Category Archives: Book Art

Borges Maze? I Guess?

A maze made out of books would have been cool enough. But if I’m interpreting these photos correctly, the maze is based on Jorge Luis Borges’s fingerprint. I may be wrong, but if so, my wrongness is so great!

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TED Talk: Chip Kidd & Book Design

I saw this a week or two ago but forgot to share it: Chip Kidd is a book designer for the Knopf, and here tells a bit of the creative process, the taken for granted wit of book jacket design. … Continue reading

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Tolkien’s Image of Middle Earth

I stumbled across a batch of illustrations the other day, which I gather will be released (with others) in a book in honor of the 75th anniversary of the publication of The Hobbit. Tolkien’s precision comes through in his illustrations … Continue reading

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Google Borges Doodle Explained

Making sense of the Borges Google doodle: — Penguin Classics (@PenguinClassics) August 25, 2011 YouTube animation of yesterday's Borges Google doodle! — Penguin Classics (@PenguinClassics) August 25, 2011

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Jorge Luis Borges, 112 Years Young!*

Good morning! Did you guys see Google’s logo today? It’s very pretty! It’s the birthday of Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986), Argentine author. Some of his work is on my TBR list, but I have never read anything he’s written, and I … Continue reading

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Great Showdowns by scott c.

If you haven’t been following scott c.’s Great Showdowns series, shame on you. Sure, his showdowns are from movies, but I culled a few great literary showdowns as an excuse to share his work. More paintings after the jump.

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Operation Make Me This: Journal with a Ceramic Cover

As a child I often made weak attempts at and imitations of being crafty. No worthwhile projects came of it, and I didn’t pursue anything along that line. But I still find myself wishing I was crafty. Especially when I … Continue reading

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