Friday, June 16, 2006

Booklist: Penguin by Design: A Cover Story 1935-2005

"By looking back at seventy years of Penguin paperbacks, graphic designer Phil Baines charts the development of British publishing, the ever-changing currents of cover art and style, and the role of artists and designers in creating and designing the Penguin look." (Design Observer)

Another one I'm adding to my reading list.

Genius at Work

"In the Manchester neighborhood of Pittsburgh's North Side, (Bill) Strickland has forged a series of programs to bring new life to the community. At one end of the lifeline is the MCG, which aims to rescue at-risk school kids by using the arts to teach them life skills." An older article from Fast Company magazine that I've only come across now, but still a good one. The one downside is that the web version isn't accompanied by the Mary Ellen Mark photos that appeared in the print version.
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