Yesterday my copy of the Anticraft book
showed up. I had been able to resist buying a copy (yay me!), although I'd walked to the book store several times to 'visit' it. I would whisper to the other people in the bookstore, "I'm in a book." Well, not so they could hear. Now I can be creepy in the privacy of my own home
The art direction is amazing! I love the destroyed layout and Victorian clip art. The book is definitely Punk-Goth-Industrial. The photos are wonderful and so kick-assed-ly styled. All three of my projects have OWLS in the photos! So awesome! I really had no idea what the book would look like, and I was so relieved that it looks so cool.
I love all their little asides in the book, too. One page is full of nerdy, misanthropic, three-dollar words like, a recent favorite of mine, schadenfreude
. I'm always careful to say it "shod-en ..." (like clod) because my Midwestern inclination is to say "shade-n ..." Kind of like I used to say flan like plan.
Well, I'm totally proud of myself. It's so funny, when I first found out they accepted my projects, I was worried about telling people because I didn't believe it would actually happen. Then, once I realized it was a go, I was worried about telling people because the book might suck. It's so awesome that it all worked out better than I ever could have imagined.
Hey, see that? That's my name in a book.