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the random muse

A collection of everyday musings and random inspirational treats.

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Tracy Thanh Tran, Have a Happy New Year, 2013. Illustration. 17’ in. x 22” in.

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Tracy Thanh Tran, Have a Happy New Year, 2013. Illustration. 17’ in. x 22” in.

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Chalk Typography by Dangerdust.

beautiful chalk hand lettering

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A nice animated typographic specimen for Futura. In French, but you don’t need to know French to appreciate it. 

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Prologue – teas inspired by literary classics. To be brewed according to George Orwell’s 11 golden rules for the perfect cup of tea and sipped alongside snacks from The Artists’ and Writers’ Cookbook.

Neat!

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The Existential Calculator by Kelli Anderson. A project commissioned by Adobe for the AIGA Annual Conference.

Hope from Rinat DP on Vimeo.

A little animated street art. Share the hope.

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Smile by Sam Caunce, using a Brause 361 nib.

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Smile by Sam Caunce, using a Brause 361 nib.

:)

erikkwakkel:

The biggest book in the world
Standing 1.75 meters tall (almost 6 ft), this is the biggest book you’ll ever read - and the biggest ever produced. It takes six people to carry; flipping the page is like an exercise at the gym. A gift from the Amsterdam professor Johannes Klencke, the so-called Klencke Atlas was made in 1660 for the English King Charles II. The large maps were meant to be cut out and pasted on the wall, which never happened. It is a beautiful book - but definitely unsuitable for taking to the beach this summer.
Pic: Klencke Atlas, kept in the British Library. More about this giant in this newspaper article and this short BBC movie. A British Library online exhibit about Atlases is found here.

Thanksfully, those maps were never cut out of the book as intended.

erikkwakkel:

The biggest book in the world

Standing 1.75 meters tall (almost 6 ft), this is the biggest book you’ll ever read - and the biggest ever produced. It takes six people to carry; flipping the page is like an exercise at the gym. A gift from the Amsterdam professor Johannes Klencke, the so-called Klencke Atlas was made in 1660 for the English King Charles II. The large maps were meant to be cut out and pasted on the wall, which never happened. It is a beautiful book - but definitely unsuitable for taking to the beach this summer.

Pic: Klencke Atlas, kept in the British Library. More about this giant in this newspaper article and this short BBC movie. A British Library online exhibit about Atlases is found here.

Thanksfully, those maps were never cut out of the book as intended.

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Ernest Hemingway’s reading list for a young writer, including:
Madame Bovary (Flaubert)
Dubliners (Joyce)
Anna Karenina (Tolstoy)
The Brothers Karamazov (Dostoyevsky)
The Enormous Room (E. E. Cummings)
Wuthering Heights (Brönte)
Complement with Hemingway on writing and wisdom from his 1954 Nobel Prize acceptance speech.
Also see Carl Sagan’s reading list and David Foster Wallace’s syllabus.

I’ve read 3 out of the 6. Have some catching up to do.

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Ernest Hemingway’s reading list for a young writer, including:

Complement with Hemingway on writing and wisdom from his 1954 Nobel Prize acceptance speech.

Also see Carl Sagan’s reading list and David Foster Wallace’s syllabus.

I’ve read 3 out of the 6. Have some catching up to do.

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