Discovering Those Who Make.

Short videos of people making things is nothing new around these internets. How many factory videos have I posted on this site? Answer: a lot. Does it mean that all of the attention to craftsmanship is slowing –not so much. And it is not dissipating because it is still interesting. People are also becoming more and more interested in actually making things –be it leather goods or food items. Small batch goods from small batch makers in towns all over the world.

The discovery of the tumblr Those Who Make came as a very welcome surprise. The site is sort of a catch all for interesting maker films – sort of like a regionally unspecific version of my Fuck Yeah Made in USA, but with a more open concept for food, consumer goods and all sorts of other interesting stuff. After looking through, I found some of the food / spirits films most intriguing and original. Maybe I haven’t been paying attention, but the culinary film aspect hasn’t been as front and center. With the exception of the Mast Brothers who must have had thirty shorts focus on them. I pulled out a few of my favorites, and added in a few other recent film discoveries that seemed to fit the same bill.

I should add that far and away my favorite film of this sort was made by The Smith (discovered via Devour) who profiled hunter / gatherer /cook Rohan Anderson –who could be the most badass man on the internets since Aaron Draplin crushed the world one slice of illustrator at a time. Watch as Rohan builds himself a smokehouse by hand, all with bacon in mind. It is a gloriously representative film for a mesmerizing movement that I hope continues to flourish.

McEwen & Sons Grits.

Prairie Vodka.


Industry City Distillery.

Comments on “Discovering Those Who Make.

    caleb on September 12, 2012 4:04 PM:

    grits man is a badass.

    Thanks for this.

    Francois on September 12, 2012 4:19 PM:

    Very cool.

    jfox/10e on September 12, 2012 11:12 PM:

    Really hope Ro Anderson gets over to the US to promote this book. ACL x powerHouse? Make it happen..

    Michael Williams on September 12, 2012 11:15 PM:

    I actually spoke with Rohan today and word is he is planning a trip to these United States in 2013…

    Joe Zbar on September 13, 2012 8:30 PM:

    Michael, I’d suggest seeking out a copy of The Smith Journal magazine, if you can. I believe it’s Australia’s best men’s magazine, and potentially up there among the world’s best. If you want, I’d happily post one to you. Just hit me up on email.

    anothergloriousbattle on September 14, 2012 11:26 AM:

    Rohan is a true working man bad ass. He wears essential style and not style for the sake of the dreaded F word. Any ideas what watch he exhibits? He also looks a tad like Sean Ingram from Coalesce

    Arthur on September 14, 2012 10:44 PM:

    great works!

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