Street art and graphic work from the Turkish protests
Occupy Gezi is a movement that started in Istanbul in order to preserve one of the very few green areas left in central Istanbul which then turned into a group of massive, nation-wide anti-government protests. The protests which began by the occupy movement in Istanbul, spread to other cities such as the capital Ankara, and Turkey’s third largest city, Izmir, and they ignited a flurry of creative production that resulted in a variety of posters, banners and street art. The visual material created in the ethos of the protests are striking images that capture the nature of the protests.
A team of physicists has developed a theory for “how to cloak a region of space from the quantum world, thereby shielding it from reality itself.”
(Source: rockoutwithyourguacout, via bookoisseur)
#portland #powells #cthulhu #lovecraft
“Phnglui mglw nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah nagl fhtagn”
Some great Penguin classics in there….
New poster design + illustration for coverspy:
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Congratulations to artsparrow for being a featured artist on Tumblr!
Grateful to have her genius behind the illustration and design of our I Like Your Glasses events…
like THIS one happening later THIS month.
Tickets are limited and going quickly for our queer ladies literary speed dating! The first installment back in February was a blast, register now and don’t miss out.
Sales of ’1984,’ ‘Animal Farm’ up more than 100 percent on Amazon -
George Orwell’s 1984 imagines a near-future dystopia in which all human activity is surveilled and most of it is controlled. Last week, the American government came under sudden, sustained scrutiny after several of its top-secret surveillance programs were revealed to the public. Today, 1984‘s sales are up 127 percent on Amazon, while a two-fer of 1984 and Animal Farm is up 314 percent.
BRB, getting our tinfoil hats fitted.
I guess that’s a good thing, right?
A couple supplemental reading suggestions (Orwell’s books are fairly short after all):
The Office of Mercy by Ariel Djanikian — the government may be listening in on your phone calls, but at least it’s not doing this
The Facility by Simon Lelic — for your “they say they’re doing this to help you but what’s really going on” whistleblowing needs