Friday, May 1, 2009

Colorful 1960s, 70s Gujarati book covers

Today was a little miracle! I realized that I would finally be able to get over to the South Asian library at the University of Minnesota -- and my goodness, it was I N C R E D I B L E. I found some amazing books on the history of printing and writing, took a bunch of photos, and will hopefully be able to go back for more before it closes up for the summer!

Above, one of many amazingly colorful Gujarati book covers, from a new Flickr set. The images I collected today have put all of my other ones to shame. But that's good! (Sorry they're kind of off-kilter, I was blindly shooting because the library was closing!) Oh gosh, seriously, these covers are my favorite things in the world. Ohhhh my. I'm sure more will follow!


Deaf Indian Muslim Anarchist! said...

thanks for uploading those photos, I'll check them out on Flickr. And that's awesome you guys have a South Asian library at your university.

Slintneria said...

wow. I checked out your flickr set and I'm in loooooooove! The colors! The illustrations! The designs! The swans! Wow. I'm drooling from the beauty.

Anonymous said...

What a charming collection you've accumulated! I never would have guess MPLS had such an awesome resource-I miss it there so much!