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Thanks again to Shawna for a link to a brilliant site, Letterheady.  (Sister site to Letters of Note, another wonderful time-waster resource.)  What a wonderful conjunction of type and design letterhead is.  I was particularly drawn to the letterhead of children’s authors.  Imagine getting a response to your fan letter on one of these!

 

 

 

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Awesome!  Thanks to Shawna Lemay for the link.

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Jillian Tamaki has been commissioned to make embroidered covers for Penguin Classics.  Check them out at her sketchblog here.

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Big, big thank you to

for another delicious book about books:

The art nouveau book designs take my breath away.  As does the man behind the book.

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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?

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This is quick video from The Guardian about Jonathan Safran Foer’s new book, Tree of Codes, created by cutting words out of its “parent text,” The Street of Crocodiles by Bruno Schulz.

My brother-in-law, Greg Betts, performed a textually similar miracle, two years ago, with his The Others Raisd in Me, published by Pedlar Press.  It is a collection of plunderverse, 150 poems created by crossing out words or letters from Shakespeare’s Sonnet 150. 

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I found these great foam Helvetica letters at The Paper Place.  A great way to dress up the gifts under the tree.  Happy days.

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This is Kathleen Walkup, Director of Book Art Program at Mills College, talking about and showing examples of books that explore the form of the book itself.

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Pop-up books are a category unto themselves in children’s book publishing, and the very best pop-up books always give the reader a surprise, a new perspective.

Here’s one from Roaring Book Press by Marion Bataille that amazed me with its clever manipulation of the alphabet.  It blends beautifully the kinetic properties of books and letters. 

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This is The History of the World, a 180-degree miniature pop-up book about a woman and her love of books, inspired by a medieval book of hours.

I love big titles for small books.

See more of Paul Johnson’s miniature pop-ups here.

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