book review: you are awesome

You Are Awesome, Cicada Books, 2012. First, how nice is it to have a book that right up front tells you that you rock? I need more books like that. You Are Awesome is a book of 21 crafts; gifts for yourself, or to make someone else feel awesome. I need more of that in…

book review: the bike-owner’s handbook

One of the great pleasures of reviewing books from Cicada Books, a London-based publisher, is that they’re all gorgeous, which is exactly their goal: they publish the book equivalent of an incredibly well-brewed small-batch craft beer, or a gorgeous screenprinted limited edition 7″ cover. They’re a pleasure to hold, and to read, as works of…

book review: state of craft (cicada books)

Fact: I am not the sort of person who makes things. Also fact: I do make things, of course; I make photographs. But third fact: I am not the sort of person who makes things, in terms of being crafty, like all the clever people on Etsy whose jewelry and screenprints and hats that I…

book review: graphic usa

I’m headed out of town for the weekend, down to Isle of Palms & Charleston, SC, for the wedding of the lovely C&M, but before I go — while I go, actually; thanks to the scheduling feature on WordPress, when this posts, I am probably somewhere between Wilson and Florence on I-95 — I wanted…