We just discovered a really great website recently called the MONKEY ART AWARDS and it’s main focus is celebrating achievement in the entertainment advertising arts and sciences, whew! Another way to put it, it’s a very clever, funny & informative site where they cover ideas relating to Art Direction & Graphic Design.
Here’s an example. Check out these totally hilarious “Vintage Pulp Paperback Book Covers” that anyone in this field can relate too, funny stuff! To enjoy more of their wacky crazy antics please CLICK HERE!
April 24th, 2013
OK, here’s a wacky piece of literary history! Back in 1948, at age t thirteen, a young Elvis Presley checked out “The Courageous Heart: A Life of Andrew Jackson For Young Readers” from his high-school library. In fact, he must have really loved this book because it’s said that he checked it out multiple times! Also, this is the earliest known example of his signature… cool!
April 22nd, 2013
LONDON BOOK FAIR – Check out this wonderful video of Neil Gaiman’s keynote speech at The Digital Minds Conference 2013, QEII Conference Centre, Westminster, London. He shared some very powerful ideas and the speech given will really make you think. It was recorded on April 14th, 2013. His talk is mostly about the differences between Digital e-Books and real Books… and their futures.
April 6th, 2013
Yes, the title of this post is kind of confusing but looking at the photos here should explain everything! A Company called STANDARD DESIGNS has released a series of Art Prints where they have made “Book Cover Spines” that are parodies of actual Record Albums originally done by two bands, Joy Division & New Order. Well, they have done other bands too, but who cares!
Just to clarify, the second photo, is not one of the print images but a very close-up detail shot of the 1st photo.
We thought these parodies were wacky, clever, & fun. So, if you do too then please be sure to visit their site for more information & eye candy!
Hey, just CLICK HERE!
April 1st, 2013
We recently discovered a cool blog named CORPUS LIBRIS that has a very fun unique concept. They share photos that people have taken where the picture shows them with a real-life BOOK JACKET COVER very strategically placed in the photo to blend in with their own body. You have seen these before, sometimes they’re really very clever! Well, that website has a ton of them and you could easily spend an hour or two of your time just laughing! Here a few we wanted to share, but for the full effect you need to visit their webpage, so please CLICK HERE!
As an important side-note we should mention that a few of these book covers were designed by Chip Kidd like, Jay McInerney’s THE JUICE and a few Book Covers for Japanese Author, Haruki Murakami.
March 30th, 2013
Here’s a reproduction of a page from a Vintage PEANUTS Comic Strip Paperback Book. It features the character SALLY having the best day of her life. She is so happy she got her new Library Card, ha! Hey, if YOU don’t have one then please hit your local Library and get it now. It will be the greatest thing you ever did.
Here’s a Meme we made for you to share on your favorite social media site like Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest. Thanks!
March 28th, 2013
Today’s Libraries are about so much more than Books. They are also a place of Community, Teaching, Support, etc.
March 20th, 2013
Check out this totally hilarious photo posted on Twitter by an Artist named Rossetti Rogers. Her Mother actually used a Kindle as a bookmark for a real-life book, ha! The funny thing is that the post went totally viral and has been shared or re-tweeted like crazy!! Go Mom!!
March 20th, 2013
People who love Reading know the score! Anytime a movie or video game is based on a Book… the BOOK IS ALWAYS BETTER!! Ha Ha, this image is on a T-Shirt you can get HERE!