Monthly Archives: September 2014

Qwerty Portraits

Brazilian artist Álvaro Franca uses old electric and manual typewriters to create these amazing portraits of iconic authors like J.D. Salinger, Clarice Lispector, Charles Bukowski and Jack Kerouac. This little video demonstrates how it’s done.  

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What’s a Brooklyn handshake

Puerto Rico-based street artists Bik Ismo—aka Joshua Santos Rivera— recently completed this striking commentary on American urban life in Williamsburg, Brooklyn NYC.

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Beautiful Scotland

Last year photographer John Duncan spent eight months crisscrossing Scotland to create this stunning homage to a beautiful country. Covering iconic locations from Edinburgh to the Isle of Skye and Ben Nevis to The Kelpies, Duncan used a Phantom 2 … Continue reading

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What makes San Francisco San Francisco

I love quirky hand drawn maps and I’m a big fan of London-based illustrator and cartographer Jenni Sparks, whose funky maps capture the spirit of great cities. Sparks has created a dizzyingly detailed map of San Francisco that’s just jam-packed with … Continue reading

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America’s Favorite Family

You’ve loved the Simpsons for years, but how well do you really know America’s favorite family ? Now their creator Matt Groening’s new book The Simpson Family (Abrams) reveals a quarter of a century of Simpson facts in a fun … Continue reading

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Welcome to Wigtown

Located in beautiful Dumfries and Galloway, Wigtown is Scotland’s National Book Town. Often overshadowed by Hay-on-Wye, south-west Scotland’s own has always tried harder. Now, Wigtown has come up with the “Open Book” project, which will offer bibliophiles and other creative types … Continue reading

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Which Banned Book Are You

Banned Books Week runs through September 27th. To help us celebrate the freedom to read, Columbus State Library has created a neat quiz to help discover “Which Banned Book Are You ?”. It appears that I’m Henry Miller’s Tropic of … Continue reading

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Vanity Is Useless

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Most of Us Are Guilty

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Words Count

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