21XDESIGN BLOG

Shelf Life is an on-going blog series about our studio’s ever growing book & magazine collection. Each week, we’ll feature a new book from our personal library. We thought it was time to dust off these old books and put them in the spotlight. We hope you enjoy our blog series!

 

Shelf Life – Ulysses by James Joyce


March 24th, 2016

We decided to keep with the theme of ‘Ireland’ for this month’s Shelf Life blogs! This week is all about James Joyce’s infamous novel Ulysses.

Shelf Life – Ulysses by James Joyce


March 24th, 2016

We decided to keep with the theme of ‘Ireland’ for this month’s Shelf Life blogs! This week is all about James Joyce’s infamous novel Ulysses.

Shelf Life – The Tain


March 17th, 2016

In honor of St. Patrick’s day and 21xdesign’s Irish heritage, this week’s Shelf Life blog is about a famous Irish epic called The Cattle Raid of Cooley (Táin Bó Cuailnge).

Shelf Life – Typo by Walter Marti


January 26th, 2016

This week we’re highlighting the book Typo by the Swiss designer Walter Marti. It’s a wonderful type & printing specimen book that was printed in Lucerne, Switzerland in 1957.

Shelf Life – Godey’s Lady’s Book


November 6th, 2015

This week we’re taking a look at this beautiful, vintage book called Godey’s Lady’s Book. These books were printed from 1830 until 1898 in our own city of Philadelphia.

Shelf Life – Frankenstein by Mary Shelley


October 30th, 2015

In the spirit of Halloween, we decided that this week Shelf Life should be devoted to what is probably one of the greatest and most enduring horror stories in literature

Shelf Life – what makes day and Night


October 22nd, 2015

Teaching science to young children can be challenging, so Franklyn M. Branley wrote What Makes Day and Night, plus many others, to simplify the information.

Shelf Life – Our Friend the Atom by Heinz Haber


October 15th, 2015

Released after the atomic bombs in 1945, Our Friend the Atom attempted to show the beneficial side of the atom as opposed to the destructive nature of them.

Shelf Life – Lokis by prosper Mérimée


October 8th, 2015

Lokis, written by Mérimée, is a horror fantasy novella. Set in Lithuania, Lokis is a tale of a young man who fights with secrets of who, or what, he is.

Shelf Life – No Man’s Land by Blexbolex


October 1th, 2015

No Man’s Land is a book written and illustrated by the highly regarded French illustrator Blexbolex, and printed by NoBrow Press.

Shelf Life – Normal Magazine Issue I


September 24th, 2015

The ever so eclectic Paul Davis art directed his first magazine “Normal” back in 1986. It was “A Quarterly of Arts and Ideas”.

Shelf Life – The Psalm Book of Charles Knowles


September 10th, 2015

This book was created by Charles Knowles when he was 17 years old. He suffered throughout his short life with an incurable disease.

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