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The Space Between Us

30 September 2016

Interesting premise for a scifi movie.

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The Art of Making a Book

21 September 2016

From YouTube:

 

Thanks to Maggie for the tip.

They All Saw a Cat

6 September 2016


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Emily Dickinson – A Quiet Passion

21 August 2016

A Puzzle Book with Locked Pages

18 August 2016

From Slate:

Beautifully produced books have become coveted objects in a digital world. But young industrial designer Brady Whitney has taken the idea of book as object a step further with Codex Silenda—an intriguing wooden book whose pages you can turn, and story you can unlock, only after solving a different mechanical puzzle on each of its thick, laser-cut, hand-assembled pages.

Whitney came up with the puzzle book hybrid idea for his senior thesis research project at Iowa State University and has turned his inspired idea into an intriguing Kickstarter project that has already surpassed its original funding goal of $30,000 many times over.

The Codex requires readers to solve a puzzle to unlock the bolt that leads to the next page of a story about an apprentice in Da Vinci’s workshop, but the book can also be personalized with your own story (attention puzzle and book nerd couples with milestone anniversaries looming or engagement proposals to plan)

Link to the rest at Slate and thanks to Matthew for the tip.

PG says this is a different twist on self-publishing.

Here’s the Kickstarter video:

Watching a person write calligraphy is basically therapy

14 August 2016

From Gizmodo:

This whole short, Ink by Ryan Couldrey, focuses on Tanja Tiziana and the journey of rediscovering the long lost (okay, not quite long lost but soon/almost/eventually) art of calligraphy and just handwriting in general. Though dripping in a little too much ink at times, it’s always so nice to see someone write. The effect—hearing the scraping, seeing the ink flow—can almost be therapeutic.

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Link to the rest at Gizmodo

JT LeRoy

30 July 2016


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Thanks to Meryl for the tip.

The Last Book Store

27 July 2016

The Street Librarian

25 July 2016

Model Trains

13 July 2016

Not necessarily anything to do with books, but PG is interested in people who are deeply committed to pursuits that some might find unusual. In his experience, many authors share obsessions of a similar nature.

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