Required Reading is a monthly roundup of things that catch my attention: news, links, videos, blogs, and cool projects by other creatives that I want to share with you – fun, inspiring, and a little addictive. 

Sebastian Linda brings together skateboarding, high-speed video, and colored dust to create the mesmerizing video The Revenge of the Beasts above.

This pop-up zine store that was open though mid July in a Brooklyn subway station featured magazines, journals, photo books, and comics from independent creators and bookstores. I truly hope they keep running with this wonderful concept.

Adrienne Grunwald’s lovely series of portraits of regulars at a New Jersey horse-track is a perfect example of  finding amazing subject matter right around the corner from your house.

An oddly lonesome feeling but beautiful project by Rupert Vandervell that examines human relationships to cities

I’m always fascinated by videos that look inside the worlds of craftsmen and artists, but its twice as interesting when the video takes a look at the touching story of the real life woodshop of Nick Offerman.

I had no idea what a quimp or a grawlix was, but there is a book out there that decipher the secret codes and symbols of comic strips. 

Nine ideas you can steal from the mega successful to build more productive habits. 

Art and nature collide in an incredible way as 80,000 bees print a bottle for Dewar’s Scotch Whisky with their beeswax.

Beautiful faux landscapes made of little more than dust and color.

The Music Bed is a wonderful resource for licensing some cool stock music for your film and multimedia projects

Please tell me you are all as excited about the rebirth of Cosmos as I am? I can’t wait to see Neil deGrasse Tyson step into Carl Sagan’s shoes in 2014

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