- Honeybee: From Hive to Home, Lessons from an Accidental Beekeeper, by C. Marina Marchese (BFA 1988 Illustration): An unusual memoir by an illustrator-turned-beekeeper, describing the path from her first tour of a neighbor’s honeybee hives to the eventual founding of her company Red Bee Honey (Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, 2009).
- Helvetica and the New York City Subway System: The True (Maybe) Story, by Paul Shaw (faculty, Art History and BFA Advertising and Graphic Design Departments): A limited-edition book that traces the history of Helvetica as the official typeface of the NYC subways. Shaw will be on hand for a book signing event at the Type Directors Club, 347 West 36th Street, Suite 603, on Wednesday, December 9, 6 – 8pm. To register for the free event, e-mail [email protected] or call 212.633.8943 (110 Editions, 2009).
- The Grand Mosque of Paris: A Story of How Muslims Rescued Jews During the Holocaust, by Deborah Durland DeSaix (MFA 1986 Illustration as Visual Essay) and Karen Gray Ruelle: A book for young readers that tells the true story of Muslims in a French mosque who saved Jews from capture by the Nazis (Holiday House, 2009).
December 7, 2009