Tag Archives: Argentina

Another Metamorphosis

I am embarrassed to admit that I had never heard of Argentine artist and book illustrator Luis Scafati until recently. His take on Franz Kafka’s classic The Metamorphosis is creepy, but spot on. I have since discovered that Scafati has illustrated many … Continue reading

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The Escapist

Regular visitors to TBTP are well aware of my inordinate enthusiasm for old school print travel magazines. So, it will be no surprise that I’m a big fan of The Escapist from the editors of MONOCLE. Each issue of this … Continue reading

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Tree Book Tree

Buenos Aires-based publisher Pequeños Editor has created a fun and educational book that can be recycled into a tree. The Tree Book Tree children’s book is printed on acid-free paper with environmentally safe ink. The book’s pages are impregnated with … Continue reading

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Weapon of Mass Instruction

Buenos Aires artist Raul Lemesoff is celebrating World Book Day today with his latest rolling “weapon of mass instruction”. This version of his militant bookmobile is built on the chassis of an old Ford Falcon and is traveling around Argentina … Continue reading

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Home is The Navel of the World

Sergio Miranda is an Argentina-born, Bahrain-based photographer usually known for his work in fashion and advertising. So, his series called Ombligo is a bizarre departure. The amusing project is based on photographs of maps printed on stomachs. Each image prominently … Continue reading

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Peace Through Literature

Argentinian artist/activist Raul Lemesoff has found a unique way to promote his “peace through literature” project. Lemesoff has transformed his old 1979 Ford Falcon into a traveling library shaped like a tank. The Arma De Instruccion Masiva or Weapon of … Continue reading

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On the Road (around the world)

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

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Reader’s Choice: Bookshop Porn III

The Libreria El Ateneo Grand Splendid occupies a spectacular 1920s theater in downtown Buenos Aires. El Ateneo has retained the sumptuous theatrical decor, while adding bookshelves and turning the private boxes into intimate reading rooms. Best of all, this literary … Continue reading

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