Men browsing a bombed-out library during WWII.
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Color signatures of novels’ visual content by Jaz Parkinson. More. Looks like it may be possible to order prints, and even make requests!
(I just finished reading The Road and I can’t believe there is even THAT much color.)
After seeing a lot of excitement in the media about Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s book Lean In, I picked up a copy and read it last night (yeah, I read fast but it’s a shortish book). If you, like me, have been intrigued by the buzz or puzzled about the term “Lean In,” here’s my take on the book.Read more
Trouble For Trumpets by Peter Cross and Peter Dallas-Smith
Lately I’ve been thinking about what I’d put on my ultimate bookshelf, since I love getting recommendations from friends and folks with similar sensibilities. This was one of my favorite books as a kid, and I spent hours studying the incredible illustrations of the summer-loving Trumpets, and their wintry Grumpet foes. There’s a million things going on in each drawing, with little in-jokes and labels for plants, animals, and weaponry, hidden faces and secret codes. I can’t believe it’s out of print (and selling for over $100). I want my old copy back! Anyone else remember this book? See the image larger.
When you sign up for the sketchbook project, you pick a theme, fill in a notebook that they send you, and submit it to become part of their permanent collection and digital archive. The library then tours the country (its headquarters is in Williamsburg) and you get notified every time someone views your sketchbook. I wished I could just pick up any of the books at will instead of using a library system, because I love seeing people’s sketchbooks (it’s like a little peek inside their brains). I kinda want to submit one even though it sounds a bit intimidating.