Sunday 3 August 2014


The ABC for artists, books, and celebrities to fight against my name literacy through writing and creating an aide-memoire with emojis (inspired by the german game 'Stadt-Land-Fluss').

The New Zealand born artist Billy Apple (now 78 years old) studied at The Royal College of Art in London and is one of the first artists to use neon lights in art work. Apple is best known for his involvement in the New York and London Pop art movements of the 1960s (see Four Billy Apple Trademark Classes at Frieze Magazine) and with the conceptual art movement in the 1970s (see 2 Minutes 33 seconds at the Auckland Art Gallery). He was included in the important 1964 exhibit 'The American Supermarket', a show held in Paul Bianchini's Upper East Side gallery. The show was presented as a typical small supermarket environment, except that everything in it - the produce, canned goods, meat, posters on the wall, etc., was created by prominent pop artist of the time, including Andy Warhol, Tom Wesselmann, Claes Oldenburg, and Jasper Johns.

Read more here. E.T.P.: 5'

Pictures via University of Michigan.

As I Lay Dying has been named one of the 100 greatest novels of all Time by The Guardian. American author William Faulkner wrote it in 1930 over the course of six weeks from midnight to 4am while he was working at a power plant. The book is narrated by 15 different characters over 59 chapters. It is the story of the death of Addie Bundren and her family's quest and motivations - noble or selfish - to honor her wish to be buried in the town of Jefferson. Faulkner was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1949 (listen to an audio recording of William Faulkner's Banquet Speech additional E.T.P. 3' (headphones recomended). The Grammy-nominated metalcore band 'As I lay Dying' derived its name from this novel. In 2013 writer/director James Franco released a film adaption of the novel (Trailer here, additional E.T.P. 1.20').

Full E.T.P. (5-8')

Image & Content via Forbes.

Just 24 years old, the Swedish DJ notched the best year of his career in 2014 on the strength of his debut album "True". The record included "Wake Me Up," which became the first electronic song ever to move more than 4 million units in the United States. He continues to clean up on the road, taking home six-figure sums every time he spins at a club, which he did 80 times during our scoring period alone (watch the official video additional E.T.P. 4.32').

Fulll E.T.P.: 3-6'

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