Archive for the ‘america’ Category

…. 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 […]


Henry David Thoreau has a maple syrup mishap, 152 years ago yesterday. (Yes, I know. I’ve been back from holiday ages. Work’n’stuff, what can I tellya?)


An amazing photoset on Flickr: The Detroit Public Schools Book Depository/ Roosevelt Warehouse This is a building where our deeply-troubled public school system once stored its supplies, and then one day apparently walked away from it all, allowing everything to go to waste. The interior has been ravaged by fires and the supplies that haven’t […]