“Mr. Jerram said there were some discordant notes last year. ‘There was a clash of personalities, perhaps,’ he said. ‘There were problems we had in terms of communications whilst I was in New York, but it’s no excuse for running off with an artist’s idea like this. In the advertising industry, you see artists’ ideas Read More
The MTA will phase out its “Train of Thought” series, which showcased passages from the likes of Kafka and Melville, and will instead run advertisements aimed at improving the image of the transit authority.
“If you think of ice cream, it [Helvetica] is a cheap, nasty, supermarket brand made of water, substitutes and vegetable fats. The texture is wrong and it leaves a little bit of a funny aftertaste…. Lower case Ss are notoriously difficult to get right. But in Helvetica it’s not straight—you want to go in there Read More
“I predict we will surpass paperback sales sometime in the next nine to 12 months. Sometime after that, we’ll surpass the combination of paperback and hardcover. It stuns me. People forget that Kindle is only 33 months old. “
“There is the story of the time on the set of the TV miniseries Tales of the City when she washed and massaged the feet of its director, Alastair Reid, out of concern for his bunions. There is the story of the time on the set of the movie Kinsey when she rushed to the Read More
“Let us not overlook that other staple of large outdoor events: port-a-potties. Upscale weddings often include deluxe restroom trailers boasting hardwood stalls concealing porcelain toilets that actually flush; sinks with running water set in granite or marble; carpeted or tiled floors; electric lighting; air-conditioning, even piped-in music, fresh flowers and lovely hand towels.”
“Tom had a burger, which he did not give me a bite of, which I think is really mean. I did not ask for one, but by the time I thought it’d be nice to have one it was completely gone. He eats very quickly, which is a very inconsiderate characteristic for a boyfriend to Read More