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Design in the Library

Cool! Look at this video produced by the New York Public library in collaboration with one my my favorite blogs Design Sponge.

Essentially, they are going to follow around five different kinds of designers/artists as they cull the NYPL looking for inspiration. In this first video of the series they introduce the designers and their respective mediums. Very neat stuff! Can’t wait to see the other parts of the series.

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The New York Public Library holds a wealth of unexpected sources of inspiration for artists and designers—from vintage valentines and textile patterns, to fabric samples and turn-of-the-century menus from around the world. For this online-only miniseries, “Design by the Book,” the Library partnered with the leading design blog Design*Sponge to invite five New York City-based artists to sift through our collections in search of inspiration. Stay tuned for future episodes as the artists, who range from a glassblower to a letterpress printer, create unique works inspired by what they found; special guest Isaac Mizrahi will also join us to share his sources of inspiration. The artists are: Lorena Barrezueta, Rebecca Kutys, Mike Perry, John Pomp and Julia Rothman. Music by Clear Tigers.

[via Drawn!]