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Ye Olde Grease Lightning, and Other News

September 12, 2013 | by


  • San Francisco-based Arion Press—the last full-service letterpress in America—is in pursuit of the perfect book.
  • “Think of such trends in titles as the publishing industry’s version of ombré hair or white Chuck Taylors.” The word land in titles is all the rage for F/W. 
  • Let the record show: say syllabuses, not syllabi.
  • “Today there is literature coming out of Syria that we could have never even dreamed of just a few years ago.” Political turmoil has given birth to a new wave of Syrian poetry
  • In which college students act out scenes from Grease in Old English.


    Giant Mr. Darcy Terrorizes London, and Other News

    July 9, 2013 | by


    • A twelve-foot fiberglass Mr. Darcy is currently standing in the middle of Hyde Park’s Serpentine Lake, and is terrifying.
    • A new analytics tool claims it can detect sarcasm in online comments. But the best part: “Its clients include the Home Office, EU Commission and Dubai Courts.”
    • The artist formerly known as “the” is now represented by the symbol Ћ.
    • Book titles missing one (key) letter.
    • A scientifically accurate “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star.” Sample lyric: “Thirty-two light years in the sky / Ten parsecs which is really high.”



    Weirdest Titles of the Year

    February 22, 2013 | by


    Forget the Oscars: what we’re interested in is the Diagram Prize, which rewards the oddest title of the year. The shortlist follows; vote for your favorite before March 22 at We Love This Book.

    Goblinproofing One’s Chicken Coop, by Reginald Bakeley

    God’s Doodle: The Life and Times of the Penis, by Tom Hickman

    How Tea Cosies Changed the World, by Loani Prior 

    How to Sharpen Pencils, by David Rees 

    Lofts of North America: Pigeon Lofts, by Jerry Gagne 

    Was Hitler Ill?, by Hans-Joachim Neumann and Henrik Eberle