Then subscribe to the Pilot Mail Art Project! Pilot – founded in part by my brother-in-law, Reuben McLaughlin – is a collective of artists and writers based in Toronto, CA, whose goal is to assist other writers and artists by developing a strong community and by creating exposure and access to markets.
To date, they have published three Pilot Pocket Books, collections of writings enhanced with illustrations done by talented artists. The books are available at several locations in Toronto, including Pages, Book City in the Beaches, and This Ain’t The Rosedale Library. Order forms for the books can be found on Pilot’s homepage.
The Pilot Mail Art Project offers 6- and 12-month subscriptions; subscribers receive a piece of original artwork each month. My husband and I have received several beautiful prints so far and are looking forward to getting more. The project is an inexpensive way to get some great pieces of artwork and to support some truly talented people!
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Let’s talk about something else for a minute.
Tokyo Look Book is one of the best books on Tokyo street fashion around, and believe me, there are hundreds! Author Philomena Keet is a graduate student in anthropology who splits her time between London and Tokyo. She and photographer Yuri Manabe produced this amazing, very well researched book, and it is a visual treat for fashionistas everywhere. The author clearly took a genuine interest in the lives and activities of the people she interviewed, and this approach lends depth and insight that most other books of its kind are lacking. Manabe’s photographs are fantistic, as well.
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