a chance to catch Dan on the phone to talk about the project of assembling a bomb: fascintating, funny.....and terrifying.

Archives | Florian Bachleda »