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Tag: Book

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We are big list-makers and list-lovers here on ACO (remember this?). So it’s no surprise that I lit up when I recently came across Umberto Eco’s The Infinity of Lists, an illustrated essay about what he calls “the vertigo of lists” which he worked on while a resident at the Louvre. In it he talks about lists being therapeutic, celebratory, as […]

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I recently read Salvador Plascencia’s People of Paper, a book that’s unlike anything I’ve read before. Set in El Monte, California, the book tells the tale of Federico de la Fe, his daughter Little Merced, and their town’s fight against Saturn. It’s a story about love and war, Rita Hayworth, and writing. If you have any […]

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Double Page editors Christophe Keller, Jérôme Saint-Loubert Bié, and Catherine de Smet asked 45 graphic designers from around the world to select two contemporary art books and to make one photograph of the most interesting double page spread from each. Their idea was that the collected photographs would constitute a kind of imaginary book that would provide a “snapshot” […]

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The quote above is from this awesome book my friend Brian gave me for my birthday by letterworker and educator  Timothy Donaldson called Shapes for Sounds: Why alphabets look like they do, what has happened to them since printing was invented, why they won’t ever change, and how it might have been. From the foreword: […]

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A great idea by a really great photographer.  Paul Outerbridge (August 15, 1896 – October 17, 1958) will delight your eyes and mind with his insanely gorgeous, intriguing and very modern images.  I suggest checking out the book Command Performance, which features a variety of his styles and periods – 104 plates that will capture your […]

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I recently received a copy of David Horvitz’s Everything That Can Happen In A Day and it’s been the perfect book with which to ring in the New Year. The book is chock full of ideas, perpetuating the possibility of possibility from page to page. The ideas presented in the book are from a tumblr of the same name to which […]