Missed out on the lottery for this thing of beauty: Tyler Stout’s poster for a recent Alamo Drafthouse screening of Edgar Wright’s rom zom com Shaun of the Dead. It’s got red on it.
The book is printed on the wrong paper because I was so stressed that I told the guy the wrong specs. I pick up the book now and I’m like, “Fuck.” I look at that dumb book, see the mistake, and it reminds me of when I was pacing around my parents’ backyard, trying to be clear-headed in the middle of a storm.
— From The Great Discontent’s long and wide-ranging interview with Frank Chimero, in which he talks candidly about his career, the value of one’s time, the window of approval for our work, and the importance of taking time out for family. Yes, I read the whole thing at 1:30AM.
Are you creatively satisfied? Answers from Brooklyn Beta 2012 attendees, courtesy The Great Discontent.
Michael Muller’s portrait of David Lynch for the June 23 issue of The New Review. (via Kristina Feliciano)
John Hess of FilmmakerIQ traces the evolution of the screen shape from the silent film days through the widescreen explosion of the 50s, to the aspect ratio of modern digital cameras.
World number one chess player, 22-year-old Magnus Carlsen this week competes in the Candidates tournament for the right to take on Indian world champion Viswanathan Anand later in the year. Stephen Moss in The Guardian has a good primer on his career thus far:
Chess, which has been marginalised since the heyday of Bobby Fischer in the 1970s and Garry Kasparov in the 80s, is desperate for a new story to tell, and an intergenerational clash between Carlsen and Anand would provide one, especially in India, where Anand is feted as much as any cricket star.