Happy 2009 to all! Now that the champagne has flattened and the headaches (including the headache that was last year) have begun to subside, we thought we’d pour a sparkling libation of links culled from our blissful hours of vacation reading:
- Laurie Fendrich of Brainstorm delivers a learned, minutely detailed disquisition on the design of American football uniforms, with a surprise at the end.
- André Bernard, the former Harcourt editor, offers another glum prophecy about the future of the publishing industry, waxing lyrical in the process. We will offer a less fatalistic riposte to this article within the next couple of weeks. (Courtesy of The Washington Post via Arts & Letters Daily.)
- GalleyCat takes time off from its own reportage of our industry’s woes to offer some lighter fare: a collection of pictures of its readers’ and editors’ cats. Honestly, what kind of self-respecting Web publication pulls something like this?
- If you live in New York, your suspicions have been confirmed: the city did in fact grow more touristic than ever in the past year.
- Today’s image over at daily dose of imagery seems somehow to sum up our entire vacation.
We have some choice articles (and images) of our own planned for the coming months, starting with a very fun interview on Monday, so join us next week for the resumption of regular updates—and with it, the dawning of a new annus mirabilis of style.