Monday, March 16, 2009

Design by the Book

The New York Public Library and the blog Design Sponge partnered to create a series expolring the unexpected sources of inspiration for artists and designers—from vintage valentines and textile patterns, to fabric samples and turn-of-the-century menus found in the New York Public Library. For this online-only miniseries, Design by the Book, five New York City–based artists were invited to sift through library collections in search of inspiration. Watch as the artists, who range from a glassblower to a letterpress printer, create unique works inspired by what they found. For more information, ideas, or to view the other 3 videos in the series visit the blog at