Hipster Crafty Revolution: An Overview in Two Books

Apparently, Thursday is books day. This is an interesting article that discusses ReadyMade magazine's book ReadyMade: How to Make (Almost) Everything and Bazaar Bizarre: Not Your Granny's Crafts, by Greg Der Ananian, in the context of the greater hipster craft craze of late. [Link via 52 Projects]

I haven't seen the ReadyMade book yet, but the BazBiz book is one of my favourite crafts books, ever. And it's not the projects. It's the writing and the overall approach to crafts and creating that Der Ananian infuses into every page. He's a good writer. He's wordy, but I like wordy (thank you, Captain Obvious). The book is filled with missives on movies, teevee, books, and music and how they work into our crafty lives. He's funny. And clever. And when he waxes philosophical about Major Issues, he makes sure to be clear that maybe he's full of crap. Really, I wish he were my friend. In my dream world, we'd dump out a bunch of crafty stuff on a table, grab some beer and glue and safety scissors, and trade quips long into the night. His essay about crapbooking alone is worth the price of the book.

I am a master of digression. Back to the article. It's good. Go read it. Then tell us what you think.

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