Storytelling without words in London publisher Nobrow’s concertina children’s series. Each title consists of a long accordion-folded page that’s illustrated on both sides. The Space Race here by Tom Clohosy Cole shows the Cold War race to the moon, High Times by Golden Cosmos tells the history of aviation, and Black Swan by Ping Zhu reveals what’s happening on and off the stage.
How can I resist this new book: Irving Harper: Works in Paper? A midcentruy master but more like a Renaissance man working in industrial, graphic and textile design, Harper started indulging a personal passion for paper sculpture in his retirement. Impressive what the 96-year old has accomplished in the past 3 decades!
Whoa, lots going on today: Fat Tuesday/Mardi Gras/Carnival, Obama’s State of the Union, SF Beer Week and my Book Club. I have committed to Book Club to drink copious amounts while discussing a book I haven’t read. My priorities need help, obviously.
Back to SF Beer Week: The Bold Italic is commemorating it with this handsome beer map designed and printed locally by Loren Purcell and Bloom Screen Printing.
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Check out this DIY cardboard ghetto blaster in honor of the Grammys tonight. Funded by Kickstarter and designed by DJ and illustrator Axel Pfaender, the Berlin Boombox assembles in a few minutes and hooks up to your mp3 player of choice.
Need a family-friendly hostess or holiday gift this year? French illustrator Blexbolex’s book “People” is my top choice for kids and adults alike because it’s full of simple, pretty and clever pairings like the one here.