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Christopher Palacios is an experienced creative artist, designer and educator. He lives and works in East Portland, Oregon with his dog Layla.

Puppies for Dummies

 
 

Puppies for Dummies: A Reference for the Rest of Us, Sara Hodgson, Book Cover

 

January  purge.

If the book has been read, and you’ve no intention to return to it, is it necessary to keep it on your bookshelf?

What do you do with the books you’ve collected over the course of your life?

We have yet to watch the trending Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. It’s on our list for February. 

Last month in anticipation of getting rid of stuff that is literally weighing us down we took three books from our shelves and planned to get rid of them. But how do you get rid of something when you know the amount of time and effort that went into the design of an item such as book? It’s a designer’s conundrum.

Happy February!

Detail, Puppies for Dummies…

 
Detail,Christopher Palacios Puppies for Dummies
 

The notion of getting rid of such a designed item like a publication made us queasy. But should it? Even the junk mail we get is designed and considered a publication.

We thought we would experiment with the notion of the tradition of the book cover to commemorate our parting with the one of the three books that we intend to part with.