The New York Times reports that the Hudson Bay Company’s historical publication has given itself a new name, Canada’s History, with the subtitle “Formerly The Beaver.” Name changes have traditionally been a problem for periodicals–both cataloging and shelving. But as in the case of Arcadia University (formerly Beaver College), this change could really help.… Continue reading Cha-cha-changes: Canada’s History
An interesting interview and profile on the comic book writer-turned fiction/fantasy writer, Neil Gaiman. Neil Gaiman’s fantasies : The New Yorker The New Yorker piece doesn’t talk much about his Sandman series with DC in the 1990s, but the series did change a small segment of the comic book market, to one without super heroes… Continue reading Neil Gaiman’s fantasies : The New Yorker
Steve Heller’s obituary on Bob Noorda who, with Massimo Vignelli, re-designed the underground signage of the New York City Subway system. Bob Noorda, Who Changed the Look of the Subways, Dies at 82 – Obituary (Obit) – NYTimes.com Also see this post at SecondAveSagas, where the commentors correct the identification of typeface (which is now… Continue reading Bob Noorda, Who Changed the Look of the Subways, Dies at 82 – Obituary (Obit) – NYTimes.com
YouTube– Swearing-In of David S. Ferriero as Tenth Archivist of the United States Once you get past the 30 seconds of (very slow playing credits), U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer (who administered the oath) had some nice things to say about documents. (Ferriero moved to NARA from the New York Public Library.)
This is a draft of an article I’m preparing. I believe Godine had prepared remarks which the Grolier Club may print in its Gazette. -pwr Current Challenges to Fine Printing and Book DesignThe Grolier Club, 47 East 6t0th Street, New York Wednesday January 13, 2010 The Grolier Club sponsored a thought-provoking panel discussion on challenges… Continue reading Current Challenges to Fine Printing and Book Design (Grolier Club panel)
Image via Wikipedia Today’s New York Times Magazine has a long piece about thriller potboiler author James Patterson. Patterson, who started out as a major mover and shaker in advertising at J Walter Thompson, has been transforming an old established publishing house like Little Brown. I do admire his insight that people buy the name… Continue reading James Patterson, Author (updated)
“50 years of Helvetica” Museum of Modern Art, 5:00pm — “50 years of Helvetica” at the Museum of Modern Art. Special tour of the exhibition by its curator, Christian Larsen, Department of Architecture and Design. Attendance limited; reservations required. Contact Fernando Pena at the Grolier Club at (212) 838-6690 or email@example.com.