Birthday: September 2nd
Occupation: Graphic designer.
But I also seem to have acquired all sorts of teaching qualifications.
Mildly Enthusiastic Reviews of Things: It’s a way – successful so far – to revitalize this blog I’ve had in one form or another for years. I write about things I enjoy (or, occassionally, don’t enjoy) in a balanced and unprejudiced way. (Right.)
Favorite books: So many. Including East of Eden by John Steinbeck | Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy | Alices by Lewis Carroll | Memoirs of the Geisha by Arthur Golden | The Handmaid’s Tale and The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood | Anthropology of an American Girl by Hilary Thayer Hamann | short stories by Marek Hłasko | Wesele by Wyspiański | and also Harry Potter series
Favorite musicians: Bob Dylan | Patti Smith | early Rolling Stones | the White Stripes | the Kills | the Pixies | Johnny Cash | Lou Reed | basically anything with a rhythm and preferably low-fi, maybe even abrasive and not necessarily well-sung
Favorite shows: Many and changing, like Veronica Mars | Daria | Firefly | Sex, Chips & Rock’n’Roll (I bet you don’t know it but trust me, you should) | Parks and Recreation | The Mindy Project | Cow and Chicken | the first season of True Blood (everything beyond the second is abominable) | Sex and the City | United States of Tara | and so on
Favorite movies: I like TV shows more than movies but Interview with a Vampire | Tangled | Dangerous Liaisons | Thelma and Louise | Spirited Away | Juno | X2 and X-Men First Class (I love X-Men) | Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind | Penelope | Wajda’s Wesele
Favorite typefaces: Futura | Avenir | Didot | DIN | Scala Sans | Archer | …I’m not a great party success
Favorite designers: definitely Herb Lubalin | Always with Honor | Adrian Frutiger | and anybody with skill, logic and clarity
Favorite characters: Sherlock Holmes | Wolverine, Gambit, Mystique (I really love X-Men) | Cal Trask (East of Eden) | Jane (Daria) | Cheshire Cat | Sirius Black and Severus Snape, well (Harry Potter) | Alex Thomas (The Blind Assasin) | Offred (The Handmaid’s Tale) | Dunbar (Catch-22) | Morpheus (Sandman)
Favorite random things: cooperative board games | heavy rain | reading aloud | singing along to “Walking in Memphis” | or “Romeo and Juliet” | raspberries | summer saving time | huskies | and actual wolves | coconut ice-cream | my Kindle | forest walks | badminton | minimalistic illustrations of cows | or foxes | tulips