Monthly Archives: May 2014

Take the A Train

I’ve ridden the New York City subway system since infancy, sadly I never paid much attention to the intricate tiling, murals and typography throughout many of the stations. However, New York-based designer Adam Chang has opened my eyes to the … Continue reading

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Discovering Literature

Last week the British Library launched Discovering Literature, an online treasury of more than 1,200 items from the Romantic and Victorian periods, including first editions, manuscripts and rare illustrations. A wealth of contextual material – newspapers, photographs, advertisements and maps … Continue reading

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Books Are A Stepping Stone

The celebrated Brazilian street artist Walter Nomura—aka Tinho—completed these wonderful pieces last fall in Frankfurt, Germany. Beginning as a grafiteiro at the tender age of 12 and gained notoriety in his home country with moving wall art depicting missing and … Continue reading

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Cultivating Thought

One day the writer Jonathan Safran Foer was sitting in a Chipotle Mexican Grill enjoying a veggie burrito (they’re quite good and GMO-free) when he realized that he had nothing to read. This sparked a clever idea for the author … Continue reading

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Library in the Tram

I love libraries and I love trams, so how could I resist this story about the Library in the Tram—Tram to the Library out of Brno, Czech Republic. This winter, Moravia’s capital city and the historic Jiri Mahen Library launched … Continue reading

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See America

The Print Collection produces museum quality prints of historic posters and photographs, as well as original prints that are inspired by earlier poster art. Their new “See America” series was created by artist Steven Thomas as an homage to the … Continue reading

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So Many Books, So Little Time

   

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It Must be the Flag of My Own Disposition

A while back we posted a story on artist Matt Kalish’s awesome project to illustrate every page of Moby Dick . That challenging enterprise inspired Philadelphia-based illustrator Allen Crawford to hand-letter and illustrate his own version of Walt Whiman’s “Song … Continue reading

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F*** Yeah More Maps

Brooklyn-based book illustrator Aaron Meshon has created a series of colorful illustrated maps of his neighborhood. Sure doesn’t look like the Brooklyn of my childhood, but it’s really cute. If you’d like to see more of Meshon’s vibrant, fun maps, … Continue reading

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It’s Always Breakfast Time Somewhere

Global Breakfast Radio is a simple, but brilliant concept: Live streaming morning radio shows from across the globe as they happen. The website is the brainchild of Seb Emina and Daniel Jones, who describe the service as “the equivalent of … Continue reading

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