Monthly Archives: May 2011

Swiss Ingenuity

Hat tip to Suzanne Labarre Swiss artists Daniel Baumann and Sabina Lang transform sports fields, streets, buildings and public spaces into abstract paintings and sculptures on a grand scale throughout Europe. Pay them a visit.

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How Kafkaesque

This summer Schocken is releasing a wonderful series of Kafka reissues with cover design by Peter Mendelsund. The cover typography is an amalgam of Kafka’s own handwriting and a typeface called “Mister K” by Julia Sysmäläine of Berlin.

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RIP Gil Scott-Heron

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Vueling (it’s an airline ?)

Hat-tip to Alan Bloom for this post: British artist/illustrator Owen Gatley has created a series of fun city maps for the Spanish budget carrier Vueling’s in-flight magazine, Ling.

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Apple Store (again)

  Travelers are using their smartphones and tablets more and more, both in the planning stages of the trip and on the road. But with all the information and apps out there, where do you begin? Starting this month, Apple … Continue reading

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Chicago Inaugurates the Library of the Future

Last week the University of Chicago opened the exciting new Joe and Rika Mansueto Library. Looking much like a partially buried crystal egg, the Grand Reading Room of the facility is outfitted with Low-E glass that ensures plenty of daylight, … Continue reading

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Berlin Goes Retro (hotel-wise)

The Hüttenpalast is Berlin’s newest hotel concept. Created by Sike Lorenzen and Sarah Vollmer, it’s situated in the less than chic Neukölln district just southeast of trendy Kreuzberg. The new hotel consists of a cluster of renovated mini-campers and small … Continue reading

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On the Road (around the world)

Earlier this year we covered the story of the filming of the soon to be released iconic Kerouac novel On the Road. Here’s a roundup of some vintage book covers that tackle the theme in some clever and some bewildering … Continue reading

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Glamorous London (circa 1880)


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New Hampshire, really, New Hampshire

Street art has its roots in rebellion. Once considered underground, urban and graffiti art, it has over the last 30 years gained acceptance and popularity in the art community. It now exists in galleries and museums as well as on … Continue reading

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