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Friday the 13th

Don’t let superstition keep you on the lockdown, silly goose. Yes it’s Friday the 13th, but it doesn’t mean it can’t be shaping up to be just swell.

There are a slew of old wives tales; black cats, walking underneath ladders, breaking mirrors, stepping on pavement cracks, etc.. the list goes on and on. It’s almost impossible to remember (or forget) them all.

By the way, what are your favorite cults and/or superstitions? Tell me in comments!

Cults and Superstitions by Pushpin
Cults and Superstitions by Pushpin

Cults and Superstitions designed and illustrated by Seymour Chwast is a good antidote for anyone too obsessed with a cult or phobia. Published by Pushpin, this issue of The Nose draw attention to relevant social issues as well as trivial ones. You can enjoy an excerpt of the issue here.

Thank your lucky stars – this issue !

A Guide for the Unlucky, Superstitions be damned!
A Guide for the Unlucky, Superstitions be damned!

Thanks to Kyle Bean, he’s created The Guide for the Unlucky. Each page contains a description and a pop up 3D element illustrating bewares we’ve all probably heard of at some point or another. Industrial design? No, but we need all the luck we can get.

Source:
Yanko Design

The Encyclopedia of Superstitions
The Encyclopedia of Superstitions

Have you ever rubbed a frog on your freckles?

Trivia fans and fun fact fanatics will adore this fascinating, flickable encyclopedia of superstitions! Richard Webster presents over five hundred of the most obscure, curious, and just-plain-freaky superstitions of the Western world.

Discover batty beliefs about baldness, beans, and the Bermuda Triangle, and peculiar practices regarding hiccups, hearses, and hunchbacks. From modern myths to centuries-old lore, The Encyclopedia of Superstitions offers a wealth of wonderfully weird beliefs on just about every topic you can imagine from holidays to death to food.

The Horseshoe planner
The Horseshoe planner

The Horseshoe Planner features a cornflower blue cover with a chocolate brown horseshoe with the text: this is my lucky year. The front and back covers are folded over and printed on the inside and outside. It is spiral bound with a silver metal spiral and the interior pages are printed in chocolate brown. This is a lucky planner for 2009!

 Lucky Guide To Style by Kim France and Andrea Linett
 Lucky Guide To Style by Kim France and Andrea Linett

On the heels of the fabulously successful Lucky Shopping Manual comes the complete handbook for creating a great look based on ten iconic styles – packed with more than 450 color images. With a circulation of 1.1 million, Lucky magazine has taken America’s most dedicated shoppers by storm, offering real-world advice and first-rate finds. Now the Lucky experts show how to put it all together in an inspiring collection of ideas that go beyond the basics and yield endless innovation for year-round reinvention. Based on the techniques used by fashion designers for years, The Lucky Guide to Mastering Any Style features ten versatile archetypes that can be customized to fit varying moods, personalities, and body types. Applying these enduring styles to a dazzling spectrum of possibilities, The Lucky Guide to Mastering Any Style deconstructs each look, with components including clothes, shoes, accessories, patterns, and colors. Just as designers use swatches and images to spark creativity, readers will have access to hundreds of photographs from style setters. Must-haves for every closet, foolproof instructions, profiles of real-life Lucky Girls, and money-saving Lucky Breaks make this the indispensable resource for complete chic.