When we’re old and running the universe, lets make sure not to shit on the creative young’uns.
Happy Friday! Here’s a roundup of how we procrastinated this week.
1. These 24 Books Have Actually Been Published: Don’t dismay, writers. If Butter Safe Than Sorry made it to the printer, there’s hope for us all. (via BuzzFeed)
2. Hierarchy of Publishing:The Publicity Director at Knopf, Paul Bogaard, shares his hilariously depressing take on the industry. (via The Rumpus)
3. Elmore Leonard’s Rules of Writing: “I allow three exclamation points every 100,000 words,” Leonard says. What a badass. (via Uncharted Books)
4. How Helvetica Conquered the World: A weirdly compelling article on the “emotional appeal” of the font that is everywhere. (via Co.Design)
5. Do Ho Suh’s Incredible ‘Floor’ Installation: Thousands of miniature plastic figures under glass—and so durable, you can stand on it. (via Huffington Post)
5. How to Write Like a Funny Woman: A woman signs up for Improv 101 and finds nuggets of writing wisdom at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theater. (via The Rumpus)
6. Zeitguished’s ‘Concrete Misplots’: Homes Made From Gorgeous Glitches: Mistakes made thanks to a technical glitch become beautiful art. (via Huffington Post)
7. 6 Reasons It’s Impossible to Find Funny Books: ”I want books that are as funny as Ghostbusters or The Simpsons.” says Daniel O’Brien. (via Cracked)
8. The Post Family: Digital designers get their hands dirty: Chicago’s own art and design collective was featured on the BBC. Hometown pride! (via BBC)