Making a list, and checking it twice, eh?
Buy Canadian Books!
And here is a bit of history of this meme from the Canadian Bookshelf Blog.
The big boys and I made a quick trip to the Design Exchange to see their current exhibit on the history of the book: Out of Sorts: Print Culture and Book Design. As a bibliophile, I did not see much that I did not already know, and the Canadian book design display did not make the most of its subject matter, but it was a relatively kid-friendly introduction to the progress from scroll to codex to printing press, with an interesting book sculpture thrown in.
I also enjoyed being able to see up close Jonathan Safran Foer’s book, Tree of Codes, created by cutting words out of its “parent text,” The Street of Crocodiles by Bruno Schulz.
The exhibition runs until August 21.
A printing chain, from old to new. Four printers. Four colours. One hundred years of desktop printing history. Working together. Xavier Antin’s Just in Time, or a Short History of Production.
From The Atlantic. Thanks to Sarah for sending me the link.
What could he do with interacting bound and digital books, I wonder?