scifisweetheart:

awkward penguin in the wild.

Thank you for viewing this week’s Penguin Appreciation Post.

scifisweetheart:

awkward penguin in the wild.

Thank you for viewing this week’s Penguin Appreciation Post.

omgthatdress:

Dress
Elsa Schiaparelli, 1930
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Want.

omgthatdress:

Dress

Elsa Schiaparelli, 1930

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Want.

"It is awful to want to go away and to want to go nowhere."

— Sylvia Plath, The Journals of Sylvia Plath (via rssian)

(Source: wordsnquotes, via heythisisbecky)

tattoolit:

"K is for Kate who was struck with an axe." Edward Gorey, The Gashlycrumb Tinies
Work by Annie at Inkfluence in Lubbock, Texas

Wow is this beautiful. Wow.

tattoolit:

"K is for Kate who was struck with an axe." Edward Gorey, The Gashlycrumb Tinies

Work by Annie at Inkfluence in Lubbock, Texas

Wow is this beautiful. Wow.

austinkleon:

Edward Gorey’s covers for Doubleday Anchor Paperbacks

From goreyography.com:

In April 1953, Anchor opened up a new market for paperbacks: the “serious” or academic book. They were the brainchild of twenty-five year old Jason Epstein who convinced Doubleday of the market need for such books in paper editions particularly suited for college use. Epstein’s research so impressed the Doubleday executives that they created such a line and made him editor. The format was the same as the taller mass market size (Signet, Ballantine, etc.), but higher in price: 65¢ to $1.45. Anchor was well received from the start, reaching a mass audience through trade book outlets, campus bookstores and some drugstores. And they had Edward Gorey in charge of the covers.

As art editor, Gorey was responsible for the total cover package, supplying the lettering, typography and design layouts. Often other artist contributed the actual illustration: Leonard Baskin, Milton Glaser, Philippe Julian and even Andy Warhol; but Gorey then designed the finished product lending a uniform appearance to the whole line.

Gorey worked in this capacity from 1953 until 1960, a period which roughly corresponds with Anchor’s first two hundred titles. About a fourth of these have line drawn covers by Gorey. He also designed various covers for Vintage, Capricorn, Compass and other publications that followed Anchor’s lead.

Browse a wonderful set of these covers on Flickr→

Filed under: Edward Gorey

"You really care about this little club, huh?"

This is pretty much my personal and professional strategy. All the time.

(Source: trashybooksforladies, via punkslovepoints)

  • ThinkProgress: So what do you think the priority needs to be: do we focus all our energy on ending illiteracy, or do we focus on fostering a love of reading in kids?
  • LeVar Burton: I wish I knew. What I do know is that a sustainable society needs both. You need to teach your children how to read, and you need for them to love to read. If you want free, independent thinkers, people who can discern for themselves, people who want to actively participate in a democracy, you want them literate. If you want to control people, if you want to feed them a pack of lies and dominate them, keep them ignorant. For me, literacy means freedom. For the individual and for society.
"I feel small; but so are stars from a distance."

— ten word poem, i. (via somniloquencee)

(via disjointed-ramblings)

"…she thought she could feel something - a buoyancy, a lifting of the ground under her feet, keeping her upright. Perhaps this was the physics of faith, the knowledge that the earth was moving and so was she."

— from Wonder Show by Hannah Barnaby, 2013 YALSA Morris Finalistimage (via foundinthevault)

mymodernmet:

Photographer Clark Little rushes straight into crashing waves to document the powerful force and beauty of the ocean.

Pretty for the day.

(via wiseacrewhimsy)