Posts Categorized: Book Club

Book Club + Design + Life / Friday, 16 Mar 2018

March Book Club Art

March Book Club Art

We’re halfway through March, readers! How are you liking Broad Strokes?? Are you impressed by these incredible women as much as I am? They accomplished some incredible feats. We’ve got some discussion questions for you below, as well as some fabulous printable artwork for you, illustrated this month by Kate Zaremba (you may remember the New Year’s Eve crowns we partnered on years ago!), who runs a design company with clever patterns for the home.

When I was thinking of illustrators to pair for this book I immediately thought of Kathryn. We first met in NYC when she worked for Jonathan Adler and I was interning there and then we reconnected at graduate school in DC. She’s an uber creative go-getter who shines bright light wherever she goes. Her whimsical work is clever and enchanting and makes you think. Lately, her work has been focus on themes of women empowerment so you can imagine why I thought of her! Stay tuned for an exclusive interview with her next week, in which I hope she reveals that she played Michelle Tanner’s best friend on Full House or payed Annie on Broadway back in the day 😉 And if not, now you know! Ha! You’re welcome, Kathryn! Read on →

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Book Club + Life / Wednesday, 28 Feb 2018

March 2018 Book Club: Broad Strokes

March 2018 Book Club

March 2018 Book Club

It’s time for the reveal of the March 2018 Book Club Book! “For most of history, Anonymous was a woman,” said author Virginia Woolf. And not just in literature, but the arts as well. Did you know March is National Women’s History month? We are diving right into women in art with the book Broad Strokes: 15 Women Who Made Art and Made History (In That Order) by Bridget Quinn. Isn’t that a great title?? As an art history student in New York, Quinn came across female artists she’d either never heard of or couldn’t find any information about. She searched and researched thoroughly, putting this book together about 15 incredible, talented women who are frequently glossed over or were looked down upon in their day. We’re excited to share their stories with you! Follow along @larsbookclub and stay tuned for some awesome printable artwork later this month. Enjoy!

Photography by Jane Merritt

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Book Club + Life / Tuesday, 20 Feb 2018

February 2018 Book Club Art

February 2018 Book Club Art

Any fans of the Olympics out there?? It truly is wonderful to watch the world come together in the form of athletic competition, isn’t it? In light of this special month, we chose Don’t Tell Me You’re Afraid, even though its ending is not what you’d expect – at least, certainly not what you’re hoping for. Although Samia worked tirelessly to overcome so many hardships as a young woman and athlete, there were still circumstances in the world to thwart her efforts. For those of you who have not finished yet, I’d rather not spill the beans, but keep reading! Here are some questions to think about, and further reading suggestions. Is there an Olympic story YOU have read and loved? Please share! Make sure to print off the book art done by Amelia Giller! February 2018 Book Club Art

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Book Club + Life / Monday, 29 Jan 2018

February 2018 Book Club

February 2018 Book Club

February 2018 Book Club

Hello Lars readers!  Can you believe we’re already diving into the February 2018 Book Club? Last February, the Lars team headed to Cuba, so naturally, we read about that unique, mystical country. This year, as South Korea gets ready to host the 2018 Winter Olympics, we chose an Olympic story like no other. Don’t Tell Me You’re Afraid by Giuseppe Catozzella is about a girl who loves to run, Samia Yusuf Omar. Living in war-torn Somalia, Samia struggles to train and realize her dream of running in the Olympics. Women and girls are threatened and unsafe if they are seen out of the home, much less viewed in public running in a t-shirt and shorts! This month, as you watch the world come together in an amazing way, read Samia’s story and remember the hopes, dreams, and struggles each athlete may have to face. And be sure to bring tissues.

Follow along with us on @larsbookclub, and share your thoughts on the book! We’ll have a mid-month post with discussion questions and artwork for you as well, so stay tuned.

Photography by Jane Merritt

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Book Club + Life / Tuesday, 16 Jan 2018

The Devil’s Cloth printable poster

The Devil's Cloth Printable Poster

Readers, let’s hear your thoughts! Have you been enjoying The Devil’s Cloth? It may be a small book, and it may be a very narrow topic of discussion, but it’s packed with information and abundant food for thought. We’ve got some discussion questions for you, as well as other reading suggestions (Pastoureau has written several about color!) if you enjoyed this book. We also have more amazing printable artwork for you! This month’s illustrator is Jaqueline Diedam whose work is absolutely dreamy! The Devil's Cloth Printable Poster

Check out the discussion questions and download the Devil’s Cloth Printable Poster and Bookmark! 

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