Author Archives: Justin Charles

Sam Cooke Said It Best

If you haven’t cried yet this’ll do the trick. It did for me (photo by Emmanuel Dunand via The Big Picture). Sam Cooke – “A Change Is Gonna Come” [audio:]

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The Coolest Hand

A fond farewell to one of the greatest, Paul Newman.

Stupid Campaign Season Distraction

by Tom Tomorrow via Ken Meier

Sound Advice

Words of wisdom from A.P.C. designer Jean Touitou courtesy of JJJJound.

Look: Meagan Ziegler-Haynes

Last time around our friend Tony Cederteg was good enough to hook us up with some excellent images by artists he’s worked with. In our latest LOOK installment, PhotoShelter‘s Director of Photography Meagan Ziegler-Haynes (as an aside, PhotoShelter’s got a pretty great blog too).


We had this idea to ask some of our friends to create a collaborative series of one-of-a-kind tote bags. The end project is a limited edition of 150, with each natural canvas tote bag designed and signed by each artist. All of the totes have been customized using a different artistic process, ranging from hand-done [...]

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Vice Photo Show

Last December I picked up my copy of The Vice Photo Book and was not surprised to find that it was a pretty dope book (and it also happens to contain a photo by a certain photographer kind enough to lend it to us for our READ page). That book helped me catch up on [...]

Ira Glass on Creative Work

I stumbled upon this great video, which is actually the third of four, in which This American Life‘s Ira Glass talks about telling great stories and making good creative work. You needn’t be in radio or TV to learn something from this. Ira talks about how discerning taste and love for what you do combined [...]

Look: Curated by Tony Cederteg

We’ve updated the Look section of our site and we’re really psyched about it. Since the site launched, our Creative Director Skye Parrott was holding down the curation of that page. However, we’ll now have a monthly featured curator. For July, Tony Cederteg of Cederteg Publishing has provided us with some new visual selections from [...]