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Rayguns and Rocketships: Vintage Science Fiction Book Cover Art from Korero Press

Rayguns and Rocketships: Vintage Science Fiction Book Cover Art from Korero Press

The good folks of Korero Press are at it again. Their newest book, Rayguns and Rocketships: Vintage Science Fiction Book Cover Art, promises thrills to the eyes. The compiled collection of vintage sci-fi artwork will inspire futurists at heart. The future that was and never to be. Get ready to blast off into the further outskirts of your imagination. Korero Press has your ticket punched for the greatest visual adventure from the comfort of your reading outpost. Keep an eye on Rayguns and Rocketships: Vintage Science Fiction Book Cover Art, it lands in your favorite book store in early December 2022.

Here We Are: Book of Opposites by Oliver Jeffers

Here We Are: Book of Opposites by Oliver Jeffers

Oliver Jeffers has tapped into something special with his Here We Are series. Oliver is back with another book called Here We Are: Book of Opposites. His whimsical art is a hit with kids and adults alike. His interpretation of the world around us is a kaleidoscope of prose imagery for the little guys who want to explore. The Book of Opposites promises to ignite that imagination for both parents and kids. This is how children’s books should be made. These books are timeless time-capsules to a point in our youth. As the cover cleverly illustrates an adult and kid are ready to explore the world together both in drawings and words. Sharing Here We Are books is a magical time between parents and kids that captures their sense of wonderment

Font Meme is Fontastic

Font Meme is Fontastic

I love fonts! Font Meme is the ideal stop for fronts from pop culture. Ever wonder which font is used for either logos, films, TV shows, video games, books and more? Fret no more Font Meme dissects your favorite fonts from all sectors of business.

The Creepy, Kooky Monster Craze In America, 1957-1972

And now from my friends at TwoMorrows Publishing comes, The Creepy, Kooky Monster Craze In America, 1957-1972. Time-trip back to the frightening era of 1957-1972, when monsters stomped into the American mainstream! Once Frankenstein and fiends infiltrated TV in 1957, an avalanche of monster magazines, toys, games, trading cards and comic books crashed upon an…

Best Covers of 2014

Dan Wagstaff of The Casual Optimist: Books, Design and Culture picks the best book covers of 2014.

My Library

I know the feeling. My library is the same. When people come over, I offer them a library card.

H.P. Lovecraft’s Love For His Craft: 20 “Types of Mistakes” Young Writers Make

H.P. Lovecraft the grammar snob. I doodled through most of my English classes.  Erroneous plurals of nouns, as vallies or echos. Barbarous compound nouns, as viewpoint or upkeep. Want of correspondence in number between noun and verb where the two are widely separated or the construction involved Ambiguous use of pronouns. Erroneous case of pronouns,…

The Happy Prince

There was a time in my youth when things were simpler. The Happy Prince animation based on Oscar Wilde’s short story is one of those stories that tug at your heartstrings. It has nothing to do with Christmas. The spirit of the story is right for the moment of giving.

Herge and the Treasures of Tintin

Herge & The Treasures of Tintin looks at the influences on Herge and the backgrounds to the stories of Tintin and how they were produced. Integrated with over 180 illustrations and around 20 beautifully reproduced facsimile documents, the book explains how Georges Remi became Herge, how his private life and interests influenced his work, how…

The Dude

The first mention of dudes and dudesses was by Mark Twain in A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court which was published in 1889. Evander Berry Wall, a New York socialite, was dubbed in 1883 “King of the Dudes.”