Monthly Archives: March 2013

Winter Is Coming (back)

Spring may have officially sprung here in North America, but Winter is about to make a dramatic comeback nonetheless. On March 31st, the new season of George R.R. Martin‘s addictive television spectacle Game of Thrones returns; and not a moment … Continue reading

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Mostly Harmless

On March 11th sci-fi fans around the world celebrated the life and work of author Douglas Adams. Two years ago, British graphic designer and typographer Andrew Lee designed an entirely new set of book covers for five of Adams’ most … Continue reading

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Lost and Found

In celebration of its 125th anniversary, the venerable National Geographic has created a wonderful new blog designed to solely showcase never before published photographs from its extensive archive. The Found blog is being built by National Geographic photographic archive curator … Continue reading

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Underground Mission

Ross Ashmore is on a mission; he plans to finish a painting of every London tube station before the end of 2013. The former graphic designer hope to contribute to the 150th anniversary celebration of the London underground with his … Continue reading

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Street Art vs Misogyny

Stop Telling Women to Smile is a very clever street art project created by Philly artist and illustrator Tatyana Fazlalizadeh that boldly confronts the pervasive, unsolicited harrassment that women the world over endure. The project challenges the intrusive and blatantly … Continue reading

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Not All Who Wander

The yet-to-be launched travel website Wander asked illustrators to imagine a postcard “from everywhere and nowhere at once”. Then Wander posted the results of the “Wander Postcard Project” on a dedicated tumblr. The terrific typographic postcards are also available for … Continue reading

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Keep Reading

This exciting series of award-winning, promotional videos was produced last year for the Mexico City bookstore chain Libreria Gandhi by the advertising firm Ogilvy Mexico and the videos were directed by Rodrigo Garcia. If you’re in Mexico City, be sure to … Continue reading

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Nirvana Is Not a Destination

Regular readers of TBTP are well aware of my interest in the work of Charles Bukowski. So they won’t be surprised that I love this brilliant, melancholy film based on Bukowski’s poem “Nirvana”. The film, Nirvana, A Charles Bukowski Poem … Continue reading

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Gidsy Keeps It Real

Founded in Berlin in 2011, Gidsy is a neat website that matches travelers with locals in 140 cities in 42 countries. Local residents list activities that offer less touristy experiences for reasonable fees. Most of Gidsy’s listings are for activities and events … Continue reading

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Barcelona Chic & Basic

Someone recently asked if I get comped hotel accommodations for my blog posts. No, it hasn’t happened yet. Not even an upgrade. I just like to share interesting and imaginative hotel and hostel finds with TBTP readers. The last time that I … Continue reading

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