In this era of digital-everything, it's usually the case that many of us are behind on our book reading. No, not the Kindle kind, but the actual, bound paper books of yore.
An enormous pop-up book by James Gulliver Hancock is so large it takes two people to flip the pages.
A beautiful and interactive storybook for children that lets you search for monsters.
Taschen is one of our favorite publishers, doing big, impressive, visual books that resonate and stand the test of time. They now have a book spanning 125 years of National Geographic. Here are a few fabulous ones, spanning several decades. Via FastCoDesign:
Aldous Huxley’s The Crows of Pearblossom is his only children’s book, and a beautifully illustrated one by Barbara Cooney. It’s a somewhat dark and fascinating story, from way back in 1967. I love the color palette. Via BrainPickings:
Via Colossal, a nice collection of hand-painted bugs on old book covers. Artist Rose Sanderson has a great skill with a brush, and the textured and weathered book covers lend a historical and Darwin-esque historical feel to her artwork.
The show may be over for the year, but you can still live in the world of Downton. Via Vulture: To help get you through these next many months without Downton (season three! With Shirley MacLaine! Can’t come soon enough!), here are …