RADICAL SNAIL

A collection of pictures, stories, fictions, subtleties, personal/political discourse, and poetry
kelsijosilva:

little quick study!!!

kelsijosilva:

little quick study!!!

NATIONAL POETRY MONTH DAY 13: “TODAY”

therumpus:

Each year I know less about myself
but the insurance company knows
how much my life is worth.
This is for those who suffer & endure
& laugh about it later.
Someone asked, “where do you get
your news from if you don’t have a teevee?”
It is 7:36 a.m. & I have been awake
all night. I am pushing forward,
caffeinated & reminding myself:
don’t be busy. Busyness is the enemy
of art and life. Spring is here, it is
Saturday. The clouds make shapes & go.

-Gina Myers

(Source: therumpus.net)

theparisreview:

This fall, Boston plans to erect an impressive new statue of Edgar Allan Poe: a raven at his side, a veiny heart tumbling from his “trunk full of ideas,” his coat billowing in the wind.
For more of this morning’s roundup, click here.

theparisreview:

This fall, Boston plans to erect an impressive new statue of Edgar Allan Poe: a raven at his side, a veiny heart tumbling from his “trunk full of ideas,” his coat billowing in the wind.

For more of this morning’s roundup, click here.

frivolity-etc:

http://www.boredpanda.com/snail-macro-photography-vyacheslav-mishchenko/

¡Viva la Revolución!

826chi:

tqvinn:

When I was given the opportunity to design the cover (and interior) of the new 826CHI book "The Windows Reflect Anything", a collection of stories by Chicago high school students, I knew I wanted to incorporate two things: a literal reference to the title of the book, and hand-drawn typography. Originally I was hoping to combine the two by putting some piece of hand-drawn lettering in a window and staging a carefully taken photography, but time and logistics just made that too difficult. Instead, I decided to do the two things separately and combine them later.

The photo was a result of an afternoon walking around Wicker Park, to have the photo be someone relatively close to 826CHI. After taking dozens of ugly photos along Milwaukee Ave, I ended up taking the photo of the reflection of a CTA train window with myself and the 6 corners artist lofts in the reflection.

The lettering was a little more complicated. The final product wasn’t too far from my initial sketches, but it was discovered after I had finished my first comps of the cover that I had been given the wrong title for the book, and I had to change my lettering from saying "The Windows Reflect Anything to "The Windows Reflect Everything. Unfortunately, that meant I had to lose the interlocking W and A from my earlier version, which was a bit disappointing, but it allowed me to add some different type styling. As a result I had to adjust the W in Windows and draw a new lower half of the cover. I kept all of my previous lettering that wasn’t affected and drew the final word within the same space as the original drawing, then combined the two drawings on the computer. Adding some coloring and laying it over the photography was the final step.

Stop by The Boring Store at 1331 N Milwaukee Ave to see the book, and lots of other not-boring things.

Tommy Quinn of Blank is the New Black for our most recent paperback, The Windows Reflect Everything. 

Survival [in the post-employment economy] is not only a matter of money, it is a matter of mentality - of not mistaking bad luck for bad character, of not mistaking lost opportunities for opportunities that were never really there.

lisaquestions:

bitch-media:

report from the National Transgender Discrimination Survey conducted by the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force and the National Center for Transgender Equality, found that transgender people faced double the rate of unemployment of the general population, with 63 percent of the transgender people surveyed reporting they experienced a serious act of discrimination that majorly affected their ability to sustain themselves. These numbers are even worse for trans people of color, especially trans women of color, the deaths of whom have been deemed a “state of emergency.” 

Trans women have been saddled with the responsibility of taking on trans-exclusionary feminists for far too long—but it’s not their issue to deal with alone. 

Read: It’s Time to End the Long History of Feminism Failing Transgender Women by Tina Vasquez at BitchMedia.org.  Type illustrations by Michelle Leigh

Oh christ yes. 

(via marybid)

incidentalcomics:

Understanding Poetry

Happy National Poetry Month! This comic was inspired by one of my favorite poems, "The New Poetry Handbook" by Mark Strand. This month on Incidental Comics, I’ll be exploring the world of poetry. A place, as Marianne Moore famously said, of  ”imaginary gardens with real toads in them.”

(via loftliterary)

explosm:

We’ve got an Instagram! If you’re not following us, then you’re not really living.Check it out here: http://instagram.com/explosmofficialWe also have a…Twitter: https://twitter.com/explosmFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/explosmYoutube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/ExplosmEntertainmentSo let’s hang out!

explosm:

We’ve got an Instagram! If you’re not following us, then you’re not really living.
Check it out here: http://instagram.com/explosmofficial
We also have a…
Twitter: https://twitter.com/explosm
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/explosm
Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/ExplosmEntertainment

So let’s hang out!

dave lamb

—red

(Source: frivolity-etc, via thirdarchive)