Resources/ideas for displays in the Library or on the website. May 11
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Series of 28 300dpi A3 posters covering some of the most famous faces in technology from the last century. Set includes: Charles Babbage, Tim Berners-Lee, Sergey Brin, Vint Cerf, Seymour Cray, Sean Fanning, Tommy Flowers, Bill Gates, Grace Hopper, Steve Jobs, Narinder Singh Kapany, Jack Kilby, Joseph Licklider, Ada Lovelace, Guglielmo Marconi, Marvin Minsky, Gordon Moore, Shuji Nakamura, Alex Tew, Linus Torvalds, Alan Turing, Meg Whitman, Mark Zuckerberg, Konrad Zuse
A semi-recent trend to pop up in the geek-ridden terrain of the internet movie blog is that of the alternate movie poster: basically, an amateurly produced piece of artwork intended to pose as marketing material for a full-length feature. Effectively kick-started by the sublime works of Austin-based company Mondo, the trend has ultimately stretched to the four corners of the earth, with movie-loving artists the world over designing and presenting their very own alternative posters to the ones displayed at one time or another inside a theatre near you. Ranging from the clever to the ingenious, the simple to the intricate, the classic to the contemporary, and the funny to the utterly spell-binding, alternate movie posters really can prove that sometimes an amateur’s work can be better than a professional’s, as you shall see in the 25 stunning examples assembled below. “The Cabin in the Woods” – Phantom City Creative
by Maria Popova Because even genius needs share of voice to succeed. In Read Me: A Century of Classic American Book Advertisements ( public library ), New York Times book critic Dwight Garner offers “a visual survey of book advertisements, plucked from yellowing newspapers, journals and magazines large and small, from across the United States during the twentieth century” — more than 300 of them, to be precise, including some of modern history’s most beloved literary classics by favorite authors like Susan Sontag , Kurt Vonnegut , Joan Didion , Anaïs Nin , and Ray Bradbury . What emerges is a curious alternative history of literature and its parallel evolution alongside twentieth-century communication arts and advertising. But, perhaps most importantly, it serves as a necessary antidote to the genius myth, demonstrating that icons are very much made, not merely celebrated for their “God”-given talent.
by Maria Popova “There’s a future in books…and a book in your future!” After yesterday’s vintage ads for iconic books , how about some vintage ads and posters for all books? Delightfully colorful and brimming with endearingly bad copywriting, these mid-century gems exude the same charming literary enthusiasm we’ve previously seen in the reading PSA posters of the WPA era . Brain Pickings has a free weekly newsletter and people say it’s cool .
By Teacher Librarian Michelle Harclerode: www.booktrailersforreaders.com - See My Book Trailer Presentation [FAME] Keep scrolling all the way down for lots of goodies & links to websites. Are you an author ?
Last week, someone on TLC (the Texas librarians’ listserv) requested some ideas for book displays. Stella Gonzalez of San Antonio replied with a great and lengthy list of themes for book displays. Rita Wynn of Highland Park ISD posted some additional ideas geared specifically toward secondary libraries. I know that some of you have your student library workers create book displays each month. You might help them out and share these ideas with them. Do you have other displays that your readers enjoy?
These days, nearly anyone that has spent any time on the Internet has heard of Wikipedia. It is nearly as well-known as Google, and just as much a common household word. For those of you that were active on the Internet prior to 2000, then you may recall what I would call the “rise of the Wikis” – a period in Internet history when a new form of content generation technology was developed. Wikipedia wasn’t the first Wiki – that honor falls upon the shoulders of Ward Cunningham, who developed the software known as WikiWikiWeb for the Portland Pattern Repository. How, what is the history of Wikipedia itself?
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“ The creative person is both more primitive and more cultivated, more destructive, a lot madder and a lot saner, than the average person. ” Quote by Frank Barron Tips for creating displays: Plan at least (if possible) 3 months ahead to give you enough time to purchase the materials you need and to make a plan how it is going to be.