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Print Magazine Features Anita Bartolini’s Design for Catcher in the Rye Tribute

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Most people, at some point, have heard of J. D. Salinger’s book Catcher in the Rye. Its a classic piece of literature that challenges our perspective on innocence, growing up, and sexual exploration. To add, for some reason, Catcher in the Rye always had an attractive cover, my particular favorite,Continue Reading

October 7, 2017
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NY Art Book Fair 2017

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If you are fed up with digital books or common best-seller books, the NY Art Book Fair is the right place for you to find that hidden gem. This past weekend, Printed Matter hosted the NY Art Book Fair, the world’s premier event for artists’ books, catalogs, and zines. ThisContinue Reading

September 26, 2017
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MoMA Recreates Yayoi Kusama’s Life in New Children’s Book

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Yayoi Kusama’s work is vibrant, eccentric, and an all-consuming polka-dot experience. Her work has captured the attention of many around the world, and now, children will be able to learn more about this contemporary Japanese artist in a new book, Yayoi Kusama: From Here to Infinity. Released by the Metropolitan Museum ofContinue Reading

September 15, 2017
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Phil Elverum and the Poem that Doesn’t Fit

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A Poem from Joan Kyger Reads:  “The best thing about the past                                                 is that it’s over”                                  when you die.                 you wake up  from the dream                                                    that’s your life. Then you grow up                          and get to be post human                       in a past      that keeps happening                  ahead of you Initially published inContinue Reading

July 2, 2017
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DoubleDay’s Double-Down on Dan Brown

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Imagine walking into a coffee shop early in the morning before work. You’re hungry and tired because you overslept your alarm by 20 minutes, so you had to skip breakfast. After looking at the menu you order a croissant and a latte. Both come out on time, and taste fine,Continue Reading

April 10, 2017
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Oliver Munday Has Got You Covered

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If you walk into any bookstore today you might, like me, want to buy everything in sight. That probably has a lot to do with Oliver Munday. A graphic and book cover designer at Knopf Double Day, an imprint of Penguin Random House, Munday has designed countless titles including “TheContinue Reading

January 26, 2017
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Book Review “Art Inc.: The Essential Guide for Building Your Career as an Artist” by Lisa Congdon

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One of my New Year’s resolution is to read 50 books and it only felt right to kick it off with Art Inc. by Lisa Congdon. Lisa Congdon is a fine artist, author, and illustrator who’s known for her whimsical pattern designs. Despite discovering her creative passions later in herContinue Reading

January 17, 2017
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Joan Brossa’s Visual Poetry

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Lerida, Spain. 1936. Republicans are losing the battle of Segre River against Franco’s troops, Cataluña is in peril and the republican troops are losing their motivation. Defeat is imminent. One of the commanders holds a piece of paper and reads a poem aloud. These words pierce the soldiers’ hearts asContinue Reading

August 9, 2016
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I Have Dreamed of You So Much

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I have dreamed of you so much that you are no longer real. Is there still time for me to reach your breathing body, to kiss your mouth and make your dear voice come alive again? I have dreamed of you so much that my arms, grown used to beingContinue Reading

December 12, 2015
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Fonts To Carry Everywhere

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Whether you are at home, work, or anywhere else and you’re brainstorming on what font to use in your next project, your solution has arrived. Author Alex Haigh has published a pocket-sized book with all type of beautiful fonts to use as inspiration. The book is called Little Black FontContinue Reading

November 18, 2015
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Book or Artwork? Contemporary Visual Poetry

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Located in the heart of Mexico City, Museo Experimental El Eco promotes experimentation, creative freedom and risk-taking. Known as “El Eco,” the museum’s galleries are open to a myriad of styles and processes that foster education, knowledge and dialog. El Eco also produces special projects like Ediciones Eco: Poesía VisualContinue Reading

August 28, 2015
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Italo Calvino Typographic Book Covers by Michael Salu

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As you have probably noticed, we are fascinated by the world of design and literature. Previously, Emma Brennan showed us the beautiful covers of Haruki Murakami. In 2012, at the passing of Polish poet Wislawa Szymborska, we honored her with a post and an illustration created for us by GabrielaContinue Reading

May 21, 2015
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Ode to Common Things by Pablo Neruda

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Why not celebrates the things we often take for granted? Today’s poem does that, Ode to Common Things was written by the great Chilean poet Pablo Neruda. “The Odes to Common Things was written toward the end of Neruda’s life, in a voice steeped in the wisdom of a lifeContinue Reading

May 16, 2015
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Adults Only: What’s the Damage? by Jill Tsai

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It’s about time to introduce you to one of my favorite artists/designers who I really admire and has always been a huge inspiration. It is my pleasure to present you the great work of Jill Tsai the Design Queen of Cappatea Culture Design. From the Website of Jill Tsai: TaiwaneseContinue Reading

April 29, 2015
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Haruki Murakami and His Beautiful Book Covers

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Meet the mind of contemporary author Haruki Murakami. Where elephant factories, dancing dwarfs, and little green monsters roam with menacing frogs. The fantastically surreal world of Murakami pairs beautifully with his countless book covers. Each story is intriguing, the book covers allow us to really judge a book by it’sContinue Reading

April 2, 2015
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To My Heart, On Sunday

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Sunday is a day of rest in most Western countries, part of ‘the weekend.’ On “the seventh day of the week,” the day “the great God rested after working the first six days in creating the earth” (Genesis 2:1.3.), I’d like to share a poem by Polish poet Wislawa Szymborska,Continue Reading

March 15, 2015
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