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Save Yourself, Mammal!

by 6 years, 7 months ago Comments Off on Save Yourself, Mammal!
Zach Weiner is publishing his first book, Save Yourself, Mammal!, which will be a collection of his fantastic webcomic Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal.
SMBC has never released a book, which is almost unheard of for a comic with such an extensive archive. As such, there is a good deal of clamoring for a collection. This collection is made up of comics from the first 2100, which have been hand-selected by the author for humor, poignancy, and mass appeal. As a bonus inducement, the pages of the book contain a miniature choose your own adventure with over 120 entries.
Pre-order it here.  He's also doing an AMA on Reddit.
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New Dr. Seuss Book Coming This Fall

by 6 years, 8 months ago Comments Off on New Dr. Seuss Book Coming This Fall
Awesome. A collection of recently rediscovered Dr. Seuss material from the 1950's will be sold as a new book this Fall by Random House, entitled The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories. From Publisher's Weekly, via The Daily What:
Random enhanced the color palette of each story, and an introduction by Seuss scholar and collector Charles D. Cohen explains the significance of these seven stories, not only as lost treasures, but as transitional stories in Dr. Seuss’s career that marked the beginnings of his new philosophy about writing for children (these stories show a change from writing predominantly in prose to the rhyming style with which Seuss is now so closely associated).
You can preorder the book on Amazon now, but it won't be released until September 27, 2011.
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An Honest Baby Book

by 6 years, 8 months ago Comments Off on An Honest Baby Book
Available here. | Q&A with the authors here.
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Wordclouding: Books Everyone Should Read

by 6 years, 9 months ago Comments Off on Wordclouding: Books Everyone Should Read
Click to enlarge. David McCandless for The Guardian:
Do Top 100 Books polls and charts agree on a set of classics?  I scraped the results of over 15 notable book polls, readers surveys and top 100's. Both popular and high-brow. They included all Pulitzer Prize winners, Desert Island Discs choices from recent years, Oprah's Bookclub list, and, of course, The Guardian's Top 100 Books of All Time. A  simple frequency analysis on the gathered titles gives us a neat 'consensus cloud' visualisation of the most mentioned books titles across the polls.
Via
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New Shel Silverstein Book Coming In September

by 6 years, 9 months ago Comments Off on New Shel Silverstein Book Coming In September
A new collection of drawings and poems by famed author Shel Silverstein will be released posthumously this September by HarperCollins Children's Books with the title Every Thing On It.  Silverstein's family members selected the works that will appear in the book.  Silverstein, who passed in 1999, is known for such children's books classics as A Light In The Attic, Where the Sidewalk Ends, and The Giving Tree, which was turned into a Silverstein-narrated short film in 1973. If you have children, September is the perfect time to be a good parent. Via
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Business Cards From The Great Gatsby

by 6 years, 11 months ago 1 Response
By Jason Kernevich and Dustin Summers from Heads of State:
Chapter four of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby reads like a VIP guest list of the Jazz Age. Taking inspiration from those pages, this poster is comprised of the business cards and personal stationery of the movers and shakers that attended Gatsby’s parties in the summer of 1922. The design comes complete with professions, story-specific addresses, old-time telephone exchanges, and a cameo card from a main character.
18 x 24 prints are available for purchase here. | Via
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Little White Lies: Kevin Flynn

by 7 years, 1 month ago Comments Off on Little White Lies: Kevin Flynn
The Tron: Legacy edition of Little White Lies features this Tron-inspired portrait of Jeff Bridges' character Kevin Flynn on the cover. 16 x 20 prints are available here.

Battle Sheep

by 7 years, 2 months ago Comments Off on Battle Sheep
A print ad for Google Adwords running in Turkey. Via

Coffee Table Lit: Threadless | Ice Cream & Sadness

by 7 years, 2 months ago Comments Off on Coffee Table Lit: Threadless | Ice Cream & Sadness
Some new books for the coffee table.

Threadless: Ten Years of T-shirts | Threadless.com

Artist-driven clothing site Threadless celebrates its 10th year in business.  From their site:
Threadless.com is the phenomenally successful t-shirt company with millions and millions of tees sold since it began in 2000. It pioneered the online business model of crowd-sourced or community-driven design, in which people submit designs that are voted on by the site’s 1 million users and printed. Over the past 10 years, the company has amassed a vast archive of very cool, very hip, and often very entertaining designs, and Threadless is a spectacular showcase of 400 of the very best T-shirts created by the community–a barometer of art and design over the past decade.
Available here.

Ice Cream & Sadness | Cyanide & Happiness

The popular webcomic's second book is filled with 120 of the authors' favorite comics, along with 30 brand new, never-before-seen book exclusive comics. Available here.
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Coffee Table Lit: Trespass | Decoded

by 7 years, 2 months ago Comments Off on Coffee Table Lit: Trespass | Decoded
Some new books for the coffee table.

Trespass: A History Of Uncommissioned Urban Art | Marc and Sara Schiller

Marc and Sara Schiller (founders/editors of Wooster Collective) teamed up with Paper magazine senior editor Carlo McCormick and over 150 featured artists (including Shepard Fairey, Blu, and Bansky — who wrote the preface) to fashion a book that "certainly includes street art and graffiti, but goes beyond that to also address performance, protest, sculpture… and the whole goal of the book was to really look at the context of street art in a much larger historical perspective.” Here they are talking about the book: Available here.

Decoded | Jay-Z

Featuring one of Andy Warhol’s Rorschach paintings on the cover, Hov's first book takes an intimate look at 36 songs from his deep-ass catalog by providing insight from the man himself into some of his more provocative and memorable lyrics.  He says:
When I first started working on this book, I told my editor that I wanted it to do three important things. The first was to make the case that hip-hop lyrics—not just my lyrics, but those of every great MC—are poetry if you look at them closely enough. The second was I wanted the book to tell a little bit of the story of my generation, to show the context for the choices we made at a violent and chaotic crossroads in recent history. And the third piece was that I wanted the book to show how hip-hop created a way to take a very specific and powerful experience and turn it into a story that everyone in the world could feel and relate to.
Here he is speaking on his recently released "Most Kings" Available here.
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