April 14, 2014
"It’s not a very sane thing to try to be great all the time. You want to make something magical; you want to make something wonderful; you want to give to everybody; you want to heal people; you want to still be inspired. That’s not easy. I can cry myself to sleep because I’m not as great as Leonard Cohen, but who cares? Maybe you can’t be as great as some people, but it’s a tragedy when you don’t follow your dreams. So should I just shut the fuck up just because I’m not great? Or should I just do it because I must? It’s a complicated situation."

— Lykke Li (via mttbll)

(Source: pitchfork.com, via mttbll)

April 6, 2014
theparisreview:

Toward the end of the session, Josef Breitenbach asked James Joyce if there were some special pose or gesture that he would wish recorded. Joyce thought for a moment, and raised his hand to his forehead. Then he let the hand pass over his eyes, covering them. When the hand cradled his nose and chin, Joyce indicated that this was the pose, and Breitenbach pressed the shutter.
From the portfolio “Ten Portraits” in our Winter 1983 issue.

theparisreview:

Toward the end of the session, Josef Breitenbach asked James Joyce if there were some special pose or gesture that he would wish recorded. Joyce thought for a moment, and raised his hand to his forehead. Then he let the hand pass over his eyes, covering them. When the hand cradled his nose and chin, Joyce indicated that this was the pose, and Breitenbach pressed the shutter.

From the portfolio “Ten Portraits” in our Winter 1983 issue.

December 17, 2013

buhdays:

Ricardo Leite

IdN v20n4: Paper Special p98-99

http://idnproshop.com/item/?id=v20n4

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Filed under: Ricardo Leite books 
December 17, 2013

BPBD — Best Portuguese Book Designs

What an awesome logo. 


BPBD — Best Portuguese Book Designs

What an awesome logo. 

(Source: buhdays)

December 17, 2013
fantagraphics:

retazosdered:

Max

Vapor is rescheduled for next Fall.

fantagraphics:

retazosdered:

Max

Vapor is rescheduled for next Fall.

(via heavyfeatherreview)

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Filed under: illustration 
December 17, 2013
Eight drawings of buildings, houses & towns by Egon Schiele

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December 13, 2013

Anonymous asked: what do you think about jason segel playing dfw in a movie with jesse eisenberg?

lazenby:

If I wanted to design a personal hell for David Foster Wallace, I would

  • summon a golem from the ashes of his strangled body,
  • put a $ on its forehead,
  • deprive it of the third dimension,
  • reduce it to a quaking shadow,
  • and project it on screen after screen after screen,
  • to prop up a road movie with the kid from facebook. 

My thoughts exactly. 

December 10, 2013
"So when I got to the 15th, and I believed final, draft, I decided to spend some weeks doing nothing but pulling up ‘widows.’ Every time there was a word or two at the end of a paragraph that spilled over to the next line, I found a way to compress the language of the paragraph so that it got pulled “up” to the line above. My book is in 144 short sections, so I did the same thing if a sentence or two at the end of a section was ‘widowed’ onto a blank page. You can see how this becomes a self-perpetuating process. If I pulled up a three-sentence widow from the end of a section and then pulled up word widows from every paragraph within that section, I might create, by the time I was finished, new widows to pull up at the section’s end. I knew, of course, that the layout of my manuscript would bear no resemblance to the typeset book. This process was simply a way to say to each sentence, ‘I know you think you’re as tight as you can get; now lets tighten you up just a little bit more.’"

— Pam Houston (via mttbll)

(Source: hungermtn.org, via mttbll)

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July 19, 2013

picadorbookroom:

Author Teju Cole, raising the bar

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July 3, 2013

theatlantic:

Egyptian protestors shine laser lights on a military helicopter flying over the presidential palace in Cairo, on June 30, 2013, as hundreds of thousands of demonstrators gather during a protest calling for the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi.

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