Cat is Art Spelled Wrong

A new book that aims to explain why cat videos are so alluring

The ancient Egyptians proclaimed their adoration for cats in hieroglyphics, statues and mummification. Today, many preserve the feline species forever in videos, print publications and even with dedicated television channels. When Coffee House Press‘ marketing director Caroline Casey and publisher Chris Fischbach attended the first Internet Cat Festival two years ago at Minneapolis’ Walker Art Center, they were stunned by the turnout and the crowd’s …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

An inflatable space station, child writers and anti-drone apparel in our look at the web this week

1. Warby Parker Annual Report While 2012 was a big year for many small startups, few grew with as much influence as one-for-one eyewear brand Warby Parker. To put the growth in transparent terms that everyone can understand they released their 2012 annual report as an interactive infographic this week, ripe with collection overviews, sales stats and employee fun facts. 2. Stairway to Nowhere Architecture …

Everything is Fucked, Everything is Okay

Writers from across the globe talk the ups and downs of modern life in a new zine

Responding to common feelings of being overwhelmed by our chaotic modern world, Everything is Fucked, Everything is Okay is a new print zine featuring writing from contributors based in NYC, London and Sydney. Assembled by hand by Brooklyn-based writer and founder James Aviaz, the zine touches on those confusing things in life with the power to depress or inspire you at any given moment. “It’s …