The Big Read Dallas

The Big Read Dallas is a city-wide, monthlong program igniting the spark of literacy in Dallas through the distribution and celebration of Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451.

Coming: APRIL 2013

How R.L. Stine met Ray Bradbury. In a library. - Brad

I randomly came across this image on Pinterest. It’s from this blog. The author visited a friend’s school and took photos of some of the projects the art majors were working on. I love this burning book. I’ve tried to recreate several things I’ve found on Pinterest and have failed every single time. I’ll leave this one alone and just admire the photo. —Krista

I randomly came across this image on Pinterest. It’s from this blog. The author visited a friend’s school and took photos of some of the projects the art majors were working on. I love this burning book. I’ve tried to recreate several things I’ve found on Pinterest and have failed every single time. I’ll leave this one alone and just admire the photo. —Krista

Playing with Fire: 'Fahrenheit 451' Gets a 60th-Anniversary Cover Redesign


So what should the 2013 cover look like? Publisher Simon & Schuster has put a call out for reader submissions, which they’re posting via Tumblr. Along with the honor of being chosen, as Jason Boog writes, “The winner will get $1,500 and see their design on the cover of the first print run of 2013 anniversary edition.” Pretty cool.

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This is great PBS series about the things we all love: music, video games, books, graffiti. Whichever artform touches us. Best comment:

…there will never be such a simple technology with the ability to transport us anywhere and everywhere. Books need no electricity, no battery, no LCD or eInk (although the hallway light, a flashlight, or candles have been known to come in handy). They need no flash or java plugins. They need no expensive gadgetry of any kind.

Yet…BOOKS allow our imaginations to soar….for hours at a time…..worlds evolve in an instant, and live in our minds…forever ….whereever we are…

-Brad


You don’t have to read Proust to understand that the more you read, the better the chance is that you’ll see the world in different ways. - Brad

What do you think the cover of Fahrenheit 451 should look like? At The Fox Is Black, an art and design blog, they posed that question to their followers. Then they got book covers in response. The above was done by Jeremie Decalf, but you can see a lot more if you follow the link. — Krista

What do you think the cover of Fahrenheit 451 should look like? At The Fox Is Black, an art and design blog, they posed that question to their followers. Then they got book covers in response. The above was done by Jeremie Decalf, but you can see a lot more if you follow the link. — Krista

juliasea:

Call of the Wild by Jack London | Cover redesign by Rob Hemus
100 artists from 28 countries got together and redesigned the covers of “The 100 Greatest Novels of All Time.”
The result: 100 Book Covers to Fight Illiteracy.
Purchase prints here.

No Fahrenheit, but some of these are painfully beautiful. Ulysses and Catcher in the Rye jump out to me. Check em out. - Brad

juliasea:

Call of the Wild by Jack London | Cover redesign by Rob Hemus

100 artists from 28 countries got together and redesigned the covers of “The 100 Greatest Novels of All Time.”

The result: 100 Book Covers to Fight Illiteracy.

Purchase prints here.

No Fahrenheit, but some of these are painfully beautiful. Ulysses and Catcher in the Rye jump out to me. Check em out. - Brad

My stories run up and bite me on the leg - I respond by writing down everything that goes on during the bite. When I finish, the idea lets go and runs off.

Ray Bradbury

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currentbrio:

Just a good video of Ray Bradbury, author of Fahrenheit 451, The Illustrated Man, The Martian Chronicles and more.

Bradbury at his most “Bruce Vilanch” in appearance, but interesting nonetheless. - Brad

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