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The Iconic, Legendary Designs Of Black Sparrow Press Books

A great book is a treasure because of the story told by the words between the covers, but some can impart that same kind of thrill before you even flip to the title page. Black Sparrow Press, the small and remarkable 1960s publishing house that gave us Bukowski, did both beautifully with distinctive colours, graphics and type.


Walter Isaacson Talks AI, Apple Watch And His New Book

The stories we tell ourselves about genius and geniuses are often stories about history’s great men. But Walter Isaacson’s latest project is different.


5 Infographics That Actually Say Something

There’s been a swift and concerted backlash against terms like “infographic”, and for good reason. But that doesn’t mean that there aren’t data journalists and designers doing fantastic work — from The New York Times‘ Graphics Desk to National Geographic‘s design team.


All The Best-Selling Books Covers Since 2000 Reveal Interesting Trend

James R A Davenport grabbed all the book covers of the top 10 best selling books from 2000 to 2012, according to USA Today. Then he put all of them together (1300 books) in one giant graphic.


A 3D-Printed Book Lets You Touch Precious Art With Your Grubby Meathooks

3D scanning and printing has changed the way medicine is practiced and businesses are run, but some of the less life-altering things it does are no less awesome. Take Tom Burtonwood’s Folium, a book of printed “pages” that each contain a different piece of art you can actually feel with your hands.


All Of Harry Potter Summed Up In One Giant Comic Strip

If you somehow missed the Harry Potter boat and wanted to read all the books now, you’d have to flip through 4109 pages spread across 7 books. Or if you just want to catch up with the Harry Potter movies instead, you’d have to sit and stare for 19 hours and 38 minutes for all 8 movies. Or you could just read this comic.


Time Capsule Of Unpublished Books Won't Be Opened Until The Year 2114

Sadly, you won’t be able to read Margaret Atwood’s new book. When it’s finally published you’ll be dead. Well, you’ll probably be dead. Because her latest work is going to be placed in a time capsule that won’t be opened until the year 2114. And hers isn’t the only book.


You Won't Be Able To Find A Book In This Beautiful New Library

Briefly You’re looking into Florida Polytechnic University’s new library. Light, bright, beautiful curves and… there’s not a single book on its shelves?


An Early Look At XKCD's Upcoming What If? Book

XKCD’s What If — that extra-special corner of the internet that answers all of our nerdiest, most absurd questions in delightfully extensive detail — is finally being made into a book. And fortunately for all those who just can’t wait, Nerdist has the very first look inside.


Read In The Tub? The Waterproof Kobo Aura H2O Is For You

We love a waterproofed Kindle, and we put one through hell, but that’s an aftermarket mod, not a feature that comes standard. If you want waterproofed reading on the cheap(er), the new Kobo Aura H2O is for you.


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