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October 20, 2007 12:24 PM   Subscribe

If you are a fan of longtime MeFite peacay's extraordinary blog, BibliOdyssey - and who isn't? - you can now get the coffee table version, The Annotated Archives of BibliOdyssey. (Or, in the U.S.) Forward by artist Dinos Chapman (NSFW). Kudos, peacay! Via.
posted by madamjujujive (26 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
Kudos, too, to Fuel Design, a British firm with an emerging publishing division that has produced some interesting titles.
posted by madamjujujive at 12:33 PM on October 20, 2007

mazel tov!
posted by amberglow at 12:49 PM on October 20, 2007

Woot! This is great work, peacay. Well done.
posted by goo at 12:54 PM on October 20, 2007

bought one : >
posted by amberglow at 12:56 PM on October 20, 2007

we need a master list of who here has published what, i think

posted by amberglow at 12:56 PM on October 20, 2007

Congrats peacay.

This is the second time I've come across Fuel Design, the first time with Kevin Kelly (another MeFier) who profiled Home-Made Contemporary Russian Folk Artifacts.
posted by stbalbach at 1:08 PM on October 20, 2007

Not a bad idea, amberglow, ;-)
I know gottabefunky has some travel books and lelilo has a fun book that I've read. Matt has contributed to some books, and I've also been meaning to buy some of Jenny Diski's works. There must be many others that I am just not thinking of right now.

On preview, I didn't know Kevin Kelly was a mefite, stbalbach - cool.
posted by madamjujujive at 1:14 PM on October 20, 2007

peacay, your book looks phenomenal. WANT. Congratulations!

Seconding amberglow's pony request, too.
posted by GrammarMoses at 1:40 PM on October 20, 2007

Absolutely, congratulations. The world's most optically seductive blog, featuring the book arts yet, morphs into a book -- this is justice.
posted by Elatia at 3:08 PM on October 20, 2007

I meta'd my pony request : >
posted by amberglow at 3:24 PM on October 20, 2007

This is simply fantastic. Yes, BibliOdyssey is extraordinarily optically seductive, nicely said Elatia, and isn't it great when a writer you like is actually a genuinely nice guy? What a novelty! Congratulations, peacay.
posted by melissa may at 3:37 PM on October 20, 2007 [1 favorite]

This looks great. I'll have to buy one... too bad poundage is so prohibitive at the moment. I'll bite the bullet when I'm feeling spendy. Congrats, peacay.
posted by BlackLeotardFront at 4:35 PM on October 20, 2007

Congrats, that's wonderful. I always enjoyed your website.
posted by marxchivist at 5:36 PM on October 20, 2007

Yes, this is cool and I have asked for one for Hanukkah. Of all the MeFi members who have sites, I think peacay has one of the absolute best. it is certainly one of the most interesting on a repeated basis, and when all the others fade away, this is like a museum, making it only better, and better, and better, each week, month, year. Also, this book helps me share this wonderful stuff with my non-internet connected friends and relatives. This is cool on so many levels. You go peacay.
posted by caddis at 6:48 PM on October 20, 2007

Splendid news!
posted by Wolof at 7:18 PM on October 20, 2007

I have this book IN MY HANDS and it's even nicer than it looks like it's going to be. Kudos peacay.
posted by jessamyn at 7:19 PM on October 20, 2007

Bibliodyssey is, in my opinion, the most extraordinary, sumptuously exciting and inviting art blog on the web. It's a work -a visual feast- of amazing beauty, wonderfully organized and there is excellent, well researched information about the images. Can't wait to get a copy of the book.

Some of my favorite pages are Remarkable Persons l Zoomorphic Calligraphy l Splintered Remainders l Lily l Les Roses - Redouté l Pochoir Insects l Japanese Flora

Bravo peacay!
posted by nickyskye at 8:40 PM on October 20, 2007

Congratulations, peacay, on an outstanding job — it's hard enough just to publish any ordinary-looking book, and yours is spectacular.

[nickyskye, your Splintered Remainders link is messed up. It's really here. And it is pretty cool.]
posted by LeLiLo at 12:45 AM on October 21, 2007

Thanks for fixing that lelilo :)
posted by nickyskye at 7:01 AM on October 21, 2007

Congratulations - It looks spectacular and fascinating. I ordered it today from Amazon!
posted by extrabox at 10:15 AM on October 21, 2007

congrats, peacay!
posted by zamboni at 12:19 PM on October 21, 2007

how / where can we find copies down under without paying the exorbitant postage from overseas?

personally signed by the author, too.
posted by UbuRoivas at 11:00 PM on October 21, 2007

Seconding jessamyn's recommendation: it's a lovely volume well worth the asking price.
posted by misteraitch at 1:24 AM on October 22, 2007

posted by peacay at 7:39 PM on October 29, 2007

oh how did I miss this? congrats!
posted by gomichild at 4:10 AM on November 19, 2007

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