Monthly Archives: January 2014

Creepy, Crawly Indeed

London-based book cover designer Jamie Keenan has created a terrific cover for a new paperback edition of Franz Kafka’s 1915 novella Metamorphosis. This version, based on a completely new translation by Susan Berofsky, has just been released by W W … Continue reading

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On Such a Full Sea

My copy of author Chang-rae Lee’s new dystopian novel On Such a Full Sea came with the quaint, antiquated book jacket that you see above. Now I’m coveting the very cool limited edition 3D printed cover version (see below). Lee’s … Continue reading

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The Burroughs Century

William S. Burroughs was an American author, painter, actor, Beat icon, and one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. To celebrate the anniversary of his 100th birthday ( February 5, 2014 ), his birthplace, Bloomington Indiana is … Continue reading

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Berlin : Cold Paradise ?

Russian-born, Berlin-based mural artist Polina Soloveichik describes her new hometown as a “cold Paradise”, but she’s doing all that she can to warm it up with vibrant, colorful wall art. The slickly produced little video below produced by Lufthansa follows … Continue reading

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Last Photo

There’s something touching and heartwarming about Ivan Cash’s quirky video series called “Last Photo”. In this sporadic, ongoing project, the San Francisco-based artist, writer and idea man travels to various U.S. cities and asks random strangers to show him the … Continue reading

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Adventures Underground

“Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do: once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or … Continue reading

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Walk This World

Lotta Nieminen is a Helsinki-based artist, illustrator and graphic designer. Her witty and whimsical work has appeared in dozens of publications and advertisements. You may have seen some of her maps, such as the one she did of Paris for … Continue reading

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Lonely Louvre

I’ve visited the Musée du Louvre in Paris three times in the last two years and not surprisingly it was ass-to-elbow, chockablock, bursting at the seams, swarming with throngs of tourists each time. Between the French school groups, enormous Chinese … Continue reading

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They Heart NYC

Growing up in the New York metropolitan area in a family composed of 100% native New Yorkers, I always expected everyone to love New York City. So, it was no shocker to find that a survey of travel journalists voted … Continue reading

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Syrian Museum

Syrian artist Tammam Azzam left his home in Damascus at the start of the Syrian civil war. Losing his studio, he turned to digital art to call attention to the horrors unfolding in his homeland. Early last year, his piece … Continue reading

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