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December 19, 2008
Childrens Books Are Important
Posted at 08:53 PM


RIGHT PLACE AT THE RIGHT TIME: Bethany Ng, San Diego, writes just about a month ago and says, “I was walking down the street one day and there was an entire box of Children’s Encyclopedias out on the street. I think I have the entire set, they are pretty awesome.”

We are right there with you. Good score. That’s the best way to find this stuff. Gotta keep yer eyes open, at all times!

She scanned in a bunch of it, and shared a couple images with me, and that’s what you are seeing above. Love it. Thanks.

Here’s the book cover she sent in: Young Peoples Encyclopedia, No, 14, “Pi-Ra.” Great stuff with many lessons to be learned from the past.

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WE AGREED WHOLEHEARTEDLY: “10 Successful Logo Redesigns.” I’ve been to this link many times. Kinda therapeutic, really. After seeing so many—in my halfwit estimation—crummy redesigns polluting the world again and again, it’s good to know some did it right. (Sent in by the the best James Fox going. Thanks!)

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MAX MIEDINGER, THERE YOU GO: A kid out there loves Helvetica, here’s some proof. Wow. That’s some pretty serious dedication to typography. Wild ink. (Sent in by Brian Maddox, and we say, “Incredible ink. Thanks!”)

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FROM DAN MAC, WHO’S ON AISLE 7: Groceteria. I know we’ve linked this one a couple times. I’m pretty sure of it. No one’s really keeping count, so, go check it out again, and dig on grocery stores of yesteryear. The Alpha Beta photo gallery. Grab a cart and get in there.

One last one: So good.

There Are 3 Comments

groceteria is most certainly apropos for an icy sunday in PDX, homebound. thx

Posted by: jimbo on 12/21/08 at 10:43 AM

The Groceteria message board has been linking to my shot of a closed Safeway for the past week.

Posted by: Allan Lorde on 12/21/08 at 11:30 AM

have great memories of being in the doctors waiting room and reading those old kids encyclopedias. honestly that is why i am a librarian now i think (almost.) good stuff.

Posted by: james fox on 12/22/08 at 8:54 AM
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