Random Thursday: Literary Trompe Romps and Well-Read Street Art

Random Thursday (ˈrandəm ˈTHərzdā): the day on which Sarah plunks down all the odd bits and pieces she’s been sent by friends or has otherwise stumbled upon this week in an effort to avoid writing a real post, the assembly of which usually ends up taking twice as much time as sitting down and creating actual content.

I had a lot of fun with this one—turns out when you work with, for, around, and at books approximately 17/6 (I do parent and sleep when truly necessary) and ask your friends for cool stuff to post on Thursdays, you get a lot of cool book-related stuff.

Who knew?

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Alice on the Runway at Watership Down

Alice in London

No, not really. It’s in London.

My alternative title was Reason #768,987 to visit England.

(Downith and Vonnie, you’re tied for #1)

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Faux Distractions

Artist Don Gray gave a garage door a library look for Lee Dembert,
a former book reviewer for the LA Times.

Awesome.

Garage Door Bookcase

True Confessions:

I knew what this was before I opened the attachment, because my friend Siobhan likes to use subject lines that are nearly as long as her e-mail messages.

So instead of “Cool art!” or “Want that!” my first thought when I saw this image was “Whoa!  That’s a really clean garage!”

And my second was, “Is that track lighting? What on earth needs to be directly lit in a garage?”

His rare, first edition Chilton’s Manuals?

And does he know the damage direct lighting can do to those schematics?

Sheesh.

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For all the DIYers

 Roger Light shows you how to paint a trompe l’oeil bookcase very, very quickly.

I love how the time lapse makes the books pop into 3-D like magic.

Which, in a way, I guess they did.

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Little Prince Sighting

Little Prince Graffiti

Not sure where this is, but that it exists somewhere is good enough for me.

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It’s Always Literate in Portland

Even the parking garages.

Portalnd Parking Garage

If this isn’t awesome enough,
The stairwells  give you something to read
while you’re looking for your car.

Book Stairs Portland

(first photo by Michael R. Allen)

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Melbourne Timequake

Vonnegut Timequake

Hey, Lyra!  Wanna go to Australia?

We can put Sherry in charge of the plane tickets and Laura in charge of the map.

Or we could stay here and start a band called the Melborne Timequakes.

Let me know.

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Trompe Librarians

Entirely wrong and yet so remarkably realistic . . .

(Dee? Kev? Did you send me this?)

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11 thoughts on “Random Thursday: Literary Trompe Romps and Well-Read Street Art

  1. How comes I did not see this parking garage in Portland?! Though, I have been in a bookstore that’s bigger than the library in our town.They had four aisles of cooking books alone! I got dragged out before I got lost in that wonderful maze forever.

    • You were too busy visiting all the best (and weirdest) restaurants, ‘mausi! 😀

      I must visit that bookstore! Though I should probably bring a ball of string and tie one end to the cash register so I can find my way out again! 😉

    • I think I might try a boat, actually, Downith, but your misplaced faith in my non-existent athletic prowess (or well-placed faith in my natural buoyancy) is heartening. 😀

  2. Yes!! And Portland!! And because it just popped up on autocorrect, Portugal! Count me in! (But good choice on me not being in charge of the map.)

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