Samuel Taylor Coleridge
"Kubla Khan"

So twice five miles of fertile ground
With walls and towers were girdled round:
And there were gardens bright with sinuous rills,
Where blossomed many an incense-bearing tree;
And here were forests ancient as the hills,
Enfolding sunny spots of greenery.

But oh! that deep romantic chasm which slanted
Down the green hill athwart a cedarn cover!
A savage place! as holy and enchanted
As e’er beneath a waning moon was haunted
By woman wailing for her demon-lover!
And from this chasm, with ceaseless turmoil seething,
As if this earth in fast thick pants were breathing,
A mighty fountain momently was forced:
Amid whose swift half-intermitted burst
Huge fragments vaulted like rebounding hail,
Or chaffy grain beneath the thresher’s flail:
And ‘mid these dancing rocks at once and ever
It flung up momently the sacred river.
Five miles meandering with a mazy motion
Through wood and dale the sacred river ran,
Then reached the caverns measureless to man,
And sank in tumult to a lifeless ocean:
And ‘mid this tumult Kubla heard from far
Ancestral voices prophesying war!

The shadow of the dome of pleasure
Floated midway on the waves;
Where was heard the mingled measure
From the fountain and the caves.
It was a miracle of rare device,
A sunny pleasure-dome with caves of ice!

A damsel with a dulcimer
In a vision once I saw:
It was an Abyssinian maid,
And on her dulcimer she played,
Singing of Mount Abora.
Could I revive within me
Her symphony and song,
To such a deep delight ‘twould win me
That with music loud and long
I would build that dome in air,
That sunny dome! those caves of ice!
And all who heard should see them there,
And all should cry, Beware! Beware!
His flashing eyes, his floating hair!
Weave a circle round him thrice,
And close your eyes with holy dread,
For he on honey-dew hath fed
And drunk the milk of Paradise.

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typeworship:

Typographic Brooklyn Bridge

Cameron Moll is reimagining the Brooklyn Bridge designed entirely with type. The project which has taken three years is his third print produced in this way. Constructed from the letters of typefaces designed during the same period as the bridges’ construction, Cameron chose Antique Triple Extra Condensed and German blackletter, Fetta Gotish in honour of Architect John Roebling’s German heritage.

There are some lovely details, hidden in the brickwork of lettering are John Roebling’s name, that of his son, Washington, who took over as chief engineer, and the sir names of those who died during its construction.

Cameron’s raising money on Kickstarter to have the print letterpressed in two colours (picked with a Pantone swatch held to the bridge). So far he’s raised five times the target.

The final artwork will be 24”×16”, printed on Crane Lettra Pearl. Limited edition (1,500 copies).

marvelentertainment:

The villains have taken over “LEGO Marvel Super Heroes” with a new poster for the game! Plus, get your first look at M.O.D.O.K. with 7 new screenshots here

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marvelentertainment:

Sync Marvel’s J.A.R.V.I.S. app to your Blu-ray player to experience Marvel’s Iron Man 3, available now on Blu-ray, like never before! When connected to the same network as your Blu-ray player, J.A.R.V.I.S. will function as the Blu-ray remote control, or the user can simply use voice control and the app will do the rest!

marvelentertainment:

Sync Marvel’s J.A.R.V.I.S. app to your Blu-ray player to experience Marvel’s Iron Man 3, available now on Blu-ray, like never before! When connected to the same network as your Blu-ray player, J.A.R.V.I.S. will function as the Blu-ray remote control, or the user can simply use voice control and the app will do the rest!

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debutart:

Craig Robinson went to Querétaro for the weekend. Here are some drawings of this journey.

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marvelentertainment:

Iron Man 3 fans, ever wonder what it’s like to be Tony Stark and have your very own JARVIS? Marvel’s #JARVISapp is coming soon for iPhone® and iPad®! Stay tuned for more details!

Культ тупости

"Я тревожусь из-за тупости. Она повсюду. Когда конгресс обсуждает какой-нибудь вопрос, обычно похоже, что обе стороны неправы. Хуже того, наши представители, кажется, не способны приводить обоснованные доводы. Кандидат за кандидатом на последних выборах говорили совершенно бездоказательные вещи. А их сторонники не могут объяснить сколь-нибудь внятно, что именно они поддерживают.

Выпускники наших старших классов очень хорошо проходят тесты,  при этом постоянно всплывают истории о жульничестве — даже в лучших школах, причем с участием учителей. Никто не спрашивает, что смогут студенты делать после выпуска, и никому нет дела. Меня беспокоит, могут ли они мыслить. Меня беспокоит, что молодые люди больше не разговаривают. ЛОЛ и ОМГ (от англ. LOL — laughing out loud — громко смеяться и OMG — Oh, my God — О Боже!) не составляют беседу. Именно в беседах кристаллизуются убеждения, а не эмоции. Меня беспокоит, что мы перестали спрашивать «почему» и потеряли необходимость давать ответы. Мы прославляем тупость в телешоу, показывая, какие тупые вещи делают люди, чтобы мы все смогли  посмеяться над ними. Меня тревожит, что за этим прославлением тупости и отказом от серьезного размышления о настоящих проблемах стоят большие корпорации, которые зарабатывают на этом большие деньги. Меня беспокоит, что мы как общество продолжаем принимать все более и более тупые решения и что вокруг не окажется никого достаточно умного, чтобы распознать эти дурные решения или сделать с этим что-нибудь.”

Роджер Шенк.

marvelentertainment:

Robert Downey, Jr. heads to Korea to kick off Marvel’s “Iron Man 3” World Tour! Get the full story here and keep checking back for more images!

What country will you see “Iron Man 3” in?