Posts Tagged 'Design'

If you like graphic novels…

LCC Call Numbers:
NC1764-1764.8 Comic books, strips, etc.

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  At my part-time job in the coffee slinging world I have been able to obtain the NY Times Sunday edition when I work that day. One of the biggest draws for me has been Daniel Clowes run of “Mister Wonderful” in the NY Times Magazine.

  Unfortunately, I didn’t work every Sunday during the run and only read part of the story.

  Fortunately, NYTimes.com has the full run downloadable for free in pdf format!!!

Download the funnies here.

Bibliography
Garner, Dwight. Stray Questions for: Daniel Clowes. New York Times.com August 24, 2007. <http://papercuts.blogs.nytimes.com/2007/08/24/stray-questions-for-daniel-clowes&gt; Accessed February 14, 2008.

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A thing of beauty.

LCC Call Numbers:
NK2115.5.C6 Color in interior decoration.
HX1-805 Socialism. Communism.

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  I have made attempts at this before, but hardly on this scale. I’ll have to keep my eyes on spines the next time I’m at the thrift store.

  A bookshelf organized by color. It’s quite stunning. However, I wonder how many of those books the individual has actually read. Utility Vs. Futility? I remember my parents having a set of Encyclopedia Britannica on our bookshelves for the sole purpose of “looking nice.”

  Chances are most of the books in this collection would not be used otherwise. The sacrifice of the few for the common good. So. it’s a communist bookshelf? Most people who commented on this bookshelf said the idea was stupid because you would never be able to find a book. These are probably the same kind of people who don’t get “art.” It is beautiful, can’t that be enough? Why must it be so cold and organized?

  If we used more creative approaches to organizing we might be able to inspire patrons. I suppose we should also consider the possibility that patrons would get really pissed.

Bibliography
<http://freshome.com/2008/02/12/rainbow-bookshelf&gt; February 12, 2008. Accessed February 13, 2008.