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Life is too short for shoulds and should-nots.

Do things because they improve your life or the lives of those around you, not because there’s some indefinable “must” of unknown origins hanging over your head.

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fantastic interview with designer Peter Mendelsund on NPR

"I’ve always been a little dismayed at how Dostoevsky has always been jacketed in the past. There tends to be sort of the oil painting of the author or a painting of gulags in the snow sort of thing…and they’re atmospheric but they’re really cliched and a little bit boring. One thing you can tell when you read Dostoevsky is that there is an incredible vitality and urgency to the writings, so the project for me was really about how do you make the covers contemporary and vital again. And the answer for me was by using only shapes and there was a kind of shockingness to that at the time to use an abstract jacket for a canonical classic like Crime and Punishment or The Idiot. But it was really exciting for me to see that from just color and shape you could indicate something very specific about the narrative. In this case it’s a series of black triangles that are bearing down on a tiny little circle, so hopefully you get the sense of alienation and despair that runs throughout the entire story.”

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Van Gogh’s “The Starry Night” and Hokusai’s “The Great Wave off Kanagawa” in one painting

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I am going to print this out, laminate it, and keep it with my gloves and spade.

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I got home early. Parker’s clearly excited.


New Book of Sweet and Surreal llustrations by SHOUT

Italy-born and raised SHOUT is an artist that creates beautifully thoughtful illustrations. His works don’t overpower you, rather, they ask you to sit back and see the silent beauty in them. SHOUT (otherwise known as Alessandro Gottordo) has just released a new book that compiles the best of his work. They’re mostly commissioned illustrations done within the last four years (2010 to 2014). The book contains 192 pages with 141 illustrations, most of which have never been released.

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