September 15, 2014

Wanna feel old?? The return of Surge is but one harbinger of ’90s Nostalgia Ragnarok. When Ecto-Cooler juice boxes are ritualistically poured onto the POG-shaped seals like goat’s blood, the Biker Mice from Mars and the Street Sharks will be unleashed upon the world like anthropomorphic horsemen of the apocalypse, and it will truly be too late for the human race. “I’m Blue” by Eiffel 65 will be our song of lamentation, and naive discussions of the scariest Are You Afraid of the Dark? monsters will pale in comparison to the horrors walking the earth

September 12, 2014


Well, after I’ve been to university, I’m going to be French, and I’m going to Paris, and I’m going to smoke and listen to Jacques Brel, and I won’t speak, ever. C’est plus chic comme ça.

An Education (2009) - Certified Fresh at 94%

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September 12, 2014


Marked passage, from the verse play This Music Crept by Me Upon the Waters by Archibald MacLeish, page 14 (Harvard University Press, 1953)

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September 12, 2014
The Daily Rituals Of Famous Writers

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September 12, 2014


Gorgeously Geometric Aerial Photos of Colorful Umbrellas on an Italian Beach

September 12, 2014


Edward Gorey’s covers for Doubleday Anchor Paperbacks


In April 1953, Anchor opened up a new market for paperbacks: the “serious” or academic book. They were the brainchild of twenty-five year old Jason Epstein who convinced Doubleday of the market need for such books in paper editions particularly suited for college use. Epstein’s research so impressed the Doubleday executives that they created such a line and made him editor. The format was the same as the taller mass market size (Signet, Ballantine, etc.), but higher in price: 65¢ to $1.45. Anchor was well received from the start, reaching a mass audience through trade book outlets, campus bookstores and some drugstores. And they had Edward Gorey in charge of the covers.

As art editor, Gorey was responsible for the total cover package, supplying the lettering, typography and design layouts. Often other artist contributed the actual illustration: Leonard Baskin, Milton Glaser, Philippe Julian and even Andy Warhol; but Gorey then designed the finished product lending a uniform appearance to the whole line.

Gorey worked in this capacity from 1953 until 1960, a period which roughly corresponds with Anchor’s first two hundred titles. About a fourth of these have line drawn covers by Gorey. He also designed various covers for Vintage, Capricorn, Compass and other publications that followed Anchor’s lead.

Browse a wonderful set of these covers on Flickr→

Filed under: Edward Gorey

September 12, 2014
"Art and love are the same thing: It’s the process of seeing yourself in things that are not you."

Chuck Klosterman, from ”Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story (Scribner, 2006)

(Source: thatquote, via tteaheehee)

September 12, 2014
"Nothing human is finally calculable; even to ourselves we are strange."

— Gore Vidal + (via mythologyofblue)

September 12, 2014


It wasn’t meant to end like this, Mac Conner


September 12, 2014
"The writer’s job is to get the main character up a tree, and then once they are up there, throw rocks at them."

Vladimir Nabokov (via elucipher)

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