Category Archives: BOoks

The Wheel of Time

Almost all of my inner nerds are in a tizzy right now – this just came up on my Google Reader:

This is the Wheel of Time, from the series by Robert Jordan of the same name. And it’s been embroidered.

For more embroidered goodness, add Spool Spectrum to your Google Reader.

In other news, maybe I’ll start posting more than once a quarter.

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Introducing Cram Magazine

For quite a few months now I’ve been brainstorming with Jesus Garay over a magazine idea that’s been sitting in my brain for over a year. Cram Magazine is the result of many months of planning, writing, rewriting, and a little bit of marketing.

The idea for the magazine started as a submission-driven arts and literary magazine that didn’t cater to one particular niche. I wanted a magazine that would entertain, inform, and inspire with content written by and for creative people who are looking for a magazine that offers something more. Niche magazines are great, don’t get me wrong – I get that if you’re a writer, it’s good to read about writing. Or if you’re a photographer, then a photography magazine would be informative. But sometimes the creative mind needs something more. Sometimes the photographer can get more inspiration by reading a short story than by looking at a photography magazine. It’s this cross-disciplinary creativity that I really wanted to capture in a magazine. Truly, something for everyone.

So, if you’re a writer, an artist, a photographer, an actor, a crafter, a designer, or a 9-to-5-er with a creative passion, we want you to submit your work to Cram.


Cram Magazine’s
mission is to provide creatives of every persuasion with an original, un-pretentious magazine packed with intellectual, creative, and tactile brain candy from their peers.

Many thanks to Ralph for helping me believe I can actually do this, and to Jesus for being a great writer and the editor that this magazine needs.

Alphabet City

http://x-ingbooks.com/alphabetcity.html

I came across these, and they remind me of the many happy days I spent as a kid drawing maps of imaginary neighborhoods, assigning imaginary houses to my family and friends, and then meticulously drawing the inside of each house.

Seriously. I used to do that all the time.

From the head and hand of master draftsman Scott Teplin comes a series of 26 dream-houses fashioned after our alphabet. Explore in each a bizarre, miniaturized constellation of bed rooms, drawing rooms, fantasy swimming pools, mysterious laboratories, personal ice cream parlors, gambling halls, nuclear reactors, and oozing phenomena of unknown consequence. Each crisp drawing pops from its page in a field of floating color.

You can purchase prints at the site. WANT.