Tag Archives: Ukraine

Ukraine and Banksy share a message

I’m a big fan of the elusive British street artist known as Banksy. His ability to provide artistic social commentary with humor and incisiveness is unrivaled. Now the Ukrainian postal service has released a stamp featuring artwork by Banksy to mark … Continue reading

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Miscellany Monday

I usually lament the loss of dozens of New York City bookstores of my youth, but there some great shops still standing and, in recent years, a renaissance in bookselling has resulted in an optomistic turn for bibliophiles. Check out … Continue reading

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United For Ukraine

One of the largest creative agencies in the UK has launched an advertising campaign supporting the rebuilding of Ukraine through  #united24  The Pablo Agency, has created retro-style tourist posters that invite you to Ukraine. They show historical buildings and tourist … Continue reading

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Keep Books Alive In Ukraine

A group of writers and booksellers (Carolyn Forche, Mitchell Kaplan, Christopher Merrill, Askold Melnyczuk, and Jane Unrue) have partnered with the Coral Gables Foundation to raise funds for direct support to booksellers, editors, printers, warehouse workers, libraries and librarians, and … Continue reading

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When a bookaholic meets a bibliophile

I recently discovered this wonderful illustration titled Bookaholic and Bibliophile. Created by Ukrainian artists Romana Romanyshyn and Andriy Lesiv, it features two charming, whimsical creatures embracing each other while maintaining engagement with their books. Cat-like and bird-like, one in high … Continue reading

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Kyiv Forever

With all of the horrendous news coverage from the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the brutal devastation of its cities and town it’s easy to forget that just a short time ago it was a normal European nation. The wonderful … Continue reading

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Never Again Is Now

The “Never Again Gallery” project is an online effort by  20+ Ukrainian artists that uses the similarities between the visual campaigns that persuaded people in Allied nations during WWII and the messaging we see daily today regarding Russia’s invasion of … Continue reading

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Life’s More Enduring Than War

Life’s More Enduring Than War When the water runs out, light fades, frost falls, and the firmament freezes over, we won’t stoop to prose. Тhe grasses, dry and stiff, have not yet grown above us. Until the words run out, … Continue reading

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Orwell, Animal Farm and Ukraine

In 1946, Ihor Szewczenko ,who was a linguist who had been editing pocket-sized Ukrainian-English dictionaries for refugees in displaced persons camps in Germany, wrote to George Orwell requesting permission to translate Animal Farm into Ukrainian. He explained that his Ukrainian … Continue reading

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Mapping Ukraine

Regular visitor to Travel Between The Pages know that I have a healthy obsession with maps. In my humble opinion, it’s impossible to truly understand the world without well drawn maps to guide the way. Throughout the current crisis in … Continue reading

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