Monthly Archives: April 2012

TED Talk: Chip Kidd & Book Design

I saw this a week or two ago but forgot to share it: Chip Kidd is a book designer for the Knopf, and here tells a bit of the creative process, the taken for granted wit of book jacket design. … Continue reading

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Happy Death Day, Shakespeare! You’re 396 Years Young (Dead), I’m Sure You Look Terrible!

So it’s Shakespeare’s deathday (his Christening day is Thursday; we don’t know his birthday, but it was probably a week or so ago). In honor of this auspicious holiday I drew this horrible likeness of the Bard in paint: Per … Continue reading

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Interview With a Ghostwriter

This week on The Splendid Table Lynne Rossetto Kasper interviews JJ Goode, a ghostwriter for cookbooks. It’s a great little interview, and a great peek into the craft of that particular art. Gwyneth Paltrow last month was up in a … Continue reading

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Tremendous Trifles, by G.K. Chesterton

Tremendous Trifles by G.K. Chesterton My rating: 4 of 5 stars The first essay of G.K. Chesterton’s I remember reading is On Lying in Bed, which begins, “Lying in bed would be an altogether perfect and supreme experience if only … Continue reading

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Moby-Dick, by Herman Melville

Moby-Dick by Herman Melville My rating: 4 of 5 stars I suspect that had I known a good deal more or a great deal less about Moby Dick before I began, my journey through the novel would have been less … Continue reading

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