What I’m Pre-Ordering
Amazon has pre-orders listed for two more hardcover reprints of Andrew Loomis’ art instruction books that were originally published in the 1940s – Creative Illustration coming next week, and Fun with a Pencil coming in April of 2013. I’ve picked up the first three Loomis reprints so far – Figure Drawing for All It’s Worth, Successful Drawing, and Drawing the Head and Hands. They’re great books and I haven’t spent nearly enough time with them; I’m definitely going to have to pick up these two newest ones as well.
What I’m Reading
Yahoo! Sports threw down one of the biggest pieces of publicity Bemidji State football has ever received today when Pat Forde’s column “Forde-Yard Dash” led with “Go Jump in a Lake” – a feature on BSU’s tradition of jumping into Lake Bemidji after a win on Homecoming. It was the lead story on Yahoo! Sports for a time today, and it got retweeted like mad on Twitter and picked up a nice pile of shares on Facebook as well. Huge publicity for one of college football’s greatest unknown traditions. Getting a little bit of national attention for this is probably long overdue; our Athletic Media Relations staff deserves a ton of credit for helping to get this done.