Monthly Archives: February 2015

A book is an object fixed in time

Over at the Design Observer, librarian/curator/writer Timothy Young offers a damn good list of ten reasons why the printed book still matters. Here’s a stripped down version (see below) of the list. If you’re inclined, check out the fully unexpurgated … Continue reading

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We are all in paradise, but refuse to see it

New York City-based illustrator Evan Robertson creates splendid black and white posters featuring moving quotes from notable authors such as Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Samuel Beckett, Anais Nin, Thomas Wolfe, Jules Verne and Kurt Vonnegut. You can see more of these terrific … Continue reading

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London is Changing

The public art project London is Changing has been exposing some uncomfortable truths about Britain’s great city. While we visitors and tourists wander about enjoying our time in London, residents are trying to cope with a city that has become … Continue reading

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Guaranteed to see the Aurora Borealis

I just booked tickets for a summer trip to Iceland with no expectations of catching a glimpse of the Aurora Borealis, but Icelandair is now guaranteeing that at least some of its passengers will see nature’s light show. They recently … Continue reading

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Animal Farm is still banned in Cuba

It seems that as long as there have been books governments have been banning them. This infographic from printerinks.co.uk takes the long view on book banning throughout history. via http://www.printerinks.com

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It’s a plot

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Rommel Drives Deep Into Egypt

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Drawing Paris

Last month, the brilliant British artist/mapmaker Jenni Sparks released a brand new hand-drawn map of Paris. Sparks, who is known for her fabulous maps of London, new York City, San Francisco and Berlin, spends months pounding the pavement, visiting landmarks … Continue reading

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Iceland Comes to NYC

If you are considering a visit to New York City, and if you love music, you should know that next month NYC’s fantastic Museum of Modern Art is launching an extraordinary retrospective on the work of Iceland’s greatest export, Bjork. … Continue reading

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Bucharest for Booklovers

The former Chrissoleveni bank building in the heart of Bucharest, Romania, has been transformed into a bibliophile’s dream bookstore. Carturesti Carusel , or carousel of light, covers six floors of the grand 19th century building, with more than 10,000 titles, … Continue reading

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