Books Covering Walls

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Penguin continues to push the boundaries of book cover design – this time taking their cover designs to the streets. The publishing co. asked 10 graffiti artists to create an interpretation of 10 of their moden classics. The results are surprising and great – Stephen Powers’ Lights Out for the Territory by Iain Sinclair, painted by hand on glass, Dr. Jekyll’s dripping, layered American flag for Don Delillo’s Americana, and Italian artist Agostino’s terrific painting on the side of a barn for Nick Hornby’s How to be Good.

Bookshelf: What We’re Reading


There’s a lot happening these days at Wert&Co.–reflected in six books we would like to share with you. We’ve been preparing for a few talks and seeking to understand ourselves and our work more deeply, finding inspiration from the self discovery of childhood to the wisdom (hopefully) gained over the years. This month we also mourned the loss of John Berger who’s seminal Ways of Seeing provided us not just with a tool to view art in a revolutionary way, but a tool to understand critically the images that surround us. Finally with data ruling the day, in both politics and our work, we’ve found ourselves recently in a deep dive on both the mechanics, design and ethics of this fascinating subject.


Oh yes, the planet is sublime!


I have a crazy,
crazy love of things.
I like pliers,
and scissors.
I love
and bowls –
not to speak, of course,
of hats.
I love
all things,
not just
the grandest,
and flower vases.
Oh yes,
the planet
is sublime!

Odes to Common Things by Pablo Neruda
(photo by Daniel Wert)



Celebrating & Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


A day for reflection & dreaming & coming together in peace.



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