A Sampling of my Most Favorite Publications of 2007

I thought I'd put together a list of my favorite publications of 2007. Some were published before 2007, but 2007 is the year that I discovered them. With the exception of the last 3 books, these are books that I have looked at again and again. These are the books that are piled next to my bed (and some others :) ). So, here they are in no particular order:

Maira Kalman's Principles of Uncertainty- Complete Universe of Dupuy & Berberian-

Life After Black Barron Storey-

Age of Feminine Drawing- Jesse Reno's Truth Will Measure-

Process Recess 2 The Art of James Jean-If you are waiting on buying this, don't wait too long! The first one sold out fast and is now a collector's item. Play Pen: New Children's Book Illustrations- Catalina Estrada Sweet Company-If you are waiting on this, don't wait too long!!

1000 Journals Project- Artful Blogging-

Artists' Studios in London-

2005 New York Ateliers-

Street Sketch Book-
Illustration Book Pro 01-Hand Job-A Catalog of Type-
Could you? Would you?-

A Gorgeous Sense of Hope-
The Alchemy of Art David Mack DVD-
Marcel Dzama's The Berlin Years solely for the reproduced journal inside (Note GR2 in West L.A. has copies MUCH cheaper then listed on amazon but it's not listed on their site-grr!)
Shaun Tan's The Arrival- Come Alive! The Spirited Art of Sister Corita- Julie Arkell's book-

Hallelujah Anyway by Kenneth Patchen-

Graphic 10-

Margaret Kilgallen In The Sweet Bye and Bye- A to Z de Nathalie Lete-

Keri Smith's The Guerilla Art Kit-

Amy Butler's Midwest Modern-

Mixed Emulsions by Angela Cartwright-

In This House-Angela Cartwright & Sarah Fishburn-

Living the Creative Life by Rice Freeman Zachery-

Kaleidoscope-by Suz Simanaitis-

Art of Personal Imagery by Corey Moortgat-

Journal Revolution-by Linda Woods & Karen Dinino-

Only When I'm Found Can I Be Me by Roben-Marie Smith-

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer-
History of Love by Nicole Krauss-

Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert-

Note: I have not included books I haven't received yet (The IHanna book and Erin Partridge book I ordered from Lulu seem to be slow boat from God Knows Where these days...and I will review those when I receive them!!) I also haven't mentioned books that haven't come out yet that I am eager to see... And yes, I do own all of these publications...and more ;) We are book fiends in this house!!!

What were your favorite books from this year??


Today is Buy Nothing Day...
Adbusters states that it "isn't just about changing your habits for one day" but "about starting a lasting lifestyle commitment to consuming less and producing less waste."

At our house it's another family day...a day to stay in, make art, read, listen to This American Life podcasts. I'm not going near the malls. I don't need anything. I don't want anything. I HATE the damn mall! When I do go shopping this Christmas, it's Handmade and to the Mom & Pop stores! Even my parents-My Mom always tells us she doesn't want or need anything. My Dad usually gives us a list of stuff he never wears or uses. This year we're all cutting back. I'm not buying stuff that's going to be tossed. I'm sticking to things that will be used and appreciated. In this house that's books, art supplies and toys (for Tristan). So, make it yourself this year. Go hit the Art Stores and make someone a journal or an Art Kit. Make someone brownies. Help someone around the house with errands or just sit and have tea-give the gift of your company and some laughs. Just my little two cents...


Taylor schapiro said…
How could you do this to me?
Shoshanah said…
no kidding, 'eh?!? my santa hates you kelly! LOL
BoneFolder said…
I am going to get you for this.

--Mike Jennings
lynne h said…
lol! ditto what everyone else said!!

but seriously... thank you! what a great bunch of books!
Apple said…
Thank you for sharing all these wonderful books. My hubby will not like you for this...he he. I will have to go to the bookstore now!!!!

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