Eat More Kale…and help an artist!

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I heard this story on my way home last night and thought it would be a good one to share. Vermont artist, Bo Muller-Moore is fighting charges from fast food giant Chick-fil-A over trademark infringement. Chick-fil-A claims Muller-Moore’s “Eat More Kale” T-shirt slogan is too similar to its own “Eat Mor Chikin” campaign.

To read NPR’s full story, click here. To order your very own Eat More Kale shirt, or to show support for the small-town artist who promotes local agriculture, click here.

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Three Generations of Wine Labels

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During a recent visit to Viviano & Sons Grocery in the Hill neighborhood of St. Louis, I noticed a series of Spanish wines. Yes, my wine purchases are often influenced by the label. Not just because I believe a well-packaged product often rewards the buyer with a high quality product, but also because after the wine is long gone an empty bottle could last on top of a cabinet forever. Or it could be used for a craft project such as a candle holder or sand art container. Or it could be used to practice extreme juggling (stuff bottles with oily rags and light on fire, or break off the bottom of the bottle by hitting it on the side of a table) or ring toss.

The Matsu (Japanese for ‘to wait’) Winery practices sustainable viticulture in Toro, Spain. This collection of Matsu wine is represented by images of three generations whose personalities reflect each of the different wines: ‘El Pícaro’ (The Rogue), ‘El Recio’ (The Tough) and ‘El Viejo’ (The Old). It’s one of those great ideas that surprises me I haven’t seen before, but I particularly enjoyed seeing how strong the concept is when displayed as a series — they stood out from across the room. I’ll have to write a follow up post about whether or not the wines taste as good as they look.

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Shooting the final roll of Kodachrome at the Missouri State Fair

This is a recent article written by Robert Cohen of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

For six decades it sat perched atop the mountain, the king of color film. But time has almost run out for Kodachrome. The last photo lab in the United States that still develops it is in Parsons, Kansas. Dwayne’s Photo will process their last roll on December 30. Post-Dispatch photographer Robert Cohen found his last roll of Kodachrome 200 and took it to the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia.
More: http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/article_ad32e87d-29d3-5427-84b9-34e73b6900e6.html

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