Magazine Entertainment


Pop-Up magazine is a terrific new take on the magazine format – removing it from printed or digital form, and putting it into performance mode, on stage. For one night per issue, a talented collection of writers, artists, filmmakers, etc perform and share new work. One of the most interesting things is that no images or recordings are taken, allowing each performance to be captured only for those present in the audience. Past contributors include: writer Alice Walker, design writer Allison Arieff, radio host Roman Mars, Michael Pollan, and illustrator Jason Polan, who sketched Issue 6 as it happened, and sold the results at the closing reception (shown above).

Bookshelf: What We’re Reading


There’s a lot happening these days at Wert&Co.–reflected in six books we would like to share with you. We’ve been preparing for a few talks and seeking to understand ourselves and our work more deeply, finding inspiration from the self discovery of childhood to the wisdom (hopefully) gained over the years. This month we also mourned the loss of John Berger who’s seminal Ways of Seeing provided us not just with a tool to view art in a revolutionary way, but a tool to understand critically the images that surround us. Finally with data ruling the day, in both politics and our work, we’ve found ourselves recently in a deep dive on both the mechanics, design and ethics of this fascinating subject.


Oh yes, the planet is sublime!


I have a crazy,
crazy love of things.
I like pliers,
and scissors.
I love
and bowls –
not to speak, of course,
of hats.
I love
all things,
not just
the grandest,
and flower vases.
Oh yes,
the planet
is sublime!

Odes to Common Things by Pablo Neruda
(photo by Daniel Wert)



Celebrating & Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


A day for reflection & dreaming & coming together in peace.



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