David Friedman posted a video portrait of Stephen Sasson, inventor of the digital camera. I mentioned the camera last year, it might be worth revisiting his discussion of its development and the patent file (via df).
Dan Fierman snags a rare interiew with Bill Murray.
I don’t think a director, as often as not, knows what is going to play funny anyway. As often as not, the right one is the one that they’re surprised by, so I don’t think that they have the right tone in their head. And I think that good actors alwaysâ€”or if you’re being good, anywayâ€”you’re making it better than the script. That’s your fucking job.
Sound advice from an interview with Jim Coudal
When you think to yourself, “In 18 months I’m going to start my crocheted beer coaster company,” the problem with that sentence is the 18 months. What you’re really saying is, “I’m afraid.” Do it now. If you bankrupt a company before you’re 25, that’s like a badge of honor! Get out there.
The trouble with Paul Feig, a NYT Magazine article on loserdom with one of Hollywood’s go-to geeks.
Interview with Paul Buckley, discussing book cover design and his creative process.
The History of Visual Communication. Haven’t been all the way through this yet, but it looks like a decent starting point.