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Library Infographics: 1930’s style June 10, 2013 – Posted in: graphic design, infographics, Libraries

Nowadays, the visualization of data is all the rage. It seems each new study or piece of research is turned into an image. I’m not so sure this was as common in the 1930’s and 40’s when these visual aids were printed. The series of 28 posters were produced under the supervision of noted librarian Ruby Ethel Cundiff for the Library School Course in Teaching the Use of the Library at the George Peabody College…

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Joe McKendry illustrates Angelika Taschen’s favorite reads June 7, 2013 – Posted in: Books and Art, Illustration

Stefan Zweig’s Marie Antoinette; by the pool in Argentario, Tuscany Last year the arts and culture website Nowness had a chat with Angelika Taschen on the novels that shaped her life. Taschen, the former wife of the renowned publisher Benedict Taschen and the daughter of bookshop owners, chose eight gems and then Joe McKendry went to work illustrating them. Here are the fruits of his labor. The captions refer to the book and the place…

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remembering futurism June 5, 2013 – Posted in: Art, Comics / Cartoons

From Grant Snider of Incidental Comics fame comes a new series for Medium called “Who Needs Art?” First up, remembering futurism.Previously on Book Patrol:Day Jobs of the PoetsPerformance-Enhancing Drugs for Writers and more from Grant Snider

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Curt Lund: Book Surgeon May 20, 2013 – Posted in: book arts, Books and Art, graphic design

Exhibition Title Graphics, Minneapolis Central Library From his graphic design work to his altered book pieces Curt Lund is pretty adept at handling his scalpel. He turns some of his hand-cut works into elaborate book dioramas. Here is a sampling from his work: Poster for MCBA From the series The West, (2007-08). Hand-cut and burned books, found images, found objects. Stones from the River, (2010). Hand-carved altered book, stones. Chemistry, (2010). Hand-cut altered book, glass. Field Guide, (2010). Hand-cut altered book, glass.…

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