A book is a very simple thing, right? It’s just a bunch of paper with some scribbles. But if you wanted to make a book from scratch, it’s basically an impossible task. Watch as Andy George from How to Make Everything chops wood, strips papyrus, makes glue from hide, carve out a pencil from a stick, make a brush from…
This feels kind of wrong. Reddit has assembled a series of its best AMAs from the website into a real physical book, and it will gladly take $35 of your hard-earned dollars for a copy.
When it comes to design, nothing beats a model. But it's also hard to overstate the importance of being able to draw while you develop an idea--whether by hand or by computer. In a new book out in December, two of the best discuss the fine art of, well, art.
One hundred years ago, at the beginning of the 20th century, the first golden age of advertising met humanity's deadliest conflict: the First World War. The emerging art of graphic design, aided by the invention of lithography and later chromolithography, was suddenly used for propaganda—and the results were…
For long-time book lovers, reading on an electronic device can be disorienting experience. The most obvious choice for those going down the e-book path is a device like the Kindle, completely and utterly dedicated to emulating the traditional experience of reading. I've been seduced by the promise of an e-reader…
Between 2003 and 2004 Blackwater security expert Frank Gallagher managed the impossible — keeping Paul Bremer, the de facto head of state for newly invaded Iraq alive through a violent insurgency. At times, it was a close-run thing. This was one of those times. — Ed.
You're looking at every single second in Star Wars IV: A New Hope arranged according to their luminosity by Jason Salavon. It reminds me of a really cool book that I got a couple weeks ago—Star Wars: Frames. We are giving a copy of the book away, plus an original sketch by Star Wars' artistic director Iain McCaig.
This is the Txtr Beagle. It's a new low-end ereader, that does away with fancy technological trappings: you'll find no touchscreen, backlight, 3G or even Wi-Fi here. As a result, it's set to cost less than $15—but will it be any good?
Julian Assange has penned a new book about his worries over government control of the Internet and surveillance. Written along with Jacob Appelbaum, Jérémie Zimmermann and Andy Müller-Maguhn, it will be published in November. Assange explains:
In case you sometimes struggle to visualize the RGB color space on a computer, American artist Tauba Auerbach has created a handy reference guide: a cubic book that shows off all the colors in existence.
Ereaders are literally changing the way we read. But for all the efficiency and portability they offer, they lack the curious romance of reading a book in its hard, physical form—not least the charms that lie on the cover.
The worst album covers of all time made me miss the good old times of record shops. These books—some of them fake—just scare me. They scare me because, with the advent of personal digital book publishing, things are probably going to get even worse.
The Justice Department has warned Apple, along with five major publishing houses, that it plans to sue them for joining forces to raise the price of ebooks, according to the Wall Street Journal. If successful, this could signal a future of affordable digital reading.
Among other things, Guy Laramee makes sculptures from books. They are amazing, from the level of detail and the textures to the way he presents them. Some of them have a magical aura, like this one, titled Book People.Grand Canyon. Tectonics. Longmen. History of the Americas.
I'm glad someone turned something as boring and utilitarian as camping tents into something beautiful like FieldCandy's Fully Booked tent, which is designed to look like an open book.
Almost the entire book has leaked already, but now it's time to read the whole thing cover to cover. Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography is available starting today in hardback with ebooks available since late yesterday. Kindle price is a steep $21.14, with the hardcover version at $17.88 [Amazon via TUAW via Gizmodo…
Etsy member inbook has developed a decorative charging stand that merges two of our favorite things - our iPhone and classic literature.
We tell our children stories about fairies and giants and wizards and trolls—all still favorites, even as an adult. So let's not stop with the fables. But can't we also share with kids the wonders of what's real?