Saturday, November 3, 2007
The letters in the second version of Relief are interlaced into the hair! Cool! Relief is a collection of short stories.
"In one tale, a wigmaker from an ultra-orthodox Brooklyn enclave journeys into Manhattan for supplies and, more importantly, inspiration--frequenting a newsstand where she pays for the right to flip through forbidden fashion magazines."
Posted by Tal at 12:29 AM
Thursday, November 1, 2007
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Monday, October 29, 2007
Chip Kidd is a commentator on the terrific tribute to Charles Schultz on American Masters. It aired Oct 29, but there are 3 more dates to set your TiVo's to. I never thought Peanuts was so darn SAD! Good Grief! The program does a great job of showing how the comic strip reflected Schultz's life. He moved to California with his wife and four kids, and while Charles was busy writing the strip in his studio, his wife busied herself with creating a virtual Disneyland on their huge property. The kids were left to run around and do as they pleased. Charles was so consumed by writing Peanuts that his marriage took a heavy toll. This is reflected in the strip itself in the countless scenes where Lucy lies against Schroeder's piano and tries to get his attention. Schultz was also obsessed with the film Citizen Kane, and watched it at least forty times.
Posted by Tal at 10:25 PM
Sunday, October 28, 2007
The novel interweaves two stories that take place in Toroto - the story of a modern family trying to locate legendary photographs taken 150 years ago, and the story of the photographer who took them. This explains the modern photo stuck in the vintage frame. I love the mysterious quality of the photo itself - the cars look modern, but the photo looks like it was taken in the 70s, or even hand tinted. I think what makes the cover so compelling is how dimensional it is.
Posted by Tal at 1:01 AM