News of interest to book collectors
Book Designer, Mark Argetsinger, has published a fascinating book Grammar of Typography in which he compares a book designer to that of an architect, where everything should be in proportion and balance. Click here to see the Grammar of Typography. Click here here to see one example of fine book design.
‘That’s America!’: a collector’s guide to American illustrators. Christie’s the auctioneers have an Online Selling Exhibition, 19 May – 19 June 2020. See also the Christie’s online magazine. Christie’s American Art specialist Paige Kestenman says this about American illustrators: “Today, their work is one of the fastest growing markets in American art, she says, with […]
An exhibition at the Heath Robinson Museum in London is the first exhibition in a public gallery of the innovative illustrator Charles Keeping. It has been extended to September 2020, so hopefully we can get to see it. Visit this page to find out more.
Storyworld is a new Dutch museum for comics, illustration, animation and games. It opened its doors on January 11 2020. Visual storytelling is at the heart of this new museum. Storyworld’s director of marketing and programming says: “For the younger generations, it shows that this kind of art, the art they like and recognize, is […]
An interesting article on the Paris apartment where Gertrude Stein, Matisse and Picasso mingled. See our book on Gertrude Stein and the artists she encouraged and collected.
Our favourite Mo Willems book is the Elephant & Piggy book from 2010, ‘We are in a Book’. Watch this YouTube video ‘ The Art of Children’s Books’ to see this profile of his work.
Letterform Archive in the USA is a wonderful archive and resource for anyone interested in graphic design. It is a remarkable collection of graphic design and typography artifacts. Their aim is to encourage discovery through visual exploration. Letterform Archive is a wonderful resource for students of graphic design. Visit the Letterform Archive website.
Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic. Winnie-the-Pooh, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, starting September 2018. From September 22nd 2018 to January 6th 2019, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston will be exhibiting Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic. The exhibition will show nearly 200 drawings, letters, photographs, and ephemera in the show. Winnie-the-Pooh was first published in 1926 and […]
The ‘Hope to Nope’ exhibition at the Design Museum in London, 28th March to 12th August. Hope to Nope: Graphics and Politics 2008 -2018 is an exhibition on how graphic design and technology have played a major part in the political movements of our times. The street artist Shepard Fairey designed the famous poster ‘Hope’ […]
A petition has been announced to Save Boston’s Old Corner Bookstore. The Old Corner Bookstore is the oldest commercial building in Boston. It was built in 1718 as an apothecary shop. The Old Corner Bookstore was the center of book publishing in America in the mid-1800s. In those days Boston was the country’s literary centre. […]