There are so many links I come across and there is never enough time to write longer posts about all of them.
For this issue, the theme is books and publishing in a very general sense. Happy Holidays!
- How Many Books Does It Take to Make a Place Feel Like Home? (New York Times) – An wonderful ode to the personal library.
- The 25 Most Iconic Book Covers in History (LitHub) – A wonderful survey of art from the covers of iconic books.
- The 25: The Best Books About Book Publishing (The Future of Publishing) – Thad McIlroy provides a wonderful survey of books about the publishing of books.
- Copy A Copy A Copy (The Art Assignment on YouTube) – With the core of book publishing being the idea of making copies, this is an interesting take on the value of copying and what happens when we do.
- Sorted Books (The Art Assignment on YouTube) – This episode looks at books as components that can be arranged into a poetic sculpture, that can derive a new meaning from a one’s collection.
- Twenty Bits I Learned About Making Fonts (Simple Bits) – This is a lovely book about Cederholm’s journey to start making fonts. The short chapters are personal and practical.
- Type Tricks (sofiebeier.dk) – This is also a lovely book about the nuances of type design. Nerds will already know many of the tricks, but all the designed minded will appreciate so many of them presented so clearly in one place.
- Butterick’s Practical Typography (practicaltypography.com) – If I ever wrote a guide to typography, it would be just like this. Only this one would still be better 🙂
- ‘Meet Some Of The Last Papyrus Makers In Egypt Keeping A 5,000-Year-Old Craft Alive’ (Business Insider via Kottke) – This video of five thousand year old papermaking is just fascinating.