In the 1960s, book designers gave many science and psychology paperbacks glorious avant-garde and op art covers. Henning M. Lederer just released his second collection of animations of these fine book jackets! Below is the first, from 2015.
The Labyrinth is a new narrative art book by Simon Stålenhag (previously at BB), the creator of Tales from the Loop. If his earlier work posed technology as an unsettling and alien presence in realistic settings, this new project takes a turn for outright menace. Somber, ashen and intimidating, this new place of his is… READ THE REST
Biblichor (cf. petrichor) is a term referring to the scent of old books. Powell's by Powell's ($25) is a unisex personal fragrance from the eponymous Oregon bookstore, promising to give you its unique odor. "Like the crimson rhododendrons in 'Rebecca,' the heady fragrance of old paper creates an atmosphere ripe with mood and possibility," offers… READ THE REST
Designer Matt Stevens likes to render his favorite films as if they were old books: "Not a best of list, just movies I love. These illustrations are available in a self-published book for sale here. Individual prints can be purchased here." [via @doctorow] READ THE REST
From Europe to the islands of the Caribbean, it's gone by many names over the years. Some say when English Crusaders brought it back to their home country from Jerusalem in the 12th century, it was called Ring the Bull. When the game was introduced to Jamaica, possibly by author Ernest Hemingway in the 1940's,… READ THE REST
Finding the perfect balance is essential in practically everything. For beer connoisseurs, that pursuit is no less critical. For true fans, one beer is almost certainly not enough. A full keg is almost definitely overkill. Thankfully, the existential question about the pinpoint perfect middle ground in that age-old debate has now been answered. The Tapology… READ THE REST
You may have heard the old story that kids hate math. You may even assume that that's true. But the reality is, the "hatred" for math and related fields like science or computer science isn't quite what you think. According to a survey of teenagers, almost half said they actually liked or even loved math,… READ THE REST