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This is such a sweet story about “people who devote their lives to books and books who return the favor.”

Morris Lessmore is a poignant, humorous allegory about the curative powers of story. Using a variety of techniques (miniatures, computer animation, 2D animation) award winning author/ illustrator William Joyce and Co-director Brandon Oldenburg present a new narrative experience that harkens back to silent films and M-G-M Technicolor musicals. “Morris Lessmore” is old fashioned and cutting edge at the same time.

Read more HERE!

Nice…TED Books ->

“Welcome to TED Books: an imprint of short nonfiction works designed for digital distribution. Shorter than traditional books, TED Books run less than 20,000 words each — long enough to explain a powerful idea, but short enough to be read in a single sitting. »

Check out more about TED Books HERE!

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Judging A Book By Its Cover via HOW Magazxine

August 3, 2011 //

Love. Seriously clever and beautiful covers for Oliver Sacks books designed in-house at Vintage by Cardon Webb…

Found over at HOW Design HERE!

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‘Thats All Folks’ Bookend by Goodwin+Goodwin

June 17, 2011 //


Gloss finish steel bookends (or ‘book endings’ as they call them)…Inspired by film endings. Made in England.

First seen over on CrocodileJock.get your ‘book endings’ over at HERE!


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Rare Book Feast #1: Herbert Bayer???s Book of Maps

June 13, 2011 //

I really love this, it is so easy to forget a world before computers. Projects like Rare Book Feast helps us remember…

“This series is about the timeless character of books. Their message and what they look like are what is celebrated here. As our culture becomes digital in a lot of ways, it is all the more important (not to mention inviting) to revisit and learn from the early design challenges, creative solutions and general lessons that the “old” print world keeps relevant.

Kicking off this series is the “World Geo-Graphic Atlas” (1953) designed by Herbert Bayer with Martin Rosenzweig, Henry Gardiner and Masato Nakagawa: 2,200 diagrams, graphs, charts, symbols spanning 368 pages about our planet earth. All done before computers.

Video concept, script and narration by Nate Burgos of Video creation, direction and production by Joe Giovenco of”

Check it out over on Vimeo HERE! (first seen over at, HERE!)

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@dethnoreads ??? book group chatter in 140 characters (or less)???

April 20, 2011 //

One of the things I struggle against in our wonderful, infuriating, info-rich world (I’m old enough to remember the time before!) is that it just gets harder and harder to find the time to do the thing that more than anything helps me translate ideas, information, words, into thoughts, knowledge, sense. Share. When kids, career, and a life overflowing with endless to do’s, meetings and deadlines arrive, the hazily remembered days of lazy afternoons in pubs or parks or cafes chatting about a book or idea that has got hold of one dissapear. Apparantly, unlike fashion, this isn’t one of those ‘hang on long enough and it will come around again’ situations. So I’ve concluded the only thing to do is fight fire with fire. If the time to share thoughts can’t escape the data-downpour, time to get the brolly and the wellies out and take a walk into the storm.

I hate reading things without at least some ‘hearing what others have to say’. So how about a Twitter Book Group? On the grounds that creativity flourishes with constraints, let’s keep it to 3 simple steps:

1. Follow @dethnoreads on Twitter to see what people are reading / when ‘book chatter’ sessions will take place.

2. Tweet @dethnoreads if you want to propose a book for the group to read. I picked up Brian Sollis’ Engage2 recently so I would tweet an announcement, a hashtag based on #dethnoreads_authorsurname, a book link and a let’s get together on twitter on such and such a date to share thoughts:

3. Tweet away your thoughts on the appointed date… follow the hashtag if you just want to lurk.

Easy eh? Well, let’s see. We can’t tackle Sollis’ book just yet as Amazon UK haven’t got it listed even though Amazon US have (grr), so I’ve proposed something very timely for our upcoming Hothouse Summer research project ;) Go follow @dethnoreads and join in!

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Why books will always exist via paper crave

March 24, 2011 //

Book Plates…These are beautiful. And another reason why real books will always exists. 

Here???s an argument for real paper books: These gorgeous letterpress bookplates from Lets Be Friends.

via Paper Crave

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Sent from my iPhone

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Between Page and Screen – the future is amazing!

March 22, 2011 //

Incredible world we live in…make sure to check out the video at their link HERE!


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