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Discovering the Whole Earth Catalog

I’d never seen an issue of The Whole Earth Catalog before, but I was browsing through Fire and Riots and POW! There it was:

At first, I didn’t realize this was Whole Earth Catalog page. But I kept returning to The Natural way to Draw, and The Way of Chinese Painting excerpts, and thought – This layout has a Whole Earth Catalog feel.

It would take three more passes before I noticed the or WHOLE EARTH CATALOG text after the publishing line.

Then, a few pages later:

We’ve landed

This chance encounter intersects with the Kevin Kelly/Stewart Brand kick I’ve been on. The podcasts, the video interviews, The Manual for Civilization

It’s funny how the universe knits together your interests without permission.

By Jack Fuzz

Blogger. Amateur Midfielder.

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