April 21st, 2014

Antique Book Patterns From Bergen Public Library

Fun project from Bergen Public Library!

A Beautiful collection of antique book patterns from front or end papers. Spanning from 1890-1930.

Click here to see more antique book covers!

April 9th, 2014
Woah Dude - Reading Books Within Books
Not exactly sure where or when this is from, but it’s too cool not to share!

Woah Dude - Reading Books Within Books

Not exactly sure where or when this is from, but it’s too cool not to share!

March 11th, 2014

Chicago Made Music Showcase At SXSW

From SXSW.com:

Choose Chicago, the official tourism organization for the city of Chicago, in conjunction with the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE), World Business Chicago (WBC), and the Illinois Office of Tourism will promote Chicago’s music and technology industries at SXSW for the first time.

The Chicago Made music showcase takes place on Tuesday, March 11 at 8pm-2am at Red 7. The music showcase will feature a homegrown Chicago lineup including rising hip-hop artist Chance the Rapper, Wilco bassist John Stirratt’s side project The Autumn Defense, high-energy DJ duo The Hood Internet, power-pop band Archie Powell & the Exports, indie rockers My Gold Mask, singer-songwriter Bonzie, and alternative rap artists ShowYouSuck and Prob Cause.

The Chicago Made music showcase is open to all SXSW Music and Platinum Badge holders as well as SXSW music wristband holders.

The group is collaborating on Chicago Made, an initiative designed to educate SXSW attendees about Chicago natives who have made their mark on their respective industries while living and working in Chicago. In addition to an official SXSW Chicago music showcase, Chicago Made events will include an exhibit booth at the SXSW trade show and a private reception for business leaders.

Special shout-out to ProbCause for creating this Mrs. O’Leary-inspired gig poster!

March 10th, 2014

The Bench Of Thought By Alvaro Tamarit

From Inhabitat:

Alvaro Tamarit has collected and repurposed an array of old books to create this awesome Bench of Thought (Banco del Pensamiento). A perfect literary space to inspire reading — or to be purely admired as a sculptural work of art – the curved shape back-rest gives this piece a modern and elegant appearance, as opposed to solid and heavy stack of stories. Read more: Alvaro Tamarit Reuses Recycled Books to Form Bench of Thought Sculpture | Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building

Click here to see more photos of The Bench of Thought!

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