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Quality handouts

One thing I’ve found unique to New York (being from the midwest originally), is the occasional street donation of things left behind by people moving. People move so often in this city, that you’re bound to find a good table, fan, or even some clothes and books. Today I came home to see a stack of hardcover books outside my apartment – all in excellent condition – and I couldn’t help but grab four of them!

Thank you, anonymous.

Yours truly,

ArtFun: Don Quixote

I recently ran into a blog that featured some amazing book illustrations for Don Quixote. Please check out the Brain Pickings Blog for more on the Rojas illustrations. I decided to poke around the web for other works based on Spain’s greatest literary character and found several beautiful and diverse interpretations – some of these are as well-known as the book itself.

Don Quixote
Riera Rojas, 1969
Dali does Quixote
Salvador Dalí, 1960
Octavio Ocampo, 1989
picasso don quixote
Pablo Picasso, 1955
Gustave Doré, 1863

Honoré Daumier, 1868