What if these best-selling albums had been books instead? The Record Books are the creation of UK-based graphic designer and art director Christophe Gowans. Below are ten of our favourites.

© Christophe Gowans. Reproduced with permission.

Are You Experienced
Charismatic Harvard whizkid Hendrix’s self-help bible. A spin-off from his phenomenally successful TV reality show, ‘The Experience’.
Record Books - Are You Experienced
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Friday Aerogramme: News and Updates from Aerogramme Writers' Studio

Just over a week ago we posted Pixar’s 22 Rules of Storytelling – a list first shared by Emma Coats, a Pixar Story Artist, on Twitter in 2012. To say the response to the post has been huge would be an understatement. We’ve received thousands of comments and shares and the interest in the list continues to grow. On Wednesday The New Yorker’s Richard Brody responded to the story with an article titled The Problem with Processed Storytelling’. Brody says that Pixar films make him feel as if he ‘were watching the cinematic equivalent of irresistibly processed food, with a ramped-up and carefully calibrated dosing of the emotional versions of salt, sugar, and fat.’ What do you think of Brody’s article? Add your thoughts in the comments below.

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What comes first, the words or the pictures? When does he get his ideas? Why does he make picture books? How does he get started? What tools does he use? And, most importantly, what does he have for lunch? Oliver Jeffers, the talented and charming creator of How to Catch a Star, The Heart and The Bottle, The Great Paper Caper, and The Hueys shares all this and more in his new author film.

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Joss Whedon Top 10 Writing Tips

Film critic Catherine Bray interviewed Joss Whedon in 2006 for UK movie magazine Hotdog to find out his top ten screenwriting tips. Catherine has kindly given us permission to reproduce the article here. Photo: Joss Whedon at San Diego Comic Con – courtesy of Gage Skidmore.

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“Everybody has to start somewhere. You have your whole future ahead of you. Perfection doesn’t happen right away.”
― Haruki Murakami, Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman

Sh*t Rough Drafts launched on Tumblr a month ago and the site has already created quite a stir. With each post creator Paul Laudiero gives readers a fresh (and imaginary) look at the origins some classic literary works.

Here’s a sample:

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. 1925.

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