1. 12:46 15th Feb 2013

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    penamerican:

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    Made around the year 1000, most likely during the reign of King Æthelred the Unready (978-1016), this manuscript committed to parchment a tale that (in some modern scholars’ opinions) had been passed down for centuries, between generations of storytellers.

    In its present state, the poem, named after its hero Beowulf, contains more than 3,000 lines, and divides conventionally into three comparatively equal sections: Beowulf’s struggle with the monster, Grendel; the revenge of Grendel’s mother; and Beowulf’s final contest with a dragon, which was guarding a hoard of treasure. What marks out Beowulf is the gripping and highly developed story, and the richness of its language.

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  2. 16:09 21st Nov 2012

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VINTAGE BURGESS
Isidro Ferrer was commissioned to create a series of stark graphic illustrations, where several images combine on each cover, in a playful almost surreal way. Each cover has an off white background with simple san serif title.
Ferrer is one of the most reputed current designers in Spain. His work includes that for the National Drama Centre and his work for the newspaper   El País.
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    theantidote:

    VINTAGE BURGESS

    Isidro Ferrer was commissioned to create a series of stark graphic illustrations, where several images combine on each cover, in a playful almost surreal way. Each cover has an off white background with simple san serif title.

    Ferrer is one of the most reputed current designers in Spain. His work includes that for the National Drama Centre and his work for the newspaper   El País.

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  3. 14:12 14th Oct 2012

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Mark Rothko’s first UK solo show at London’s Whitechapel Gallery, 1961

    Mark Rothko’s first UK solo show at London’s Whitechapel Gallery, 1961

     
  4. 19:11 9th Oct 2012

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    cinetecanacional:

    Day of the fight (1951), documental y primer filme de Stanley Kubrick

     
  5. 16:26 7th Oct 2012

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    the-library-and-step-on-it:

    White’s Books is former Penguin Books designer David Pearson’s new publishing house. Renowned artists are commissioned to design the binding for each of the beautifully crafted hardcovers. Petra Borner (a fashion designers that has worked for Louis Vuitton), Stanley Donwood (a wood- and lino-cut artist that is best known for designing Radiohead’s album covers), and Joe McLaren (an illustrator for The Times and Monocle) are just a few of the great designers.

     
  6. 13:02 2nd Oct 2012

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  7. 13:05 2nd Sep 2012

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  8. 11:53 1st Sep 2012

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    selenographics:

~ Mermaids & Books - Strategic Mariners

    selenographics:

    ~ Mermaids & Books - Strategic Mariners

     
  9. 15:20 7th Jul 2012

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  10. 12:15 17th Jun 2012

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