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Remembering Mary Ellen Mark, the photographer who immortalized Seattle’s street youth May 27, 2015 – Posted in: Content, Photography, Video

“I’m interested in people who aren’t the lucky ones, who maybe have a tougher time surviving, and telling their story” – Mary Ellen Mark When we think of Seattle and the movies we usually start with the box office hits like You’ve Got Mail or Singles that were shot in Seattle and prominently feature our fair city but it is the documentary Streetwise, that grew out of a LIFE magazine piece by the noted photographer…

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There’s a reader on the loose in Prague May 26, 2015 – Posted in: Content, Photography, Reading / Literacy

Books Calling is series of self-portraits from Prague-based photographer Jakub Pavlovsky. His tagline is “Make Time For Reading. Anywhere, Anytime. No matter how much stress you have, it all just slips away when you lose yourself in a great book.” And to prove his point Pavlovsky has snapped a plethora of smart photos showing himself lost in a book at various locals throughout Prague and beyond.   Book’s Calling on Instagram Source: BOOK’S CALLING

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Still Harmony: The Work of Jacqueline Rush Lee April 23, 2015 – Posted in: book arts, Books and Art, Content, sculpture

Jacqeuline Rush Lee has been creating bookworks for over 15 years. Her work has been and remains a staple in most anthologies that deal with contemporary bookworks.  In 1998 Rush devised an experimental process where books and periodicals were fired in controlled kiln environments and transformed into what Rush calls “fossilized” books where “the books were no longer recognizable in their usual context, but transformed into poetic remnants of their former selves–ephemeral and ghost-like forms suggesting internal landscapes…

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Books by the Glass April 6, 2015 – Posted in: Books and Art, books in design, Painting, product design

Next time your on the hunt for a cool gift for your bookish loved one or for something to spruce up your reading life perhaps some painted wine glasses by Renée at Kudos Kitchen would do the trick. Painted on demand by Renee the glasses would surely add some color to the festivities.  Salute! Harry Potter Mary Poppins Breakfast at Tiffany’s inspired by 50 Shades of Gray Book Club Kudos Kitchen by Renée pictured at top: Pride…

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A library built with 50,000 free books hopes to debut at the Bay Area Book Festival March 31, 2015 – Posted in: Books and Art, Content, Installation, Library Architecture

It’s called Lacuna and if all goes well this spectacular homage to books, libraries and public space will be open for business at the Bay Area Book Festival that will be held in June. Commissioned by the Bay Area Book Festival and created by the FLUX Foundation Lacuna is hailed as an interactive art installation, a library, and a monument to books. It is constructed with 50,000 books that can be removed from its walls and taken home for…

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