A.W. Faber, pens for professionals, from a product catalogue, 1961. ©Faber Castell, Germany. Via lexikaliker
1 forest ranger 2 sculptor 3 gardener - weatherproof 4 weaver 5 laundry 6 operator 7 carpenter
Alfred Roller, poster Ver Sacrum, 1903. Vienna Secession, exhibition XVI.
I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practise resignation, unless it was quite necessary. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms.
This short film by Gael Towey on the artist Maira Kalman is pure delight. How can you not love her? The ending from 9:30 on is priceless.
This trailer for the new Nick Cave documentary, “20,000 Days on Earth,” looks awesome. I can’t wait for its release this September.
Boris Bilinsky, poster artwork for the french release of Metropolis, 1927.
1 Poster Cityscape Montage #1 – Bilinsky used images from the film for the artwork. 2 Movie poster: Kunstbibliothek, Staatliche Museen / Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Berlin. More: mubi.com / uow.edu.au
Gorgeous minimal early 30s radio. Wells Coates, Radio Ekco AD 65, 1932/34. E. K. Cole Ltd. England. © Viktoria and Albert Museum