Not mentioned when I wrote this post originally? It was also my 30th birthday. Almost a decade later, we still have books.
In the course of looking for a cover image of They Don’t Dance Much, I came across Book Worship. You need to check that out, especially if you’re one of those people who isn’t made sick by the (looming?) death of book-as-object. I get sad about the death of cassette-tape-as-object, so you can probably figure where I come down on totally paperless publishing.
Book Worship reminded me of this awesome Flickr set I found a few months ago. There’s something about this mid-century design aesthetic that makes me want to write better.