“Don’t even get started if you’re going to just try to do some mediocre shit, ‘cause there’s so much of that. Don’t do it just to make noise, there’s too much noise. Give me something amazing, give me something new. Give me something I haven’t seen before, in a way I haven’t seen it. Let me feel something. Find some kind of magic. Go towards something that is inexplicable. Give me something that’s agressive and gnarly. Chew up the world. Come at it from some other place. But just don’t give me the same shit over and over again, ‘cause I don’t want it.”
— Harmony Korine
7:55 am • 24 May 2013
“Get scared. It will do you good. Smoke a bit, stare blankly at some ceilings, beat your head against some walls, refuse to see some people, paint and write. Get scared some more. Allow your little mind to do nothing but function. Stay inside, go out - I don’t care what you’ll do; but stay scared as hell. You will never be able to experience everything. So, please, do poetical justice to your soul and simply experience yourself.”
— Albert Camus, from Notebooks, 1951-1959
2:58 am • 24 May 2013
Next Tuesday. Excited for people to hear this. It’s weird.
I have only heard one song on this album, but that song is beautiful. My good friends wrote so wonderfully and then had the graciousness to let Jackknife (Babysnakes) and I sing and read poetry respectively at the end of it.
This album, if it is half as good as the song I’ve heard, will be well worth it. I’m not even into hardcore. I hate hardcore. But shit’s good.
Real UHart scumcore. Can’t fuck with it.
11:16 pm • 23 May 2013
Chip Kidd: Designing books is no laughing matter. OK, it is.
Great talk by one of my favorite designers, Chip Kidd. Just received @neilhimself’s book Neil Gaiman’s ‘Make Good Art’ speech, which was designed by Chip, and I have been enjoying it over and over again, each time delighting in Chip’s rule breaking.
Goddamn I love this man. The glasses! The visual first impression! The dicks! The books!
2:30 am • 23 May 2013
One of my best boys is graduating this Sunday and so I made him a handy thing to use whenever people ask “And what do you plan on doing with that?” Which is still every other day of my life, even a year after getting my diploma.
1:04 am • 23 May 2013
This is my favorite Chip Kidd design. In the whole book of them I have, this was the one that made me say “Oh my god” the first time around. This is such a classic, so remarkably similar to the bulk of his work but goddamn. Goddamn. Chip Kidd is one inspiring motherfucker.
10:43 pm • 22 May 2013
Remembering Langston Hughes, who died on this day in 1967.
9:01 pm • 22 May 2013
“The greatest thing by far is to have a command of metaphor. This alone cannot be imparted by another; it is the mark of genius, for to make good metaphors implies an eye for resemblances.”
(Source: writingquotes, via yeahwriters)
8:03 pm • 22 May 2013