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The Book as Art: Illuminated

The Book as Art: Illuminated The annual The Book as Art exhibition presented by the Decatur Arts Alliance is the most intriguing event on their calendar. Art Books, or Artists’ Books, as they are sometimes called, use the form of … Continue reading

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Visit Atlanta – Stay in Decatur. The Best of Both Worlds!

Centennial Olympic Park, the Georgia Aquarium, Martin Luther King Jr. Historic National Site, CNN Studio Tour, High Museum of Art, Carter Presidential Center, Fernbank Museum of Natural History, Atlanta Botanical Gardens, World of Coca-Cola, and Zoo Atlanta are great attractions.   … Continue reading

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Teaching an Old Book New Tricks

In the age of e-readers, downloadable books, and audiobooks, do you sometimes wonder about the future of the physical book? The paper, print, binding, cardboard and leather variety? Marbled endpapers, illustrations, beautiful font? Artists are teaching old books new tricks: … Continue reading

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http://www.type-rider.com/

The annual Decatur Book Festival is only a few weeks away. Type-Rider is one of our expected guests. What? You haven’t heard of this literary super-hero? Type Rider is biking across North America, luring the unsuspecting passers-by into contributing to a literary …ummm…thing!

Picture this: you are strolling the sidewalk and you encounter a card table with a typewriter on top. Someone encourages you to type something.

What do you type?

I can hardly wait to see.

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Here’s a great article about Type-Rider from the Times.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/12/nyregion/with-typewriter-in-tow-cyclist-maya-stein-nurtures-creativity.html

And here’s another from the NEA Big Read:  http://www.arts.gov/bigreadblog/?p=5283

And here’s a link to Type-Rider’s blog: http://www.type-rider.com/

 

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