January 18, 2013 § 1 Comment
And not your basic, everyday words. Words that sound beautiful. Words that describe complex feelings or situations. Ancient words and neologisms. Words that exist for the benefit of word-lovers. Otherwordly is a tumblr that collects the most particular words from languages around the world. Here is a small anthology.
October 23, 2012 § Leave a comment
Are you familiar with law enforcement composite sketch software? You know, the software the police uses to create portraits of suspects based on eye-witness descriptions? Well, Brian Joseph Davis had the brilliant idea of using such software with literary descriptions of book characters. Some of the most iconic protagonists are there, from Jesus to Humbert Humbert, and from Jane Eyre to Holly Golightly.
A casting director’s dream, right?
Unfortunately The Composites tumblr is closing down (but a book is coming out). Just my luck to discover something fun once it is about to end…
April 11, 2012 § 2 Comments
Lyrics to live by is a tumblr dedicated in finding good advice in song lyrics, ranging from classic rock to hip-hop.
You can even submit lyrics and I did so! My choice?
And in the end
The love you take
Is equal to the love you make
The End by The Beatles
Now I’ll just sit and wait. In the meanwhile…
February 7, 2012 § Leave a comment
Just erase: words, commas, sentences to reveal the true emotion and find poetry. Newspaper Blackout, a Tumblr blog of Austin-based artist and writer Austin Kleon (included in TIME magazine’s list of the 30 Must-See Tumblr Blogs) creates”blackout poetry” just by blacking out unwanted text with a permanent marker and revealing new and shorter versions of poetic expression.
See more after the jump
April 29, 2011 § 4 Comments
What happens when the Saussurian signifier and signified meet up in the form of a word? Beautiful typography.
Typeplay is a tumblr blog, which plays with words and their meanings creating typographically meaningful words and whose goal is to reach a million words.
See more words after the jump « Read the rest of this entry »
April 21, 2011 § 4 Comments
These gifs walk the fine line between photography and video, belonging to neither. They are studies on a scene. You might even miss the motion completely if you are not careful enough. But, even if minimal, this motion is heavy with emotion and fluent with meaning.
The artistic duo calls their animated gif cinemagraphs and explain: “There’s something magical* about a still photograph — a captured moment in time — that can simultaneously exist outside the fraction of a second the shutter captures.”
You can find all of Jamie’s animated gifs in her tumblr: from me to you. Not only that, but you can also find all of her fashion photography (New York Fashion Week, anyone?), her own styling and street fashion photography (I love her vintage style; it is actually her on the portrait above), her food blogging, her series on NYC and other cities and A LOT more.
*[Speaking of magic, this minimal flickering inside the photograph is exactly how I always imagined the Daily Prophet.]