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Mysteries of vernacular: Pants

Where does the word 'pants' come from? The journey of this word throughout history begins with the 4th Century Roman Saint Pantaleon and is now used to refer to any clothing with two separate tubes that are meant to c...

Rainbow in Your Hand

This is Masashi Kawamura's Rainbow in Your Hand. Kawamura also worked on the Japanese television show Pitagora Suitchi. In the archives: more flipbooks.

TED Ed: The Pangaea Pop-up

This papercraft pop-up book illustrates how South America and Africa used to be connected, how the supercontinent Pangaea broke apart 200 million years ago, how the Earth's seven primary tecto...

Mysteries of vernacular: Robot

Where did the word robot come from? Let’s travel back to 1920, when Czech writer Karel Čapek wrote a sci-fi play about hard-working, human-like machines. Wait, first let’s go back farther: more than 1000 y...

Book Domino Chain World Record at the Seattle Public Library

Two college student designers (Luke Greenway and Laura D’Asaro), 27 volunteers, seven hours of work, five attempts, and 2,131 books mixed together at the Seattle Public Library to create the longest book domino chain...

French illustrator Alain Grée drawing

Watch French illustrator Alain Grée draw a boy and his turtle. You can also watch him draw a girl and her dog, and explain his illustration process (in French):  Most prolific in the 1960s and 70s, Grée has publish...

Todd McLellan: Disassembled / Things Come Apart

Photographer Todd McLellan has been on my mind ever since I saw this post on making an Inventor’s Box: a collection of tools and second-hand electronics for kids to disassemble, organiz...

Oliver Jeffers, butcher, baker, picture book maker

Author of so many lovely children’s books, including Lost and Found, The Heart and The Bottle, How to Catch a Star, and our favorite, The Incredible Book Eating Boy…  Oliver Jeffers, butcher, ...

Irving Harper: Works in Paper

Paper doesn’t require any special equipment—“All you have to do is sit down, cut paper out, and score it, bend it, and glue it.”  A beautiful Herman Miller interview with designer (and paper engineer/artist/scul...

Revolution ( Life Cycle of a Drop of Water)

Revolution is an animated short by photographer Chris Turner, paper engineer Helen Friel and animator Jess Deacon that explores the life cycle of a single drop of water through the pages of an elaborate pop-up book....

Milk + Bookies: Read, Give, Grow

A non-profit organization focused on literacy promotion and service learning, Milk + Bookies helps facilitate birthday parties, class projects and other events where kids can donate new or ge...

Paragliding Above Extreme Desert Sands

Using his paraglider, photographer George Steinmetz flies above some of the most diverse and extreme deserts in the world… sand dunes, volcanic peaks, brightly colored hot springs, ancie...

Behind the scenes at Tartine Bread

This Chronicle Books video features Chad Robertson, co-owner of Tartine Bakery in San Francisco, and the author of Chronicle’s Tartine Bread, published in 2010:   To Chad, bread is the foundation of a meal, ...

Magic Moving Images

A little tour of the book Magic Moving Images by Colin Ord. From the archives: optical toys.

Much Better Now

Written, directed and animated by Philipp Comarella and Simon Griesser, Much Better Now is the story of how a bookmark finds adventure in an open book.

Joel Sartore‘s Rare: Portraits of America’s Endangered Species

From photographer Joel Sartore's Biodiversity Project, a video to promote his book Rare: Portraits of America’s Endangered Species, which beautifully showcases species that are in danger of disappearing in Ame...

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore is one of 2012's Oscar nominees for best Short Film (animated). We really, really enjoyed this. You can read more about its inspirations (B...

The Joy of Books

“The Joy of Books” is a wonderful stop-motion animation in which the books in a small bookshop come alive at night. The animation is by Sean Ohlenkamp and quite a large number of volunteer book wranglers. It was ...

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