Books

Post image for Dusting Off Victorian Science Specimens, from Two-Faced Kittens to Slug Models

After 25 years of collecting contemporary art, George Loudon’s eye was caught by a display of 19th-century glass flowers at Harvard University.

Continue Reading →
Post image for The Grainy Doom of the Apocalypse on Film

Whether a bang of nuclear annihilation or the slow creep of a pandemic, our potential end-of-world wastelands have their own bleak visual language.

Continue Reading →
Post image for Borrowing Books from Sculptural Micro-Libraries

With the rise of e-books challenging public interest in printed matter, some community libraries have scaled down their collections while others are championing physical tomes through unexpected creative endeavors.

Continue Reading →
Post image for Oldest Fragment of Koran Found in UK Library

A 1,370-year-old section of the Koran possibly dating back to the life of Mohammed has been discovered in central England.

Continue Reading →
Post image for UK Artist Parodies Trolling with Snail “Hate” Mail

Nearly half of all internet users have found themselves targeted by trolls.

Continue Reading →
Post image for In a Success-Driven Culture, an Artist Publishes Her Rejection Letters

Dana Stirling isn’t exactly what you’d call unsuccessful.

Continue Reading →
Post image for Where Primordial Lava Flows into Ice

Iceland, more than most places on the planet, frequently reveals the cataclysmic activity below its crust through volcanoes, fissures, and geothermal pools.

Continue Reading →
Post image for Publisher of Small-Format Comics Gives Emerging Authors a Big Break

At just 24 pages, each comic in British publisher Nobrow’s 17×23 series is designed to be an accessible gateway for readers to discover emerging authors, and for those authors to create what is often their first print publication.

Continue Reading →
Post image for Book Designs That Approach Reading as a Creative Act

When searching for a book to give his five-year-old son in 1945, Italian artist Bruno Munari was frustrated by the standard fairytale narratives and structured plots available.

Continue Reading →
Post image for The Lost Ritual of Photographing the Dead

Despite the current ubiquity of cameras, we rarely pause in our flurry of social media sharing to document one of the most significant events in all our lives: death.

Continue Reading →