1. Project of the Day—The Los Angeles Review of Books is one of our favorite places to read about books (we read a lot about books), so it’s only natural that we’d be excited to see a publication featuring the writing of LARB’s interns. Think of it as them showing what they learned, or just think of it as a bunch of interesting writing on interesting subjects like David Lynch’s Los Angeles, which can’t ever be explored enough. 

    Project of the Day—The Los Angeles Review of Books is one of our favorite places to read about books (we read a lot about books), so it’s only natural that we’d be excited to see a publication featuring the writing of LARB’s interns. Think of it as them showing what they learned, or just think of it as a bunch of interesting writing on interesting subjects like David Lynch’s Los Angeles, which can’t ever be explored enough. 

  2. For example, I remember reading Hemingway and loving his work so much—but then at some point, realizing that my then-current life (or parts of it) would not be representable via his prose style. Living in Amarillo, Texas, working as a groundsman at an apartment complex, with strippers for pals around the complex, goofball drunks recently laid off from the nuclear plant accosting me at night when I played in our comical country band, a certain quality of West Texas lunatic-speak I was hearing, full of way off-base dreams and aspirations—I just couldn’t hear that American in Hem-speak. And that kind of moment is gold for a young writer: the door starts to open, just a crack.

    George Saunders (via bombmagazine)

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  3. xombiedirge:

    Alchemy of Tea by SweeTooth Design / Tumblr

    16” X 20” prints, S/N edition of 500 each. 

    "The first infographic illustration that depicts traditional tea recipes from around the world. It is not only a poster, but an informative recipe diagram of one of the most favorite drinks, tea".

    "There is a total of 15 tea recipes. Through mixing tea base with different ingredients, there are different results. What is more interesting is that simply by adding one or more ingredients, the entire recipe may becomes an entire different drink."

    To get hold of these prints, and possibly four additional mini “Tea Sets” prints, check out the Kickstarter project HERE.

    Created and Submitted by: SweeTooth Design

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  4. Project of the Day—Do you like prog rock? What about the band Yes? Probably if you answered yes to either of those questions, and especially if you answered “yes” to Yes (hahahahaha.) you’ll be interested in this project, which features that band’s own Jon Anderson in collaboration with violin virtuoso Jean-Luc Ponty. They, as you can tell by the picture above, are recording an album.

    Project of the Day—Do you like prog rock? What about the band Yes? Probably if you answered yes to either of those questions, and especially if you answered “yes” to Yes (hahahahaha.) you’ll be interested in this project, which features that band’s own Jon Anderson in collaboration with violin virtuoso Jean-Luc Ponty. They, as you can tell by the picture above, are recording an album.

  5. lostcitycomics:

    Back to the Stone Age

    Here it is, the complete story that is my contribution to the latest Cloudscape Comics anthology, MEGA FAUNA. MEGA FAUNA is a 200+ page full-colour book of awesome all-ages comics with stories about pets, wild animals, and monsters galore. I’m really happy this book is nearly ready to go to press. Comics for kids is something I want to do a whole lot more of, and my only regret is that I didn’t have time to do more than five pages while MEGA FAUNA was in production (I was busy teaching kindergarten at the time). So I packed as much awesome into those five pages as I possibly could!

    MEGA FAUNA is up on Kickstarter right now. You should check it out! There are so many good comics crammed into this book!

    Read Back to the Stone Age on my site

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  6. aegisthegame:

    In case you missed our live stream yesterday, here’s the environmental sprite artwork I worked on for Aegis Defenders!

    This area is the Energi Ruins location, an underground city of sort that has been preserved relatively well. You can see the process from the gifs - not really sure if I like the final color scheme but it at least evokes the right tone and feeling I wanted.

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  7. “I’ve always liked the idea of making hard objects soft. You know how you really love something? I used to have these strange obsessions when I was a kid. I was obsessed with food, I had some kind of thing with food where I wanted to pair it with all the cuddly animals that I had, and I obviously could never find cuddly cans or cuddly pizza. I had these ideas for toys and I was so disappointed that no one was making them. I guess it came from that. My mum taught me how to sew and suddenly this whole world opened up. ” —Lucy Sparrow, creator of Cornershop, a store made entirely of felt.

    I’ve always liked the idea of making hard objects soft. You know how you really love something? I used to have these strange obsessions when I was a kid. I was obsessed with food, I had some kind of thing with food where I wanted to pair it with all the cuddly animals that I had, and I obviously could never find cuddly cans or cuddly pizza. I had these ideas for toys and I was so disappointed that no one was making them. I guess it came from that. My mum taught me how to sew and suddenly this whole world opened up. ” —Lucy Sparrow, creator of Cornershop, a store made entirely of felt.