March 31, 2012

April 3rd is the last day the Art of Google Books exhibit will be open! Stop by for cool art and Tumblr goodies!

March 15-April 3, 2012 

The Art of Google Books by Krissy Wilson 
theartofgooglebooks.tumblr.com/exhibit

“the gallery”
2nd Floor, J. Wayne Reitz Union

Monday-Thursday 9AM-9PM
Friday-Sunday 9AM-6PM

RSVP on Facebook

March 27, 2012

Professor Harpold’s Hypermedia class is finding great anomalies in Google Books! You guys are awesome! Keep it up!

(Want to go on the hunt? Check out the finding guide for some tips, then submit!)

March 25, 2012
The Art of Google Books will be at the Gainesville, FL Tumblr meetup

March 25, 2012

Last Thursday (3/22), The Art of Google Books gallery show had its official opening! It will be up in the space until April 4th, so there’s still plenty of time to check it out (though if you wait, you might miss out on the limited edition buttons created by the good folks at the Arts & Crafts Center).

Here are some more sneak-peek photos of the exhibit. More information here!

March 21, 2012

Professor Harpold’s Hypermedia class is finding great anomalies in Google Books! You guys are awesome! Keep it up!

(Want to go on the hunt? Check out the finding guide for some tips, then submit!)

March 15, 2012

The exhibit opens today! 

March 15-April 3, 2012 
Reception March 22, 7-9PM

“the gallery”
2nd Floor, J. Wayne Reitz Union

Monday-Thursday 9AM-9PM
Friday-Sunday 9AM-6PM

RSVP on Facebook

March 13, 2012
kcarenwilson:

March 15-April 3, 2012 Reception March 22, 7-9PM
The Art of Google Books by Krissy Wilson theartofgooglebooks.tumblr.com/exhibit
 “the gallery” 2nd Floor, J. Wayne Reitz Union
Monday-Thursday 9AM-9PM Friday-Sunday 9AM-6PM
RSVP on Facebook

Installing today! —kcw

kcarenwilson:

March 15-April 3, 2012 
Reception March 22, 7-9PM

The Art of Google Books by Krissy Wilson
theartofgooglebooks.tumblr.com/exhibit

“the gallery”
2nd Floor, J. Wayne Reitz Union

Monday-Thursday 9AM-9PM
Friday-Sunday 9AM-6PM

RSVP on Facebook

Installing today! —kcw

(via krissywilson)

February 26, 2012
kcarenwilson:

March 15-April 3, 2012 Reception March 22, 7-9PM
The Art of Google Books by Krissy Wilson theartofgooglebooks.tumblr.com/exhibit
 “the gallery” 2nd Floor, J. Wayne Reitz Union
Monday-Thursday 9AM-9PM Friday-Sunday 9AM-6PM
RSVP on Facebook

kcarenwilson:

March 15-April 3, 2012 
Reception March 22, 7-9PM

The Art of Google Books by Krissy Wilson
theartofgooglebooks.tumblr.com/exhibit

“the gallery”
2nd Floor, J. Wayne Reitz Union

Monday-Thursday 9AM-9PM
Friday-Sunday 9AM-6PM

RSVP on Facebook

(via krissywilson)

February 24, 2012
I’m going to be giving a PechaKucha presentation on The Art of Google Books at Volta Coffee, Tea & Chocolate tonight, at 7pm. Be there!

I’m going to be giving a PechaKucha presentation on The Art of Google Books at Volta Coffee, Tea & Chocolate tonight, at 7pm. Be there!

February 17, 2012
The Art of Google Books in the Independent Florida Alligator

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The Art of Google Books at “the gallery” at the J. Wayne Reitz Union (March 15 to April 3)

November 14, 2011
kcarenwilson:

A Cataloger’s Look at the Dr. Robert L. Egolf CollectionThe Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature
2nd Floor, Library East (Map)University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries
November 14, 2011 to January 13, 20129:00am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday (Calendar)
This exhibit, put together by rare books catalogers at the University of Florida, features all sorts of cool children’s books: the best of Maurice Sendak, lots of autographed copies (including Munro Leaf and Trina Schart Hyman), toy and game books (like The Slant Book), foreign language books, and more!
This case is about the collection’s oddities and surprising morbidity: cannibalism and the plague, skeletons and hallucinations, and lots—lots—of dead children and puppies.

This case brought to you by yours truly: a first edition of Edward Gorey’s The Wuggly Ump (1963), a couple of Caldecott-illustrated tales (including Elegy on the Death of a Mad Dog), and Frank Asch’s hallucinogenic Linda, among others. Floridians should come by and check it out! —kcw

kcarenwilson:

A Cataloger’s Look at the Dr. Robert L. Egolf Collection
The Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature

2nd Floor, Library East (Map)
University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries

November 14, 2011 to January 13, 2012
9:00am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday (Calendar)

This exhibit, put together by rare books catalogers at the University of Florida, features all sorts of cool children’s books: the best of Maurice Sendak, lots of autographed copies (including Munro Leaf and Trina Schart Hyman), toy and game books (like The Slant Book), foreign language books, and more!

This case is about the collection’s oddities and surprising morbidity: cannibalism and the plague, skeletons and hallucinations, and lots—lots—of dead children and puppies.

This case brought to you by yours truly: a first edition of Edward Gorey’s The Wuggly Ump (1963), a couple of Caldecott-illustrated tales (including Elegy on the Death of a Mad Dog), and Frank Asch’s hallucinogenic Linda, among others. Floridians should come by and check it out! —kcw

(Source: krissywilson)

September 9, 2011
Anomalies and Curiosities of the Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s LiteratureAn exhibit making the case for (very) used books
Closing reception - 9/12Final day - 9/15
The Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature contains more than 100,000 volumes, many of which were used by children. The interaction of the child and the book is evident in the mark of the hand in the Baldwin; there are many examples of marginalia, doodles and inscriptions, bookplates, prize books, crayon scrawl, hand-colored plates, love notes and book curses. In addition, many of these books have been used so heavily that they expose somnotexts, or sleeping texts, of scrap paper that were bound into the spines of nineteenth century children’s books as padding. These fragments, traditionally referred to as binder’s waste, revel in their eccentricity; handwritten sheet music, surgical texts, advertisements for moth killer, Shakespeare and artifacts of the bindery have all survived in this manner. These unusual para- and peritextual phenomenon are now on display!Haven’t had a chance to stop by the exhibit yet? That’s alright—It’ll be open for one more week, until Thursday, September 15th. It’s on the second floor of Smathers Library East, by the Special Collections reading room, and is open from 9am to 4pm, weekdays.Most importantly, there will be a closing reception at 5pm on Monday, September 12th, with refreshments and a brief talk by the curator, English undergraduate Krissy Wilson, professors Dr. John Cech, Dr. Terry Harpold, Dr. Kenneth Kidd, and Dr. Anastasia Ulanowicz, as well as the department chair of Special and Area Studies Collections at the UF libraries, Richard Bennett. If you’re planning on seeing Cary Nelson that evening, why not get there a little bit early? We hope to see you there!More informationAnomalies and Curiosities - Facebook, UF Digital CollectionsMore about the Baldwin - Center for Children’s Literature and Culture, Special and Area Studies CollectionsCary Nelson - Something Wicked This Way Comes—How to Save the University

Anomalies and Curiosities of the Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature
An exhibit making the case for (very) used books

Closing reception - 9/12
Final day - 9/15

The Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature contains more than 100,000 volumes, many of which were used by children. The interaction of the child and the book is evident in the mark of the hand in the Baldwin; there are many examples of marginalia, doodles and inscriptions, bookplates, prize books, crayon scrawl, hand-colored plates, love notes and book curses. In addition, many of these books have been used so heavily that they expose somnotexts, or sleeping texts, of scrap paper that were bound into the spines of nineteenth century children’s books as padding. These fragments, traditionally referred to as binder’s waste, revel in their eccentricity; handwritten sheet music, surgical texts, advertisements for moth killer, Shakespeare and artifacts of the bindery have all survived in this manner. These unusual para- and peritextual phenomenon are now on display!

Haven’t had a chance to stop by the exhibit yet? That’s alright—It’ll be open for one more week, until Thursday, September 15th. It’s on the second floor of Smathers Library East, by the Special Collections reading room, and is open from 9am to 4pm, weekdays.

Most importantly, there will be a closing reception at 5pm on Monday, September 12th, with refreshments and a brief talk by the curator, English undergraduate Krissy Wilson, professors Dr. John Cech, Dr. Terry Harpold, Dr. Kenneth Kidd, and Dr. Anastasia Ulanowicz, as well as the department chair of Special and Area Studies Collections at the UF libraries, Richard Bennett. If you’re planning on seeing Cary Nelson that evening, why not get there a little bit early? We hope to see you there!

More information
Anomalies and Curiosities - FacebookUF Digital Collections
More about the Baldwin - Center for Children’s Literature and CultureSpecial and Area Studies Collections
Cary Nelson - Something Wicked This Way Comes—How to Save the University

August 28, 2011

"The Sequential Artists Workshop (SAW)’s mission is to nurture and educate tomorrow’s generation of visual storytellers, to support creative investigation, exploration and excellence in cartooning and comic art, and to promote literacy in sequential and comic art in today’s culture.

Through its school(s), SAW’s goal is to provide quality education to students dedicated to challenging themselves and learning interdisciplinary visual storytelling.

We will be offering individual classes in comics and sequential art beginning in late 2011, including:  single-session workshops, semester-length project development workshops, and 5-week introduction to comics classes.”

For those interested, forthcoming, in Gainesville, FL! Learn more here. —kcw