Wednesday, May 05, 2010

That Awkward Hallway Dance

"The uncomfortable phenomenon when two people meet while walking and attempt to pass only to have both persons go in the same direction, thus each continuing to block the path of the other. The occurence is usually brief but unsettling enough to cause grievance and annoyance in one or both parties (or however many are involved)."
Was it droitwich that inspired Bob Dylan to write "Most likely you go your way (and I'll go mine)"?

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Book Jacket Designer

"Entirely discarding the clean formality of the British style of jacket design, he was the first Indian artist to have introduced to the book-jackets a style of brushing which was entirely Indian."
The designer in question? Satyajit Ray. (And he designed a jacket for a book of poems called "I've given your name E-flat"?)