same as it ever was…
illustrations by Chris Ware :: scanned from The Acme Novelty Library Annual Report to Shareholders :: Pantheon :: 2005
I love Chris Ware.
As do I.
“What’s the matter? The CIA got you pushing too many pencils?”
…And that’s such a simple notion, but it’s something that I often share with people—friends who often find themselves depressed, or in a doldrums of sorts—because when you think you’ve become the master, when you think you’re done learning, that’s when bitterness sets in.
Because you think, ‘I’ve achieved this place, I’ve finished my program of study. Where is my goddamn parade? When are they going to carry me around town on their shoulders, sons of bitches?’
And if you can maintain the flipside of that and say, ‘I’m so glad I’m still alive and I still get to keep improving my guitar-picking or my dovetail joints or my relationship with my family, with my wife, my health…’ it makes for an incredibly beautiful, satisfying life.” —
I think Nick Offerman may be an even more amazing man than Ron Swanson.
4/52 Message of the Week - 2012
“I thought it would be nice to get some mutual interests now that we’ve had sex, … other than spitting and setting things on fire.”
The New York Times started a Tumblr with photos from their archive. This will probably be amazing.
An archival photo from The New York Times shows news pictures being sorted in the newspaper’s photo “morgue,” which houses millions of images. Here they are — several each week — for you to see. Welcome to The Lively Morgue. Photo: The New York Times
Frank Chimero is an elite thinker, and an incredible doer.
Today, I’m excited to launch a new website for myself. There isn’t much to say, but here are a few notes on the redesign:
- I wanted to pull most of my essays together in a more formal way. There was something that felt wrong about having all of those words idly sit twenty pages down in a Tumblr blog.
- There is no portfolio yet. That will come later, once life is a bit more certain after the book is completed. There’s a list of fun concepts for now.
- People frequently ask me for book suggestions. Other times, they don’t and I recommend them books anyway. I made a Library for the website to enable this vice. The library catalogs my favorite books which I think would be of interest to designers.
- The homepage is a bit nutty, but I’m quite fond of it.
Thanks for your time, and I hope you enjoy the website.