It’s Nice That : Graphic Design: Amazing Norwegian archive on show after 50 years in an attic!.
ap of Maine and Explanation from Samuel Gridley Howe’s Atlas of the United States Printed for the Use of the Blind, 1837. More information here. via even*cleveland: ‘you feel the eastern boundary line running north and south’.
Book cover by Sulki Choi and Min Choi, via Performance, Ethical Politics – Gimhongsok – Sulki & Min.
A nonmaterial definition of the book comes hand in hand, it seems to me, with a nonmaterial definition of reading. In the widest sense, I think the term simply means paying attention to what’s in front of you and trying to make sense of it. Fish do this as they swim through the water. […]
The book reader of the future (April, 1935 issue of Everyday Science and Mechanics) via
Chris Killip, ‘The Library of Chained Books,’ Hereford Cathedral, Hereford, UK, 1992. In the Middle Ages, when monasteries were the closest equivalent to a public library, monks kept works in their carrels. To increase circulation, these works were eventually chained to inclined desks, or lecterns, thus giving ownership of a work to a particular […]
Amazing graphic novel. http://www.guydelisle.com/
A book printed through a printing chain made of four desktop printers using four different colors and technologies dated from 1880 to 1976. A production process that brings together small scale and large scale production, two sides of the same history. MAGENTA (Stencil duplicator, 1880) CYAN (Spirit duplicator, 1923) BLACK (Laser printer, 1969) YELLOW (Inkjet […]
Michael Sirianni :: Slow Burn.
A novel on what the first word might have been, and under what circumstances it might have been uttered. Really looking forward to that read.
The use of human skin as a medium may be as old as human history itself – the flaying of defeated enemies or prisoners and the use/abuse of their skin dates back to ancient and perhaps even prehistoric times. The ancient Assyrians, in particular, were known for flaying their captives alive and displaying the skins […]
Brian Dettmer: Book Autopsies.