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A high school English department goes big to encourage reading January 10, 2019 – Posted in: books in design, Content, Reading / Literacy

When the students of Mundelein High School in Mundelein, Illinois returned to school from winter break there was something different about the hallways of the English department. Six floor-to-ceiling vinyl prints of book covers had been installed while they were away in the hopes that it would encourage students to talk more about their reading life. School spokesman Ron Girard says that the project was intended to “get students talking about the reading that they…

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A Book Bookend October 12, 2018 – Posted in: books in design, product design

Russian industrial designer Dmitry Kul really puts the book in bookend with these L-shaped gems.  Though I am unsure how he does it or if it is a form of biblio-blasphemy, I am quite certain that they are pretty darn cool. via

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Looks like we found our new house wine December 5, 2016 – Posted in: books in design, product design

What do you get when you cross a  product design agency and a Italian winery?  The answer: Librottiglia, a newly designed set of wines featuring short stories built into their labels.  The name is derived from the Italian translations of the words book (libro) and bottle (bottiglia). The stories are printed on textured paper and are held closed by  a single piece of twine. The series kicks off with three stories, each conceptually assigned to its…

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The Science Cafe & Library by Anna Wigandt August 26, 2015 – Posted in: books in design, Content, Interior Design, Libraries

Here’s a great way  to attract people to the wonders of science – build a beautiful cafe and library designed to foster the study and exploration of the sciences. Unfortunately, the odds are most of us will never get a chance to experience this amazing interior designed by Anna Wigandt. You see, the Science Cafe & Library is located in Chişinău, Moldova! The intent was to appeal less to the chaotic and emotional experience of a…

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Tea Time! New Kickstarter campaign blends classic lit with quality tea August 25, 2015 – Posted in: books in design, Content, Illustration, product design

Under the moniker NovelTea Tins John Pujol and Matt Kraemer have launched a Kickstarter campaign to produce a line of organic teas emanating from classic literature. NovelTea Tins has partnered with world class tea aficionados to pair the classics with award winning, organic teas. They also have enlisted the services of Iuliia Glushchuk and Dietrich Kleffel to illustrate the tins. They have two tins ready for production, The Picture of Earl Grey and Don Quixotea, with Tolstoy’s War and…

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