Bravo President Obama for plugging good reads to kids.
From the New York Times article Bucket List Item: White House Easter Egg Roll about the 136th annual White House Easter Egg Roll.  And….KidPresident was there too (see far right in photo in front of the Easter Bunny)!

(thanks/via: NYTimes.com)

Bravo President Obama for plugging good reads to kids.

From the New York Times article Bucket List Item: White House Easter Egg Roll about the 136th annual White House Easter Egg Roll.  And….KidPresident was there too (see far right in photo in front of the Easter Bunny)!

(thanks/via: NYTimes.com)

Need to get my hands on this book: A Street Style Book for Food Lovers By Jean-François Mallet and from Chronicle Books.
(thanks/via: Bon Appétit)

Need to get my hands on this book: A Street Style Book for Food Lovers By Jean-François Mallet and from Chronicle Books.

(thanks/via: Bon Appétit)

 THE HOT SAUCE COOKBOOK by Robb Walsh
(thanks/via: BlessThisStuff)

 THE HOT SAUCE COOKBOOK by Robb Walsh

(thanks/via: BlessThisStuff)

Mental health break: To promote summer reading, a group of students teamed up with the Seattle Public Library and built the world’s largest domino chain made of books. It took 2,131 books, 27 volunteers, and 112 slices of pizza.

The loveliest thing since this booktastic stop-motion rainbow

( io9)

(thanks/via: explore-blog, thanks also to The Seattle Public Library highlighting the architecture of OMA/Rem Koolhaas)

(via explore-blog)

Massimo Vignelli Makes Books

A joy to hear Vignelli discuss how he designs books.

Vignelli Associates’ 1966 NYC Subway graphics are wonderful but the Transit Authority needs to rehire Vignelli to clean up and simplify way finding today.  American Airlines sadly redisigned his logo.  Vignelli and his wife have added inspired design to so many things; I’m fond of their glass designs for Ciga.

(thanks/via: The Fox Is Black and Vignelli Associates)

The Future of the Book. (by IDEO)

Maybe the book isn’t just a home decorating accessory after all?  If companies like IDEO work on updating the concept of books we might get easy-to-use (i.e.: Mac Mouse like) ways to read.  All I ask is that I can see the text.

Weapon of Mass Instruction

Built from a welded frame atop a 1979 Ford Falcon, Raul Lemesoff drives around the streets of Buenos Aires distributing free books to anybody who wants to be assaulted with some serious learnin’.

(thanks/via: makeaughingsquid, NPR)

It’s a Book by Lane Smith — Book Trailer (by MacmillanChildrens)

I love this book!  Not just for kids though.

Good Books “Metamorphosis” (by Antfood)

Kafka/Hunter S. Thompson psychedelic mashup promoting Good Books, an online bookseller which providing support to Oxfam

Client: Good Books
Agency: String Theory
Director: Buck
Music & Sound Design: Antfood

Steal Like An Artist Book Trailer (by Austin Kleon)

Steal Like An Artist, a new book on creativity.

(via/thanks: BrainPickings where there is a more detailed review)

(thanks/via: curiositycounts)

Really nice graphic credits on this book preview trailer for Nick Harkaway’s Angelmaker

It is news to me that publishers made book trailers like this, where have I been?

(via curiositycounts)