Wink is a website that reviews one remarkable paper book every weekday. My wife, Carla Sinclair, is the editor. We take lots of photos of the covers and the interior pages of the books to show you why we love them.
This week we reviewed:
The High Fidelity Art of Jim Flora – Joyously explosive art from a forgotten illustrator of 1940s jazz records
Big Meals for Little Hands - Sophisticated meals that kids will enjoy making as well as eating
Dian Hanson’s History of Pin-Up Magazines – A jaw-dropping seventy-year history of prurient pulp
The Timechart History of the World – A spectacular 14-foot-long foldable chart that graphs world history from 4,000 BC to today
Graffiti World: Street Art From Five Continents - Jam-packed with 2000 images, Graffiti World is the best gallery of world-wide street art
The Engineer’s Sketchbook – A collection of timeless mechanical concepts explained with basic principles
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