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WEEKLY EMAIL: FEBRUARY 25, 2010


Prisoners of Logic

FEATURED THIS WEEK : JESSICA HELFAND

Prisoners of Logic

Filled to overflowing with the cryptic residue of my addled mind, my sketchbooks accompany me wherever I go: they're my mobile studio. At turns wildly chaotic and compulsively neat, they're densely packed with questions, yet vexingly devoid of answers. If there is a palpable representation of lunacy, this may well be it —though a more forgiving description might be that they're eclectic, which is to say they're all over the place. In sum, they are honest, if random, representations of the way I think. What they lack is consistency.
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ERIC BAKER

Today, 02.20.10

Here are Today's images.
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CHRISTIAN WIMAN

Five Houses Down

I loved his ten demented chickens
and the hell-eyed dog, the mailbox 
shaped like a huge green gun.
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ERIC BAKER

Today, 02.13.10

Here are Today's images.
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ALEX KNOWLTON

Dream Job: Interview with Film Graphics Designer Eric Rosenberg

In 1991, like the storied naïf who gets off the bus in Hollywood to make it big in pictures, Eric Rosenberg abandoned his career in editorial design at Business Week with only a single movie-related project in hand and headed West.
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ARS LIBRI LTD

Hungarian Rhapsody

This collection is a record of the immensely productive life of György Kepes, it includes crates of notes and manuscripts from his books — many of them lavishly illustrated with original drawings and diagrams; heavily annotated sketchbooks crammed with compositions for paintings and stained glass; photographs, as well as pictures acquired for publication purposes and incidental examples of his own drawings, watercolors and other works of art.
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