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Business Cards for the Book Set August 12, 2015 – Posted in: book arts, books in design, product design

If you work somewhere within the book universe and have been thinking about updating your business card you might want to have a look at this recent post at Flavorwire highlighting some pretty nifty examples. Here’s a taste:   Business card for Kristin Partlo, a librarian at Carleton College’s Gould Library Miniature book-shaped cards for the publisher Paul & Marigold by Singapore design firm Foreign Policy Letterpress printed card for Olivia Waite by Boxcar Press A business…

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The Public Collection: A new public art and literacy project July 24, 2015 – Posted in: Books and Art, Content, Library Architecture, product design, Reading / Literacy, sculpture

This August eight unique artist created libraries will grace the streets of Indianapolis. Under the moniker of The Public Collection these amazing micro libraries will be spread over the city and offer free books courtesy of the Indianapolis Public Library. The Public Collection is a blend of art and literacy.  The goal is to “increase access to books through the use of functional pieces of art in familiar settings. The initiatives are to improve literacy, foster a deeper…

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There is a problem with the new Maya Angelou stamp April 8, 2015 – Posted in: books in design, Content

The United States Post Office has joined the National Poetry Month festivities with its release of a limited edition stamp of poet Maya Angelou. Unfortunately there is a pretty big problem, the quote used on the stamp is not Angelou’s. It comes from the 1967 book of poems A Cup of Sun by Joan Walsh Anglund and, apparently, it has somehow become over the years attributed to Angelou and her classic work, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. The Post…

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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 Chair for Paulo Coelho April 2, 2015 – Posted in: books in design, Content, product design

  Art on Chairs is an international event that promotes design and contemporary creativity as driving forces for innovation in industry and development in Paredes, a Portuguese municipality committed to the production of high-quality furniture. The DUET component of the celebration partners designers with world-renowned personalities and furniture manufacturers from Paredes.  Portuguese architect/designer  Eduardo Benamor Duarte created  this chair based on the work of best-selling author Paulo Coelho. Emanating from Coelho’s  “animistic belief that every non-human form has a spiritual essence,” Duarte has created…

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