Joshua Benton for Nieman Journalism Lab:
And yet I’m not blowing through Harvard’s budget by putting those four photos up there. I’m legally and ethically publishing them all here because Getty has, remarkably, decided to allow 35 million of its images to be used for free for noncommercial purposes.
I can now embed all the images of “women laughing while eating salad” I want without spending a dime.
This new print by Pop Chart Labs is stellar. It’ll look insanely great next to my “History of Apple” print.
In an earlier post today, three different types of suit construction were mentioned: fused, half canvas, and full canvas. If you were wondering what those entailed, look no further.
Laura Vitto for Mashable:
Sorry to burst your high-flying dreams, but Funny or Die is behind HUVr, the mysterious tech company claiming to have invented the first hoverboard.
The truth behind this massive viral campaign came out after a costume designer who worked on the shoot posted the experience on her online resume, which has now been removed.
I was extremely skeptical watching the video, but it was fun to dream for a few minutes. I won’t be writing any angry letters to Doc about it, though.
I collect orange Penguins and green Penguins and white-spined Picadors. I collect white-spined King Penguins and white-spined B-format paperbacks from Abacus and Sceptre. I collect old I-Spy Books and Observer’s books. I collect Livre de Poche and those small-format yellow German books published by Reclam. I collect the Hardy Boys and The Three Investigators. I collect Agatha Christie in Fontana paperback, but obviously only the ones with the Tom Adams covers.
There are, of course, an almost infinite number of A-format orange Penguins. I don’t buy them by the yard. I am not indiscriminate. I collect Anthony Burgess and Graham Greene and Muriel Spark. I collect Georges Simenon, but I prefer to collect him in green. Likewise Patricia Highsmith and George Sims and Kenneth Cook.
The end result is a set of beautifully uniform bookshelves, but I’m not sure I could collect books based only on their colors. Every book I buy, I buy because I plan on reading it. And I almost prefer a collection of varying spines to Royle’s approach, like a literary skyline on each shelf.