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Author Brilliantly Recreates Famous Meals From Literature 'Fictitious Dishes,' from Melville to Hunter S. Thompson

We're not normally coffee-table book people, but this? This is awesome. Designer Dinah Fried has just published a collection of fascinating images called Fictitious Dishes: An Album of Literature's Most Memorable Meals.…

April 17, 2014, 9:19 PM EDT

See Everything That's Beautiful About Advertising in Two Simple Print Ads for a Bookstore Lovely work from Brazil

These are a couple of years old, but new to us—some amazing, beautifully simple print ads for a bookstore in Brazil. Delightful idea, gorgeous execution. It's stuff like this that…

December 20, 2013, 12:38 PM EST

James Franco Steals His Gay Lover's Thunder in Delightfully Odd Book Promo Gary Shteyngart's Little Failure brings out big names

Cinematic trailers for upcoming book releases are rarely all that enjoyable, but then again, they rarely feature the amorous insights of a gay James Franco. In a surprisingly star-studded and…

December 13, 2013, 12:12 PM EST

Burn After Reading: A Curiously Combustible Book Design for Fahrenheit 451 Elizabeth Perez's concept cover

Art director/graphic designer Elizabeth Perez's concept book design for Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 is ironic and incendiary—and yes, pretty cool. Reactionaries have been waiting, unironically, for this kind of forward…

October 14, 2013, 9:43 AM EDT

The IWearYourShirt Guy Is Selling Ads on Every Page of His Upcoming Marketing Book Latest in a string of stunts

You know what would really improve books? Ads on every page! Classics like Wuthering Heights, War and Peace and A Tale of Two Cities tend to drag in the middle.…

October 1, 2013, 12:51 PM EDT

Ad for Thomas Pynchon's New Novel Is One of the Oddest Things You Will See A little help here?

Why do people make video trailers for novels? They never really work, and this new one for Thomas Pynchon's Bleeding Edge is an especially sobering reminder of how ineffective they…

September 5, 2013, 1:37 PM EDT

Will the Fantasy Genre Ever Grow Up and Ditch the Chainmail Bikini? Industry bulletin's cover sets off firestorm

It's taken the fantasy genre decades to grow out of its image as a juvenile boys' club obsessed with cleavage and crossbows. And just as Game of Thrones seemed to…

June 4, 2013, 6:59 AM EDT

Droga5 Gives Qantas Fliers Paperbacks That Last Just as Long as the Flight 10-book box set

Droga5 and publisher Hachette Australia recently bestowed upon Qantas frequent fliers an anachronistic little gift that will come in handy aboard Qantas flights when approved electronic devices must be completely…

May 22, 2013, 1:24 PM EDT

The Story Behind 'This Is Water,' the Inspiring Video People Can't Stop Watching Glossary creates an amazing homage to David Foster Wallace

It’s been viewed a million times since last night alone and has single-handedly resurrected the voice of troubled literary genius David Foster Wallace, bringing his words to a global audience…

May 9, 2013, 12:06 PM EDT

Make an Ad About Truth in Advertising, and You Could Win $5,000 Publisher holds contest for John Kenney's first novel

Truth in advertising? Bwaa ha ha ha ha! Actually, that's the title of a new first novel by former Ogilvy & Mather creative exec John Kenney. The book is about…

March 4, 2013, 9:29 AM EST

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