If we had Dutch-style intersections, we’d ride our bikes everywhere, too

Urban planner Nick Falbo wants U.S. engineers to borrow a trick from the Dutch: Keep the bike lanes on the curb side of parked cars, and then add an island in front of the parking lane in the intersection so that turning cars are forced to give cyclists a little more space.

Just watch what he means. 

Dutch problem solving


Here’s that mp3 you wanted of Peter Gabriel’s “In Your Eyes” with the vocals removed and replaced with me singing them as chicken clucks.

That is me on main chicken vocals and Eddie Whitewolf on backup chicken.

This was made for a video that Eddie, Dean Levitt, Jon Rivera, Jill Jose and I made about a hundred years ago. This video: 

JACKPOT: A Film By Adam Baran from Adam Baran on Vimeo.

Logline: It’s 1994 and there’s no Internet. So 14-year-old Jack Hoffman sets off on a quest to find and retrieve a stash of gay porn from across town before anyone finds out.

SPECIAL NOTE: If you like the film, PLEASE put something in the TIP JAR (BELOW) - $1, $5, or more. All the money raised will go towards developing the feature version of Jackpot, which was workshopped at the Outfest Screenwriting Lab in 2010!

"A fun (and beautifully shot) flight of fancy." - Boyculture.com

Winner - Best Short Film - 2013 Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
2013 Reykjavik International Film Festival - Golden Egg Competition
2012 Iris Prize Festival
2013 Frameline: San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival
2012 Outfest: The Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival
2013 Hong Kong Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
2012 NewFest: The NY LGBT Film Festival
2012 Seattle Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
2013 Puerto Rico Queer Film Fest
2013 Toronto Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
2013 Philadelphia QFest
2012 Kahshish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival
2013 Outflix Film Festival (Memphis)
2013 Amsterdam Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
2012 Skieve Filmer (Oslo)
2013 Dayton LGBT Film Festival
2013 Fresno Reel Pride
2013 image+nation Montreal
2013 Tampa Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
2013 Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival

Follow me on Twitter at @abaran999

Press coverage:
Huffington Post: huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/24/jackpot-adam-baran_n_4317935.html?utm_hp_ref=gay-voices
Queerty: queerty.com/short-film-jackpot-makes-us-nostalgic-for-pre-internet-porn-20131115/
Towleroad: towleroad.com/2013/11/jackpot.html
NewNowNext: newnownext.com/short-film-jackpot-explores-90s-teens-quest-for-porn-watch/11/2013/
The Sword: thesword.com/jackpot-a-short-film-about-a-gay-teen-who-finds-a-treasure-trove-of-porn-mags.html

Font Men - SXSW 2014 Official Selection from dress code on Vimeo.

You may not have heard of Jonathan Hoefler or Tobias Frere-Jones but you’ve seen their work. Before their recent split, they collectively ran the most successful and well respected type design studio in the world, creating fonts used by everyone from the Wall Street Journal to the President of the United States.

Font Men, gives a peek behind the curtain into the world of Jonathan and Tobias. Tracking the history of their personal trajectories, sharing the forces that brought them together and giving an exclusive look at the successful empire they built together.


Presented by AIGA to celebrate H+FJ’s 2013 AIGA Medal, with additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts

Directed & Produced by: Dress Code

Cinematography by: Andre Andreev

Edited by: Dan Covert

Music & Sound by: YouTooCanWoo

Animation/Design: Evan Anthony, John Custer, Joe Donaldson, Emil Bang Lyngbo, Josh Parker, Eddie Song

Principal Cast: Jonathan Hoefler, Tobias Frere-Jones

Shot on a Canon 7D

Happy Camper - The Daily Drumbeat from Job, Joris & Marieke on Vimeo.

Hereby we would like to beat the drum for Happy Camper’s new music video The Daily Drumbeat!

The Daily Drumbeat is a sunny song but it’s lyrics hold a dark threat ‘The drumbeat will beat you up’.
It inspired studio Job, Joris & Marieke to make a dark and sinister animated music video.
The story is set on the rooftops of a big city, where a group of innocent creatures is trying to keep up the pace of a fatal game.

Studio Job, Joris & Marieke previously worked together with Happy Camper on the first music video Born with a Bothered Mind and on the short film MUTE.

Listen to The Daily Drumbeat on Spotify: play.spotify.com/album/3SO6ZoRN7rTu07Z1iXSEmQ



The Where, the Why, and the How from ALSO on Vimeo.

The book trailer for The Where, the Why, and the How: 75 Artists Illustrate Wondrous Mysteries of Science

Available in bookstores and online:

A science book like no other, The Where, the Why, and the How turns loose 75 of today’s hottest artists onto life’s vast questions, from how we got here to where we are going. Inside these pages some of the biggest (and smallest) mysteries of the natural world are explained in essays by real working scientists, which are then illustrated by artists given free rein to be as literal or as imaginative as they like. The result is a celebration of the wonder that inspires every new discovery. Featuring work by such contemporary luminaries as Lisa Congdon, Jen Corace, Neil Farber, Susie Ghahremani, Jeremyville, and many more, this is a work of scientific and artistic exploration to pique the interest of both the intellectually and imaginatively curious.

Animation by:

Artwork by:
Gilbert Ford (Blushing)
John Hendrix (Rogue Wave)
Yelena Bryksenkova (Evolution)