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Hand em Over January 3, 2008

“Hand Over Those Two Books”“When I Read These Three Novels I’ll be Able to Conquer the World!” The cover of issue #23 of From Beyond the Unknown. The Sci-fi comic ran for 25 issues from October 1969 to December 1973. See all 25 covers here Thanks to Bookish Monkey for the lead

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Pop-Up Books Meet Photoshop December 10, 2007 – Posted in: book arts, Paper

Last week the folks at Something Awful invited their forum members “to make some fancy new pop-up books based on a variety of topics, from video games and movies to art and being a jerk.” Link to the 7 page gallery

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Children’s Book Week November 12, 2007

Children looking through window of Magnolia Branch Library, Seattle in 1943 Since 1919 the week before Thanksgiving has been designated Children’s Book Week. It is the longest running literacy event in the country. Beside all the hoopla and events planned across the country Children’s Book Week has always been a showcase for poster art. Jessie Wilcox Smith did the first poster back in 1919. It was titled More Books in the Home and it was…

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Words Divide, Images Unite: A Visual Language Celebration November 5, 2007

We are a couple of weeks away from Utrecht Manifest’s 2nd Biennale for Social Design and one of the main events is an exhibit titled Lovely Language: Words Divide, Images Unite honoring two of the titans of visual language, Otto Neurath and Gerd Arntz. These two pre-Tuftian kings of envisioning information created their own language of textless pictograms as a way of conveying quantitative information with social consequences. They called them Isotypes. “It was an…

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