Archive for January, 2011

Magnifying glass not included

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

Came across this peculiar item on Svpply. “How delightful,” I thought, “a smudge.”

Not so. A closer look reveals an offset print of Homer’s Iliad, printed at a “resolution” of 30 words per square centimeter.

Also available: Faust, Das Kapital, and Macbeth as a spreadsheet.

Book design by the linear foot

Friday, January 7th, 2011

Thatcher Wine is a different kind of book designer. He’s an interiors designer who specializes in filling space with books.

Projects include themes, custom dust jackets, and art projects built out of discarded books. Be sure to see the slideshow for detailed shots.

* (Shame on the NYT for the lazy “___ a Book By Its Cover” headline.)