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Topic: Books

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.…

Suits Star Patrick J. Adams Obsesses Over Instagram

Also spends some quality time on Twitter

Specs Who Patrick J. Adams Age 32 Accomplishments Stars as Mike Ross on USA’s Suits (Season 3 returns March 6 at 9/8c); set to appear in NBC’s upcoming miniseries adaptation of Rosemary’s Baby Base Los…

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…

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…

Spooky Digital Campaign for New Stephen King Book Lets You 'Shine'

Inside the gifted mind of an older and troubled Danny Torrance

It’s been decades since all work and no play made Jack a dull boy, but for fans of Stephen King’s seminal horror novel The Shining, time essentially stopped on the…

Adweek’s Klara Debuts History Book

'Perspective' writer shifts his critical eye to the White House

Robert Klara writes about the history of advertising in our pages—in fact, he authors the Perspective department each week. But Klara also writes about American history in his new book…

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…

Ad of the Day: How an Ad Agency Made Up a Word to Sell Thousands of Them

Are you phubbing me?

Phubbing. It's not a dirty word—or at least, no more so than any other word created by advertising. To illustrate the importance of having a current dictionary, McCann Melbourne (the agency…

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.…

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…

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