crafternoons: the exquisite book + d*s event poll

by Grace Bonney

I’ve been kicking myself  since I realized I’d be out of town during the Exquisite Book “Crafternoon” party taking place this Saturday at the New York Public Library. As much as I love the friends we’re visiting in New Haven, it’s killing me that I’ll miss a chance to draw in person with artists like Julia Rothman, Jen Corace, Chris Kyung, Arthur Jones, Laura Ljungkvist and Maxwell Loren Holyoke Hirsch. All in the same room. Argh! The event, which takes place this Saturday from 2pm to 4pm, celebrates The Exquisite Book, a fantastic new book by Julia Rothman, Jenny Volvovski and Matt Lamothe. After a talk with Julia, you and fellow attendees will work with the artists to create a collaborative craft project inspired by the book — a classic exquisite corpse, a hand-sewn double-bound book, a giant scroll, or even a crowdsourced short story. Supplies will be on hand (including some amazing images from the NYPL’s image collection) and all you have to do is show up because it’s FREE! So if you’re in town, stop by, get crafty, meet the artists and enter a raffle to win a free copy of the book! (Books will be available for sale, as well.)

Time: Saturday, September 18th, 2:00 to 4:00pm
Place: Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, 42nd Street and 5th Avenue, Margaret Liebman Berger Forum (Room #227, on the northeast corner of the 2nd floor)

Speaking of events, Design*Sponge will be at Terrain (outside of Philadelphia) this coming November and we’re trying to decide whether to do it on a weekday or weekend. If you’re interested in attending (it will be some combination of an activity and a talk/panel), please leave your vote for the preferred day below. I would love to pick a time that’s best for you guys. Thanks! xo, grace

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