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Book Art Bonanza at MCBA July 31, 2013 – Posted in: book arts, Uncategorized

  Ania Gilmore (Lexington, MA).  Knowledge Inc., (2013). A folded book work inspired by Wisława Szymborska’s poem Contribution One of the highlights of the Book Art Biennial that just wrapped up at The Minnesota Center for Book Arts (MCBA) is the awarding of The MCBA Prize. The prize is “the first honor to recognize book art from across the field and around the world.” The judges for this years festivities were three titans from the book art world; Sarah…

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Operation Book Drop June 25, 2013 – Posted in: Bookselling / Collecting, bookshops, graphic design, Uncategorized

When they first started selling books over 80 years ago they went by the name of Zion Bookstore and sold used Mormon material. Now they are Utah’s largest and oldest independent bookseller and sell new, used and rare books in many fields. After a name change and as part of a new move and a branding campaign the bookshop that went from Zion Bookstore to Sam Weller’s Books is now Weller Book Works. One of…

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On designing books for Return of the Jedi June 24, 2013 – Posted in: book design, Uncategorized

Last month was the 30th anniversary of Return of the Jedi, the third (and then final) chapter in the Star Wars saga. During the hoopla of its release two film-related books where published Return of the Jedi: The Illustrated Edition and the Return of the Jedi Sketchbook. Ballantine Books had the license to publish Star Wars-related books and they were published under either the Ballantine or Del Rey imprint. Alex Jay designed the books and shares his process in Under Cover: Return…

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