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Birth of a Book

The advancements in technology has resulted in more sophisticated and automated ways of printing books. There are large computerized devices that now handle much of the processes of putting a book together, but this little short film from The Telegraph explores how book is created using traditional printing methods.

Filmmaker Glen Milner took his cameras to Smith-Settle Printers in Leeds, England, where he captured the copies of Suzanne St Albans’ “Mango and Mimosa” book being carefully created by a set of skilled pressmen. Have a look at Birth of a Book below.

[via @brainpicker]

Cross Stitch Just (Un)Like Granma’s

I haven’t even thought about cross stitch since I was forced to do it in home economics class in grade 5. It was torture – stitching horrible little patterns and flowers on to something that was supposed to make a bag for me to keep (you guessed it) cross stitch needles and stuff in – Super yay!

However I came across something on Neatorama that has changed my mind. There’s this cool chick called Shanna from Minneapolis, USA, and she does the kind of cross stitch I can appreciate.

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