Required Reading 7.20.2012

Required Reading is a weekly listing of all the bits of visual inspiration, cool videos, news, hip links, and miscellaneous information that rattles my head during the week. The stuff that’s worth bookmarking and gets my brain-juices flowing.

• A look at the famous Busby Berkeley’s Dancers in the 1930’s

• The art of simplification has been key to me the last few weeks, as I have started to cut down on my extraneous commitments to really focus on what important to me.

Ninety-One Hangover Cure from the 60’s is an important guide for every photographer or filmmaker who has had to recover from the debauchery of a wrap party that went too hard.

• I could not stop reading this long but fascinating legal examination of Jay-Z’s 99 Problems by Caleb Mason.

• A cool retro look at how bicycles are made.

• Celebrating some of the finest moments in inebriation with Peter O’Toole.

• A beautiful video retelling of Titian’s Metamorphosis for the National Gallery, London.

• For vintage film nerds like me, this collections of variations for the poster to Masaki Kobayashi’ Harakiri is kind of awesome.

• A really fun and creative idea for a photo promo, this seriously looks like so much fun. 

• Looking at the often overlooked semicolon. 


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