The Map As Art by Katharine Harmon

Posted by on Jan 23, 2010 in Drawmark Book Club

Katharine Harmon makes a point for The Map as Art.By Mark Kaufman Because of the standard I don’t have a MAC adapter for this digital projector issue, we almost didn’t get to see the Katharine Harmon’s lecture last night. Happily Ms. Harmon and the audience kept up a lively Q+A session for her new book […]

The Dictionary of Graphic Images

Posted by on Dec 16, 2008 in Drawmark Book Club

By Mark Kaufman It’s long out of print, all of the images are in black and white, and the terms blog and Twitter did not yet exist, but as you can see from my dog-eared copy it is an absolute treasure. The book The Dictionary of Graphic Images by Phillip Thompson & Peter Davenport, with […]

A Great Book and A Great Opportunity

Posted by on May 27, 2008 in Drawmark Book Club

By Mark KaufmanI didn’t do anything the entire long weekend except to sit in my yard and read several books I picked up at the Fantagraphics store last week. A particularly riveting read was the book The Comics Journal Library Vol. 4: Drawing the Line, edited by Gary Groth. Groth interviews Jules Feiffer, Ed Sorel, […]

Peter Sis, Back in the Day.

Posted by on Nov 14, 2007 in Drawmark Book Club

By Mark KaufmanI don’t normally pay much attention to children’s books except when I buy them for my nieces and nephews, but I do like when the Children’s Books Special Section show up in The New York Times Book Review. I see things I am not readily familiar with which is always a good thing. […]

Drawmark Book Club No.1

Posted by on Oct 16, 2007 in Drawmark Book Club

By Mark KaufmanOver at Design Observer the last couple of days, Steven Heller mused about bad, copy heavy advertising and kiddie porn(?). With that in mind I thought I’d start a book club, and the first one I’d recommend is the book Advertising Design and Typography by Alex W. White. This book has several things […]