Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Book Covers: The Casual Optimist

The Odyssey, Homer (Coralie Bickford Smith)

Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte (Coralie Bickford Smith)

Tender is the Night, F. Scott Fitzgerald (Coralie Bickford Smith)

2666, Roberto Bolano (Charlotte Strick)

A Confederacy of Dunces, John Kennedy Toole (Gary Taxali)

The Train, Georges Simenon (Christopher Brian King)

The Art of Immersion, Frank Rose (Jason Booher)

Double Indemnity, James M. Cain (Evan Gaffney)

The Ethics of Interrogation, Michael Skerker (Isaac Tobin)

Columbine, Dave Cullen (Henry Sene Yee)

Images from The Casual Optimist, via The Book Design Review Twitter feed.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The Cold Edge

 Sleeping Giant

Blue Iceberg

 The Blue Line

Images from The Cold Edge, an exhibition on Arctic photography, opening in The Copper House Gallery in Dublin on Thursday 13 September.

Images: Dave Walsh

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Elias Garcia Martinez's 'Ecce Homo' - make your own restoration

The art world was introduced to Cecilia Gimenez recently, due to the Spanish pensioner's spirited-but-misguided attempts at touching-up Elias Garcia Martinez's Ecce Homo.

You may scoff at her crude daubings, but could you have done any better? Well, here is your chance to find out. Go to to have a go at making your own restoration to Ecce Homo. You can can win a poster of the restored work if you enter, but the real satisfaction is gained by taking part.

Here are El T's picks from the entries:

View more entries on the ceciliaprize's Pinterest page.

First image from NY Times.