literary curios
matchbooknu:

The book: Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
The first sentence: “At the beginning of July, during an extremely hot spell, towards evening, a young man left the closet he rented from tenants in S—-y Lane, walked out onto the street, and slowly, if indecisively, headed for K—-n Bridge.”
The cover designer: Peter Mendelsund
The bathing suit: Trinity Swimsuit by Chromat. $235.


..matching swimsuits with book covers (!).

matchbooknu:

The book: Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky

The first sentence: “At the beginning of July, during an extremely hot spell, towards evening, a young man left the closet he rented from tenants in S—-y Lane, walked out onto the street, and slowly, if indecisively, headed for K—-n Bridge.”

The cover designer: Peter Mendelsund

The bathing suit: Trinity Swimsuit by Chromat. $235.

..matching swimsuits with book covers (!).



literary curios

"Sentence Drawings", Writing Without Words, Stefanie Posavec: a sprawling, color-coded tube network that diagrams the length and topic of every sentence in [Jack Kerouac’s On the Road]. The narrator cuts through the image in fire engine red, while jazz appears as a soft blue and drugs are a taupe. At the end of each sentence, the line diverges from its path, making a sharp 90-degree cut. The result is a real feel for the book, even if you’ve never read it — a unique trip through the winding rant of Kerouac’s stream of consciousness. “The Writing Without Words project started as a project to visualize differences in authors’ writing styles and became something different where I used data to communicate what I personally found beautiful and interesting about literature.”

"Sentence Drawings", Writing Without Words, Stefanie Posavec: a sprawling, color-coded tube network that diagrams the length and topic of every sentence in [Jack Kerouac’s On the Road]. The narrator cuts through the image in fire engine red, while jazz appears as a soft blue and drugs are a taupe. At the end of each sentence, the line diverges from its path, making a sharp 90-degree cut. The result is a real feel for the book, even if you’ve never read it — a unique trip through the winding rant of Kerouac’s stream of consciousness. “The Writing Without Words project started as a project to visualize differences in authors’ writing styles and became something different where I used data to communicate what I personally found beautiful and interesting about literature.”