Saturday, December 15, 2018
Loui Jover's artwork involves drawing in ink over adhered-together old book pages. The very striking result: the pages give the drawings, as Jover puts it, "a kind of 'meaning' or back-story, even though unconnected in a contrived...
This may come as a surprise to some people, but at one point it was common practice to "cross-write." (Another name it's know for: "cross-hatching.") Essentially the writer would reach the bottom of the page, turn the paper sideways,...
If you keep a personal journal you probably have a "lost and found" note somewhere in the opening pages. ("If found please return this book to...") Well, today we've got a treat for you care of the Harry Ransom...
Our Peek Inside… series takes a look inside peoples’ personal journals to celebrate their creativity and inspire others. Message us at facebook@hartleyandmarks.com if you have a project that you would like to be featured. This month we asked the very...
This week's entry in our ongoing series looking at famous diary entries should be interesting to anyone who has an interest in movie history or the brainstorming processes of geniuses. It comes from the diary of Stanley Kubrick, the...
Flavorwire recently posted a wonderful piece looking at what 10 famous authors have said in the past about the solitary, introspective act of keeping a diary. Inspired by that article, we decided to extract the best observations and truisms...
A couple years ago Vanity Fair took a look at Marilyn Monroe's previously unseen private journals, and even had a handwriting expert analyze a few pages. It's a fascinating read. But today we wanted to focus on a specific...
Our Peek Inside… series takes a look inside peoples’ personal journals to celebrate their creativity and inspire others. If you have a project that could be featured message us at facebook@hartleyandmarks.com. This month's entry comes from Katelyn, a talented artist...
Leonardo Da Vinci kept a daily journal throughout most of his life, keeping notes and drawings on a host of topics from the extraordinary (inventions, artwork, scientific theories and musings) to the mundane (grocery lists, names of people who...
Tennessee Williams' journals - which are very succinctly analyzed on The Morgan Library & Museum website - provide great insight into the mind of a talented and successful artist who struggled with crippling self-doubt and depression. However, as the...

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