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Reading and Book Love Posters by Lance Hidy

Lance Hidy is a well-known American artist and designer of posters, books, postage stamps and more. I love the simplicity of line and curve and color in these reading posters. Learn more about Hidy and see more of his art in Lance Hidy’s Posters: Designs, Personal & Public.

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Seven Beautiful Faces of Fahrenheit 451

Slate put up a slideshow of some of the beautiful covers Fahrenheit 451 has seen over the years. Here are seven of my favorites for sale on the site. Strangely, I think I like the paperbacks best. That seems to be the way with science fiction, for me. Which is your favorite?

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Top 10 Art Books – the Best Books of Art

For you budding artists, art majors, people interested in painting books or biographies of artists, or just collectors looking for something new and interesting – Michael Bracewell of The Guardian made a list of his top 10 indispensable visual art books. 1. The Painted Word by Tom Wolfe As contrary as it is hilarious, Wolfe’s […]

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26 Modern Minimalist Book Covers

Sometimes less is more. The minimalist art movement originated in 1960s New York City. It tended toward simplicity and focus, rather than ornate background or decoration. Many book designers have utilized these principles, eschewing the busy and elaborate in favor of the bare essentials. Enjoy this selection of books whose eye-catching design proves that a […]

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Unusual to Unique:Custom Bindings

Bookbinding’s history is rooted in craftsmanship and devotion to the written word. While hand-binding is less common now, there is happily a creative minority dedicated to its preservation. These skilled artisans create custom bindings for clients, for exhibition and for pleasure. Sometimes more than one copy is produced, but no two will ever be identical. […]

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“The Crow’s Vow” by Susan Briscoe – Beautiful Cover, Beautiful Poetry

Remember our March Madness Battle of the Beautiful Books? Well, we have an interview with the poet whose book “The Crow’s Vow” won the whole enchilada. Read on to learn more about the lovely and bird-crazy Susan Briscoe. And I came across another book today which reminded me that two designs, while very similar when […]

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15 Charming Vintage Airline Posters

Beautiful vintage airline posters and vintage travel posters are a gorgeous way to remember when airline travel was a treat.

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10 Gorgeous Books with Retro Covers. Groovy, Baby.

Beautiful books with retro cover art, from the 1950s and 1960s.

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Turn of the Century Shape Books

A shape book is a book die-cut to take the shape of anything the designer chooses from teddy bears, flowers, shoes and beyond. Many Victorian-era shape books are highly collectible.

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Literary March Madness reaches second semi-final

Our literary-themed March Madness has reached its second semi-final – Animals and Objects In and Out of Water by Jay Ryan versus The Crow’s Vow by Susan Briscoe. Cast your vote now. The book that wins will face The Noodle Maker by Ma Jian in the grand final on Monday.

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