Archive for December, 2011

Our blog wishes you farewell and happy travels…

Friday, December 23rd, 2011
After 2 year of being a dedicated blog of our interests and work projects, with an eye toward an ever-evolving future, we are retiring from the blogging world. As new opportunities and challenges continue to present themselves, we're transitioning in 2012 and are uncertain what exactly that looks like. We just know we have lost interest in the whole "posting stuff we think is cool" thing. It's been fun while it's lasted. But new projects and situations now demand new responses. The Match Factory as an idea has always been outside the realm of our day jobs. We want it to continue to be. While we work with inspiring clients, we are artists to a certain degree, and have that urge to make art. In some form, that is what the Match Factory will continue to be. Initially, will be our Big Cartel storefront. How it changes, well, that is still to be decided. In closing, we thank you for reading. And wish you farewell, good tidings this winter solstice, and happy travels. Until next time, Justin and Jason.

here’s to 2012

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011
justin kemerling, designer

Top 10 Albums of 2011 (Justin)

Sunday, December 18th, 2011
My favorite albums that came out in 2011. In no particular order: The King of Limbs by Radiohead Rise Ye Sunken Ships by We Are Augustines The People's Key by Bright Eyes Kiss Each Other Clean by Iron & Wine The King is Dead by The Decemberists Arrows by The Lonely Forest Nine Types of Light by TV on the Radio Bon Iver by Bon Iver Bad As Me by Tom Waits Biophilia by Bjork Additionally, the following are albums that didn't come out this year, but were a big chunk of my listening in 2011 nonetheless: The Year of Getting By by Kill County Never Better by POS Forever and Counting by Hot Water Music The Story of the Clash by The Clash VS. by Pearl Jam Various Random Stuff by Macklemore The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan by Bob Dylan Finally, big props to the KEXP Song of the Day. Much love.


Sunday, December 18th, 2011
[caption id="attachment_5129" align="alignnone" width="540" caption="100 Days of Active Resistance"][/caption] 100 Days of Active Resistance is a beautiful compilation of images that "go deep in order to understand who we are, what the world is and how things could be better." On Day 87 you'll find the MAKE [THIS] BETTER poster. Buy the book.
  • In 2010 Vivienne Westwood and Lee Jeans launched an online manifesto-installation titled 100 Days of Active Resistance. The website invited people to submit an artwork, slogan or photograph responding to Westwood's conception of Active Resistance to Propaganda, in which she argues for culture's capacity to elevate humanity above self-destruction. It is not enough to follow world politics, see films and read the prizewinning bestsellers, she insists; this is superficial, you need to go deep in order to understand who you are, what the world is and how things could be better. This involves culture which can only be acquired by self-education: human beings should mirror the world. Starting on September 8, 2010, for100 days, one artwork was showcased online daily, ending with an exhibition displaying a selection ofthe best contributions. This volume gathers these works and commemorates the project.