by hitRECord & Joseph Gordon-Levitt
This book is pure joy. Short, succinct thoughts and ideas with curious and thoughtful illustrations are compiled in this small tome. But don’t let the size deceive you; as William Blake wrote, “One thought fills immensity.”
Some stories garner a chuckle. Some make you feel like you’ve been stabbed in the heart. Others simply remind you to stop and smell the roses. None are overly sentimental; rather these make up a sort of Poor Richard’s Almanack for modern life.
It’s a collective of collaborations from hitrecord.org
– one you will find yourself visiting over and over. Self-described as: “HITRECORD is an open collaborative production company, and this website iswhere we make things together. Writers, musicians, filmmakers, video editors, animators, illustrators, photographers, photo-shoppers… Wanna work with us? I direct our community in a variety of collaborations. When one of our productions makes money, we split the profits 50/50 between the company and the contributing artists.”
But don’t just take my (or even their) word for it. Let these “excerpts” speak for themselves.
I truly can’t wait for volume 2. And am already skulking around their site, hoping for more modern wisdom with a wry smile.
Imprint: It Books
On Sale: 12/6/2011
Trimsize: 4 x 6
Pages: 88; $14.99
Ages: 18 and Up