Mega-awesome Boston!

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rrriordan:

Yikes! Look what John Rocco and I will be signing several thousand of. These bookplates are for a special promotional for PJ’s Greek Gods, out August 19. More info later.

rrriordan:

Yikes! Look what John Rocco and I will be signing several thousand of. These bookplates are for a special promotional for PJ’s Greek Gods, out August 19. More info later.

coolchicksfromhistory:

New season of Downton Abbey starts tonight on PBS.  

Shhh people who have already seen it.

millionsmillions:

This is how you get people to visit your library.
northshorefox:

Happy Birthday Hayao Miyazaki!!

northshorefox:

Happy Birthday Hayao Miyazaki!!

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artsfortransit:

Happy New Year! We would like thank you all for following MTA Arts for Transit and Urban Design by highlighting our top 5 most popular posts of 2013. Also, we have many gorgeous new projects in the works for 2014 by truly incredible artists. Please stay tuned for some amazing artwork in the subway and rail stations this upcoming year!

1.) 15,720 notes:  Pop Chart Lab, Constellations, 2012. 

2.) 4,938 notes: Ellen Harvey, Home of the Stars, 2009.

3.) 2,950 notes: Penelope Umbrico, Five Photographs of Rays of Sunlight in Grand Central Station, Grand Central Terminal, 1903-1913, 1920, 1926, 1928, 1929, 1934, 1937, 1940, 1930-1940, 1935-1941, 1947, or 2010 by John Collier, Philip Gendreau Herbert, Edward Hulton…, 2013.

4.) 2,722 notes: Sarah Sze, Proposal Drawing for 96th Street subway station. 

5.) 2,548 notes: Ellen Driscoll, As Above, So Below, 1998.

Thank you and Happy New Year!

Stunningly beautiful cover of Melissa de la Cruz’s upcoming new novel, THE RING AND THE CROWN, on sale April 1, 2014!

Stunningly beautiful cover of Melissa de la Cruz’s upcoming new novel, THE RING AND THE CROWN, on sale April 1, 2014!

nprfreshair:


TODAY is the 50th Anniversary of the beloved classic Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak.  First published in 1963, it has sold more than 16 million copies worldwide.
The New York Times obituary for Maurice Sendak calls Where the Wild Things Are “simultaneously genre-breaking and career-making,” describing Sendak as being “…widely considered the most important children’s book artist of the 20th century, who wrenched the picture book out of the safe, sanitized world of the nursery and plunged it into the dark, terrifying and hauntingly beautiful recesses of the human psyche.”

One of the most talked about interviews we’ve ever done was with Maurice Sendak in 2011 shortly before he died. Sendak reflects on love, loss, and celebrating life: 

I have nothing now but praise for my life. I’m not unhappy. I cry a lot because I miss people. They die and I can’t stop them. They leave me and I love them more. … What I dread is the isolation. … There are so many beautiful things in the world which I will have to leave when I die, but I’m ready, I’m ready, I’m ready.

And if you haven’t seen it yet, The New York Times did an amazing illustration to accompany our emotional interview with Sendak. 

nprfreshair:

TODAY is the 50th Anniversary of the beloved classic Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak.  First published in 1963, it has sold more than 16 million copies worldwide.

The New York Times obituary for Maurice Sendak calls Where the Wild Things Are “simultaneously genre-breaking and career-making,” describing Sendak as being “…widely considered the most important children’s book artist of the 20th century, who wrenched the picture book out of the safe, sanitized world of the nursery and plunged it into the dark, terrifying and hauntingly beautiful recesses of the human psyche.”

One of the most talked about interviews we’ve ever done was with Maurice Sendak in 2011 shortly before he died. Sendak reflects on love, loss, and celebrating life:

I have nothing now but praise for my life. I’m not unhappy. I cry a lot because I miss people. They die and I can’t stop them. They leave me and I love them more. … What I dread is the isolation. … There are so many beautiful things in the world which I will have to leave when I die, but I’m ready, I’m ready, I’m ready.

And if you haven’t seen it yet, The New York Times did an amazing illustration to accompany our emotional interview with Sendak. 

(via npr)