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Q. This towel was used as an improvised flag of truce and carried between opposing lines by Captain Robert Moorman Sims, effectively ending which war?
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We’re giving away copies of Souvenir Nation all week! Answer our daily trivia for a chance to win. First up…
Q: This pin became a symbol for which civil rights movement?
Sampler by Kiki Smith. Poems by Emily Dickinson. Letterpress, thread-embroidered cover, leather binding. Hand-stamped in gold. 7.25 x 11.25 in. Edition of 400; Arion Press, San Francisco, California. 2007
Love this one - Ruscha’s homage to J.G. Ballard - The Music From The Balconies…, 1984. Oil on canvas, 99 x 81 in. Quote is from the amazing novel High-Rise, published in 1975.
Lettering for Architects and Designers, published in 1962 by Reinhold Publishing Corporation, New York. From the PAPress Design Dept bookshelf.
I love these ten “rules of thumb” painted on the wall of furniture-maker Wendell Castle’s studio, and hope that more than one apply to Princeton Architectural Press books. At least number seven: “If it’s off-beat or surprising, it’s probably useful,” I think that’s a pretty fair description of most of what we do.
FLUXUS / Henie Onstad Art Centre, Ken Friedman Fluxus Collection, 2010. From the PAPress Design Dept bookshelf.
Trunk Road 1 by Adam Hayes. Scratched photograph. We could sure use some of this sun today in NYC.
From Hand Job: A Catalog of Type by Mike Perry. Published by PAPress.
A peek at our forthcoming Pattern Box: 100 Postcards by 10 Contemporary Pattern Designers, created with the Textile Arts Center in New York. Available later this summer.
Bon mots and witty rejoinders all done up in red!
The book has always been a format in flux. From The Designer Says.
The Designer Says can help you deal with clients.
Whether for companionship, religious congress, protest, seating, or comfort, sitting communally remains one of the most powerful and prevalent of human social activities. This simple act held special significance in numerous utopian communities that emerged in nineteenth-century America, and was given physical presence in the form of a variety of styles of wooden benches. Fascinated by these expressions of harmony and equality, renowned British artist Francis Cape crafted meticulous recreations and measured drawings of remaining examples. Book available this Spring.
Paolo Soleri (1919–2013)
For half a century, architect Paolo Soleri’s large-scale urban designs and ideas have addressed the most urgent logistical, environmental, and social problems of the urbanizing world through a coherent rethinking of cities. Soleri articulated how a coherent approach to the logistical design of cities can reverse urban sprawl, spare natural resources, support passive energy generation and agricultural production, and improve the cultural quality of urban experience. From Conversations with Paolo Soleri.