Saturday, September 03, 2011

A Literary Door Comes To Life

Theodore Dreiser's Plate was designed by Franklin Booth
William A Kittredge's plate was designed by Rockwell Kent
Gardner Teall designed his own plate
Genevieve Taggard's plate was designed by J.J. Lankes
In the early 1920's Frank Shay's bookshop at 4 Christopher St. in New York City was a magnet for writers, publishers and designers. Within the shop there was a magic door upon which 242 of his patrons left their mark..The door is now at The Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin.
If there is an academy award for an intelligently   designed interactive site it should be given to 
The Harry Ransom Center. Click onto this link .You will not be disappointed..

If you have bookplates from some of the other people on the door please send  a scan(s) and it will be added to this posting.

See you again next week.

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