The Casual Optimist

Books, Design and Culture

December 14, 2015
by Dan

52 YA Covers for 2015

As my 2014 post was such a hit, here is my second annual look at the past year’s young adult book covers. This isn’t my speciality, so this list is a lot more of a crowd-sourced effort than my very personal adult list. A special thank you to … Continue reading

April 9, 2013
by Dan
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Midweek Miscellany

Ian Thompson reviews Mod: A Very British Style by Richard Weight for The Observer: Mod’s first choice of music was jazz, Richard Weight reminds us. Miles Davis in particular became a fashion icon for blue-eyed soul brothers everywhere in Britain. … Continue reading

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