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If there’s one thing I will never understand, it’s the front covers of textbooks.
“Gentleman, how can we best create a cover that displays the core concepts of chemistry and summarizes the contents of the subject?”
“Let’s put a guy with a surfboard on it.”
“Fucking brilliant, Jim.”
On the other hand, it sometimes lets you be a magical library book goblin when clients come to the desk looking for “the blue book with the penguins”. (“Oh, the Management Accounting book? Right over here…”)
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Every light that’s blinking is either somebody uploading or downloading something. Those are people all over the world accessing millions of books. The idea that everyone of those lights represents somebody caring, somebody using, somebody leveraging the library sort of, in some sense, brings a physicality to a very digital world.
“The smallest book I’ve made to date, this is a little fatter than a perfect cube. Materials include birch aircraft plywood, basswood, slate, various metals, mirrors, linen thread, and a shell. With the title and materials in mind, I tried to make a book with the open-ended complexity of a miniature museum.”
It would be this nerd’s absolute dream come true if books grew on trees. But until that happens, Berlin has found a brilliant Giving Tree-esque solution, using fallen trees’ trunks as a free book exchange. Part of the BookCrossing book swap club, which brings free books to public spaces around the globe based on their idea of building the World’s Library! Neighborhood residents are welcome to leave a book they loved, or take one from the plastic protected hutches cut into the tree trunks.
Love love love it!