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SHAUN SMITH'S SUNDAY SUNDRIES

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A WEEKLY ROUNDUP OF INTERNET CURIOSITIES FROM THE BOOK WORLD

451
In memory of Ray Bradbury, Tumbler "All The Covers" shares a collection of Fahrenheit 451 covers.

Jackets
Meanwhile, Existential Ennui offers a whole whack of book jackets from the 1950s & 1960s, all with a certain classic look "encompassing such attributes as: a keen sense of hierarchical design coupled with a willingness to experiment; elegant hand-cut lettering which is intrinsic to the overall cover; accomplished draftsmanship; bold and dynamic deployment of silhouette, chiaroscuro and limited palette; and even, in some cases, screen printing, linocut, woodcut, photography and collage."

Jane
Will the real Jane Austen please stand up? Fine Books & Collections looks at the evidence behind three pictures that might be of Jane Austen.

Stacks
More book sculptures. This time, Jonathan Callan glues and screws them together into ... um, blobs?

Cursive
Calligraphi is a new blog that's "All about calligraphy and hand drawn type."

Nookd
The perils of using an e-reader. Blooger Philip of the Ocrakoke Island Journal noticed that all of the occurrences of the word "kindle" in the electronic edition of War & Peace that he was reading had been replaced by the word "Nook". The Future of the Internet investigates.

Idiocy
Publisher Gerhard Steidl has hired perfumer Geza Schoen to create a perfume based on the smell of books. Called Paper Passion, the new scent is packaged inside a die-cut book designed by Karl Lagerfeld.

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Shaun Smith

Shaun Smith is a novelist and journalist living in Toronto. His young adult novel Snakes & Ladders was published in January 2009 by the Dundurn Group.

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