Maureen On Marilyn…

Marking the 50th anniversary of Marilyn Monroe’s death, Maureen Dowd of The New York Times has a nice tribute, along with a very revealing encounter of the bombshell from director, Mike Nichols. (graphic by Istvan Banyai)

The Street Posters of San Francisco

Owen Smith has drawn up book covers, album covers, and magazine covers (his rich, moody film noiry style has been most recognizably seen on The New Yorker) –– but no movie posters –– unless you count his 2008 San Francisco Market Street poster campaign celebrating Dashell Hammett’s The Maltese Falcon.

And now Bay Area BART subway stations are going to be decorated with his latest designs promoting the summer reading season, featuring Hammett, Jack London, and Amy Tan.