A new biography of Angela Carter was published recently.
I haven't read it, but I have read Angela Carter, and you should too. She was good; better than she was given credit for. Her stories went down easily and quickly. They were gruesome and beguiling, which can be easily dismissed as unsubstantial when really the reader just hasn't understood the work.
And yet, somehow, if I don't like David Foster Wallace or James Joyce, I'm not reading it properly.
Go read Angela Carter.
People often ask "what inspires you?" and I have to admit, right now, not a lot.
I haven't read a book in about 4 years. I haven't been to the cinema in about 2.
I feel okay about it. I like my work and I tend not to absorb material when I'm producing lots of work.
It's fine. I have a good backlog of influences, and I've never cared much for staying current.
"You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means"
Inspiration...journey...effortless...quality... There are many more, I'm sure.
I've been involved in design for long enough that I don't know what these words mean anymore.
I like words so this makes me crazy. We'll try to do better here.