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Post-Memes: Seizing the Memes of Production – punctum books
- ((inc. Jay Owens, “Post-Authenticity and the Ironic Truths of Meme Culture”))
books  Book 
march 2019 by warrenellis
Graphic Journey Blog: Beware: book covers ahead! Part 3
"Nothing stands out... because they treat every book as a product in its own right and they're all screaming so loudly. They have their volume knobs turned up full blast... The trick is to go the other way."
books  design  covers 
january 2019 by warrenellis
BROTHERS OF THE GUN: This book vividly captures life in Syria amid a war with no end in sight
"Marwan Hisham and Molly Crabapple discuss their new book and what it was like collaborating when one of them lived in a war zone."
books  peopleIknow 
july 2018 by warrenellis
Is This the Biggest Book Cover Trend of The Year? | Literary Hub
"2018 is the year of the all-caps typography—or to be more precise, big, blocky, sans-serif type treatments... against either a riotous, black-based background or a neutral one."
design  books  covers 
june 2018 by warrenellis
Silicon States by Lucie Greene
"Greene emphasizes that before we hand our future over to a rarefied group of companies, we should examine the world they might build and confront its benefits, prejudices, and inherent flaws"
june 2018 by warrenellis
Enter the Ninth House: Announcing Tamsyn Muir’s Debut Trilogy | Tor.com
(I'm currently reading an ARC of this, and it's *insane," with eccentric, gorgeous, dancing language.)
june 2018 by warrenellis
The Caught by the River Book of the Month: January - Caught by the River
Somewhere near the start of The Outrun there’s a reference to the old Orcadian way of asking where you’re from: “where do you belong?”
books  orkney 
january 2016 by warrenellis
Graphic Journey Blog: Things I like...
"These Penguin Modern Poets covers were designed, and mostly photographed, by Alan Spain during 1965 to 1972. I believe Spain worked at Penguin at the time but can find no information about him. Romek Marber created the typographical grid styling when the series was first introduced in 1965."
covers  books  design 
april 2015 by warrenellis
dennis cooper's haunted html novel - bookforum.com / miscellany
"Dennis Cooper's latest book, Zac’s Haunted House, was released online in mid-January by the Paris-based small press and label Kiddiepunk. Dubbed an “html novel” and offered as a free download, it consists of seven html files, each of which expands into a long, vertical scroll of animated gifs. You could call Zac’s Haunted House many things: net art, a glorified Tumblr, a visual novel, a mood board, or a dark night of the Internet's soul. It has just a few words—the chapter titles and a few subtitles embedded in some of the gifs—but it still very clearly belongs to Cooper’s own haunted oeuvre, capable of evoking powerful and gnarled emotions."
books  web 
april 2015 by warrenellis
Olivia Laing on the Future of Loneliness | The Casual Optimist
"As with the city itself, the promise of the internet is contact. It seems to offer an antidote to loneliness, trumping even the most utopian urban environment by enabling strangers to develop relationships along shared lines of interest, no matter how shy or isolated they might be in their own physical lives.

"But proximity, as city dwellers know, does not necessarily mean intimacy. Access to other people is not by itself enough to dispel the gloom of internal isolation. Loneliness can be most acute in a crowd."
books  culture 
april 2015 by warrenellis
GitBook · Write & Publish Books
"A modern, publishing toolchain, simply taking you from ideas to finished, polished books."
publishing  books 
march 2015 by warrenellis
Cahiers du Cinéma, Vols. 1–4 (1951–78/1985–2000) & Special Issues in English (1966-67) — Monoskop Log
"This set of four volumes presents selected texts from the years 1951-1978 in English translation."
books  film 
january 2015 by warrenellis
Digital Companion Adds An Interactive Layer To Paper Novel [Video] - PSFK
"The Echo Project includes pages presenting real-time weather displays, footage and interactive videos of Afghan culture, audio, and other types of content that complement the novel – helping the reader immerse himself or herself in story. Each digital page also includes the snippet from the physical page that inspired it."
december 2014 by warrenellis
Repeater Books | Getting our hands dirty
"Repeater is a publishing imprint started by the same group that founded and ran Zero Books. Its purpose is to expand upon and complete the project begun with Zero; that of bringing marginal, esoteric, idiosyncratic and necessary literature and thought into a mainstream that would otherwise ignore it."
december 2014 by warrenellis
Why we Quit: Tariq Goddard on Leaving Zero Books » 3:AM Magazine
"The qualified influence Zero has had on cultural life, and the way it has shown that titles that might have been dismissed as crazy can in fact sell in decent quantities, is something I will always regard as an achievement. To walk away from that, even though I spent six of the seven years of its existence rehearsing that scenario daily, has been unpleasant, and I am sorry if I and the gifted team I have been fortunate enough to work with, have let anyone down."
december 2014 by warrenellis
Inhuman Nature
"the futurity that inheres in storms and wrecks"
extinction  books  writing 
september 2014 by warrenellis
Roberto Bolaño: Literary Lion, Cash Cow?: The Q: GQ
"I have to ask about this quote on the back of the book. Bolaño said that Antwerp is "the only novel that doesn't embarrass me." Really?"

"It's from his famous Mexican Playboy interview. I lopped off the second half where he said it's "because [the book] continues to be unintelligible." "

bolano  books 
august 2014 by warrenellis
Walking With Cthulhu - Mythogeography
Walking With Cthulhu:   
H. P. Lovecraft as psychogeographer , New York City  1924-26  
David Haden   (self-published) )

"Here is a strange beast. What might at first appear to be a piece of literary scholarship is many things: an insight into the embodied work of writing, a map of the ugly overlaying of racial anxieties and aesthetic terror, and a handbook for exploratory walking drawn from the notebook of a genius of dread."   
books  psychogeo 
august 2014 by warrenellis
Let’s talk about margins — The Message — Medium
"The Dictionary Man reaches behind him, grabs another dictionary, and shows the Paper Man a specimen of perfect dictionary usability. It’s exactly the sort of thing you’d never notice unless you lived and breathed dictionaries. Here, you try turning these pages, says the Dictionary Man. The Paper Man does so and responds with an, Oooooooooooooohhh, as if part of the matrix has been unzipped before him. He then apologizes and yells, WE WILL TRY HARDER while bowing deeply."
august 2014 by warrenellis
Bauhaus - Monoskop
9 Bauhaus books onnline. Klee, Kandinsky, Gropius
august 2014 by warrenellis
Book Sales Slipped In 2013 As Publishers Offered Fewer Blockbusters - Deadline.com
"Book sales in 2013 were so-so — but with a caveat – the Association of American Publishers and the Book Industry Study Group report today. Total net revenues for books and professional and scholarly journals fell 0.4% to $27.0B, with net units -1.2% to 2.6B, The numbers were drearier if you just look at the trade sector, which includes general consumer fiction and non-fiction, and religion. Net revenues there fell 2.3% to $14.6B, with units -1.7% to 2.3B. But the trade group says the numbers are a little misleading: 2012 “was the strongest year in publishing’s recent history with a series of blockbuster releases” including The Hunger Games and Fifty Shades Of Grey. Last year’s trade revenues were 4.5% higher than 2011 with units +11%."
june 2014 by warrenellis
Locus Online News » Eaton Acquires Hodgson Papers
A substantial collection of letters, photographs, and unpublished stories by William Hope Hodgson is being donated to the Eaton Collection at the University of California, Riverside by Jane and Howard Frank.
books  writers 
april 2014 by warrenellis
Amazon Makes it Easier to Add Books to Goodreads
Users in the US, Canada and Australia will be able to add both print books and Kindle books to their shelves automatically.
books  web 
april 2014 by warrenellis
Voynich Manuscript Reproduction — Ambush Printing
"The Voynich manuscript is now being offered as a full size reproduction. Your book will be 208 pages printed from the high definition scans of the original, as well as folded like the original.   It includes 5 double-folio, 3 triple-folio, 1 quadruple-folio, and one giant Six page folio. Printed on Vellum quality paper to match the authenticity.

The book is hand stitched together and bound with a single piece of handpicked leather to closely match the original Voynich cover. "
january 2014 by warrenellis
"Booke is a smartphone companion, which will help you capture,
keep and share all the important moments of your 'real-book' reading experience."
apps  books 
may 2013 by warrenellis
The Human Division gets serialized and serious about experimentation | Ars Technica
"“Today, publishing is where film was in the 60s and 70s," Scalzi said."
february 2013 by warrenellis
One big fiction, read and written by us all | Books | The Observer
"The newly released iPhone and iPad app The Silent History collects case histories of a future epidemic of speechlessness, in the form of a serial novel released one day at a time. Each short episode is designed to be absorbed in 15 minutes and some of the stories are tied to particular locations: the reader stands within 10 metres of a dot on the map in order to unlock the section."
digital  publishing  books 
november 2012 by warrenellis
The Pelican Project
Because these are among the greatest book covers in the world.
books  covers  design 
november 2012 by warrenellis
SVA Workshop: Books After Books | booktwo.org
"The workshop started with two briefs. The first examined the book cover: its purpose in the old world of bricks-and-mortar bookshops and bookshelves, and its new place online and embedded in devices, more avatar than wrapper for the book. The second looked at the problems of navigating a long-form electronic text, without the ability to thumb and spatially conceive of a solid block of paper."
books  design  ebooks 
november 2012 by warrenellis
"A Book exploring the State of The New Aesthetic as it stands. Intended as a starting point for discussion and a snapshot of The New esthetic as it stands"
newaesthetic  books 
may 2012 by warrenellis
Wildlife Incursions into Modern Cover Design - 50 Watts
"books from an invented intellectual history concerned with the study of invertebrates and other animals as they relate to architecture and psychology."
covers  books  design  design+fiction 
october 2011 by warrenellis
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