penandink:

A very special Pen & Ink featuring author and illustrator Amy Martin

Pen & Ink: Tattoos and the Stories Behind Them will be released on October 7th. You can pre-order your copy here, here, here, or here, and learn more about the book here.

“We are always falling in love or quarreling, looking for jobs or fearing to lose them, getting ill and recovering, following public affairs. If we let ourselves, we shall always be waiting for some distraction or other to end before we can really get down to our work. The only people who achieve much are those who want knowledge so badly that they seek it while the conditions are still unfavorable. Favorable conditions never come.”
— C.S. Lewis, The Weight of The Glory (via oniyide)

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There are Neil’s. And there are Buzz’s. And Pete Conrad’s. And Alan Shepard’s. These are the hands of the Apollo astronauts, the plaster casts created to make their custom gloves in Houston, Texas, 1968. 

There are Neil’s. And there are Buzz’s. And Pete Conrad’s. And Alan Shepard’s. These are the hands of the Apollo astronauts, the plaster casts created to make their custom gloves in Houston, Texas, 1968. 

(via tuffguy)

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True emmawoelve:

True emmawoelve:

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Design Questions with Carson Ellis

Carson Ellis is an illustrator, known for her work with the band the Decemberists, her collaboration with her husband Colin Meloy on the Wildwood Chronicles series of children’s books, and a wide range of other editorial work and fine art.

Our conversation took place in the library of the Watzek House.

Caleb Yarian: How did you come to be an illustrator? It’s an interesting story.

Carson Ellis: It is, kind of. 

It is, to other people it certainly is.

Okay, good. 

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