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420 Characters: Like Haiku, Only Much Longer

I was reading my favorite blog today, The Daily Heller, and he mused about this book 420 Characters. Illustrator Lou Beach is using his Facebook status (limited to 420 characters) as a holding place for short stories, very short stories, and very poetic. How creative is that! Last year I was reading about sms poetry contests, and now facebook status short stories! Wow, how technology and social media have changed the face of literature.

Helvetica vs Arial

I was asked by Jessica and Kellie why I don't like Arial and I guess it is primarily a snobbery issue. The general reason is because it is Window's not as attractive knockoff version of the classic, my good friend, Helvetica. If you are not completely bored of typeface talk then you may understand a little more by reading these two articles. See excerpt here:

More Escape Routes

Also, there is a fantastic exhibition that opened on May 20 at The Animazing Gallery in SoHo, New York including the weird, wonderful and wacky artists and illustrators, Dr.

A Good Time for Pretend

 
Every time I think of the terrible mess caused by the recent oil spills and the depressing state of the economy, I think it's a good time to be be immersed in beautifully mysterious and interwoven fantasy worlds. I definitely recommend the book Johnathan Strange and Mr. Norell by Susanna Clarke. Some patience is required to get into it. However, I was eventually taken completely in by the depth and credibility of the universe she created.

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