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Minimalist Fairy Tale Art

Christian Jackson

Thank you Sarah Adams-Kiddy, founder of this blog, for sighting these beautiful minimalist fairy tale photos. They are the work of Christian Jackson who, from the bio on his website, sounds like man of many excellent interests: “I enjoy spending long hours staring at typefaces. I dream about kerning, leading and attractive counter spaces. I… [read full post]

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Happy 60th Anniversary of Disney’s 1951 Alice in Wonderland!

Enough Un-Anniversaries, July 28th is actually the day Disney’s Alice in Wonderland was released in 1951. To celebrate properly, we’ll re-post from reigning expert Matt Crandall’s excellent Disney Alice blog, vintagedisneyalice.blogspot.com, where he posted today images of a Disney comic book: Mickey Mouse Weekly #585 from England – July 28th, 1951 Chapter 2 appears in… [read full post]

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New Scientist: “Some words really do evoke Humpty’s ‘handsome’ rotundity.”

Linguists have been ruminating on Humpy Dumpty’s theories for over a century. Now, his discussion about words’ meaning is being used by scientists in conjunction with new studies about an innate connection between sounds and representation. First, take this test and see “If certain sounds really do evoke particular meanings then, given a foreign word… [read full post]

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Galumphing? It’s a perfectly cromulent word

Children’s author Lil Chase compiled a list of her favorite made-up words in the Guardian today. What’s interesting is how many of the words, invented fancifully by literary wordsmiths, have simply become normal English words. ‘Muggle,’ from J.K. Rowling, now is used not only to mean “a non-magical person,” but more widely as being a… [read full post]

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New LCSNA Martin Gardner Tribute Book Just Released!

Callooh!  Callay!!  We are delighted to announce that the LCSNA has just published a frabjous new book paying tribute to the late, great Martin Gardner–columnist, philosopher, polymath, magician, religious thinker, and author of more than 70 books, including the groundbreaking Annotated Alice. The LCSNA’s beautiful 234-page hardcover is a delightful portmanteau accomplishment, combining entertaining and heartfelt reminiscences… [read full post]

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Theater Simple stages interactive Wonderland in parks around Seattle

This Lewis Carroll-inspired theater installation seems interesting for its interactive aspects and impressive scope.  It’s happening in different parks around Seattle during weekends in July and August: today at 4pm in Lake Meridian Park, Kent, WA; July 30th & 31st at 4pm, Bellevue Botanical Gardens, Bellevue, WA; and August 6th at 11:30 & 2:30, Les… [read full post]

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Rethinking Maps: “…Without the least vestige of land”

How do you like front cover for the new paperback edition of Rethinking Maps: New Frontiers in Cartographic Theory? (Routledge, $44.95, greatly reduced from the $150.00 hardcover edition.) It pays homage to Henry Holiday’s famous “Ocean-Chart” illustration for Lewis Carroll’s The Hunting of the Snark (1876), pictured below. (We might add a second question, Doesn’t it… [read full post]

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Extremely Abbreviated Wonderlands; or, Which side of the mushroom will make Alice only 38 words long?

Clare Imholtz reports, with a mini review for a mini book: Dalmation Press has published a new Disney Alice in Wonderland for children aged 2–4, perhaps, as Dodgson wished for his Nursery Alice, “to be thumbed, to be cooed over,to be dogs’-eared, to be rumpled, to be kissed, by the illiterate, ungrammatical, dimpled Darlings that… [read full post]

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