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Monthly Archives: May 2011
Hat tip to Suzanne Labarre Swiss artists Daniel Baumann and Sabina Lang transform sports fields, streets, buildings and public spaces into abstract paintings and sculptures on a grand scale throughout Europe. Pay them a visit.
This summer Schocken is releasing a wonderful series of Kafka reissues with cover design by Peter Mendelsund. The cover typography is an amalgam of Kafka’s own handwriting and a typeface called “Mister K” by Julia Sysmäläine of Berlin.
Hat-tip to Alan Bloom for this post: British artist/illustrator Owen Gatley has created a series of fun city maps for the Spanish budget carrier Vueling’s in-flight magazine, Ling.
Travelers are using their smartphones and tablets more and more, both in the planning stages of the trip and on the road. But with all the information and apps out there, where do you begin? Starting this month, Apple … Continue reading
Last week the University of Chicago opened the exciting new Joe and Rika Mansueto Library. Looking much like a partially buried crystal egg, the Grand Reading Room of the facility is outfitted with Low-E glass that ensures plenty of daylight, … Continue reading
The Hüttenpalast is Berlin’s newest hotel concept. Created by Sike Lorenzen and Sarah Vollmer, it’s situated in the less than chic Neukölln district just southeast of trendy Kreuzberg. The new hotel consists of a cluster of renovated mini-campers and small … Continue reading
Earlier this year we covered the story of the filming of the soon to be released iconic Kerouac novel On the Road. Here’s a roundup of some vintage book covers that tackle the theme in some clever and some bewildering … Continue reading