Czech poster for Robert Bresson’s Une Femme Douce (1969) by Olga Polácková-Vyletalová. There’s more about Polácková-Vyletalová’s striking poster designs (and this one in particular) at Mubi. See also the Polácková-Vyletalová collection at Terry Posters.
• “I heard that in Japan the tendency is to hammer down the nails that stick out. I think that Haruomi Hosono is a nail that sticks out. And has maintained that.” Van Dyke Parks on Haruomi Hosono, best known in the West for being one third of Yellow Magic Orchestra but a prolific artist in his own right. Hosono’s early solo albums are being reissued by Light In The Attic later this year.
• Hua Hsu on The Spectacular Personal Mythology of Rammellzee. “Rammellzee will always feel like part of the underground,” says Geeta Dayal in a review of the Rammellzee exhibition currently showing in New York.
• Another Kickstarter bid, this time for a reprint of Art Nouveau designs and illustrations by Carl Otto Czeschka.
• Oliver Burkeman reviews How to Change Your Mind: The New Science of Psychedelics by Michael Pollan.
• Art/design/architecture magazines online at the International Advertising & Design Database.
• Tonedeaf in our nose: Gerri Kimber on the musicality of James Joyce’s writing.
• More William Hope Hodgson: Greydogtales examines Hodgson’s poetry.
• The Art of Elsewhere: Jed Perl on the world of Edward Gorey.
• At Dennis Cooper’s: Records.