I Hear a Nuevo Mundo

Thanks go to Alfonso Melendez for bringing me to this crazy database. I’ve featured a handful of the illustrators before. Soriano 1919, illus. Rafael de Penagos More by this artist 1930 1926 1926, illus. Must be responsible for the cover above this one, too. (I did some digital scrubbing.) Though

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Ex Libris Mr. Reaper (13)

Dear internet editors: When you reblog more than 50% of a post you raise my blood pressure and hence shorten my lifespan. Bookplates from the collection of Richard Sica Windel, Ex Libris Dr Harmath signed HG 1921 Albessart Jens Lambrecht Dan Burne Jones Gieger Hristo Kern K Antioukhin Hirsto Naidenov

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White Birch on Fire-Crackle Mountain

1917–22 Cover by Kishida Ryūsei for Shirakaba, 1918 These scans are courtesy of Jimoto and his always-inspiring site Dassaishooku. The visual artists among them were especially interested in German Expressionism, Post-Impressionism, and other avant-garde movements of the West. The first eight images are his covers for Shirakaba (“White Birch”), the

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Manuel Bujados

1915–1930 La Esfera, May 1930 Painter and illustrator Manuel Bujados (1889–1954) was born in Viveiro in Galicia, Spain. I combed through the scans for work by Bujados. They hoped to revive his memory with their exhibit and still host a gallery of sketches and a PDF containing the only info

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Shapereader and Ilan Manouach

Shapereader utilizes a new vocabulary of tactile language that avoids mimetic pictorialism. Funded by a grant from the Finnish Institue Koneen Säätiö, Manouach has developed the overall Shapereader system and has produced Arctic Circle, a massive 57-plate graphic novel using the Shapereader repertoire of forms. A system of communication boards

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They Called Me Leni

The synopsis: “Following World War II a little German girl begins to suspect that she may have other origins as she tries to reconcile the many discrepancies of her life at home and at school.” And from Kirkus: “Leni’s vague memories of another home, and a suspicion that she was

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W. A. Dwiggins

This post first appeared on October 1, 2015 on 50 Watts Hollister:Mr. Dwiggins is painting a twelve-league canvas with brushes of comet’s hair. Images from William Addison Dwiggins: Stencilled Ornament and Illustration by Dorothy Abbe and Bruce Kennett, published by Princeton Architectural Press (2015) Title page border for The Time

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Jen Ray’s Deep Cuts

*** Two more paintings from the show: The Portrait, 2014 Previously: In the world’s structure dream loosens individuality like a bad tooth Also see Jen Ray’s 2012 book Ain’t We Got Fun This post first appeared on October 5, 2015 on 50 Watts Jen Ray, an artist I featured on

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Vaka Valo’s Dream Diary 2

40, 2016 Vaka Valo, Dream Diary No. 56, 2016 Vaka Valo got in touch recently with some fabulous additions to the “Dream Diary” series. 49, 2016 Vaka Valo, Dream Diary No. Vaka Valo, Dream Diary No. 41, 2016 Vaka Valo, Dream Diary No. 50, 2016 Vaka Valo, Dream Diary No.

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Mexican Folkways

[cont. Bio from wikipedia:Carlos Mérida (1891 – 1984) was a Guatemalan artist who was one of the first to fuse European modern painting to Latin American themes, especially those related to Guatemala and Mexico. Three illustrations by Carlos Mérida from A Treasury of Mexican Folkways (1947) Carlos Merida, 1947, “Dance

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Our Endless Numbered Days: Read This If

I wouldn’t want to mislead your expectations!) You are looking for books with strong female characters not focused on romance or “doing it all”. You should definitely read this if: You’re looking for your next good read and can’t decide what to pick up. You have some triggers around implicit

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Movie-going days of yore 

So by the time it gets here, I will have forgotten about it anyway.  For this reason, I’m likely not to see While We’re Young, which came out today but not here, until I’m “old” and in my 40s and the millennials are as forgotten as the gen xrs are

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The Tusk That Did the Damage: Read This if

You enjoy reading about lives very different from   your own and learning about other cultures through fiction. Don’t read this if: You are looking for something light and funny to read. You have issues with multiple points of view. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click

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Breaking the Silence

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Hint: Enable the CC, esp if

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Cartwheel by Jennifer duBois: Read This If

Legal matters bore you silly. You hate ambiguity. Most people don’t really get this. Cartwheel is, unabashedly, a fictionalized version of the Amanda Knox story, of which I know very little, and have not felt the need to research for similarities. They can’t believe the disregard could could truly be

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A Friends Shower

    In conclusion, I am not cut out for party planning. The planning and hosting of a Friends-themed bridal shower, in gifs. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to

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Misses Mister

   Marriage is irritating.  Let me rephrase: being married to my spouse is not in and of itself irritating; how others gleefully expunge one’s prior, pre-married and apparently less-than-worthy identity and replace it with that of one’s spouse – that is, if one is, as I am, the unlucky female

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Announcement: I AM NOT DEAD

No worries;   I just like a challenge 🙂 New year’s resolution:   stop getting new jobs. I just started another job. Again. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to

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Career of Evil: Read This If

The audio was a delight to listen to, and once I got into the story, I rushed right through the rest. There were also some plot choices that seemed… odd. Is that weird? You can’t be bothered to read anything longer than 150 pages. Career of Evil ever so slightly

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