1. 14:45 23rd Jul 2011

    Notes: 11

    Reblogged from greentype

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    Weird K.
greentype:

Staro-Kalinkin bridge

    Weird K.

    greentype:

    Staro-Kalinkin bridge

     
  2. 18:09 18th Jun 2011

    Notes: 1223

    Reblogged from bookcoverdesign

    Awesome.
bookcoverdesign:

The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry (2011) Jon Ronson design: Matt Dorfman 
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    Awesome.

    bookcoverdesign:

    The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry (2011) 
    Jon Ronson
    design: Matt Dorfman 

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  3. 14:14 20th Apr 2011

    Notes: 57

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    Wow.
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iconoclassic: (via Ray Morimura | Woodblock Prints | bumbumbum)
     
  4. Great use of Google new present to humanities scholars and bored people everywhere:

    viafrank:

    Rest in peace, medial s. You know, that thingie that you sometimes see in type that kind of looks like a lowercase f, but really should be a lowercase s, but doesn’t really look quite right by your modern standards. You know, the thing that you see on the title page when you pick up your 17th…

     
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  6. 18:20 16th Nov 2010

    Notes: 319

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    ollymoss:

I am a graphic designer and in my contract it says that I have to make bad jokes about typography.

    ollymoss:

    I am a graphic designer and in my contract it says that I have to make bad jokes about typography.

     
  7. 22:41 14th Nov 2010

    Notes: 399

    Reblogged from aquabooks

    Oh wow they all look so happy
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Super Punch

    Oh wow they all look so happy

    nevver:

    Super Punch

     
  8. RSA Animate – Changing Education Paradigms (seen at swissmiss)

    An interesting (by no means indisputable) talk about the roots and nature of modern educational systems (10 mins long, but worth watching if you have the time). I think a more productive discussion could focus more on the ways in which the economic value of education (at different levels and subjects) is perceived. Great animation, too — witty and makes listening for 10 mins a lot easier.

     
  9. Cover for The Secret Garden (Puffin Designer Classics series) by Lauren Child. (via Caustic Cover Critic: Puffin Magic II: more covers from the same series at the link)

    Cover for The Secret Garden (Puffin Designer Classics series) by Lauren Child. (via Caustic Cover Critic: Puffin Magic II: more covers from the same series at the link)

     
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    Laurent Nivalle - photography - 2009
Can’t stop looking at that line. Wow.

    Laurent Nivalle - photography - 2009

    Can’t stop looking at that line. Wow.

     
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    DOGHOUSE Diaries: Book covers

    DOGHOUSE Diaries: Book covers

     
  12. I don’t actually lose sleep calculating whether today’s award-winning books are as “great” as the greats of yesteryear (terrible failure in a critic, I know). It’s an easy argument, because everyone can think of at least one instance where it’s true. Also, many of the lousy books of yesteryear are out of print, leaving us with a, shall we say, distorted perception of the cumulative literary output. I can imagine ancient Egyptian critics of the Middle Kingdom poring over papyri and sniffing that the hieroglyphics are derivative and uninspired.
    — 

    Is today’s fiction irrelevant? The blogosphere debates: Are today’s novels merely clever where they should be deep? (via libraryland)

    Quite so. I think that the only way to know if a writer can be considered a ‘great’ is to wait a few decades or, better yet, coupla hundred years. In the meantime, all we are left with are our own preferences and opinion (eg, ‘I think So-and-so is great’), but these are all that matters anyway.

     
     
  13. 04:56

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    Reblogged from libraryland

    Tags: booksbook designmacabre humour

    If this is were a children’s book, it would be the meanest ever. (Probably not). So pretty!
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threeseptembersandajanuary:

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likeneelyohara:vonnegutandcathair:theashcroftmoon | (via artzombie, prettyheartattacks)

    If this is were a children’s book, it would be the meanest ever. (Probably not). So pretty!

    libraryland:

    ecstasyofentropy:

    muchomurka:

    katherineanneausten:

    threeseptembersandajanuary:

    iwantmybearsuit:

    likeneelyohara:vonnegutandcathair:theashcroftmoon | (via artzombie, prettyheartattacks)

     
  14. …it having been decided by the University of Coimbra that burning a few people alive by a slow fire, and with great ceremony, is an infallible secret for preventing earthquakes.
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    Candide, page 28. 

    This sentence is referring to the earthquake in Lisbon which occurs in Voltaire’s satire (it was also a real event). As it is a satire, I can see it being funny on purpose; however this was written in the 1700s so I can’t tell if Voltaire is being serious or is poking fun… Nonetheless this amused me!

    (via keeping-it-classy)

    Heh. Whenever there’s any doubt as to whether Voltaire is poking fun, it can be safely assumed he is. I should really re-read Candide one of these days… (My favourite joke is still the one where he refers to Canada as ‘a few acres of snow’).

     
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    These are wonderful: 8-bit fantasy landscapes coded in HTML 5, animated via color cycling. I couldn’t even choose a picture to illustrate them (grabbed the first one), all of them are astonishing. (The screenshot doesn’t really do them justice, but trust me, you won’t regret having a look).
[seen @ gizmodo.com]

    These are wonderful: 8-bit fantasy landscapes coded in HTML 5, animated via color cycling. I couldn’t even choose a picture to illustrate them (grabbed the first one), all of them are astonishing. (The screenshot doesn’t really do them justice, but trust me, you won’t regret having a look).

    [seen @ gizmodo.com]