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Weekend links 13


Watch the trailer for the newly-restored version of Fritz Lang’s masterwork, Metropolis.

My cover design for Jeff VanderMeer’s Finch was voted best cover in the 2010 Spinetingler Awards.

• Figment announces the 2nd Annual Figment Album Cover Design Contest. The judge this time round is William Schaff.

• Two interviews at The Quietus: Jon Brooks of The Advisory Circle and Richard H Kirk of Cabaret Voltaire.

• “Merely a Man of Letters.” Jorge Luis Borges interviewed in 1977.

• Another Engelbrecht: The Miniature Theatres of Martin Engelbrecht.

The Unearthing Box Set by Alan Moore & Mitch Jenkins.

• The gays: RIP Felix Lance Falkon, author of the landmark study, A Historic Collection of Gay Art (1972). The Independent is the latest newspaper to look at sexuality in the animal kingdom.

Publisher to Release Philip K Dick’s Insights Into Secrets of the Universe.

• Roger Ebert shows the world a draft of his unfilmed Sex Pistols screenplay, Who Killed Bambi? Jon Savage comments.

• Further Flickr sets: History of the Book/Typography and Dutch Graphic Design. Related: more Dutch graphic design at the NAGO.

Far Red: Video by u-matic & telematique, music by Monolake.

Has steampunk jumped Captain Nemo’s clockwork shark yet?

An edge over which it is impossible to look.

Surrender. It’s Brian Eno.

Ecstatic Peace Library.

• Songs of the week: See Emily Play by Pink Floyd and Metropolis by Kraftwerk.



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5 comments or trackbacks

  1. #1 posted by Anne S


    Congratulations on the Spinetingler win John, thoroughly deserved as it’s a stunning cover.

  2. #2 posted by John


    Thanks, Anne, everyone seems to like that cover.

  3. #3 posted by Evan


    When do you sleep, John?

    I’ve been anticipating Metropolis since the announcement in 08. Thanks for the Kraftwerk video, and of course everything else.

  4. #4 posted by Evan


    Bah, I’m such an ass to not mention–

    Congratulations on a well-deserved award. The cover is gorgeous.

  5. #5 posted by John


    Thanks, Evan. And these posts are pretty easy to do, I just bookmark notable things during the week. Having a well-stocked RSS feed helps.

    I already have Metropolis on DVD but I’ll happily buy it again for the missing scenes. The quality of the shots in the trailer is better than I hoped for.






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