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From Rapunzel to The Little Red Riding Hood, Beloved Children's Classics as Minimalist Posters

From Rapunzel to The Little Red Riding Hood, Beloved Children's Classics as Minimalist Posters
by Maria Popova Visual hyper-distillation of iconic storytelling. As a lover of children’s books, especially classic ones with timeless wisdom for grown-ups, and an admirer of minimalist posters that distill complex stories or ideas in clean graphic elements, I am infinitely delighted by these hyper-minimalist takes on beloved children’s classics by designer Christian Jackson. Positively the most delightful children’s classic remix since The Little Red Riding Hood infographic animation. via Quipsologies Donating = Loving Bringing you (ad-free) Brain Pickings takes hundreds of hours each month. You can also become a one-time patron with a single donation in any amount: Brain Pickings has a free weekly newsletter. Share on Tumblr

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School Libraries Creating Readers Skip to main content .addthis_16x16_style .at4-icon, .addthis_16x16_white_style .at4-icon, .addthis_default_style .at4-icon, .at4-icon, .at-16x16 { width: 1.8em !important; height: 1.8em !important; line-height: 1.8 ! Paris vs. New York: Minimalist Illustrated Parallels of Culture By Maria Popova For the past two years, graphic designer Vahram Muratyan, a self-described “lover of Paris wandering through New York,” has been chronicling the peculiarities and contradictions of the two cities through “a friendly visual match” of minimalist illustrated parallel portraits. Today, Muratyan joins the finest blog-turned-books with Paris versus New York: A Tally of Two Cities — an absolutely charming collection of these vibrant visual dichotomies and likenesses.

Cinderella Stories This list of variations on the Cinderella story was initially compiled by Kathy Martin from suggestions by readers of the CHILDLIT mailing list. I have added additional titles suggested by Jean Rusting and others. Doris Dale has added additional titles and bibliographical information. Internet Resources The Cinderella Project. Myth & Moor: Golden Age Illustrators "In the mid–path of my life, I woke to find myself in a dark wood," writes Dante in The Divine Comedy, beginning a quest that will lead to transformation and redemption. A journey through the dark of the woods is a motif common to fairy tales: young heroes set off through the perilous forest in order to reach their destiny, or they find themselves abandoned there, cast off and left for dead. The path is hard to find and treacherous, prowled by wolves, ghosts, and wizards...but helpers, too, appear along the way: good fairies, wise elders, and animal guides, usually cloaked in unlikely disguises. The hero's task is to tell friend from foe, and to keep walking steadily onward. "The woods enclose," writes Angela Carter (in The Bloody Chamber).

Planning Library Programs, Celebrations, and Displays « Informania I love that, as an educator, I get two official “starting over so I can get it right this time” days each year: January 1st and the beginning of a new school year (which is Aug. 13th this year). There’s something hopeful and energizing about fresh starts, isn’t there? I also adore new school supplies; each July I head out to the office supply stores in search of my planner. Several years ago I stumbled across one that is as close to perfect for my needs as I can get without designing one myself: Mead’s QuickNotes Academic Year Weekly/Monthly Planner. It’s well-organized and includes an extra planning space (QuickNotes) each week for jotting notes.

The Lives of 10 Famous Painters, Visualized as Minimalist Infographic Biographies by Maria Popova Pollock, Dalí, Matisse, Klimt, Picasso, Mondrian, Klee, Boccioni, Kandinsky, and Miro, visually distilled. For their latest masterpiece, my friend Giorgia Lupi and her team at Accurat — who have previously given us such gems as a timeline of the future based on famous fiction, a visualization of global brain drain, and visual histories of the Nobel Prize and the 100 geniuses of language — have teamed up with illustrator Michela Buttignol to visualize the lives of ten famous painters, using the visual metaphors of painting and the specific stylistic preferences — shapes, colors, proportions — of each artist.

The future of the library What is a public library for? First, how we got here: Before Gutenberg, a book cost about as much as a small house. As a result, only kings and bishops could afford to own a book of their own. This naturally led to the creation of shared books, of libraries where scholars (everyone else was too busy not starving) could come to read books that they didn't have to own.

Life in Five Seconds: Minimalist Pictogram Summaries of Pop Culture and Historical Events donating = loving Brain Pickings remains ad-free and takes hundreds of hours a month to research and write, and thousands of dollars to sustain. If you find any joy and value in it, please consider becoming a Member and supporting with a recurring monthly donation of your choosing, between a cup of tea and a good dinner: (If you don't have a PayPal account, no need to sign up for one – you can just use any credit or debit card.)

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