Got one item on my holiday to do list checked off!
If you have kids or work in children’s publishing you must go see this exhibit at the NYPL main branch in Bryant Park. On display are children’s books from the past 200 years+ from all over the world. Here are some photos of my highlights…
A foldout book about the 2004 Tsunami by a Bengali author and illustrator. I love the colors and the use of the traditional Bengali storytelling scroll format.
A mid 20th century book illustrated by Native American artist Velino Herrera.
A wood block printed language book with simple, elegant illustrations.
and an instructional sewing book from 1847 with a darling little paper shirt folded on the page. I wish I could see what other little mini paper garments were tucked into the book.
In an era of impermanence, an extraordinary movement has emerged. A movement of makers where craftsmanship and permanence matter now more than ever.
Beautiful document. I’m sure it’s even better in hand than on the screen.
The NYC Mayoral race is heating up. I recently did some research to decide who I’ll be voting for. While my decision was 100% based on policy I couldn’t help passing judgement on the campaign logos.
First off Thompson who is leading in the polls now that Weiner is entangled in more sexting scandals. If his logo looks familiar, its because it’s pretty much the same as Obama’s 2012 campaign logo (the website is also very similar to Obama’s). Gotham is a great font but it is EVERYWHERE and the lack of creativity on Thompson’s design team’s part is a let down.
Christine Quinn gets points for not using Gotham but her typeface is a little weak and the typesetting of the tag line below the logo could be better.
I love that Bill de Blasio is using red and not a blue tone like the rest of the candidates, but what’s with the “BILL” dive bombing “de Blasio”? I’m voting for you Bill but I hate your logo and his website needs a design overhaul too.
Weiner - what can I say? I guess when it comes to Weiner - size matters. He has the biggest widest letters of any of them.
I think John Liu’s logo is the most successful of the bunch. Could use a little refining but it looks like someone actually put some thought into it. But according to the polls, the logo isn’t helping him gain votes.
Sal Albanese - more blue. Nice mark but I don’t know what it represents - is it a building? Type is snorsville.
My fav pieces at Frieze, by Kate Burkhart. Been meaning to post for awhile.