Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Two of the Limited Edition Puffin Designer Classics listed here.
The Secret Garden designed by Lauren Child.
James and the Giant Peach designed by Antony Gormley. Via.
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A few submissions to the Fairy Tale project, where artists take turns writing and illustrating a fairy tale. Links below are to the artists' sites:
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1. An argument for why "even strict vegans should feel comfortable eating oysters by the boatload." Via Peter Feld who adds: I remember a cookbook in the ’80s whose preface praised [squid] as a protein source and said "some vegetarians prefer to think of squid as unusually mobile vegetables."
2. Gregg Easterbrook:
Last season, the Patriots had no offensive coordinator, with Belichick covering that post; this season, they also will have no defensive coordinator. It's Belichick, Belichick and more Belichick -- no coordinators. Is this an ego-trip thing -- he wants to prove he can do something no major football coach has even attempted since, say, Leo Meyer? TMQ has been complaining for years that NFL clubs are overstaffed at coach, since it's hard to believe a head coach needs 19 more coaches, which is how many Mike Shanahan has at Washington, including a safeties coach, a tight ends coach and an assistant coach for the special-teams coach. Belichick is veering to the other extreme.3. A new store owner talks about the costs of running a hobby shop.
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The Echo Key is a limited run of 500, made of pewter with an antique brass finish. It debuts at the BangPop! con on September 19 in Bangor, Maine and unless they all sell out at the show, will be sold at the Skelton Crew site on September 20.$20 each, I think.
And finally, here's Gabriel's incentive cover for Locke & Key: Keys to the Kingdom #2, coming in early October:
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