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This past weekend, I attended the Turning the Page: New Stories for Newtown event in Connecticut. The tragedy that befell the people of Newtown at Sandy Hook Elementary School this past December left so many of us wishing we could reach out and help the community recover. This literary festival, cosponsored by the Children’s Book Council (CBC), the C.H. Booth Library’s Books Heal Hearts fund, and many children’s book publishers, including ABRAMS, had an important impact on the community.
On August 7, 1974, Philippe Petit stepped out on a wire illegally rigged between the New York World Trade Center’s twin towers, where he performed for nearly an hour. During this history-making walk, and many others throughout his celebrated career, knots have always been indispensable components—the guardian angels protecting his life in the sky. See a video of Philipe creating a custom installation at the ABRAMS office after the break.
Last Thursday was a proud day for ABRAMS. Over 550 members of the publishing industry came together to toast Michael Jacobs, President and CEO of ABRAMS. The occasion was Goddard Riverside’s 26th Annual New York Book Fair Gala and Michael was this year’s honoree.
James Magni is an award-winning architect and designer based in Hollywood, California. His work has been featured in magazines such as Architectural Digest, the New York Times, and Robb Report. His furnishing line is available in major cities across the United States.
Lindy sits diagonally across from my desk, in a warmly lit, comfortable office. She’s my island of calm on hectic days and I love that we can see each other perfectly from our desks. She’s a very quiet, very hard worker, that Lindy, and is always here long after I leave.
We over here at ABRAMS KIDS have started a campaign on Instagram and Twitter called A for ABRAMS ( #aforabrams ) We are collecting A’s that are artful, well designed, or just plain cool from anywhere that you might find them. The idea is whenever you happen to see one of these artful A’s out and about you can join us by hash tagging your A #aforabrams as well as including our Instagram or twitter handle @abramskids. Have some fun and we hope you all get to see the world around you a little better.
Me Earl and the Dying Girl is the funniest book I have read this year. And when I say book I don’t just mean young adult, I mean adult books as well. Just to be clear. This is why I knew I needed to find someone who had the whit and edginess that Jesse Andrews put into the story to design the cover. That lucky man turned out to be Ben Wiseman. Ben up until recently had only designed book covers for adult books. An impressive list of adult titles I might add. Such as…
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, author Duncan Tonatiuh, author of our children’s books Diego Rivera and Dear Primo, talks about growing up in Mexico and how it has inspired him to create his beautiful books.
Assistant editor Wesley Royce talked to our Hungover Owls creator J. Patrick Brown about his inspiration and why owls seem to be hungover ALL the time!
Hungover Owls was a hilarious book to work on, definitely the bright spot for many cold days last winter. If you’re unfamiliar with the Tumblr blog upon which the blog is based, you should hightail it over there right now. But the book does more than just the photo/caption & repeat of the blog: If you’ve ever felt a little worse for the wear after a night out, then you’ll recognize the humor in J. Pat’s spot-on anthropological assessments and crazy stories Hungover Owls. In honor of the books upcoming release I asked the author, J. Patrick Brown, a few questions.
It’s my last week on the job as the editor of this blog and what a ride it has been. Thank you to all who have been reading and encouraging us through this growth process. But I digress. The post below is all fun, all office trends, courtesy of our resident Human Interest Blogger here on Floor 6 aka Merle Browne, executive assistant to our CEO Michael Jacobs. She makes some pretty valid observations. Read on and see if you agree…