Archive for April, 2008

Posed by Luc Sante, in an interesting post about an educational pocket library series published by the early 20th century American Socialist weekly Appeal to Reason: What happened to continuing self-education? These books were read by teamsters and machinists and stevedores and farmhands and miners. They read them not because they thought the books could […]


…. just very good indeed. Isaac Tobin’s jacket designs, mainly for the University of Chicago Press. Pointer from The Book Design Review, a while back. Image: jacket for Chad Heap’s Slumming: Sexual and Racial Encounters in American Nightlife, 1885-1940. Interestingly, this seems not to be the final jacket – this is the book’s page at […]