Monthly Archives: October 2011

Banned Books : the videos

This year to mark Banned Books Week more than 650 videos of people reading from notorious banned books were posted on YouTube. Between September 24 and October 1st, videos by authors, students, celebrities, bookstore staff and booklovers were recorded for the … Continue reading

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My Wilderness

Piers Faccini’s new album, My Wilderness, was released on October 11th in the U.S.. His first video from the new effort is for the cut “Tribe”. Directed by Cyril Gfeller, this marvelous stop-motion film was created entirely from old (hopefully … Continue reading

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Philadelphia Story

Now that the Phillies have crashed and burned yet again in post-season play and the despised Iggles have been thoroughly Vick-timized , Philadelphians can turn their attention back to their usual pursuits of hating on NY sports teams and shooting … Continue reading

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Isle of Knowledge

Isle of Knowledge is a fantastic illustrated map created by the extraordinary typographer, designer, illustrator and writer Marian Bantjes for the British magazine and website Varoom . Bantjes’ beautiful map was made especially for Varoom’s themed issue “Knowledge”. It lovingly … Continue reading

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ABOVE Street Art

ABOVE PASSPORT chronicles the work of the mysterious Paris-based street artist ABOVE who has blanketed the globe with wall art and murals covering 90 cities in at least 60 countries. Creating street art since 1995, ABOVE keeps his identity secret … Continue reading

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Keep Calm and Carry On

During World War II, Britons were encouraged to “Keep Calm and Carry On”, but it seems that the original poster imprinted with the stiff upper lip slogan has ignited a minor war of its own. The WW II British Ministery … Continue reading

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October 15: Unite For Global Change

Tomorrow October 15, 2011 is the day to unite for global change.        “On October 15th people from all over the world will take to the streets and squares. From America to Asia, from Africa to Europe, people are rising … Continue reading

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Greetings From Asbury Park

Last week celebrated artist Shepard Fairey left his calling card on the walls of Asbury Park, New Jersey. The mural, titled “The Rebel Waltz”, was part of the “All Tomorrow’s parties” music festival. The mural project, which depicts punk rock … Continue reading

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London Indies

London’s independent bookshops have joined forces to publish a map of the city’s bookshops.The London Bookshop Map features 87 indies from across the city including ones selling new, antiquarian, specialist and second-hand titles. The map is free and is available … Continue reading

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Globe Master

Established in 2008, Bellerby Globes resurrected the moribund art of globe making. When designer Peter Bellerby couldn’t find a new quality globe for his father’s birthday, he decided to make his own. This month, the London-based studio will begin offering … Continue reading

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