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    Bibliotheca: The $1.4 Million Bible & Craving Beauty

    Bibliotheca: The $1.4 Million Bible & Craving Beauty

    The reality is that consumers crave more than utility.
    They crave elegance—even beauty. ~Michael Hyatt

    How many niche Bibles have had a $1.4 million dollar budget? My guess is not many, and probably none, ever. But Adam Lewis Greene’s Bibliotheca Kickstarter clearly spoke to people as his initial goal of $37,000, to produce 500 sets, was dwarfed thirty-nine fold. 500 sets have turned into…

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    #Bible Design Blog  #Bibliotheca 
    'Vanity Fair Caricatures' at No Man Walks Alone

    ‘Vanity Fair Caricatures’ at No Man Walks Alone

    VF-The_Winning_Post

    Vanity Fair caricatures have been something of an obsession of mine for the past year and half. I gladly give credit to the urbane Maxminimus for introducing me to the vintage prints through his blog and now Tumblr, where he now usually resides. My meagre collection pales to his.

    I’ve written a brief introduction to Vanity Fair caricatures for No Man Walks Alone:

    Statesmen and scientists,…

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VANITY FAIR CARICATURES: AN INTRODUCTION
by Alan Cornett
Statesmen and scientists, ministers and musicians, authors and artists, there was hardly a human pursuit without a representative in the caricatures of the late Victorian political and society magazine Vanity Fair. From its founding by Thomas Gibson Bowles in January 1869 until its demise at the dawn of the Great War, Vanity Fair’s forty-five year run produced more than two thousand lithographic illustrations.
Although dozens of artists produced caricatures for Vanity Fair, two stand above the rest.
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    VANITY FAIR CARICATURES: AN INTRODUCTION

    by Alan Cornett

    Statesmen and scientists, ministers and musicians, authors and artists, there was hardly a human pursuit without a representative in the caricatures of the late Victorian political and society magazine Vanity Fair. From its founding by Thomas Gibson Bowles in January 1869 until its demise at the dawn of the Great War, Vanity Fair’s forty-five year run produced more than two thousand lithographic illustrations.

    Although dozens of artists produced caricatures for Vanity Fair, two stand above the rest.

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    My new post at No Man Walks Alone on a favorite topic.

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    Review: Does Lexington’s Tolly-Ho Make Kentucky’s Best Burger?

    Review: Does Lexington’s Tolly-Ho Make Kentucky’s Best Burger?

    Tolly Ho burger rings

    Founded in 1971, Lexington’s Tolly-Ho Restaurant has long been a burger and shake mecca for University of Kentucky students. I went there myself as a UK student a couple of decades ago back at the old location on the corner of Euclid and Limestone.

    Tolly-Ho recently received some great press when The Chive ranked the best burgers in each state, crowning Tolly-Ho as maker of Kentucky’s best…

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    #burgers 

    Rancourt Teaches Us to Tie the Perfect Shoe Bow

    The camp moc is a classic American shoe, and no one does hand made moccasin construction better than Maine’s…

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    The Return of Carlo Franco: The Seven-Fold Tie Maker Is Back →

    Today: My interview with Carlo Franco founder Jill Speck.

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    #menswear  #ties  #neckwear  #seven fold ties 
    ‘Generational Style’ at No Man Walks Alone

My new piece “Generational Style” is up over at No Man Walks Alone: Perhaps you have an artifact that connects you with your past—your grandfather’s pocketknife, your father’s cufflinks, an uncle’s lapel pin.

    ‘Generational Style’ at No Man Walks Alone

    My new piece “Generational Style” is up over at No Man Walks Alone: Perhaps you have an artifact that connects you with your past—your grandfather’s pocketknife, your father’s cufflinks, an uncle’s lapel pin.

    — 3 weeks ago
    #No Man Walks Alone 
    The Bibliotheca Four Volume Reading Bible Kickstarter

    The Bibliotheca Four Volume Reading Bible Kickstarter

    An exciting Kickstarter project called Bibliotheca is taking the Internet by storm with three times the funding goal reached with, at the time of this writing, three weeks to go. Who would have thought a four volume Bible project would attract such demand?

    Bibliotheca founder Adam Lewis Greene is a typographer who has been brave enough to take a giant leap forward,…

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    #Bible Design Blog  #Bibliotheca 
    Shaker drawersPleasant Hill, Shakertown, Kentucky

    Shaker drawers
    Pleasant Hill, Shakertown, Kentucky

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    WindowPleasant Hill, Shakertown, Kentucky

    Window
    Pleasant Hill, Shakertown, Kentucky

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    Shaker stairway
    Pleasant Hill, Shakertown, Kentucky

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    #Shakers  #Kentucky 

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    GENERATIONAL STYLE 

    by Alan Cornett

    One of the ways to step outside the rushing whirlwind of fashion is to have a solid connection with our past and our future. We like to imagine we are resistant to the culture of disposable fashion, but it’s hard not to be pulled by the gravity of the moment. Thinking about style across generations can push us beyond the season, and even beyond our own lifetime.

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    Just arrived: Mademoiselle Sarah Bernhardt

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    #Sarah Bernhardt  #Vanity Fair