Oh my word - I have a new favorite book! :)
You guys seemed to like the last glimpse at my books, so here's the newest!
I have to start out by saying that for at least a year and a half I've been mad jonesing to learn to screenprint. I took a Printing 101 class at the university last summer and fell in love - I'm already figuring out how I squish illustration and printmaking in next Spring semester...lol.
I'm so excited that one of my faves - Mike Perry (you may have heard me mention his awesome 'Hand Job' and 'Over & Over' books, before) - has just published this inspiring mecca of collected printers' work. Eeek! He always does such a rad job finding an assortment unique pieces - and, seriously, the book design itself is yummy - I don't think I've put this book down. :)
It has a brief how-to (print your own shirt and wear it the same night, if you're hardcore!), and covers everything from super-delicate printed line work to bold graphic pieces. I love this old-school, slightly messy form of printing - so inspiring to see the greatness you can do with it!
It rocks. It's magical. I can't say enough good things. :)
You know, if you're looking for a new book to fall in love with...
On a sidenote: I was peeking at what else Princeton had coming out when I suddenly fell in love with ''Typography Sketchbooks'' - eeek! :)
There are so many yummy books out there!!
What's your favorite book, lately?