Alison Garwood Jones

I vant to be alone

Originally published in January 2012 in Blog

Groupthink is one hot topic that leaves me cold. I’ve worked at magazines where I had my own office and ones where I sat in the middle of a bunch of cubicles. I think I was at Windowpane No. 4 at Elle. We were on the fifth floor in an open concept and instructed to […]

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Show me the money: Part deux

Originally published in January 2012 in Blog

For all you old-school print journalists still wondering how to make a buck from blogging, here’s how it works: Editor sees your McSweeney’s post reposted on Facebook (you’re not even friends … yet), and says, “Oh my God, I own a print of “Poster Making” (a.k.a. the FUCK OFF poster). She purchased it at the […]

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In conversation with Royal Art Lodge

Originally published in January 2012 in Blog

How did I go from this? To this? Royal Art Lodge, Poster Making, 2007, mixed media on panel, 6×6″ To recap: Last week I was randomly flipping through the book, More Things Like This, a loot bag of art and musings curated by the editors of McSweeney’s, when I stopped dead in my tracks because […]

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It can happen to you

Originally published in January 2012 in Blog

VIEWERS POUNCE ON CRUNCHY CONTENT   For those of you who still haven’t tried letting the internet do your networking for you, here’s an edited list of some of the organizations who came knocking at my door yesterday after I posted this. BTW, I crested at 870 hits and 1,100 pageviews. List courtesy of Google […]

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McSweeney’s found me

Originally published in January 2012 in Blog

While I was waiting to hear from some of my editors yesterday, I made soup and messed around on the internet. Later that afternoon, I  went to the library and pulled a book off the shelf that looked interesting only to discover a painting of me inside its pages (I haven’t sat for anybody). Turning […]

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Fotoshop by Adobé

Originally published in January 2012 in Blog

Thank you Jesse Rosten for this zeitgeist-y spoof of the beauty biz and self-esteem industry. Being female never gets old.   Fotoshop by Adobé from Jesse Rosten on Vimeo. Hat tip to DB Scott for posting this on his blog.

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Resolution check-in

Originally published in January 2012 in Blog

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And now: James Franco, novelist

Originally published in January 2012 in Blog

It has just been announced that James Franco has sold his first novel to e-tail giant Amazon. The reaction to the actor, his energy levels and the injustice of it all is entertaining on its own.    

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Smoking frieze

Originally published in January 2012 in Blog

Photo: “Smoking Frieze” taken by my pal Keith Mulvihill, West 19th Street, NYC, January 3, 2012   Why should we use all of our creative power? Because there is nothing that makes people so generous, joyful, lively, bold and compassionate, so indifferent to fighting and the accumulations of [too many] objects and [too much] money. […]

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