Not all ephemera is historical.
Multitudes of papers – imbued with the hard work and creativity of their designers – are produced everyday with an uncertain future. We spoke with two individuals working in very different, but equally ephemeral uses of the printed page.
Steven Peterman is the founder of the Sketchbook Project and Brooklyn Art Library
Here’s how it works: they send you a sketchbook, you fill it with anything you like and send it in. After a tour on their (incredibly cool) bookmobile, your book goes to live permanently on the shelves of the Brooklyn Art Library in Williamsburg where anyone can interact with it.
The concept is simple. The results are staggering. In 12 years, 40,000+ Sketchbooks have been submitted from over 100 different countries. And anyone can join. You can join! For the price of a blank book, you can crowdfund this unique mission and join the global community. I did! Sign up and start creating today.
In my humble opinion, Matt writes some of the finest puzzles around.
If you do crosswords. chances are you have attempted to solve some of Matt’s. They are everywhere, from the New York Times and Wall Street Journal to Slate and PGAtour.com