Don’t let the cold get you down, there’s lots to be happy about. Here are some links and stories that caught my gaze in the last few weeks.
Children’s book illustrator and provocateur Tomi Ungerer has a mesmerizing show at The Drawing Center right now. Ungerer gave life to an array of dreamy places and characters. Ungerer recently wrote a two part essay you can read via Phaidon, titled “Whatever you’re up to, make yourself noticed!”
These temporary literary tattoos. I would rather have a line from Oscar Wilde or T.S. Eliot on my arm.
Snapshots from an iconic 1960’s fashion photographer’s archive. The slideshow was put together by The Cut for an exhibit of photographs by Gösta Peterson, who was known for choosing eccentric models.
A look inside the library where another famous manifesto was started, The Communist Manifesto. The Library, Chetham, is Britain’s oldest public reference library.
Lastly, picking up the pieces in Ferguson, Missouri. Archivists and historians acknowledge how fresh the wounds are and recognize the importance of documenting the destruction of parts of their city.
Illustration from Tomi Ungerer’s Moon Man.