Alice in Punktuation

Who needs words? Chicago artist Nicholas Rougeux‘s Between the Words project is “an exploration of visual rhythm of punctuation in well-known literary works. All letters, numbers, spaces, and line breaks were removed from entire texts of classic stories like Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Moby Dick, and Pride and Prejudice—leaving only the punctuation in one continuous line of symbols in the order they appear in texts, [which] was arranged in a spiral, starting at the top center, with markings for each chapter and a classic illustration at the center.”

Alice and the other posters come in various sizes (from 4 x 6 to 40 x 60 inches) and papers, which can be ordered through Zazzle.

It is certainly a unique way of looking at the classic text.

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Disney Alice (1951) in One Shot!

Recognize the image at left? Jason Shulman captures the entire duration of a movie in a single image with his series Photographs of Films. This one is the 1951 Disney film of Alice in Wonderland!

Other examples are on The Guardian‘s website, which notes, “Pointing his camera at a screen and making an ultra-long exposure of the film as it plays through, each scene from a movie is overlaid on top on another until they dissolve into an impressionistic blur – but with faint distinguishing features remaining. ‘There are roughly 130,000 frames in a 90-minute film and every frame of each film is recorded in these photographs,’ Shulman says.”

New large-scale versions of the works were part of the Photo London festival in May, and were shown at Cob Gallery, London, in June.

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A Is for Alice

Katia Fiorentino of London has posted a nice Alice Alphabet on Behance.

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Alicia Anotada

Ediciones Akal of Argentina, Spain, and Mexico has just published a Spanish edition of The Annotated Alice: 150th Anniversary Deluxe Edition, translated by Francisco Torres Oliver.

ISBN 978-84-460-4368-3.

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Alice in a Palace

The Castle of St-Maurice in St-Maurice, Switzerland, is having an exhibition of Alice illustrations that runs from April 7 to November 12, 2017. Some are from published books, but there is a “preamble” of original art from students of EPAC, the Swiss school of comic and game art.

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Beware This Jabberwock!

Madame Alexander has outdone herself, producing the scariest Jabberwock (which she refers to as a “Jabberwocky”) ever seen. Available everywhere.

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Gathering4Gardner Talk

The talk by Mark Burstein and Jim Gardner given at the 2016 Gathering4Gardner has been posted to their YouTube channel. It was a shortened version of Mark’s “What IS It about Alice” talk, with extended emphasis on how the 150th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of The Annotated Alice came into being.

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Leonardo Review of Spring Meeting

Leonardo magazine posted a fine review of our spring meeting by Amy Ione. It will probably be in their print issue in six months or so.

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Alice UMons!

For those of you who were unable to attend the Alice conference at Mons University in Belgium, and were following our live tweeting on the edge of your seats, here is the promised video of Hayley Rushing’s presentation on “Speaking Illustrations: Performing Scriptocentrism in Le Gallienne’s Alice in Wonderland.”   The Q/A session is particularly good.   Enjoy!

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Alice Is Everywhere (Blog & Podcast)

“Heather Haigha,” whom we had the great pleasure of meeting at our Spring meeting in the San Francisco Bay Area, writes a most delightful blog and every-other-weekly podcast called Alice Is Everywhere, which includes a chapter-by-chapter reading and discussion of both Alice books, as well as Carrollian tidings of the “real” world. Many fine things to be gleaned there!

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