Category Archives: Art

There be monsters

Just in time for Halloween, the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library in Toronto has opened De Monstris, an exhibition exploring the long cultural tradition of frightening monsters that inflamed imaginations and triggered irrational fears throughout history. De Monstris examines scary illustrations and writings from … Continue reading

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Word on the street: Brooklyn

h/t AJ Lavilla  

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A Writer’s Hierarchy of Needs

 

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Cheesy Literature

I’ve discovered some awfully cheesy literature over the years, but Ben Denzer’s 20 Slices is the most original work. Composed of twenty slices of individually wrapped actual American cheese* pieces and bound in bright yellow covers, the “book” was published in a … Continue reading

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Don’t let the bastards cheer you up

I never tire of London-based artist Harland Miller’s brilliant send-ups of iconic Penguin book covers. His faux vintage covers are always on point.

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Literary Revisionism

 

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Release the kraken

British street artists Luke Egan and Pete Hamilton—aka Filthy Luker and Pedro Estrellos—visited the historic Philadelphia Navy Yard this week and installed a gigantic inflatable sculpture in an abandoned warehouse on the Delaware River waterfront. The twenty purple, blue , … Continue reading

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Philadelphia Pulse

Over the past few years, the once drab plaza around Philadelphia’s magnificent Second Empire-style 19th century City Hall has been transformed into a welcoming gathering place. Last month, the newest component of the Dilworth Park project was launched with the … Continue reading

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Piles of French Novels

Vincent Van Gogh Piles of French Novels 1887  

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According to Philip Pullman

Illustrations ©Nathan Gelgud  

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