The Grammar of Ornament (1868).

via the Internet Archive.

Cher / Chair / Share

by Ole Ukena

Poster of the singer Cher, a chair, a printed definition of the word share, 20 x 175 cm, 2011

Books are weapons in the war of ideas.

I remember seeing images of these Book Bloc protests while working on my thesis, but I really thought I had dreamed them. Really glad to be reaqquainted with them (with instructions!) via Jonathan Barnbrook / Occupied Times / Disobedient Objects 

houghtonlib:

This 19th century manual on color printing demonstrates how a color image is built up through a series of printing plates, each adding a different color to the final image.
Earhart, John Franklin. The color printer: a treatise on the use of colors in typographic printing, 1892.
TypTS 870.92.347 (A)
Houghton Library, Harvard University

houghtonlib:

This 19th century manual on color printing demonstrates how a color image is built up through a series of printing plates, each adding a different color to the final image.

Earhart, John Franklin. The color printer: a treatise on the use of colors in typographic printing, 1892.

TypTS 870.92.347 (A)

Houghton Library, Harvard University

“If I were you, I would put in more leading.”
— Doug Scott’s answer to everything. (From my interview with him in the new book Design School Wisdom, out this week from Chronicle Books.)

newhousebooks:

Cover of Art Direction Feb 1958. Ken Saco art director, John Berg designer.

This is why we can’t have nice things.

This is why we can’t have nice things.

A pair of posters for some RISD events this week around Read Across Rhode Island: two free screenings of the documentary “Google and the World Brain” and a talk and discussion called “The Book in Translation.”