Posts tagged "Design"
Fantastic Friday: Propaganda Posters

Fantastic Friday: Propaganda Posters

Fantastic Friday is a bimonthly series wherein we dig up little treasure troves of digital collections and artistic resources on a single topic for your viewing pleasure.  Find your next favorite artistic inspiration here! ~Katie Before the affordability of household televisions and well before the internet and social media were even dreamed of, the art of...
NYPL Digital Collections

NYPL Digital Collections

by Angela Terrab The New York Public Library Digital Collections have substance, and now they’re getting the style to match. As one might expect of this landmark library system, NYPL is bursting with drool-worthy content: Presidential papers, artistic archives, and monumental maps are just a few of the 800,000 items that have been “digitized from...
Design of the Picture Book

Design of the Picture Book

by Angela Terrab The best book authors push boundaries, and in the realm of picture books, a lot of this exploration happens visually. By this measure, Carter Higgins’ blog, Design of the Picture Book, captures all that is great in some of the best new picture books. Higgins is a school librarian and a graphic...
Featuring: Danielle Kroll

Featuring: Danielle Kroll

Today it is my pleasure to introduce you to Danielle Kroll, an illustrator whose work includes many projects that are closely tied to literature and books, both in terms of content and as a physical canvas on which to create new art. Enjoy! ~ Laura Library as Incubator Project (LAIP): Please tell us a little bit...
Out of the Archives: Featuring Coralie Bickford-Smith

Out of the Archives: Featuring Coralie Bickford-Smith

This post was originally published March 12, 2013. Books can certainly be works of visual art, especially from amazing cover designers like Coralie Bickford-Smith! Coralie had the chance to revamp Penguin’s classic covers, and we are really thrilled to talk with her about her relationship to libraries! ~ Katie Can you tell us a bit...
Teen Tech Time at at Brooklyn Public Library’s Information Commons

Teen Tech Time at at Brooklyn Public Library’s Information Commons

Supervising Librarian Melissa Morrone, returns the site to share an update on the multifunctional community Info Commons at Brooklyn Public Library.  Read on to learn more about how they’re using the Info Commons resources to connect teens with creative projects that teach technology skills during Teen Tech Time. And don’t miss the other exciting posts in our series on...
Maker Jawn at the Free Library of Philadelphia: Emerging Best Practices for Maker Programing in Libraries

Maker Jawn at the Free Library of Philadelphia: Emerging Best Practices for Maker Programing in Libraries

Today’s feature is part of a series written for the Library as Incubator Project by staff at the Free Library of Philadelphia. This series, Maker Jawn: Increasing Access to Creative Computing in Philly* focuses on the unique and innovative maker programs happening at that library. *The term “jawn” is a context-dependent substitute noun that originated in the...
Back to Basics: Tracing and Coloring for all ages

Back to Basics: Tracing and Coloring for all ages

by Laura Damon-Moore Today, permit me a moment to grandstand about one of my favorite “incubating” programs that most libraries already offer (for the younger set, anyway) and all libraries can offer. Tracing. And coloring. I turned to these children’s room mainstays for several programs last year, that ended up appealing to kids, teens, and adults alike. Here I’ve...
Maker Jawn at the Free Library of Philadelphia: Developing a Maker Program

Maker Jawn at the Free Library of Philadelphia: Developing a Maker Program

Today’s feature is part of a series written for the Library as Incubator Project by staff at the Free Library of Philadelphia. This series, Maker Jawn: Increasing Access to Creative Computing in Philly* focuses on the unique and innovative maker programs happening at that library. *The term “jawn” is a context-dependent substitute noun that originated in...
Exploring Dutch culture at the Airport Library

Exploring Dutch culture at the Airport Library

You may know today’s featured librarian from her intriguing Twitter handle: @AirprtLibrarian! I’ve been a fan of the Airport Library, located in the airport in Schipol, the Netherlands, for a while now – and it’s a real pleasure to host librarian Jeanine Deckers today. Jeanine talks about her background and how the Airport Library came...
Resources for the Everyday Designer at Brooklyn Public Library’s Information Commons

Resources for the Everyday Designer at Brooklyn Public Library’s Information Commons

We’re delighted to welcome Melissa Morrone back to the site to share an update on the multifunctional community Info Commons at Brooklyn Public Library.  Read on to learn more about their DIY Design Assistance drop-in workshops, run by a dedicated volunteer. And don’t miss the other exciting posts in our series on BPL’s Info Commons! ~Erinn by Melissa Morrone...
Interactive Art Trail at Edinburgh Central Library

Interactive Art Trail at Edinburgh Central Library

by Laura Damon-Moore Today’s featured project is a splendid example of library + community collaboration at Edinburgh Central Library in Edinburgh, Scotland. The Interactive Art Trail, for which masters students from the Edinburgh College of Art were invited to create new works based on their investigations of collections in the Central Library, closes on August...