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Today’s quick lit [& alt.cult] links from around the web:

For nerds of our obsessive fact-filing bent, Kavalier and Clay is like the comics version of Valley of the Dolls, where half the fun is in figuring out the real-life models for the characters. Ah, that part’s Joe Simon, that’s Jim Steranko… that’s Jack Kirby and Stan Lee if Stan were a little more gay… [via Bookslut]

& Allen Ginsberg, Franz Kafka & Jeremy Bentham compare notes

& Typecasts, Charlie Williams is blogging on a typewriter

& Letterheady, interesting letterheads (Ayn Rand, Johnny Cash, Roy Lichtenstein)

& The secret history of typography in the OED [via @brainpicker]

& Scroll to the end of the current le cool London & you’ll find Mark Pilkington‘s (Strange Attractor) perfect day

[Image: From a Casual Optimist interview with Bibliographic editor Jason Godfrey]

First posted: Friday, January 22nd, 2010.

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