Rampant Media Consumption – September and October 2015

basically this is usInput inspires output! Here’s what we’ve been taking in this month:


Scoped these concept albums

Saw the BBC special about cycling, Victorian women, and healing through exercise. 

Enjoyed reading Anne Elizabeth Moore‘s newest comics journalism on food & tradition


The new Alpine album makes me want to treat myself to a nice vegan pasta dinner. The title has no indication of the sound. It’s glorious. 

I started reading Notes on the Synthesis of Form by Christopher Alexander, but I stopped when they referred to all designers as “he”. Debating on diving back into it.

Also thumbed through Fingerprint No. 2: The Evolution of Handmade Elements in Graphic Design for some inspiration. 


Been reading this

And this.


I read two books on vacation: A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki (rumor has it that one of her earlier novels, All Over Creation, was inspired by the real life of the author of our book Maps to the Other Side) blew my mind. It’s about nature, quantum physics, japanese youth culture, and an anarchist nun. 

Then I thought that Jo Baker’s Longbourne was going to be totally silly lite reading but it’s a really good book. Think class-conscious Jane Austin fanfic. Yup!