(seeing Ampersand Duck being, of course, the first): (Via @thebookdesigner; cross-posted at Clusterflock)
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.
Brainiac Josh Glenn takes issue with Steven Heller’s facile assertion that although “The human leg has evolved continually over many eons, adapting from an underwater propeller to its current form . . . on book covers and on film and theater posters, the leg has evolved very little.” I hate to quibble with the master, […]
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 […]
I’m trying to close some browser tabs that I’ve been carrying along for at least two months, and I just can’t click the little x on this one without mentioning it. Scott K. Kellar, bookbinder and conservator? Does some really lovely work. Go look.
I’ve been working on cleaning up another set of public domain images and posting them to Flickr, and my plan was to unveil them all at once when I’d accumulated a nice, fat stack comparable to this earlier collection. I’m really, really busy this month, however, and I’m afraid I won’t get back to this […]