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Blog Archive for January 2012

On My List

by Cecile.


I am thinking about how one of the things that digital technology has maybe somewhat taken us away from is making lists. Its almost startling for me to see my own handwriting these days and I certainly cant write by hand as quickly as I...

just right and just enough

by Cecile.

Word-nerd that I am, you might think that I'd be a good Scrabbler--or even a great Scrabbler (Is that a real word? I may have to take off my tiles).  But alas, I am not. And it has been explained to me that the reason I never win this game is...

Working with Simms Taback

by Elliot.

I first met Simms at the Blue Apple offices about six years ago. I discovered his artwork for the first time when I was a student at the High School of Music and Art when I saw the first edition of WHERE'S MY HOUSE? I then tried to find as much of...

hear, hear!

by Cecile.

Im always looking for voices; its an editor-thing.

I had some peripheral involvement in the development of the late Simms Tabacks most recent books for Blue Apple--List-o-mania and Dinosaurs. But I never worked directly with him, developing a...

Remembering Simms Taback

by Harriet.

It’s hard to be a mensch. It’s not easy to be modest. Nor it is easy to be generous in appreciating the work of others. Simms Taback was all three.