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Making a Small Bestiary

By Maryanne Grebenstein –

Many of you know that bestiaries are medieval books about beasts. They contain beautiful paintings and elaborate descriptions of natural items – primarily animals,

Golden Rule for Book Design

By Maryanne Grebenstein –

True confession: I’m a total traditionalist. Although I have a great appreciation for the fun and spontaneity of a wild,

Fooling the Eye

By Maryanne Grebenstein –

You may have experienced something like this: You walk into a restaurant that is housed in a building with solid walls all around.