Natalya Balnova’s Day Job series features the mundane jobs of famous writers

Jake Sheridan Contributor

By Jake Sheridan in New Art on Thursday 14 November 2013

Charles Bukowski, Kurt Vonnegut, T.S. Eliot, what do these creatives have in common? They all had day jobs. And they are captured here in Natalya Balnova’s work entitled Day Jobs, a book project that looks at the lives of famous artists, writers, poets and musicians and beautifully illustrates and notes the ordinary day jobs that […]

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Stories of Immigrants and Refugees Told Through Food

Darwin Cosico Contributor

By Darwin Cosico in New Products on Friday 18 October 2013

Millions of people around the world have no choice but to flee their homeland to escape genocide, torture, persecution and war. In Australia, public debate about asylum seekers and refugees right has been distorted by myths and misunderstandings. It’s a global issue that must be discussed openly, and a topic that every Australian should know […]

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Daily lessons from history’s most creative people

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Tuesday 15 October 2013

A new book out by Mason Currey, Daily Rituals: How Artists Work, details what we’ve wondered for years: how did the most creative people in history live? Did they have particular rituals in their daily lives to keep them on track in their quest for creativity? Apparently Benjamin Franklin was fond of morning ‘air baths’ […]

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Secret works of art on the edges of book pages

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 20 September 2013

In the world of art, anything and everything can be your canvas. Recently, the University of Iowa discovered a four-volume set of books from 1837. These books contain ‘fore-edge paintings’ – works of art that can only be revealed when you fan the pages part-way open.

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A clock that safeguards a book in it

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Monday 1 July 2013

Devin Montgomery from Pittsburgh sounds like a rocking dad. He made a clock with a book hidden within as a birthday gift for his baby son, and is now looking to manufacture it and share the magic with the world with the help of Kickstarter. We love how you have to figure out the riddle […]

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AlphabeNt celebrates the beauty of broken, glitched letters

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By Daniel Purvis in New Art on Tuesday 25 June 2013

Enthralled by the colourful, unpredictable and disjointed imperfections of glitch art, Drew Taylor and I created the AlphbabeNt project: we’d break the 26 characters of the Latin alphabet. Tempered with an unfettered belief in the power of print, we published the collection as a book to force the reader to stop and consider the new […]

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Qantas creates books that only last for the flight

Cormack O'Connor Contributor

By Cormack O'Connor in New Trends on Tuesday 28 May 2013

Australian airline Qantas have always been at the forefront of innovation. Partnering with advertising network Droga5 and publishers Hachette, their latest initiative sees the airline creating a series of novels that last for only as long as the flight. Entitled ‘Stories For Every Journey’, the series is a pretty neat idea. The only we problem […]

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Autobiography by the frontman of The Eels

Esben Svane Reader Find

By Esben Svane in New Music on Wednesday 20 March 2013

One of my favorite contemporary artists and songwriters, Mark Oliver Everett, also known as Eels or ‘E’, has released an eye-opening autobiography and he doesn’t want to bore you with shit that doesn’t matter. He’s completely honest and it’s an amazing experience to get the full story about his family, his depressive whereabouts and the […]

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‘Marble’ sculptures made from recycled paper-based material

Denimu Contributor

By Denimu in New Art on Thursday 10 January 2013

At first view, it looks like a normal marble sculpture. However, Long-Bin Chen uses books, newspapers, magazines, and other material that have been discarded as the medium for creating his sculptures. This act of recycling paper-based material informs Chen’s work and the figures he creates are of an odd and extraordinary beauty. Buddha faces, Aztec and Chinese warriors, the human figure, land maps, and entire rooms are magically created out of discards from our ‘paper society’. One of the most interesting sights during Art Basel Week.

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New book of illustrations by Matt Kerley

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By Matt Kerley in New Illustration on Friday 7 December 2012

I am a Brooklyn-based tattooer and illustrator. This is the second book that I have put out of 100 illustrations. This, and the previous book, can be purchased at Big Cartel.

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Who needs 50 Shades of Grey? We have 99 Shades of Grey

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Tuesday 27 November 2012

Fifty Shades of Grey? Yawn. 99 Shades of Grey? Now we’re talking. Purporting to be ‘a book for people who like the color grey’, 99 Shades of Grey is a real book — following some rather overwhelming support on Kickstarter that had it bagging close to $10,000, well ahead of its $600 goal — with 99 pages of grey shades in progressive intensity. What a brilliant idea.

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Harry Potter and the Quiet book by Julie Gillrie

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By Julie Gillrie in New Products on Wednesday 7 November 2012

Remember those quiet books your mom made you as a child? What better way to keep a child silently busy, right? Harry Potter And The Quiet Book is my latest in a series of nerdy quiet books for kids. Open Harry’s Hogwarts acceptance letter, drive/fly Harry and Ron to school, dress up Hermione for the ball, and more with this interactive educational 11 page felt book.

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Book Mountain: Now this is what we call a library!

Cormack O'Connor Contributor

By Cormack O'Connor in New Design on Friday 26 October 2012

If you thought you’re local library was a pretty cool place, we bet you it’s not as cool as this. That is, of course, unless you live in Spijkenisse, The Netherlands, and this is your local library. The huge library dubbed Book Mountain is part of a project that covers an impressive 9,300 square meters. […]

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The Boy with Eyes the Size of Miami Football Stadium

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By Robin Mann in New Products on Wednesday 26 September 2012

The Boy with Eyes the Size of Miami Football Stadium is a weird take on the children’s picture book. Andrew Gilmore is a British writer and artist. His art has been used by bands and featured in magazines such as Bizarre and Terrorizor.

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Too Many Nitrous by Billy Burket and Samuel Rhodes

Matt Kerley Reader Find

By Matt Kerley in New Design on Wednesday 26 September 2012

I picked up Too Many Nitrous at a local comic shop in WiIliamsburg, Brooklyn. This self-published zine comic by Billy Burkert and Samuel Rhodes clocks in right at thirty six pages. It’s as if someone rewrote the movie Too Fast Too Furious to make it not obnoxious. If you’re like me and enjoy racing, fighting […]

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