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To be fond of ; to like ; to have good will toward ; to delight in, with preëminent affection.

Love. Chronicle Books had only a dummy of the trade edition at BEA, but the book is out now. (Buy it through Indiebound.)

My Kind of Town

My Kind of Town

Last week I went to Chicago for two days, to see what there was to see. I had lunch with Maia Wright, a now-even-more-cherished visitor to this blog, and spent an afternoon tooling around with Sheila Ryan, whom I also originally met in the comments here and who led me over to my blog-away-from-home, Clusterflock. […]

from the Guardian

from the Guardian

They’ve been doing a lot of nifty slide shows at the Guardian. Here are four recent ones: British Library launches online newspaper archive As you may have guessed, I love this kind of stuff. Unfortunately, the archive website’s not working—at least, for me. I click on links and get nothing but error messages. I’ve written […]

Vanessa Davis, computer whiz and more!

Vanessa Davis, computer whiz and more!

The charming and talented Vanessa Davis has a new comic about past jobs, good and bad, over at Tablet, which is Nextbook’s reconceived, redesigned, and mostly restaffed* online magazine: Vocation, All I Ever wanted! Vanessa’s also, after a long period of dormancy, reorganized and relaunched her own website, Spaniel Rage. With a blog and everything! […]

We love Vanessa Davis so much

at my workplace that we asked her to do a monthly column. The first installment was posted today: Vanessa also did a holiday comic for us that I was too frazzled to blog when it went up: Crispy Christmas.

Weapons of mass respiration

Edith Kollath’s show is at Dam, Stuhltrager Gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, until December 14. Read at NYC Resistor about the zany TSA adventure she had when she tried to take these books to Germany for a show. Via Bre Pettis, who made the above video.

Do circuit diagrams count?

Do circuit diagrams count?

Yes, folks, once again it’s that magical time of year: only six days until DrawMo! 2008! Who: People of the Internets What: Try to make at least one drawing a day for a month Where: Offline, online, on blogs, on Flickr, wherever When: November 1–30 Why: Because it’s fun To join the DrawMo! group blog, […]

Bookuleles

Bookuleles

I love to make books and I love to play the ukulele. Can I put these two loves together? Can I make a book out of a uke? Holy moly. From The Ukulele Books of Peter and Donna Thomas, via Ukulele Hero, via Dylan.

Maira Kalman’s Tel Aviv

Maira Kalman’s Tel Aviv

This here, my friends, is art direction at its finest: I ask an artist I’m all fawny over if she wants to draw something for us, she very kindly says yes, and then I don’t lift another finger (well, except to digitize five gouache paintings, which was a nontrivial task given their size, my mediocre […]

Fore-edge books

Fore-edge books

Had you heard of fore-edge paintings? I hadn’t. From Karen at hangingtogether.org: During Merrilee’s and my visit to the Boston Public Library last Friday, Tom Blake and Maura Marx introduced us to the results of the BPL’s digitization of its fore-edge books—books with paintings on their edges that can be viewed only by looking at […]