When scoring an own-goal is the only way to win
Confused by the French language? This graph should help you
If your French A-Levels or GCSE mostly left you confused at when you were supposed to way “tu” or “vous”, this should make things a bit clearer:
A simple guide to tutoying vs vousvoying.
As a teen/young adult 25 years ago, it was much simpler. I’m trying to figure out where “the Haitian cashier at Trader Joe’s” fits in this.
Here’s another illustration for the new edition of Dubiners that De Selby Press is raising funds to publish right now. With nine days to go, they’ve raised 76% of their goal! Wouldn’t you like a nice new illustrated edition of Dubliners? Wouldn’t all your friends like one too? Why not take a look?
Reposted for morning people!
The railroad and the rulebook: That is why I was thinking about trains. In this World Cup cycle of mass protests, when corruption and poverty have been uncomfortably juxtaposed with soccer’s ability to spread joy, it seemed worth remembering that those have always been the terms under which the sport has lived in this country. It was born amid struggle. It was born amid exploitation. Something about soccer or something about Brazil meant it could take root in those conditions and become a consolation. But I do not think you can understand the role the game has played in Brazilian culture purely with reference to samba and yellow shirts and the Nike-approved vocabulary of happiness. The stereotyped image of little boys playing on dusty squares in the favelas: It sounds obvious, but there is pain in this. You could even describe it as a way of talking about pain, though I doubt whether any of the fans waiting with me for a ticket to Cristo Redentor would have agreed with me.
Here’s a little animation I tossed together to celebrate the Matterhorn Bobsleds’ 55th birthday!
This is amazing.
With hand-drawn typography influenced by a series of 1960’s John O’Hara novels, the Vintage design team has conjured up this playful new series.
By collecting all nine you can reveal the classic poster on the reverse. (see the magic happen on our Facebook page!)
The poster was supplied by the Science and Society Picture Library. It dates from 1910 and was a stock magic poster used by smaller acts where performance names could simply be inserted into a strip at the top of the image, which would explain why so many different types of magic acts are represented.
To be published October 2014 by Vintage.