Tag Archives: books

Smokin’ Book


Zine season

Archi-zines – though exhibit takes place in London, the site offers an inspiring online collection.
The local Papercut Zine library just moved to the Lorem Ipsum bookstore in (Inman Square) Cambridge.

More New York?

Think, experience and books.
Both events free, though THINK immersive media sessions require tickets.

Interactive experience and data visualization
at Lincoln Center

NY Art Book Fair 2011 at MoMA PS1 – this weekend!

Empire State of Mind

A few recommendations for all courageous people willing to arrive at 6:50am (on a weekend!) to hit the road for NYC – your effort is highly appreciated.
Thank you Anna O. for providing around-the-city art recommendations!


Talk to Me, Standard Deviations , de Kooning retrospective.

It is highly recommended you check opening hours or call before arriving at any of the following locations:


Jenny Saville and Bob Dylan at Gagosian Madison Avenue

Alex Katz at Gavin Brown’s enterprise

Nick Cave at Jack Shainman gallery in Chelsea
(just around the corner from Printed Matter)

Norfolk at Thierry Goldberg Gallery (Lower East Side)

International Center of Photography Remembering 9/11

Book stores: Printed MatterBlue StockingsThe Strand

Just in case: Timeout New York

and heads up, in case you’ll be around the city next weekend:
NY Art Book Fair 2011

Tree of Codes – Visual Writing

Another case of a picture (well video…) worth a thousand words.
Thank you Julia S. for bringing the Tree of Codes to class today!


Book lovers: 50 Books / 50 Covers

It’s almost Valentines day. The one day dedicated to love by definition. The next few lines are dedicated to book, print and layout lovers!

I spent the afternoon visiting the AIGA 50 Books / 50 Covers show at Mount Ida College.  The 2009 collection offers a wonderful opportunity to explore an impressive range of awarded design books. Extremely inspiring!
Most books are displayed for audience to browse, next to detailed information about concept and production!

Fabrizio Giannini. Live without dead time

Ideas + Buildings Vol. 02: Perspective-Global Context

Oubey Mindkiss by Sagmeister Inc.

If  you find one of the following applicable, consider this exhibit a must:

01. You love books
02. You love print
03. You’re still wondering about the whole Kindle experience
04. You appreciate great design when you see it
05. Bad kerned bumper stickers, make you grumpy
06. You have more than one good design folder on your laptop
07. You are the proud owner of a very l-o-n-g wish list on Amazon
08. You asked for design books for the holidays/your birthday (and got them!)
09. You would love to browse through a fine collection of books
10. Especially when #09 means art catalogs, illustration, type, monographs etc.
11. Needless to say that all of 09+10 will never be found in one bookstore
12. You enjoy information about designer and concept when looking at a book
13. You always ask yourself  ‘what type of paper did they use for the book/cover’
14. You often think: oh, I would use this typeface, if only i knew what it was….
15. You might have a multi-page project planned for the next few weeks
16. You plan to design your own books, when only you find the time to do it…
17. Layout is totally your thing!
18. All of the above!

FYI – I spent an hour plus at the gallery, took over 90 pictures, and plan to go again. I’m just saying….

Thinking for a Living

Hope some of you might still consider the ancient format of a printed book.
Jackie J. emailed asking about design books recommendations for the holidays. Here’s a wonderful link I forgot to share:
Thinking for a Living (bookmark!) and their bookshelf section.

Happy Holiday Season!