Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Font Fun With Flickr

f L Y I N Gg T taj-H E S K Y

A relatively new site, flickr - allows you to type in text and see the letters come to life in a variety of different flavors.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Something New In Cornflower Blue

Rant is a novel by Chuck Palahniuk that is due to be released on May 7, 2007. The following has been said by the author in regards to an official description:

"For 'Rant' I borrowed the form of an oral biography, wherein dozens of people are interviewed about the same person, then those interviews are cut together. Like a talking head type of documentary film. The only person not present is the subject: Rant Casey, an updated Huckleberry Finn in a messy, crowded near-future. Cars, traffic, and accidents all play parts, with chunks of the through-line action presented as radio traffic reports. Of course there's a romance. And of course it's confronting and occasionally violent. And sickening or sexy. The glory of the oral biography form is how it allows the story to cut instantly from one plot thread to another, or from the camera perspective of one character to another, while both describe the same event. This let me boil each statement down to the minimal plot point so that the action moves blam, blam, blam through the entire twisted life and death of Rant."