Posts tagged with art

Dec 22 2009

Books as Art

So, not sure how I feel about this:It's called Idiom, and it's an installation art piece by Slovak artist Matej Krén. It lives in the Prague Public Library.Neat? Kinky? Pretentious? All three?

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Dec 21 2009

À la carte

If you're the kind of person who wants that Pictorial Webster's Dictionary solely because of all the pretty pictures, you now have the option of going straight for the pictures and skipping all th...

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Dec 4 2009

I have limited wall space, but...

I love Jen Bekman's 20X200. This budget-friendly site sells 8x10 inch limited-edition prints for twenty bucks apiece, and recently added a couple of bibliophile-friendly pieces by artist Jane Moun...

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Nov 2 2009

I Sold Andy Warhol (Too Soon), by Richard Polsky


In early 2005, art dealer Richard Polsky decided to sell a small Andy Warhol "Fright Wig" painting for $375,000. The sale originally seemed like a success, but Polsky had misjudged his moment, bad...

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Oct 26 2009

Covering up the evidence

If you've got some less-than-lovely books in your life, you might want to pick up one of Book City Jackets' Artist Edition book cover sets ($12 for a set of three). And even if you don't care abou...

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Sep 23 2009

Trompe l'oeil

I don't know about this, dear readers:Sure, I like books... but I also like cereal, and I wouldn't paint a mural of that on my garage, either.[Via the Los Angeles Times]

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Sep 21 2009

A literary take on San Francisco

Apartment Therapy wrote a post last week featuring the following print:This image of San Francisco was commissioned by the San Francisco Chronicle. Artist Ian Huebert borrowed literary quotes from...

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Sep 9 2009

Must be dorm-decorating season

Today's the last day for's big poster sale, which includes a couple of awesome Ralph Steadman illustrations from Hunter S. Thompson's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Behold:If you'r...

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Jul 7 2009

Cover art on the cheap

If you're a fan of classic book art, AllPosters has some awesome posters on sale. These three are all 50% off (each costing about $15), and the site is currently offering free shipping:

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Apr 7 2009

Book sculpture

I'm torn, dear readers. Normally, I hate it when people destroy books (even really bad books), but I have to admit this hand-folded Cone Book Sculpture looks kind of cool. Hard to dust and, at $...

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Jan 14 2009

So pretty...

We got an e-mail from Sourcebooks yesterday, letting us know the cover art for Georgette Heyer's The Unfinished Clue featured in our 2009 Preview is actually out of date. They've chosen new cover...

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Dec 5 2008

Scrapbooking through the ages

Salon is currently featuring an interview with Jessica Helfand, the author of the new book Scrapbooks: An American History. Ms. Helfand is a graphic designer and critic who teaches at Yale, and sh...

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Oct 9 2008

Sale on book posters...

Got blank walls and literary tastes? is having a 20% off sale today, and they carry a much wider variety of titles than Urban Outfitters did when they offered an identical line of book-art...

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May 9 2008


I was recently poking through the website, and I ran across this:This framed print of an 1894 illustration featuring Mr. Collins proposing to Elizabeth Bennet (from Austen's Pride and Prej...

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Nov 19 2007


I wish I knew more about the Beggarstaff Brothers. Their posters were simple, eye-catching, and insanely effective--plus, they did a lot of work for theatrical literary adaptations! Check out th...

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Mar 12 2007

Decorating on the cheap

The Library of Congress's online gift shop currently has copies of this adorable vintage print on sale--you can have a 16" by 20" copy of your very own for a mere $20!

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Feb 16 2007

Coffee table art for bibliophiles

If you're in the market for some truly beautiful comic books, I suggest you take a look at Chris Ware's stuff. Not only is it jaw-droppingly gorgeous, but it's also remarkably entertaining. Here...

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Nov 19 2006

Wordcandy loves Mr. Blake

If you're in the market for a little Wordcandy-approved, kid-friendly, TOTALLY FREE artwork, download this "Rights of the Reader" poster, illustrated by longtime Roald Dahl collaborator Quentin Blake.

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Mar 24 2006


While there are many people out there who collect alphabet books I am not really one of them... but I do collect books with great typography. I stumbled upon Bembo's Zoo while once again working ...

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Nov 1 2005

Historic Reading Posters

Check out these historic reading posters available through Are they not awesome? If only I had a library to hang them in....

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