The director of one of my favorite films Paris, Texas published this book gathering his photographs from 1983 to 2011/I am a huge fan of the animated series Adventure Time on Cartoon Network and this little BMO (my favorite character!) case for iPhone is TOO CUTE
Inspirational art by the wonderful Lisa Congdon
More neat graphic design held up by binder clips: Sam Chirnside “Sacred-Geometry”/Clara Fernández for Daily Poetry photography exhibition featuring Three American photographers who shot in the 70s
NEW BOOK ALERT! Martin Amis’ Lionel Asbo: State of England. The novel is a dim, satirical view of modern celebrity culture and offers a pointed criticism of society’s status quo. I can’t wait to read this as I am extremely curious about the story’s themes and the current state of our populace!
The book’s title character, whose last name is an acronym for Anti-Social Behaviour Order is, according to Amis, an “utterly ambitionless” chav who wins the lottery while in prison for having started a brawl at a wedding, becoming, in a perverse turn of events, a tabloid darling.
Excerpts from Martin Amis’ interview with Bullett:
“The interval of mourning has disappeared. It’s not us at our noblest, is it? Everyone talks about dumbing down, but there’s a parallel process that you could call “numbing down.” I think that’s partly why people talk on their mobile phones all the time. It’s that they don’t want to be alone with their feelings. Introspection is under pressure from all of these technologies. It’s why poetry isn’t much read anymore. Poetry stops the clock and makes you examine the poet’s feelings and compare them with your own. It’s also why novels have become more narrative-driven and less essayistic. You can’t have digressions anymore in novels. I don’t think the great intellectual novels of the 1970s could find an audience now.”
“I think that our faculty of concentration has been diluted. Too much pressure, too much clamoring for our attention, and the muscle of concentration gets weak and flabby. The Internet is like the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil in the Bible and in Paradise Lost. When Eve bites into that apple before Adam, she’s getting knowledge of both good and evil, and it’s inevitable that she gains that knowledge. But there are huge benefits available through it, probably with a huge price to pay.”
Excellent adorning via New York Times/Thumbtack wall art + tutorial via Things Bright