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Posts tagged "handwriting"

Oct 07, 2014
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Stevie Nicks: “You want your journals written by hand in a book”

Stevie Nicks hangs out with the ladies in Haim, and when she hears none of them journal (Este says she keeps notes on her phone), Nicks brings out one of her leather journals (see above) and tells them how it’s done:

On the right-hand side of the page you write what happened that day, and on the left-hand side you write poems, so when you have an evening where you’re like, “I’m gonna light all the candles and I’m gonna put the fire on, and I’m gonna go sit at the piano and write,” you can dip into your diaries and instantly find a poem and begin.

Then she tells them why they should write on paper::

“You want your journals written by hand in a book, because someday, if you have daughters — I don’t have daughters, but I have fairy goddaughters, thousands of them — all of these books are gonna go to them, and they’re gonna sit around just like we are now, and they’re gonna read them out loud, and they’re going to be able to know what my life was.” Then, pointedly, to Este: “And they’re not gonna find it in your phone.”

Here’s a clip of her talking about writing from her documentary, In Your Dreams:

Filed under: journaling

Sep 28, 2014
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Sep 10, 2014
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John Cage’s score for “Water Walk”

Watch him perform it and browse the archive of Cage’s manuscripts.

Jun 26, 2014
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bryanwaterman:

ageofwarhol:

DYK Andy Warhol’s mother did the calligraphy for The Story of Moondog (1958). Now help bring Moondog’s story to the big screen! Less than $400 to raise in the last hour!

Almost. There.

Damn Julia had some beautiful handwriting.

bryanwaterman:

ageofwarhol:

DYK Andy Warhol’s mother did the calligraphy for The Story of Moondog (1958). Now help bring Moondog’s story to the big screen! Less than $400 to raise in the last hour!

Almost. There.

Damn Julia had some beautiful handwriting.

Jun 02, 2014
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theparisreview:

A draft of Henri Cole’s “Free Dirt,” which originally appeared in The Paris Review issue 205 (Summer 2013). “In truth, I’m still slightly embarrassed to say, I am a poet. I’d rather say, I make poems.”

That’s some nice handwriting right there.

theparisreview:

A draft of Henri Cole’s “Free Dirt,” which originally appeared in The Paris Review issue 205 (Summer 2013). “In truth, I’m still slightly embarrassed to say, I am a poet. I’d rather say, I make poems.”

That’s some nice handwriting right there.

May 17, 2014
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That lettering at the top of Erik Satie’s manuscript is pretty punk rock.

That lettering at the top of Erik Satie’s manuscript is pretty punk rock.

May 02, 2014
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With the advent of computers everything has become more and more conceptual and we’ve lost touch with the realm of the tactile. Calligraphy is a way of getting back in touch…
Jean-Louis Cohen, quoted in this mini-documentary about how French schools teach handwriting

Nov 08, 2013
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Strange, Beautiful Images from Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Cabinet of Curiosities’

In the new book Cabinet of Curiosities (out now via Harper), visionary Pan’s Labyrinth and Pacific Rim filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro presents — according to the volume’s subtitle — “My Notebooks, Collections, and Other Obsessions.” In other words, the books offers the rare opportunity for an all-access peek into the working methods of the acclaimed moviemaker. The lavishly illustrated coffee-table book pulls from Del Toro’s notebooks, drawings, journals, behind-the-scenes photos, and more. Preview a few of its remarkable pages below.

Chapter four of Show Your Work!: “Open up your cabinet of curiosities.”

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Oct 22, 2013
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Oct 11, 2013
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