Lockdown Learning: Kinetic Type 4

Above: Animated roller based on Unit 4 Exercise 4 of the Animation for Typographic Compositions Course on Domestika.

Speaking of print not being dead, here’s a list of stuff I read during the lockdown and just before.

(Don’t judge, I need more proof that I wasn’t just doomscrolling or playing Breath of the Wild/Stardew Valley with Juju.)

Second Wave

  1. Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tocarczuk
  2. Fully Automated Luxury Communism by Aaron Bastani
  3. Flâneuse by Lauren Elkin
  4. The Lost Libraries by Abigail Reynolds
  5. The Disappearance of Rituals: A Topology of the Present by Byung Chul-Han
  6. Beg, Copy, Steal – Artists against originality by Elephant Books
  7. The Useless Guide to Book Design by are not books
  8. Publishing as the Critical Practice of Graphic Design
  9. Hungry by Grace Dent
  10. Butterflies in November by Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir
  11. We are the Weather by Jonathan Safran Foer
  12. Names for the Sea by Sarah Moss
  13. The Age of Umbrage by Jessica Zafra
  14. The Dream of Reason Produces Monsters by Jessica Zafra
  15. Extra Bold  edited by Ellen Lupton
  16. Summer by Ali Smith
  17. Dune (again) by Frank Herbert
  18. The Gastronomical Me by MFK Fisher
  19. Beautiful World, Where are You? by Sally Rooney
  20. Some Trick by Helen De Witt
  21. My Struggle: Death in the Family by Karl Ove Knausgaard
  22. My Struggle 2: A Man in Love by Karl Ove Knausgaard
  23. More than a Woman by Caitlin Moran
  24. Lightning Rods by Helen Dewitt
  25. Why We Eat (Too Much): The New Science of Appetite by Andrew Jenkinson
  26. Emergency Contact by Mary HK Choi
  27. Yolk by Mary HK Choi
  28. Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

First Wave

  1. The Last Samurai by Helen Dewitt
  2. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie
  3. Weather by Jenny Offill
  4. The Years by Annie Ernaux
  5. Outline by Rachel Cusk
  6. Uncanny Valley by Anna Wiener
  7. Utopia Avenue by David Mitchell
  8. Niche: A Memoir in Pastiche by Nick Currie
  9. Burial Rites Hannah Kent (coz Iceland)
  10. Close to the Machine by Ellen Ullman
  11. Agency by William Gibson
  12. The Not Nice book (self-help, i know)
  13. Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls by David Sedaris
  14. Multi-hyphenate Method (out of curiosity) Emma Gannon
  15. The Hungover Games by Sophie Heawood
  16. A Room of One’s Own (again) by Virginia Woolf
  17. Intimations by Zadie Smith
  18. Neither Here nor There by Bill Bryson
  19. Recollections of my non-existence by Rebecca Solnit
  20. The Art of Stillness: Adventures in Going Nowhere by Pico Iyer
  21. Normal People by Sally Rooney
  22. Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney
  23. Riverrun by Danton Remoto
  24. The Mental Load a Feminist Comic by Emma

Pre-lockdown (2019)

  1. Insurrecto, Gina Apostol
  2. Things I Lost in the Flood by Laurie Anderson
  3. How to Do Nothing by Jenny Odell
  4. These Possible Lives by Fleur Jaegy
  5. The Faraway Nearby by Rebecca Solnit
  6. Trick Mirror by Jia Tolentino
  7. What if this was enough? Essays by Heather Havrilevsky
  8. Lonely Planet San Francisco
  9. The City in the Middle of the Night by Charlie Jane Anders
  10. Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo
  11. Killing Commandatore, HMurakami,
  12. Patterning Instinct
  13. Frankisstein by Jeanette Winterson
  14. Circe by Madeline Miller
  15. Year of the Monkey by Patti Smith

Tsundoku 2019

  1. Duncan Fallwell,  How to Disappear
  2. Zadie Smith, Feel Free
  3. Maria Popova, Figuring
  4. James Bridle, The New Dark Age
  5. Hito Steyerl, Duty Free Art
  6. Exit West,  Mohsin Hamid
  7. Starving Cancer
  8. Lincoln in the Bardo
  9. Goldfinch
  10. The Far Away Nearby
  11. Ted Chiang Compilation
  12. Autonomous by Annalee Newitz
  13. Infinite City: San Francisco 
  14. Year of the Monkey
  15. Grand Union Zadie Smith
  16. Fleabag , the original monologue by Phoebe Waller-Bridge
  17. Autonomous by Annalee Newitz
  18. Bicycle Diaries
  19. Bill Bryson, Neither Here nor There
  20. Josh Cohen, 4 Messages
  21. Stephen Hawking, Black Holes and Baby Universes
  22. Illustrated A Brief History of Time
  23. Diastasis Recti
  24. Laurie Anderson, Things I Lost in the Flood
  25. Joan Didion, White Album
  26. Geoff Dyer, Working the Room
  27. Olga Tokarczuk, Flights
  28. Don’t Make Me Think
  29. Steve Wozniak, iWoz