Do want. Bad.

Artist “Robert The”, a skillful book carving artist, has brought an interesting and unique concept to life by reshaping old books collected from dumpsters and thrift store bins into eye catching gun shaped book sculptures. The books he selected were all vintage and meant to reassert their images as a reflection of modern day society, culminating a powerful and artistically savy display of meaningful art. {Via}

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Justin Bieber? Are you MAD? He bought a mask, I put it on.

Unruly Alphabet – For the brooding child in every adult.

ADD TO CART: The Unruly Alphabet by Aaron McKinney

The coolest one

Hard Cover {Add to cart}

Release date:
December 2010
General information:
HarperCollins Children’s Books is thrilled to announce The Heart and the Bottle App for iPad. Created in conjunction with award‐winning design agency Bold Creative, Oliver Jeffers’ life‐affirming tale of love and loss joins HarperCollins’ growing list of interactive picture books for iPhone and iPad.

The App features a level of animation and interaction never before seen in a picture book application, and is narrated by Oscar nominated actress Helena Bonham‐Carter.

Website:
http://twitter.com/oliverjeffers
http://facebook.com/oliverjeffersart
http://www.harpercollins.co.uk
http://www.boldcreative.co.uk
Description:
Oliver’s beautifully rendered characters and scenes are brought to life through detailed and interactive animations that allow young readers to follow along with the heart‐rending story while discovering surprises within the illustrations. Users can sprout flowers with a touch of a fingertip, turn a quiet scene into a flurry of snow by giving the device a shake, draw in the sand, turn day to night with the swipe of a finger, and much more.
Readers will have the opportunity to have the story read to them or read for themselves about a girl who loses her curiosity for the world when she finds her fathers chair empty, never to be filled again. She stores her heart in a bottle around her neck in order to keep it safe, but as life goes on the world doesn’t seem to be full of as much wonder. Unless someone smaller and still curious can help the girl find a way to get her heart back out of the bottle…
Oliver’s beautifully rendered characters and scenes are brought to life through detailed and interactive animations that allow young readers to follow along with the heart‐rending story while discovering surprises within the illustrations. Users can sprout flowers with a touch of a fingertip, turn a quiet scene into a flurry of snow by giving the device a shake, draw in the sand, turn day to night with the swipe of a finger, and much more.
Readers will have the opportunity to have the story…
Company Overview:
HarperCollins Children’s Books is respected worldwide for its tradition of publishing innovative, entertaining and award-winning books that excite and capture the imagination of young readers.
Our publishing includes timeless classics like The Chronicles of Narnia, The Hobbit and Noddy, as well as perennial family favourites like Judith Kerr’s, The Tiger who Came to Tea and Michael Bond’s, Paddington.

We are also home to some of the most popular authors in children’s literature today including Darren Shan, Michael Morpurgo, Louise Rennison, Garth Nix,Oliver Jeffers, David Walliams and feature concept and novelty tie-in publishing from the some of the hottest brands in children’s film and entertainment including Fi fi and the Flowertots, Roary the Racing Car, Fisher-Price, Dreamworks and Transformers.

 

Wonder, if he had listened to good music around in his early days he might have chosen a career in pop music instead of boring pulp.

Dan Brown's signature

Three years ago, Dan Brown and top executives in Hollywood and the publishing world assembled Thomas Harris, Dean Koontz, Michael Crichton, Paulo Coelho, Jimmy Wales, Abir Taha, and Rhonda Byrne in one room and said:

“Hello and welcome, ladies and gentlemen. Tonight you are being tasked with creating a novel of epic proportions – one that will keep multitudes of airline travelers mildly entertained for a few hours while simultaneously insulting the intelligence of anyone who possesses anything higher than a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications. Gripping intrigue; explosive revelations; multi-dimensional, original and sympathetic characters; realistic, cutting-edge technology; finely crafted and astonishing plot twists; meticulously researched detail – this book will have none of these! Instead, randomly tear some pages out of your own manuscripts, staple them together and have the product on my desk by Tuesday night; we need at least a week to whittle down your blathering drivel into a 120 minute screenplay.”

“I’ll be on the phone with Hanks’ agent negotiating a deal where we send him a blank check, and he reciprocates his end of the contract by laconically intoning his dialogue while stumbling about in a tweed jacket, so just slide whatever you come up with under my door. Remember, it’s got to be at least 450 pages – if it doesn’t snap the strap of a Timbuk2 messenger bag, it’s not literature!”

“Someone needs to throw in at least three dozen references to “things people do on the internet” too, please. You know, just try to work in the words ‘iPhone,’ ‘Twitter,’ BlackBerry,’ and ‘Google’ every ten pages, that way readers will know it’s a taut techno-thriller. And set it in Washington DC. Yeah, like National Treasure 2. People liked that, didn’t they? Jimmy, have your boys just print out everything they have on the Freemasons, George Washington and Isaac Newton. Yeah, I know we used him before; we honestly don’t know any other scientists. What do you mean your editors don’t actually fact-check their information? So it’s all just a hodgepodge of hearsay and conjecture? Actually, that’s perfect.”

“So, yeah, we have to have a love interest, too. And by love interest I mean “woman with whom the protagonist has no chemistry whatsoever.” I don’t know, a beautiful, wealthy, impossibly intelligent woman who not only is involved in ground-breaking research in a scientific field that doesn’t technically exist (but is going to change Everything Forever!) but also somehow gains the ability to make incredible leaps in logic minutes before our protagonist, thereby completely undermining the purpose of his entire character. Which reminds me – we’re going to need a villain, too. Has there ever been a 6′ tall, rich, muscular, bald, psychotic antagonist with giant tattoos who kidnaps his victims for the purposes of his own “transformation”? What’s that, Tom, you don’t think so? Good – run with that. Throw in a plot twist about him too. Something that’s never been done before. And how about some minor characters as well – an impeccably dressed black man who has keys that open every single door in Washington, an old blind priest who speaks solely in riddles, and oh, what the hell, a deformed, female chain-smoking Japanese midget with a gravelly voice. Yup, all in the same book.” {Read on}

Extract from Tony’s new book.

‘I had regularly started jogging out of Downing Street . On each run I happened to jog past a hooker standing on the same street corner, day after day.

With some apprehension I would brace myself as I approached her for what was most certainly to follow.

“Fifty quid!” she would shout from the kerb.
“No way, 50p!” I fired back.

This ritual between myself and the hooker continued for days.
I’d run by and she’d yell, “Fifty quid!”  And I’d yell back “50p!”

One day however Cherie decided that she wanted to accompany me on my jog.

As we jogged nearer the problematic street corner, I realised the “pro” would bark her £50 offer and Cherie would wonder what I’d really been doing on all my past outings.

I realised I’d need to have a damn good explanation for my illustrious lawyer wife.

As we jogged into the turn that would take us past the corner, I became even more apprehensive than usual.

Sure enough, there was the hooker.

I tried to avoid the prostitute’s eyes as she watched the pair of us jog past.

Then, from the pavement, the hooker yelled,

“See what you get for 50p?”

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The Shorebreak Art of Clark Little

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