Documentation of Complete Publications in PDF form

Great random archive at public collectors. Lots of art, design,  and punk rock stuff.  Many fully scanned works, like the sweet Dome Book below, as well as some more disembodied art projects.

dome book

Documentation of Complete Publications in PDF form.



(Fake) Subway Advisory! – Gothamist: New York City News, Food, Arts & Events.

This probably coulda been funnier, but nonetheless. The real question is why I am still subscribed to so many NYC blogs now that I have escaped. I always thought that the MTA PA system was a catch-22: removing your headphones to listen to the message was always equally as painful as unexpectedly ending up wherever you would if you didn’t listen.

Perfect match on the type and layout, though. I also love the absolutely confounding effective times and dates. Usually those were harder to understand than the service changes.

No Love Lost

John Schafer had a nice, long interview with Anton Corbijn yesterday about his new Ian Curtis biopic Closer. Apparently, and I wasn’t aware of this, Corbijn’s cred with the Joy Division crew is incredibly legit– wait, he took THAT photo?wow. Plus, he moved from Holland to England because of Unknown Pleasures. All I ever did because of Unknown Pleasures was explain a tshirt to other 8th graders.

The audio clip they played during the interview restored the goosebumps I got when I saw the trailer at Film Forum a couple weeks back, before we saw Turturro’s Romance and Cigarettes. The trailer had me transfixed and dying to see the movie, then I looked over at Kelly for her to mirror and vaildate my feelings, and she was all “eh, want some M&Ms?”.” Ouch. I’m gonna make her see it with me.

Incidentally, it’s been a very Joy Division/Factory recent past– the anniversary new balances, RIP Tony Wilson, the Factory graphic design book (so cool it has a podcast, the Hacienda desginer’s Hacienda-like tire stores, and now this article referenced in the SoundCheck interview that I had to track down and read.

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