Author Archives: Brian D. Butler

It’s Elementary

British graphic designers Jim Kynvin and Adam Frost have teamed up to create a marvelous series of infographics exploring more than a century of Sherlockiana .

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Sculpture by the Sea

“When my Father died it was like a whole library had burned down” is Swedish artist Susanna Hesselberg’s contribution to this year’s Sculpture by the Sea exhibition in Aarhus, Denmark. The cryptic title references Laurie Anderson’s song “World Without End”. … Continue reading

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Have a happy 4th (under adult supervision)

“Boom shakalacka boom” Sly Stone

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Speed Reading

Those of us who absolutely must have something to read at all times are always on the hunt for quick reads for short trips and long waits. This infographic, created by Ebook Friendly, suggests 24 choices for 1 hour reads. … Continue reading

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Airbnb has heart

With more than 1.2 million accommodation listings in more than 34,000 cities worldwide, and a $24 billion valuation, Airbnb may seem like any other corporate juggernaut crushing the competition and disregarding community needs. But the online rental service seems to … Continue reading

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Travel Reading

While I might quibble with the specific book choices, I love the concept of this infographic from Fly Abu Dhabi. I always try and find good reads on my travel destinations before a trip. Travel guidebooks are great for history … Continue reading

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Art in Rotation

New York City-based painter Andrea Bergart has been transforming s fleet of Brooklyn cement mixer trucks into rolling art works for the past three years. Inspired by everything from World War I naval camouflage patterns to African kente cloth, Bergart … Continue reading

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Amtrak needs to see this

American journalist Charli James went behind the scenes with an extraordinary railway cleaning crew to document their amazing “7 Minute Miracle” refresh of the famed Shinkansen bullet train in Tokyo.

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Gonzo Bookselling

I paid my dues as a flea market bookseller, but the random gallimaufry of book shelves, boxes and tables of my book stall pales when I see the brilliance of Jeff Towns’ traveling “BookBus”. Officially called Dylan’s Mobile Bookstore, the bookmobile turns up … Continue reading

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Deco Still Inspires

I first discovered the very cool retro look illustrations from Danish artist Mads Berg when I did a story on the Canary Island tourist bureau rebranding last year. After running across more examples of his Deco-inspired poster and ad art … Continue reading

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