Weekend Links, 1 June 2013
It’s June! We’re in Prague! Defying all weather predictions, fluffy white clouds adorn a blue, blue sky and our jackets are more than unnecessary, they’re excessive. We’re firmly ensconced at our friends’ apartment and all is well.
I’ve got four different languages competing in my head and that’s a bit problematic today, but that’s no one else’s issue but mine, so hey.
Christopher Jobson (whom, if you’re on Twitter, you should follow) sent this link with the line, “Remember when we used to dream of the future?”
It’s a great observation. No one dreams like we did in the 1950s. It’s as if we picked all the low-hanging fruit and we’ve been satisfied with that, not coming up with the next bold thing. It all seems so obvious in retrospect, of course, but someone had to come up with those ideas in the first place. Is the Zeitgeist lacking?
It can’t be a lack of imagination wholesale, because otherwise we wouldn’t have young photographers doing self-portraits like this.
(As ever, recently, click on the picture to go visit the site).
And because I’ve been doing a ton of works with maps lately, here’s Mark Webber’s typographic, linocut maps. This is Amsterdam below. Go here for the story I read and click the picture to go to the artist’s website. His map of Berlin is on its way!
Last on the weekend’s list is a bit about the publication history of fairy tales – relevant to me for obvious reasons. It’s more or less about why we view fairy tales (folk tales, actually, but whatevs) as a short-form medium. Christine Jones has the story here.
I’m wrapping up this collection of the second volume of the fairy tales now that I’ve finally finished the Bluebeard/Beauty and the Beast arc, but it’ll be a while before I assemble it for self-publication. Nor is Likely Fictions a hot moving ticket, so I can take my time.