Varna Restaurant, Århus, Denmark, by Vernon Panton (1971)

Early type specimen by Ludwig & Mayer

Patricia Highsmith, ca. 1942

Skylar Fein, Black Flag for Georges Bataille, 2012

Twiggy in a Mr. Freedom “Mickey Mouse” shirt, 1970

The Holy Roman Emperor Charles V picked out the roles to which different languages were best suited: Spanish to speak with God, French to speak with men, Italian with women and German to horses. A similar remark has been attributed to the Prussian Frederick the Great, who added that English was the language he used to speak with his accountant.

Stephen Curry in his sensory-deprivation chamber.

“When I get in the tank, I lean back, try to take a couple of deep breaths, ground myself and commence the floating. Then it’s just me and my thoughts for an hour, playing Russian roulette of the mind.”