For fans of style guides, here’s one from The Economist
FOUND Magazine founder Davy Rothbart is crazy about vintage NBA jerseys. (via)
Further Reading: Edan’s post on gifting books in a digital age generated a bunch of interesting comments. Be sure to check them out. On a related note, in PopMatters, Michael Antmanbemoans the disappearance of the “physical manifestations of contemporary culture.”
This month the Cleveland International Film Festival will show Dear Mr. Watterson, a film exploring “how … a simple comic strip became so meaningful to such a massive and diverse group of people.” Yet despite the subject matter, the actual author of the Calvin and Hobbes series will almost certainly be absent from the screenings. Over at Full Stop, Liv Combe looks at the ways Bill Watterson is “keeping the idea of the private public figure alive.”
Are books on the way to becoming luxury objects? At Salon, Daniel D’Addariomakes a case that they are, explaining how a new aestheticism in book design points to a future in which books function mainly as art objects. (While we’re on the subject of book design, it's a good time to look back on our U.S.-U.K. book cover battle.)
As if you weren't in love with Augustus Waters already, the first official trailer fromThe Fault in Our Stars film is out, and Ansel Elgort is quite the charmer. The film releases on June 6th, but if you still haven't read the book, here's our own Janet Potter'sreview.
Dear Internet, can you please get to work on a single-serving Tumblr dedicated to weird literary videos? And, when created, can it just eternally re-post this video of a shirtless Glenn Danzig posing by his bookcase (and apparently a roaring fire)? (h/t Adam Boretz)