Author Archives: Brian D. Butler

Book Boat

Last year, Indonesian journalist and filmmaker Muhammad Ridwan Alimuddina decided to to quit the rat race and make a major life change. Inspired by his love of books and a heartfelt commitment to literacy, he built his own traveling catamaran … Continue reading

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Available in the following formats

You can always get the latest from the inimitable Tom Gauld at his website.

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Grey London

  To mark the launch of Bose’s Get Closer campaign for Quiet Comfort wireless headphones, Grey London has created a one minute video that shows dancer Maëva Berthelot moving through the deserted streets of London. Dancing through locations that range from Piccadilly … Continue reading

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How to use poetry

Copenhagen-based artist Johan Deckmann walks that fine line between irony and insult with his hilarious book cover creations.

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Amsterdam Tails

Even though I just returned from Amsterdam a few weeks ago, this sweet little film from the Holland Marketing Board has me yearning to return. You may find “The Tale of Kat and Dog” a bit saccharine, but by the … Continue reading

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City of Love

You may recall French digital artist Julien Nonnon’s marvelous video mapping project from last year when he projected images of nattily dressed animals on the walls of Paris. Now his new project #Le_Baiser, inspired by the work of poet Alfred de … Continue reading

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We Who Are About To…

Last month, Penguin’s science fiction imprint, Penguin Worlds, republished a series of important sci-fi titles with radically redesigned covers. Here’s a sample:

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Typewriter Art

Inspired by the story of aviator Amy Johnson’s flight from London to Darwin, Australia in a de Havilland Gipsy Moth biplane, animator Lizzy Hobbs created this charming film using an old Underwood 315 typewriter.

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I am curious yellow

I recently had a scintillating conversation about pencils with two artists. I only wish that I had seen this neat video beforehand so that I could have contributed some pithy pencil trivia.

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Speed Reading

Even if you have never visited the New York Public Library’s famed Rose Reading Room, its likely that you have seen it in films or on travel shows. The stunning Beaux-Arts hall just reopened following a two year restoration project. … Continue reading

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