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Sun Engraving Co. Ltd.

Posted on Feb 18, 2012 in Books, graphic design, Typography

Amazing. Click here for larger. And then search The Sun Engraving Company.

Bookshelf porn (dot com)

Posted on Jan 15, 2012 in Architecture, Books, Featured

Bookshelfporn.com is a tumblr that documents bookshelves. Period. Excellent resource.

Black pipe bookshelf

Posted on Nov 16, 2011 in Books, Hardware


Making fixtures from threaded pipe components is completely played out, but I admit, this is nicely done.

Typography of Sanborn NYC maps

Posted on Sep 4, 2011 in Books, Featured, graphic design, History, New York, Typography

Designer Christian Annyas has a post up featuring gorgeous covers from Sanborn insurance map books along with a thorough archive of links to other examples and resources. I’ve drooled over plates like these in the Pratt Library which has stacks of historical insurance map books of the city. Absolutely stunning. Via Khoi Vinh.

How to make a tipi

Posted on Aug 28, 2011 in Architecture, Books, Children, History

I thought it would be fun to someday make a tipi with my son so I went a searching on the web and found these charming illustrations by Ellsworth Jaeger from his 1945 publication, Wildwood Wisdom. Maybe someday I’ll get to it. For now, archived.

McNally Jackson prints books on demand

Posted on Jun 17, 2011 in Books, Manufacturing, New York, Tech


Am I late to the party here? I just noticed today that McNally Jackson on Spring St has a mega gizmo in store that prints high quality paperbacks on demand in minutes. Can be anything from the public domain. Or your own work– and they’ve got a design team ready to help with everything from cover art to typesetting. Um– whoa!?! How cool is that? Well, that’s one way to fight the Kindle. Read more…