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The Read and Rest Hotel June 8, 2020 – Posted in: books in design, Interior Design

The latest print-infused hotel has surfaced in Beijing. The Read and Rest Hotel was designed by Office AIO and includes a library dedicated to print magazines and beautifully designed rooms and communal areas for one to kick back and getting some reading done. The hotel library is stocked with a healthy sampling of magazines from around the world. Just how committed to the print experience is the Read and Rest Hotel? Well, when you make…

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Skeleton roams the library April 24, 2020 – Posted in: Libraries, Photography

While libraries wait out the Covid-19 pandemic they remain eerily quiet. So quiet in fact, that at the Lied Library at the University of Nevada Las Vegas there has been a skeleton sighting! When school is in Mandy the Skeleton is on loan for students to prepare for their anatomy and physiology exams. While things are shut down Aaron Mayes, the curator for visual materials at UNLV’s Special Collections and Archives, has let Mandy have…

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Machine Poetry with Feeling March 2, 2020 – Posted in: Books and Technology, Content

Researchers at the University of Colorado (UC)- Colorado Springs and Drury University have recently developed a unique language generation system that they claim can produce creative poetry verses infused with emotion. The project focused “more on the content, emotion and creativity of the text, as opposed to the structure or rhythm found in prior poetry generation studies.” Combing through large text repositories like Project Gutenberg the researchers looked for words included in EmoLex, an emotion-lexicon…

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Illustrations by James Firnhaber February 28, 2020 – Posted in: Books and Art, Content, Illustration

James Firnhaber is a young and rising freelance illustrator living in Philadelphia. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post and Philly Magazine. Firnhaber influences include his love of mythology, magical realism and traditional animation. Here is a sampling of his book-themed work. Enjoy! Alice in Wonderland – created for a reading campaign     untitled – illustration based on the novel The Book Thief, 2018   untitled – completed for school…

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