Weekly Cartooning

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New Yorker cartoons have always been a great, reliably witty take on the form, rounding out each magazine with their humor. Many of us have come to know the cartoonists by their idiosyncratic styles, so it’s welcome news to see this Kickstarter campaign for “Very Semi-Serious,” a new documentary that goes behind the scenes of the New Yorker’s cartoon department. Leah Wolchok and Davina Pardo’s film will show us the characters behind the cartoons, and the process involved in both the creation of each simple, sophisticated sketch and how the chosen few make it into the final magazine. Only a few days left to support!

Bookshelf: What We’re Reading

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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!

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I have a crazy,
crazy love of things.
I like pliers,
and scissors.
I love
cups,
rings,
and bowls –
not to speak, of course,
of hats.
I love
all things,
not just
the grandest,
also
the
infinite-
ly
small–
thimbles,
spurs,
plates,
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.

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

 

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