Katherine Eastland Articles

‘The Habit of Art’

Flannery O’Connor, illustrator
Nov 14, 2011

Milledgeville, Georgia

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Penguin Suit

10:36 AM, Apr 26, 2011

Who doesn’t love an animal logo? Allen Lane knew that, in 1935, when he published the first 10 Penguin books in London. The six pence paperbacks arrived in bookshops sporting the avian logo and no other graphics, just broad bands of color at the top and bottom. General fiction had orange bands; crime fiction, green; biography, dark blue. The uniform cover font was Gill Sans-Serif.

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True Type

9:00 AM, Apr 17, 2011

Apple is all about sleek design and minimalist beauty, but if a writer were to pose with his MacAir or iPad for a photo portrait, he’d be hard-pressed to look like he’s dripping with writerly intrigue. Besides, no one looks good in the eerie blue of computer screen light. 

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