posts about or somewhat related to ‘style’

Princely Hair, 1978 - 2013
By Gary Card via Slate. Select to embiggen.

Princely Hair, 1978 - 2013

By Gary Card via Slate. Select to embiggen.

Saturday Fashion for Journo Geeks

Via ThinkGeek.

austinkleon:

Art Spiegelman on Picasso, cave paintings and comics:

I was very suspicious of high culture, not of low, and it took a long time for me to crack the code and say, ‘You know what, Picasso’s a pretty good cartoonist.’

This bit on style reminds me of Milton Glaser (“I don’t trust style.” and “The model for personal development is antithetical to the model for professional success.”):

Style is a capitalist invention. It’s a trademark. It’s very useful in the world of commerce to have a good trademark, but it wasn’t my first concern. I got restless…
We’re about to get grammatically obnoxious. 
latimes:

There was a festive mood in Paris Thursday, where [when | edit: reference is to time rather than place] two journalists were cheered by colleagues after their release from capture in Afghanistan. The pair were [was | “pair” is singular] captured [with their Afghan driver and translator | let’s keep everyone together] on Dec. 29, 2009 [edit: hey, that’s my birthday! Shout out?], northeast of the capital of Kabul with their Afghan driver and translator. Check out more Ppictures in the Nnews. [Hey, let’s do but why the initial caps?]
Photo: Television journalist Herve Ghesquiere, left, is cheered by colleagues as he arrives at a gathering at France Television headquarters [edit: tell “France Television” they should rename themselves “French Television”]. Ghesquiere and Stephane Taponier, held hostage in Afghanistan for a year and a half [along with their Afghan driver and translator | let’s put people together], were captured on Dec. 29, 2009 [Again, my birthday, let’s celebrate], in Kapisa province, northeast of the capital Kabul, along with their Afghan driver and translator. [edit: Wait a sec, doesn’t this repeat everything in the first graph?] Credit: Gonzalo Fuentes / Reuters [How ‘bout a period and a little link love back to Gonzalo and Reuters?]

Feel free to hit us with the same anytime. Our typos are all over the place.

We’re about to get grammatically obnoxious. 

latimes:

There was a festive mood in Paris Thursday, where [when | edit: reference is to time rather than place] two journalists were cheered by colleagues after their release from capture in Afghanistan. The pair were [was | “pair” is singular] captured [with their Afghan driver and translator | let’s keep everyone together] on Dec. 29, 2009 [edit: hey, that’s my birthday! Shout out?], northeast of the capital of Kabul with their Afghan driver and translator. Check out more Ppictures in the Nnews. [Hey, let’s do but why the initial caps?]

Photo: Television journalist Herve Ghesquiere, left, is cheered by colleagues as he arrives at a gathering at France Television headquarters [edit: tell “France Television” they should rename themselves “French Television”]. Ghesquiere and Stephane Taponier, held hostage in Afghanistan for a year and a half [along with their Afghan driver and translator | let’s put people together], were captured on Dec. 29, 2009 [Again, my birthday, let’s celebrate], in Kapisa province, northeast of the capital Kabul, along with their Afghan driver and translator. [edit: Wait a sec, doesn’t this repeat everything in the first graph?] Credit: Gonzalo Fuentes / Reuters [How ‘bout a period and a little link love back to Gonzalo and Reuters?]

Feel free to hit us with the same anytime. Our typos are all over the place.

(Source: Los Angeles Times)

A lead is a promise. It promises that the piece of writing is going to be like this. If it is not going to be so, don’t use the lead. A lead is good not because it dances, fires cannons or whistles like a train, but because it is absolute to what follows.

— John McPhee, Pulitzer Prize winner, New Yorker author, Writing a Strong Lead is Half the Battle.