His Majesty the King Willem-Alexander and Her Majesty the Queen Máxima, April 2013, © RVD, photo by Koos Breukel
After the gossip about Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth, it is time for some royalty news on On Almost Every Topic. Photographer Koos Breukel created two official portraits of the new King and Queen of The Netherlands. You are allowed to download the high resolution photo’s for private and educational use.
I’d say download your copy, print and frame it with a nice gold frame and you have a real Koos Breukel and even better a picture of the Dutch King and Queen on the wall. There are also a couple of good portraits of Máxima by Erwin Olaff on the site of the Royal House, but at the time she was just a princess.
Kim Gordon Sounds Off -
In an exclusive in ELLE’s May issue, Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon talks candidly about her next chapter, and what really happened between her and Thurston Moore.
It was time for some gossip on On Almost Every Topic: the breakup between Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon. I’ll listen to a couple of songs by Sonic Youth during my flight tomorrow. And some Alice Cooper songs of course.
Using Maven Alfresco SDK with the Enterprise edition -
Alfresco Consultant Maurizio Pillitu wrote a blog post about the Maven Alfresco SDK. In his post he shows you how to create projects using the Alfresco Maven archetypes.
The Maven Alfresco SDK allows you to manage the life cycle of your Alfresco projects in a standardized way without the need to download anything other than Maven. Run a single maven command on your console and start doing great work!
The Afronauts on iPad or iPhone -
The Afronauts, the widely acclaimed photo book by Cristina de Middel will be available on iPad and iPhone. De Middel received many offers from publishers to reprint this sought after photo book, but she decided against it. Now it will be available for any one who has either an iPad or an iPhone. It is interesting to see a growing interest in digital photo books.
The studio responsible for the production states on their site that they recreated the book for the iPad and iPhone in stead of simply providing an eBook or PDF:
We wanted to develop The Afronauts from scratch, that’s the reason that this book is not a PDF or EPUB3. Behind it there’s Objective C (iOS programming language). Our mission was to think the book again taking advantage of all the features iPads and iPhones give us.
The title will be available from April 17.
Nice Warhol corner in the Moderna Museet in Stockholm. In 1968 there was a now famous exhibition of Warhol in this museum. The pile of Brillo boxes at the time of the exhibition in 1968 was much higher as you can see on the photo published here.
There was also a nice small exhibition Hattfabriken/Luckenwalde by photographer Gerry Johansson.
On the business of literature -
Via: Boing Boing
SPBH Book Club Vol III by Cristina de Middel -
Self Publish Be Happy will publish a new book by Cristina de Middel. She is the author of the acclaimed photo book The Afronauts that topped all the favorite photo book lists. According to the site this project ‘challenges the archetype of street photography and the language and veracity of the photograph as a document’.
Best Before End – A major solo exhibition of Stephen Gill’s various London series will be on show at Foam Museum, Amsterdam from 17 May 2013 until 15 July 2013.
Alec Soth and Brad Zellar are in California exploring Silicon Valley.
The Graceland of Silicon Valley. 2066 Crist Drive. Los Altos. This is the garage of Steve Jobs’ family home, where in 1975 he and Steve Wozniak built Apple’s first personal computer.
Why don’t you go on west to California? There’s work there, and it never gets cold. Why, you can reach out anywhere and pick an orange. Why, there’s always some sort of crop to work in. Why don’t you go there?
—John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath, written in Los Gatos, 1938-39.