The Casual Optimist

Books, Design and Culture

November 18, 2009
by Dan

Midweek Miscellany, November 18th, 2009

Lusting After Lustig — Designers Charles Brock and Tim Green share their collection at FaceOut Books. While Amazon announced the Kindle will be available in Canada this week, The New York Times looks at reading on phones: Many people who … Continue reading

August 26, 2009
by Dan
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Midweek Miscellany, August 26th, 2009

Black Jackets — The mighty Peter Mendelsund is giving away all of Osamu Tezuka’s Black Jack manga series in return for some assistance designing the next cover. Take That! And That! And That! — Sony, having recently announced a pocket-sized … Continue reading

August 19, 2009
by Dan

Midweek Miscellany, August 19th, 2009

‘The 100 Best Comic Book Covers’ Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4 at Kelly Thompson’s 1979 Semi-Finalist blog. I am not a comics nerd (believe that if you will), but there’s some great stuff (new and old) … Continue reading

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