The Casual Optimist

Books, Design and Culture

January 27, 2010
by Dan
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Under the Covers: Reviewing the Covers of 2009

Tonight is the BPPA‘s annual review of the best and worst book covers of the year. Sadly Alan Jones, Senior Designer at HarperCollins Canada, had to drop out at the last minute and is being replaced by Boy Wonder David … Continue reading

December 31, 2009
by Dan
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Favourite New Books of 2009

Unlike indomitable, indefatigable Sarah Weinman, I didn’t read over 462 books this year (think about it — that’s a book-and-a-quarter a day people!), so I couldn’t possibly post a best of the year list and keep a straight face. Still, … Continue reading

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