Category Archives: books

Recycled Words

Will Ashford searches for interesting discarded old books. Then he explores each page of the book hunting for words. That’s just part of the process of his artwok Recycled Words: At some unpredictable point along the way, in my mind, … Continue reading

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Fairy Tales books on Archive

Fairy tale is a fictional story that usually features folkloric characters (such as fairies, goblins, elves, trolls, witches, giants, and talking animals) and enchantments, often involving a far-fetched sequence of events. The Internet Archive highlighted seven fairy tale books with … Continue reading

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Australian fiction

Australian fiction was an exhibition of material from the Australian Monash University Library Rare Books Collection. A selection of novels and books of short stories by over one hundred writers, the exhibition covers our national output of fiction from 1845 … Continue reading

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Book shelves with a bench by Stanislav Katz

If I had space and money, I would love to have one of those book shelves with a bench, designed by Stanislav Katz. And in the case of having both, and the oportunity to buy it, I would change the … Continue reading

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Circus by Valery Alffevsky

This Russian Livejournal page has a serious of beautiful illustrations from the book “Circus”, published in 1966 and illustrated by the soviet painter Valery Alffevsky. Alffevsky studied in Vkhutemas, a famous school of Russian Avant-garde. I don’t know much about … Continue reading

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The Future of Ideas is now CC Licensed

The Future of Ideas is now Free, announced Lawrence Lessig, Creative Commons CEO, on his blog on 15th January. Now, “The Future of Ideas“, is available to download under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial license, as his other three books, “Code … Continue reading

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From Verne to Vonnegut

From the University of Delaware Library an exhibition in Special Collections curated by Iris Snyder: From Verne to Vonnegut – A century of science-fiction. Books, articles and more books of early works in science fiction, magazines, dystopias, aliens and others. … Continue reading

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Brian Dettmer

Brian Dettmer is the artist behind the wonderful carved into the z-axis of a book above. He transforms those old books in art, as dioramas. More of his art works at Haydeé Rovirosa Gallery, Toomey Tourel and Aron Packer Gallery. … Continue reading

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MPH classic books ads

This is one of the three ads created by Ogilvy & Mather India for MPH, which slogan is If children don’t read, they’ll never know. Classic fairy tales available at MPH. The pretty ad illustrations with modern versions of classic … Continue reading

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Growing Book

I love books and I love plants, that’s why the growing book, designed by Eric Zhang looks almost a perfect idea. Almost, because it doesn’t look very practice to put in the shelf with the other books. My cats would … Continue reading

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