Category Archives: Art

Unusual Words — Illustrated!

The Project Twins, a couple of graphic designers from Cork, Ireland, have illustrated twenty-six unusual words, and they look great. You can buy prints here. In the meantime, here are some I really like (click for full size): (via)

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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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Tolkien’s Image of Middle Earth

I stumbled across a batch of illustrations the other day, which I gather will be released (with others) in a book in honor of the 75th anniversary of the publication of The Hobbit. Tolkien’s precision comes through in his illustrations … Continue reading

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“Dat ding is aan het lopen!”

I think I’ve asked you this, but do you guys read the New Yorker? You should really read the New Yorker. Fantastic writing, smart commentary, interesting range of subjects. Learn about why you should eat bugs. Anyway, last week’s edition … Continue reading

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Google Borges Doodle Explained

Making sense of the Borges Google doodle: — Penguin Classics (@PenguinClassics) August 25, 2011 YouTube animation of yesterday's Borges Google doodle! — Penguin Classics (@PenguinClassics) August 25, 2011

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Great Showdowns by scott c.

If you haven’t been following scott c.’s Great Showdowns series, shame on you. Sure, his showdowns are from movies, but I culled a few great literary showdowns as an excuse to share his work. More paintings after the jump.

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