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Posts tagged "work spaces"

Feb 21, 2014
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Maybe you want your back against the wall. Gunslinger style. Nothing can sneak up on you except your own bad sentences. Try it.
— Colson Whitehead on where to write

Feb 13, 2014
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thinkprocessnotproduct:

Saul Steinberg’s studio, 1959

Photographed by Inge Morath

Filed under: Saul Steinberg

thinkprocessnotproduct:

Saul Steinberg’s studio, 1959

Photographed by Inge Morath

Filed under: Saul Steinberg

Sep 03, 2013
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Ralph Steadman drawing and playing ukulele in his studio in Kent

Amazing video of one of my very favorite artists.

People have said, “Oh, I thought you’d be a nasty piece of work because you’re so dark and trenchant,” and I say, “No I’m not! I’ve got rid of it — it’s all on paper!”

On mistakes:

There’s no such thing as a mistake. A mistake is only an opportunity to do something else.

On style:

I never went out of my way to invent a style. I haven’t got a style — I just draw and it’s that way.

Basically who I want to be when I grow up…

(via @abstractsunday)

Aug 17, 2013
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May 04, 2013
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@drewtoothpaste scooped the nytimes by a week on this whole coworking thing

@drewtoothpaste scooped the nytimes by a week on this whole coworking thing

Feb 28, 2013
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Jill Krementz, The Writer’s Desk

@mattthomas:

I am a workspace voyeur — especially writer’s workspaces. My bible here is Jill Krementz’s The Writer’s Desk, a collection of wonderfully evocative photographs of, well, writer’s desks. In the introduction, John Updike writes, “I look at these photographs with a prurient interest, the way that I might look at the beds of notorious courtesans. Except that the beds would tell me less than these desks do. Here the intimacy of the literary act is caught in flagrante delicto: at these desks characters are spawned, plots are spun, imaginative distances are spanned.”

Filed under: my reading year 2013

Feb 20, 2013
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Milton Caniff in his studio, c. 1947


Wow. I want to go to there.

(via @comicsreporter)

Feb 05, 2013
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Every page of both versions of A Humument has been done in a kitchen.

Oct 04, 2012
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Gay Talese’s office and his writing process

Talese dresses up every day, walks the outside stairs of his apartment down to an old wine cellar where he works, saves everything in boxes and file folders, and looks damned good for 80.

Love this bit on being a documentarian of your own process:

I save everything. I think that I’m a person of record… Some people collect a lot of stuff and then they don’t know where it is. I know where it is — it’s all on file… It’s a whole process of giving worth to every moment of your day. I’ve seen things. I’ve interviewed hundreds and hundreds of people over many years. By saving it, I’m not just being a collector of stuff — I’m a documentarian of what it is that I do. Who I know. What I see. This stuff is never dead because stories never die. Stories are never over.

Via Matt Thomas, who also pointed out Talese’s habit of writing on shirt boards instead of notebooks.

Jun 11, 2012
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