design by the book

design by the book: the finale party!

by Grace Bonney

to say that the design by the book series with the new york public library has been the highlight of my working year would be a massive understatement. having the opportunity to work with such incredible local artists and alongside the fantastic team of librarians at the nypl has been easily my favorite project i’ve done with d*s in the past four and a half years. so as sad as i am to be finishing up our final episode, i’m thrilled to announce that we’ll be having a finale party in nyc next week, on february 5th!

next thursday, february 5th, from 6:30-8:30pm, we’ll be hosting an open party at the beautiful new york public library (the main branch at bryant park, enter on the 5th ave side by the big lions) to screen the fourth and final episode of design by the book. in addition to all of the final works of art being on display, all of the artists will be there in person, and we’ll have wonderful librarians on hand to help you with any projects or research you’d like to work on. there will also be a book raffle where we’ll be giving away great design and art books from artists like lena corwin, lotta jansdotter, mike perry, rob ryan and many, many more. also, the first 25 guests will receive a copy of the clear tigers album that served as the series’ soundtrack.

because this was a homespun, low-budget project, we’re keeping things low-key but we’ll be snacking on delicious sweets donated by baked bakery in red hook, as well as some hot chocolate and hot apple cider. so if you’re in the nyc area next week please stop by and say hi! you can meet the artists, see their final works in person, get an advance look at the last episode, and get some great one-on-one help from local librarians who are ready and waiting to help you with your creative research.

if you’d like to come please rsvp to amy azzarito right here. see you next thursday!

if you missed any of the design by the book episodes just CLICK HERE or click “read more” below to watch all three episodes after the jump below….

design by the book: episode 1

design by the book: episode 2

design by the book: episode 3

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