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!

3 comments:

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.

aisforandy 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!