Sendak’s pictures are so lovely for your (untitled) book! Utterly different from anything he’s ever done — with a timeless, classic quality: You’ll be happy, I know. The little girl is so lovely, and the rabbit is funny, a good combination, I think.
A letter from the one and only Ursula Nordstrom to the great Charlotte Zolotow, who has died at 98. Zolotow authored more than 70 children’s books, including her lovely collaboration with young Maurice Sendak, Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present.
Crazy Cat Lady illustrated by Wendy MacNaughton (♥), one of the entries in Anna Holmes’s wonderful Book of Jezebel: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Lady Things,
Pair with MacNaughton’s fantastic Lost Cat: A True Story of Love, Desperation, and GPS Technology.
Summer Fruit: a packaging objects and photo compilation meditation
From summer cardboard collection + emailed photo from Joyce’s volunteerism activity at Sauble Beach, Summer 2013.
“The Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) is an Endangered species. It is designated Endangered provincially (in Ontario), federally (in Canada) and in the United States."
At more than 80 Boston public schools, teachers are moving the classroom outdoors. Read more [Image: Christian Phillips Photography]
New Kickstarter campaign for service that easily converts animated gifs into physical animated lenticular prints - video embedded below:
Gifpop is a tool to make custom cards from animated gifs, using the magic of lenticular printing.
We’ve been working over the past several months on a way to print animated gifs onto lenticular cards. Each sheet of lenticular film has many tiny lenses, which allow us to print around ten frames of animation onto small cards. It’s been around since the 1940s, but has mostly been used for children’s toys. But we think that gifs and lenticular printing are two simple, lo-fi technologies that were made for each other.
We’ve been doing tons of test prints with different materials and different types of film, and have started working with a lenticular manufacturer that will allow us to do custom prints. We’ve also been building out a website where you can upload a gif, select a portion to print, and order a gif card in a variety of sizes. We’ve been sharing and showing these gif cards among friends — it’s been really fun, and addictive to play with. And now we’re finally got everything in place to do our first big production run, and we need your help.
A service in a simpler, easier format like this has been crying out to be made available for ages (I’ve tried it before myself using expensive software and services, which can be trying …).
You can find out more about the Kickstarter project here
Christina Petrowska Quilico performs Ann Southam’s Glass Houses Revisited #5
GIF by Be Con In Riot
Alanah Poullard—the five year old daughter of a wounded warrior—gets a written note from President Obama, excusing her from school for the day.
YO SHE’S ACTUALLY DOING BRCAUSE THE NIGHT