The soft-pastel dust jackets of FUEL’s Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopedia are a jarring counterpoint to the archive’s violent and profane drawings. Damon Murray and Stephen Sorrell relish such juxtapositions. “People normally think of graphic design as communication, for the purposes of direct messaging,” says Murray, who in 1992 co-founded the London-based graphic design and publishing […]
Cara found an apartment near Tildy’s school where they could stay until the holidays. The apartment was walking distance to the school but of course neither Tildy nor her classmates had been to the school, not since the previous March. The apartment was a small, dark garden level railroad, but the block was peaceful and […]
“All the setbacks, and all the struggles, and all the backlash, and all the difficulties and all the tripping over is part of the transformational process. It’s a form of perpetual vigilance.”
In November and December of 1577, ten people were strangled and burned as witches at the Channonry of Fortrose, south of Easter Ross. More were burned the following year.
All day the boats look, but the search turns upnothing. That night we sit on the front porch awhile haloed by citronella candles as a lone truckcombs the lamp-lit streets, spraying for mosquitos. A three-legged dog you tell meis named Lucky roams past, sniffing the jasmine before continuing his patrol.How can she bear it, the […]
“California was full of plants colonized from around the globe: fresh and frilly with eucalyptus and bottlebrush from Australia, spiky with South American ice plants along the coast. But I missed the flowers I’d known the names of as a child the way I missed old friends: crocus, lilac, peony.”
In a reissue of his 1983 book, the great street photographer Joel Meyerowitz captures a New York City simultaneously familiar and lost to time.
The author of What Belongs to You had to cut up his manuscript to make sense of it. “I wrote much of my second book, Cleanness, in a new life: I had published a novel; my partner and I had rented a house and moved in together; I had a dedicated writing room for the […]
“The fragments keep getting bigger,” he joked to a friend. “Maybe one day we’ll save a whole building.” – Barry Pearce
To be a Caribbean artist in diaspora is to simultaneously find home, belonging and artistic opportunities in a new place, even while knowing there is a “home home,” as Lisa Allen-Agostini recently termed it. Born in Jamaica twelve years apart before migrating to the U.S in the 2000s, visual and performance artist Cosmo Whyte and […]