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Nov 08, 2013
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.”
Oct 22, 2013
Oct 11, 2013
Aug 02, 2013
A manuscript page from Anita Brookner’s novel Family and Friends.
Lovely. When asked why she decided to write a novel after writing non-fiction, she said she was “literally trying my hand.”
Filed under: handwriting
Jul 06, 2013
Feb 03, 2013
Cover for James Joyce’s Ulysses by Peter Mendelsund
he was covered in the detritus of his work
Jan 30, 2013
Jan 26, 2013
Jan 11, 2013
Jan 10, 2013
Jack Lew’s loopy signature
Obama is expected to pick current White House chief of staff Jacob J. Lew for Treasury secretary, which means his crazy signature could end up on the dollar bill.
The NYTimes takes a look:
Amazingly, while this looks like an arbitrary series of loop-the-loops, he’s actually mostly consistent about having seven full loops each time. Maybe they stand for the seven letters of “Jack Lew” (as he is known); maybe seven is his lucky number. Clearly we need to consult another graphologist.
It’d be so great if he didn’t change it.
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