1. creativemornings:

Get physical with self-billed “typomaniac” Erik Spiekermann. The living legend (and past CreativeMornings/Berlin speaker) talks physical versus digital type in a book on his life and work: Hello, I am Erik, which is being called the “first-ever visual biography.” Coming this August.
Watch his CreativeMornings/Berlin talk here. →

    creativemornings:

    Get physical with self-billed “typomaniac” Erik Spiekermann. The living legend (and past CreativeMornings/Berlin speaker) talks physical versus digital type in a book on his life and work: Hello, I am Erik, which is being called the “first-ever visual biography.” Coming this August.

    Watch his CreativeMornings/Berlin talk here. →

  2. austinkleon:

    Thumbnail drawings from Henry David Thoreau’s journals

    Thoreau left all sorts of little thumbnail drawings in his journals, and as Linda Holt Brown points out in her paper, “The Zen Drawings of H.D. Thoreau” (these images come from her great accompanying PowerPoint), many of them have a wonderful Zen quality to them.

    John Cage liked them so much he blew them up and projected them behind some of his performances. (See also: his print composite of the drawings.)

  3. No one earns a billion dollars. People earn $10 an hour, people steal a billion dollars.

    — Fran Lebowitz (via harharhar)

  4. austinkleon:

    Alvin Lustig’s book covers

    I was killing some time in South Congress Books the other day and the clerk showed me some original New Directions books with these Alvin Lustig covers and they really knocked me out. (The images above are via Cooper Hewitt Collectionthis is what they look like IRL.) I ended up buying this edition of Miss Lonelyhearts, because, sure, it was the cheapest they had (Kafka’s AMERIKA was $600+), but it’s also one of my favorite books.)

    While I wait on my copy of Born Modern: The Life and Design of Alvin Lustig to get here, here’s his official site, here’s more on his work, a collage of his author names, an exhibit of his work with his wife, and a huge Flickr set of his work.

    Oh, and New Directions also sells a postcard collection of these covers.

  5. nevver:

die Bibliothek Cake

    nevver:

    die Bibliothek Cake

  6. nevver:

    Happy Hour, The 99-Pack

  7. The development will engulf land from North Carolina to Georgia, and possibly spread to Birmingham, Ala., “if we continue to develop urban areas in the Southeast the way we have for the past 60 years,” he said.

    — Southeast could become an overdeveloped ‘megalopolis’ in the next half century - The Washington Post (via melissachess)

    Grrrrrr.

  8. explore-blog:

Eleanor Roosevelt on happiness, conformity, and integrity

    explore-blog:

    Eleanor Roosevelt on happiness, conformity, and integrity

  9. Good Will Hunting (1997) →

    brightwalldarkroom:

    WHO WE CHOOSE TO BE.

    by Chris Cantoni

    Will Hunting is smarter than me. His intellect is staggering. And yet he is uncomfortably relatable. When I first saw Good Will Hunting I was 16 or 17, only a few years younger than the main character and, at the time, he was everything we could hope…