Aleksandr Rodchenko - Construction No. 127 (Two Circles), 1920
Joann Sfar’s The Rabbi’s Cat is also on Netflix! I’ve been waiting for this to come out for awhile now, the graphic novel is amazing and so is the animated film. Just beautiful.
Algeria in the 1930s is an intersection of Jewish, Arab and French culture. A cat belonging to a widowed rabbi and his beautiful daughter, Zlabya, eats the family parrot and miraculously gains the ability to speak. Along with the power of speech comes unparalleled sardonic wit, and the cat - and filmmaker Sfar - spare no group or individual as they skewer faith, tradition and authority in a provocative exploration of (among other things) God, lust, death, phrenology, religious intolerance, interspecies love, and the search for truth. Rich with the colors, textures, flavors and music of Mediterranean Africa, the film embarks on a cross continent adventure from the tiled terraces, fountains, quays and cafes of colonial Algiers to Maghrebi tent camps, dusty trading outposts, and deep blue Saharan nights in search of a lost Ethiopian city.
The Little Matchgirl
A little insight! This is a “children’s book” set in the time of the Industrial Revolution.
A young girl has to go out and sell matches and is not allowed to come back until she does because her father is an abusive drunk to her and her siblings. Their mother is dead. On this particular day, she can NOT sell her matches so she retreats to a corner but it’s winter so it is dreadfully cold. With ever match she lights, she dreams of Christmas related things such as a well decorated tree or a Christmas dinner. But she can’t have them because she is too poor. With her last match, she dreams of spending time with her grandmother on Christmas but it fades too soon. That being her last one, she goes to sleep but her grand mother retrieves her.
If you couldn’t recognize it in the last gif, the girl has frozen to death.
Here’s a link to the video
My car won’t let me plug in an mp3 player, so in order to listen to “Welcome To Night Vale” while traveling I have to burn episodes to CDs. A bunch of empty CD cases rattling around isn’t exactly aesthetically pleasing, so I designed these covers. If you have three episodes per disc, these covers are enough for every episode thus far (that’s 33 of them). Feel free to use them yourself!