I’ve finally added signed copies of Paris in Color to the shop (don’t know why it took me so long). There’s no extra charge for the signing, and you can see the listing here.
Thanks to all of you, the book has sold over 35,000 copies worldwide and is an Amazon #1 bestseller. Thank you, Thank you! Your support and enthusiasm means so much.
We’re spending a week in Mont Tremblant for a little R+R, fresh air and skiing (well falling down for some of us).
It’s nice to step away from the computer and reconnect with nature.
For the past few months, we toyed with the idea of changing the name of our studio from Little Brown Pen to Obvious State. Evan and I have some very exciting projects planned for 2013 that will take us in new directions, and felt that the legacy of Little Brown Pen was limiting how we saw the future. But inertia kept us from changing, and we put off the decision.
Well the universe gave us a big kick in the pants this past weekend when our website, littlebrownpen.com, suddenly stopped working. A quick investigation revealed an unauthorized transfer of our domain. Without boring you with the details, we no longer own the domain, and we’re not sure we’ll get it back.
Now that the initial shock is over, however, we’ve found the silver lining. We inadvertently got what we wanted! And now 48 hours later, we have our new site, our new name, and we’re ready to get back to work on all the great projects we have planned for 2013 (fear not, Francophiles, there’s more Paris-related fun on the way).
We would really appreciate it if you update your bookmarks and spread the word. The one real loss is our inbound links. We hope people can find us!
We both want to thank you for your support over the years, and hope you’ll enjoy coming along for the ride this year.
I’ve meant to pull together a list of our retailers and finally got around to it. So if you’re interested in checking out my illustrations in person, here’s the list. I’m adding a few more in the next couple of weeks, and I’ll make this a more permanent fixture on the site.
Politics & Prose (Washington DC)
Powell’s Bookstore (Portland, OR)
Library Foundation of Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
Skylight Books (Los Angeles, CA)
Mxyplyzyk (New York, NY)
Bookshelf and Gallery (Thomasville, GA)
Barner Books (New Paltz, NY)
Book Mobile Vermont (Rutland, VT)
Gertrude and Alice (Bondi Beach, New South Wales)
Yard Gallery (Holywood, Northern Ireland, UK)
Maria Popova of Brain Pickings posted a wonderful read, Goethe on the Psychology and Emotion of Color.
“… his most fascinating theories explore the psychological impact of different colors on mood and emotion — ideas derived by the poet’s intuition, which are part entertaining accounts bordering on superstition, part prescient insights corroborated by hard science some two centuries later, and part purely delightful manifestations of the beauty of language.”
So I have a little announcement to make.
Although Evan and I have co-run Little Brown Pen Studio for the past four years, this blog has mainly been my space to share photos from the Paris Color Project. But we have so many things in the works, most notably Evan’s Illustrated Quotation prints, that we’ve decided to join forces here.
Next up: a return to Paris next week to begin a new project, and some additions to The Paris Print Shop via Evan (French authors!).
Thanks for reading along all these years, and we hope you enjoy a more comprehensive view of what goes on at Little Brown Pen.
Congrats to Heather Bond (#144), the winner of a signed copy of Paris In Color! After reading through all of your kind comments, I wanted to send each and every one of you book.
I am so grateful for your support, and I was extremely touched by your words. I’m also happy that many of you have followed along with the project for so long – I don’t think I would have finished it without blog readers.
So THANK YOU all again for everything.
Have you ever thought about how much of what you consume–Facebook updates, tweets, instagram photos–is forgotten within a few minutes? Hours?
What makes something stick? Worth sticking? And what is the lifespan of a tweet, a photo, an update?
I ask because I can not remember (without looking) what I retweeted, liked on Facebook or saw on Instagram yesterday. Can you?