Every time we do it it’s a new world. I live again. Love is implicit in every connection. It should be. Thus when absent it makes us insane. It breaks our equilibrium and we have to flounder for reasons. When we pass by another person without telling them we love them it’s cruel and wrong and we all know this.
You Shall Know Our Velocity, Dave Eggers (via qdefinity)
What Will San Francisco Look Like 100 Years From Now? By Jennifer Maerz
You could ask a scientist or an urban planner or a psychic what the future of San Francisco holds, but that’s boring.
The Bold Italic taught a workshop to 826 Valencia’s students to find out what they thought the future held. Here, complete with animations, are the results!
Jessica Hische / 826 Captain’s Log
Jessica Hische is another type designer/illustrator I admire (responsible for the beautiful typography of the Moonrise Kingdom movie poster, say no more) and I found this project for 826 Valencia particularly lovely. The company commissioned artists to create limited edition journals - this one, a ‘captain’s log’, features her hand-illustrated typographic imagery that is delicate, classic and subtly nautical.. I love the way that she has intertwined the 8, 2 and 6 so effortlessly you almost don’t notice that the motif is created using the three numbers.
Hische’s typography is perfectly complemented with the black pleather/gold foil finish of the ‘log’ for a really special end result.
“Marissa Nadler will be releasing her album July (which will include “Dead City Emily“) in February. But first she has a new song on the benefit album You Be My Heart … . The compilation, which also includes Mark Kozelek, Maps & Atlases, Fruit Bats, and more, is designed to raise money for 826 Valencia, a youth writing center based in San Francisco.”
Marissa Nadler - Half As Much (downloadable)
Books are the best, and our students keep on writing them. Did you know that 826 Valencia works with over 5,500 students and produces about 128 publications each year? We work really hard to edit, design, and illustrate our students’ work.
If you’re interested in giving books this year, why not give student writing: 826valencia.org/store
What Kari Luna is giving.
Books make the perfect gifts! What are you giving this holiday season?
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. It is through education, that the daughter of a peasant can become a doctor, that the son of a mineworker can become the head of the mine, that a child of farm workers can become the president of a great nation. It is what we make out of what we have, not what we are given, that separates one person from another.
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Maybe it’s already old news to you, this post from Rookie. But in the event that you don’t read Rookie or you just missed it, we’re sharing “Getting Unstuck” because it’s a definite must-read. We all suffer from that most heinous of afflictions–writer’s block–from time to time.
I suggest you read the advice, then print it out and stick it on the wall by your desk (or wherever you do your writing) to remind you that it happens to the best of us and that there are remedies!
At 826 Valencia, we hang marked-up sheets from manuscripts on the walls of the writing lab. Writing is hard work, not magic, even though it doesn’t always seem that way!