The murmur of the snarkmatrix…

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Beyond books, there are books.

Still can’t do this with CSS
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I am in feed acquisition mode again after years of pruning. Here are two current favorites that pair well.

First, there’s Erik Wakkel, a medieval book historian in the Netherlands. He tends to share delightful marginalia and scraps of illumination, like this dragon.

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Or this sketch of Tolkien’s.

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Second is Harvard’s Houghton Library, easily my favorite tumblr in the world. There’s something about this mode of presentation — a continuous feed, new images every day, rather than a static exhibition, a vast archive — that makes these very old books feel new again. Stock as flow.

I think this one is basically my typographic ideal for Snarkmarket:

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