July 27th, 2012
bookmobility
Steven Heller, at Print, just posted some excerpts from a 1919 satirical report by graphic design pioneer W.A. Dwiggins. Everything Heller has posted is worth a read (in the main, wonderfully rendered “documentary” interviews on the question of declining book design). But my favorite bit is what I’ve posted above, which Heller writes demonstrates that “Dwig did not mince fever lines.”
Indeed. And, perhaps more to the point, it’s beautifully done.

Steven Heller, at Print, just posted some excerpts from a 1919 satirical report by graphic design pioneer W.A. Dwiggins. Everything Heller has posted is worth a read (in the main, wonderfully rendered “documentary” interviews on the question of declining book design). But my favorite bit is what I’ve posted above, which Heller writes demonstrates that “Dwig did not mince fever lines.”

Indeed. And, perhaps more to the point, it’s beautifully done.

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This is a site about information in motion.

I'm Derek Attig, a director of communications at a non-profit and scholar of media history and American Studies. I am writing a book about bookmobiles in America.

I was a 2012 Google Policy Fellow. I'm also a contributor to Book Riot.

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