Novel Tea

Anyone else want to go to the Novel Tea Cafe as designed by artist Woody Harrington? This would make for a pretty awesome cafe/writer haunt:

Click through to check out the rest of the Novel Tea Cafe portfolio.

Another reason I love this branding–the literary journal I edited in college made major use of “tea” puns as well.

(via Design Work Life)

SCBWI Artists Are Awesome

Congratulations to the 2012 SCBWI Tomie dePaola Award winners! I’m not an illustrator myself, so I have enormous respect for anyone who can create such beautiful and lively images. Make sure to check out all the winning illustrations through the link.

There are even more great illustrations at the Unofficial Tomie dePaola Award Gallery. What a great way to start a gray Tuesday!

A Book Book

Possibly my favorite description of the Kindle ever comes from Rachel Walsh, an Illustration student at Cardiff School of Art & Design. Her assignemtn: Explain something modern/internet based to someone who lived and died before 1900.” She chose to explain the Kindle to Charles Dickens by creating books within a book:

All the books I made had the actual covers on them, and were the books Dickens wrote, his favourite childhood books, or books I’ve got. There are 40 little books inside.”

Click through for more pictures of Walsh’s project. So cool! (via Lit Drift)