"To create is divine, to reproduce is human" - Man Ray

Today is the birthday of the seminal photographer / artist Emmanuel Radnitszkywho we all know and love as Man Ray. Though born in Philadelphia Man Ray spent most of his career in Paris. He was an integral part of both the Surrealist and DADA movements. In 1999, ARTnews magazine named Ray one of the 25 most influential artists of the 20th century.

Here is our Five Book Birthday Salute to Man Ray 

Self Portrait by May Ray Atlantic Little Brown, 1963. Buy: First Edition | Penguin Classic

Man Ray 1890-1976. Published by Ludion Ronny Van de Velde and Harry N Abrams, (1995) Buy

Alphabet for Adults. Copley Galleries. Beverely Hills, 1948. One of 500 copies. Buy

Bonsoir Man Ray by Pierre Bourgeade. Published by Pierre Belfond, Paris, 1972.

Deluxe edition limited to 150 copies.  French texts by Pierre Bourgeade and Man Ray are illustrated with a loose full-page original gravure by Man Ray, numbered and signed by the artist in pencil. Buy

Portfolios.  Electra Editrice, Milan, 1980. Text in Italian. Suite of twelve 8 x 10 inch héliogravures on specially made 12 x 15 inch glossy card, each with attached tissue-covering, Edition of 1,000. Buy

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Africa, Digital Painting


Inside Charlie’s Chocolate Factory: The Complete Story of Willy Wonka, the Golden Ticket, and Roald Dahl’s Most Famous Creation by Lucy Mangan. Foreword by Sophie Dahl. Puffin Books, 2014.

Looking for a nice way to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Roald Dahl’s classic,  Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Inside Charlies’s Chocolate Factory provides a in-depth look at the life of this classic. From its publishing history to the history of its illustrators to the movie adaptations to the overall impact the book has had on our culture the book will surely add a sprinkle to Dahl cannon.

Who knew that the book was originally published in America and not the UK or that Maurice Sendak was supposed to be the original illustrator but was too busy working on a book called Where The Wild Things Are or that rumors where abound that the NAACP would picket the movie theaters showing the 1971 film version because they were troubled by the title of the book for, at that time, ‘chocolate’ was a derogatory term for black people and that ‘Charlie’ was hipster slang for white people.

Pre Order: Amazon | Powell’s

First Edition of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

1971 film version: Watch | Buy

2005 film version: Watch | Buy


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evas are so cool and so hard to draw OTL

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Today’s Inspiration


We should all start to live before we get too old.

- Marilyn Monroe

Keith Haring

Wet feet waiting for my train. Hate this patchy weather 💧💧💧 #CommuterProbs

Been looking at maps…

…where to go next?


colors // the nightman cometh

sometimes, people ask me “hey ryden, what do you do with your spare time?”

here’s your answer. i spend most of my time being garbage.

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