Book Inspiration


Kent’s Book Corner: Books in (Mostly) Black and White
21 Jul 2016

Kent’s Book Corner: Books in (Mostly) Black and White

I’ve always been a big fan of black and white illustrations, particularly when they’re used to tell a story. There’s something about black and white that strips away everything that’s not vital, revealing truths and ambiguities. It also gets back to the fundamentals of art: line, shadow, illumination—while letting the artist’s graphic design sensibilities take flight. So, with that in mind, enjoy this month’s selection...

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Kent’s Corner: Collage Books and Graphic Novels
28 Jun 2016

Kent’s Corner: Collage Books and Graphic Novels

When it came time for me to do this month’s book column, I just took a little thumb-through of the bookshelf by my desk, looking for a set of books that had something—anything—in common. After two minutes I came up with four books that all draw their imagery from “found” sources. I’ve always loved collage. Whether it’s cut and paste in Photoshop, or good, old-fashioned...

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Summer Activities for Kids: Make a Magazine
06 Jun 2016

Summer Activities for Kids: Make a Magazine

It’s been a while since I’ve had summer vacation—a long while, really—but I still remember those endless days flowing off into oblivion when I was kid. Too hot to go outside, my sister and I whiled away our time watching cable television, which was the big new thing in the ’80s. Now kids can waste their time on screens big and small, outside or in....

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Corinne Cuozzo Put All Her Eggs in One Baseket
03 May 2016

Corinne Cuozzo Put All Her Eggs in One Baseket

Foodie and gastronomy culture has all but exploded in the last few years, which has been great news for Corinne Cuozzo, a blogger, chef, and, now, author. We caught up with the young food enthusiast and learned about her blog, her book, and how her side project propelled her career forward into chefdom. “Once things start adding up, that’s when it really gets fun! It’s...

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