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We say to the apathetic, Where there's a will, there's a way, as if the brute realities of the world did not amuse themselves each day by turning that phrase on its head.

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Saturday, January 14th, 2012

Poem and Image

According to Brueghel
when Icarus fell
it was spring

a farmer was ploughing
his field
the whole pageantry

of the year was
awake tingling
near

the edge of the sea
concerned
with itself

sweating in the sun
that melted
the wings' wax

unsignificantly
off the coast
there was

a splash quite unnoticed
this was
Icarus drowning

William Carlos Williams

posted morning of January 14th, 2012: 6 responses
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Monday, January 9th, 2012

There's nothing quite like a real book

Documentarians Sean and Lisa Ohlenkamp went undercover to see what happens after closing time at Toronto's Type Books -- what they discovered may surprise you.

Thanks for the link, Lauren!

(Incidentally: some fantastic book and bookstore photos are to be had at Colossal Art and Design, where I found the Ohlenkamps' video.)

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Sunday, January 8th, 2012

Abbey Road

At the Wooster Collective, a marvelous street painting:

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Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

From Cover to Cover

Jenny Volvoski is an artist with a very cool project: To design one or more covers for each book she reads, as she reads it. Check out her blog From Cover to Cover to see what she's come up with so far. (via Richard of Caravana de recuerdos, who reminds us that the Savage Detectives group read is coming up)

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Monday, January second, 2012

31,536,000 Seconds Over Toronto

Remember the 6-month view of the Golden Gate? Michael Chrisman has created a year-long pinhole shot of the sky above Toronto:

(Thanks for the link, cleek!)

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Saturday, December 31st, 2011

the calligrapher replies Ⅰ

A delightful bit of asemia that we saw at the NC museum of art: Tom Phillips*, the calligrapher replies Ⅰ.

According to the NC Museum of Art Handbook of the Collections,
"The painting is a tease. It invites and resists interpretation. Viewers can pick out a word here, a phrase there, but the artist has intentionally entrapped the content within the written maze."

(worth trying out as a wallpaper as well)

*And lo and behold! I did not recognize his name -- it turns out Mr. Phillips is the author of A Humument, now available in its 5th edition and in app form for iPad.

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Thursday, December 15th, 2011

Pasquale Vassallo's submission to the 2011 National Geographic photo contest: an octopus's garden on the coast of Italy.

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Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

Rat race

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Saturday, December third, 2011

photo by Sylvia

Daniel Grossman, sentado en un banco de la Alameda, México df, febrero 1993.

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Sunday, November 13th, 2011

Gravitas on tour

Substance McGravitas has been all over the place in the last few days... From Memphis, city of music and Wonder™, to Cleveland for beer and ugly monuments, magical collage houses in Detroit; now he is lost in the desert somewhere out west. Beautiful photography everywhere.

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