PostCARDs for Democracy

PostCARDs for Democracy

Artistic visionaries Mark Mothersbaugh & Beatie Wolfe share a love of tangible artforms, in and amongst their futuristic explorations. In light of the threat to our 225yr old postal service, at a time that could jeopardize the democracy of the country, Mothersbaugh and Wolfe join forces for this collective postcard art demonstration.

Very cool. Those who know me know I’m a big fan of the music and visual art of Mark Mothersbaugh. He’s been doing a postcard sized piece of art every day for decades so this is right in his wheelhouse in so many ways.Very excited to participate in this.

Uses This / Jane Manchun Wong

Uses This / Jane Manchun Wong

My note-taking device is pen and paper. It supports high precision handwriting and has zero input latency. It takes on a skeuomorphic design. The writing surface is also realistic, almost paper-like. It comes with encryption, based on my handwriting. While it does not support cloud storage, the data is guaranteed to be inaccessible to hackers without physical access. It is a blessing in disguise.

What we believe in.

 

(h/t John)

The Handwritten First Draft of Spike Lee’s Do The Right Thing

The Handwritten First Draft of Spike Lee’s Do The Right Thing

“This morning I got up early to go to my corner store, T and T, to buy the paper. The young guys who work there had a Run-D.M.C. tape on. The owner, an old Italian guy, says, “What da fuck is dat? Turn that jungle music off. We’re not in Africa. It’s giving me a stomach ache.” Sooner or later it comes out. Okay, so you don’t like rap music. But why does it have to be about jungle music and Africa? I should have Sal say the same words to Radio Raheem in the movie.”

The Study: Issue #32 — Keeping a Commonplace Book – The Study

The Study: Issue #32 — Keeping a Commonplace Book – The Study

It’s not a journal, bullet or otherwise. It’s not your collection of morning pages. It’s not a stream of consciousness rambling of your thoughts. A commonplace book is deliberate. It’s curated.

longtime friend and contributor to this site, Harry Marks, has a brief but good primer on starting and keeping a commonplace book in his latest newsletter.

Building My Bullet-Journal-Based Hybrid Productivity System – The Sweet Setup

Building My Bullet-Journal-Based Hybrid Productivity System – The Sweet Setup

There’s something about using a nice notebook and a fancy fountain pen that inspires joy in a way even the most beautifully designed application can’t. At its core, a screen is simply a slab of glass – cold, sterile, and impersonal. During this pandemic, I’ve found myself drawn to the siren song of analog more than ever before.