Archive for the ‘Literature’ Category

New Looks for Vintage Books: Beshart Creates a Fresh Sell for Literacy Day

Screen Shot 2012-10-03 at 10.33.13 AM

  In honor of International Literacy Day—a 47-year-old initiative that shines an international spotlight on reading—Belgian design studio  Beshart , premiered a poster project creating new, eye-catching covers for the 100 Greatest Novels of All Time (according to the London Observer). Titled  “DoeDeMee ,” the collection features contemporary work by 100 artists from 28 countries, using fresh trends […]

SHARE
Read More

The New Yorker Festival Hosts Writers, Musicians and Chefs

Appearing at the New Yorker Festival, clockwise from top left: Ruben and Isabel Toledo; Christian Louboutin, by Stephan Galdieu; Norah Jones; Rene Redzepi, by Sara Galbiati/Polfoto.

From novelists to designers, musicians to chefs, the 13h annual New Yorker Festival will include an eclectic array of talent to suit the myriad interests of the magazine’s culturally diverse namesake. Naturally, the series, which kicks off on October 5th and runs through the 7th, highlights world-renowned authors and long-time contributors to The New Yorker. Novelist Zadie Smith, […]

SHARE
Read More

Illustrator Neal Fox’s Decadent Cultural Saints in Stained-Glass Windows

NealFoxWEB1

London-based illustrator Neal Fox, known for his quirky, humorous renditions of indelible pop-culture icons, is currently displaying his portraits of cultural figures in stained glass at a Berlin exhibition entitled “Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride.” Fox’s work, described as a “phantasmagoric journey through the detritus and mythology of pop culture,” depicts the often debauched, […]

SHARE
Read More

Revisiting Gore Vidal’s Myra Breckinridge

Myra_Breckinridge_Gore_Vidal_novel_movie_Wendy_Winder_Vault_magazine_feature

  A blistering satire and celebration of Hollywood, Myra Breckinridge is perhaps Gore Vidal’s most wildly provocative novel. Myron, a mild-mannered film scholar, obtains a sex change to become Myra, a champion feminist who overpowers an outdated and misogynistic industry. (The opening line: “I am Myra Breckinridge, whom no man will ever possess.”) It’s truly […]

SHARE
Read More

Vault Salutes Gore Vidal

Gore_Vidal_Life_Celebrate_writer_Wendy_Winder_Vault_magazine

We were saddened today to learn of the death of one of America’s greatest intellectuals. An aristocrat, political observer, novelist, playwright, screenwriter, essayist, television pundit and social force, Gore Vidal may truly be the only Renaissance Man of the latter half of the 20th century. His sweeping, magisterial historical novels attempted to trace the lines […]

SHARE
Read More