Link List #60: How to save Santa, '00s WordArt, and carol time with David Bowie - Friends of Friends / Freunde von Freunden (FvF)

Link List #60: How to save Santa, ’00s WordArt, and carol time with David Bowie


The festive season is nigh, so when you’re done with family time check out the links that have been floating around the FvF office this past week.

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    • 1 1. Most kids today learn to Google before learning to walk, which makes secrets like Santa a little more tricky to keep. Enter Blitzn: a chrome extension that will keep the magic alive. Install it, and no one in your house will be doubting Santa’s existence this Christmas.
    • 2 In a time that predated the cyberstalking of your heroes, a 16-year-old from San Diego posted a four question survey on symbolism to 150 of his favorite authors. The Paris Review reveals the sometimes poignant, sometimes hilarious responses he received from Jack Kerouac, Ray Bradbury, Saul Bellow and more.
    • 3 Lovers of design, rejoice! Monoskop has digitized some of the most significant publications on Bauhaus design. You can download the entire set from Walter Gropius, Wassily Kandinsky, Laslo Moholy Nagy free online!
    • 4 Patti Smith’s musings on life in the time of Bob Dylan, the pertinence of Arthur Rimbaud’s words and getting lost in ‘A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall’ at the Nobel Prize Ceremony come together in a beautifully worded New Yorker piece.
    • 5 Artsy has compiled a list of their favourite illustrated children’s books: From David Hockney’s take on the Brothers Grimm, to Yayoi Kusama’s mesmerizing imagining of The Little Mermaid: as Picasso once said, “Every child is an artist.”
    • 6 Something to warm the cockles this Christmas: Nowness presents David Bowie and Bing Crosby serenading a crowd in 1977 with Little Drummer Boy.

Thanks for reading! We hope our links inspire you and give you a small window into what the FvF office is enjoying this week.

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Text:Rosie Flanagan